A Year and A Day: Yama-Uba

Changeling: the Dreaming

Homebrew Rules

Character Creation Guide Download: Yama-Uba.pdf

Quoth the Yama-Uba:

“Oh, thank goodness, I desperately need a big strong man to help me cross this mountain, thank the Gods that you are here to help…”

Kith Excerpt:

One of the most infamous of the Bakemono, the Yama-Uba Mountain Hags also represent one of the oldest families of Bakemono, if not the oldest family of Hsien. All female, and all old- the Mountain Crones can only count Hsien – Jin amongst their number. Though their powers of shapes-shifting into a breath-takingly gorgeous young woman can disarm any would-be witch-hunters.

And witches they are. Once considered to be stewards and nursemaids to the mountains themselves, time or the new religion of Buddhism relegated them to the status of wild cannibalistic ogres of the wild places. Not that there isn’t some truth to the matter. They are cannibals, and many of the more unsavory of their number has had penchant for the taste of tender young flesh- eating the prettiest boys or girls of a village to satiate their bloodlust.

Of course, the actions of a nefarious few shouldn’t dictate the whole of their number. Despite their Bakemono nature, many of the old crones serve as powerful allies to those who treat them, and their mountain with respect.



“I’ve gathered strength behind my years, I owned them, I’ve earned them, I’ve deserved them, I have a right to have them.”
– Sally Field


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