A Year & A Day: Malinos

Changeling: the Dreaming

Homebrew Rules

Character Creation Guide Download: Malinos.pdf

Quoth the Malino:

“Of course, I can’t readily say much about the family below. I mean, they do appreciate their art – Obsessively so. But they also drink blood. I’m not saying that they’re Sanguessuga, but it wouldn’t surprise me if they were…”

Kith Excerpt:

The Malinos, also called Duendes (in some old-world circles), are an old family of Beato (Seelie) – at least in name. While most of the old-world Encantare (Fae) ran underground, or to the Mountains to preserve their old-world ways, the Malinos flocked to the family dwelling places of the quickly growing cities.

Much like their Celtic cousins the Sluagh, the Malinos traffic in the secrets and vices of their fellows. Yet nothing that comes out of a Malinos mouth would ever be misconstrued as a whisper – they are loud and proud of it. Notorious gossips to a one of them, the Malino will dwell in an inhabited house (whether the inhabitants of the house are aware or not doesn’t matter) and begins their life-long calling as caretakers (whether the inhabitants of the house are aware or not doesn’t matter).

Sometimes the Malinos might try to set up new paramours for the couples of the household, playing matchmaker or such – Even if the couple is happy together. Or sometimes they will hire outside help, nannies or butlers or limo drivers to better maintain the house-hold – even if the mortal householders can’t afford such help. The lifestyle of the Malinos is one of exasperating annoyance. “But” they will whine “We are just trying to Help!” Maybe they are, in their own fashion, but the help always brings more trouble than it is worth. What really matters is that the Malino feels like they are a part of something.



“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” – C. S. Lewis

“God save us from the people who want to do what’s best for us.” – Sue Grafton


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