A Year & A Day: Vidyadhara

Changeling: the Dreaming

Homebrew Rules

Character Creation Guide Download: Vidyadhara.pdf

Quoth the Vidyadhara:

“Persian? Moslem? Turk? Countries and Faiths don’t matter, only righteous actions…”

Kith Excerpt:

The Vidyadhara aren’t Peri. The Vidyadhara were demi-Gods of conflict that laughed and sang as they danced through the battlefield wielding flowers and swords. They delighted the Vedic Deities of warfare with both their prowess in combat as well as their care-free songs of victory. The Vidyadhara were divine beings, with only the Daitya equal to them in power and grace. But the Vidyadhara of the Perfumed Empire’s Peri aren’t those semi-Gods.

From Turkey, and Armenia, and scattered across the Middle East came the Peri – Zoroastrian fire-Spirits halfway between heaven and Earth. (The term Peri shares cognates with the term Fairy). These Dreaming –Born creatures migrated into India and settled in with their Persian worshippers. Much like the Sidhe in the Celtic Lands, they settled in as if they had always been there. Peri is the catch-all term for the collective of this Janajaati (Kith), and eventually the whole collective of India’s Fae Families. It’s not their fault that the mortals of India lumped the whole of the Janajaati under the same collective term.

In order to distinguish themselves, and at the insistence of the other Janajaati Tribes, the Peri sought out a means to ensure good relations with their natural born Indian cousins. Through research into mythology and history, they discovered blood-ties to an older Tribe that existed prior to this Turn of the Cycle. Those afore-mentioned Vidyadhara were cut from the same cloth as the Peri. Violent and righteous with a flaming battle prowess not seen outside the Celestial Kingdoms of the Vedic Gods. Both were extreme in their Vedic nature (what some amongst the Celts would call Marcra, or Double-Seelie in nature) and both could easily be mistaken by deities in their own right. At the behest of their fellow Janajaai tribes, and with the permission of their Mahoraga allies and Daitya enemies, the once Peri undertook the name Vidyadhara.



“Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!” – William Butler Yeats, The Land of Heart’s Desire


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