A Year & A Day: Doyo Unagi

Changeling: the Dreaming

Homebrew Rules

Character Creation Guide Download: Doyo-Unagi.pdf

Quoth the Doyo Unagi:

“Are you hungry, friend? Here… eat this. It is Ume… it begins with the letter U, yes? It is good for you. Now, what seems to have gotten you down on your luck?”

Kith Excerpt:

There are 4 seasons that most Westerners are familiar with. Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. But in the ultra-balanced Hsien cosmology, four season won’t be enough. There are five elements, of course, five senses, five bodily systems, five flavors and five colors. Not to mention that four is an inauspicious number. To that effect, there are the Doyo days. These holidays are the period of 18 or 19 days between seasons. These highly liminal times are tied to the elements of Earth. Surprisingly, it is an aquatic creature that serves as a protector for these times.

The Doyo Unagi is a Shinma of the Yaogui families of Good Animal Goblins. These Eel-Shinma serve a special role in protecting these auspicious times. Capable of having all and none of the Kwannon-Jin Fortunes as they see fit, the Eels are masters of slipping through boundaries –both magical and physical.

They best fulfill these responsibilities by dancing between the varied divisions of Shen, administering aid as they see fit. They can break bread with the Kamuii Elemental Noble Courts, and afterwards enjoy a brawl with the local pack of Changing Breed Hengeyokai. The Doyo Unagi have a special place in their heart for the local mortal populace, especially to those mortals in whom fate has dealt a bad hand. The Eel’s purpose is to keep balance over-all, and they will do so in any way that they see fit.



“I wish we could live the rest of our lives on these rocks,’ I said. ‘Why isn’t it possible to just live at the edge of both, the ocean, and the land?’ Of course I knew why. The edge was an uncomfortable and dangerous place…”
― Melissa Broder, The Pisces


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