A Year and A Day: Ulthranian Cats

Changeling: the Dreaming

Homebrew Rules

Character Creation Guide Download: Ulthranian-Cats.pdf

Quoth the Ulthranian Cat:

“Indeed, mortal, you find yourself a stranger in a strange realm far beyond your mortal comprehension. Am I to help you, then? OF course I shall, in my own fashion, yes?”

Kith Excerpt:

No family of Adhene is as maddeningly true chaotic as the Cats of Ulthar – or the Ulthranian Cats in vulgar parlance. While not a tribe of Cait-Sith as so many other Felid Families, the Ulthranian Cats do find themselves relegated amongst those folks while abiding in the Dreaming or Waking World frequencies. In truth, these Be-whiskered and umistakingly Other family of Mythian Denizens are something far older. If their own words bear any amount of certainty, than these Chtonic entities from beyond space and time are cosmic precursors to the Cait-Sith tribes as we know it, a pseudo-proto-Cat-Fae that existed aeons past. Caveat emptor, however, as any thing uttered by such otherworldly things are bound by their own impenetrably disordered nature.

Their Home Realm is the Black Infinity, far beyond the Outermost reaches of the Deepest Dream-Land. Few Dreaming Tribes, even the most cosmic of Adhene Denizens, can hope to comprehend the dizzying Celestial ranges journeyed to harass this realm. Yet the Ulthranian-Cats, capable of wandering these astronomical gulfs, continue to make such traverses to the Dreaming familiar to us all. And it seems they come here simply to mess with mortals. They may occasionally ally themselves with mortal constituents, and even come to adopt mortal dreamers as favored pets, but their ultimate goal is still to cause mayhem.

Lies are as much a part of their nature as breathing is for a mortal. Yet to simply call them malevolent would due such creatures a disservice. To their substantially other paradigms, the sometimes harmful, always confusing misperception they provide in their world, the Dreaming world, and that of mundane mortals is a gift given with love.



“For the cat is cryptic, and close to strange things which men cannot see. He is the soul of antique Aegyptus, and bearer of tales from forgotten cities in Meroë and Ophir. He is the kin of the jungle’s lords, and heir to the secrets of hoary and sinister Africa. The Sphinx is his cousin, and he speaks her language; but he is more ancient than the Sphinx and remembers that which she hath forgotten.” – H. P. L., The Cats of Ulthar

“Well! I’ve often seen a cat without a grin,’ thought Alice ‘but a grin without a cat! It’s the most curious thing i ever saw in my life!” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland


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