A Year and A Day: Yaksha

Changeling: the Dreaming

Homebrew Rules

Character Creation Guide Download: Yaksha.pdf

Quoth the Yaksha:

“Show some respect, this was once a breathing, feeling, thinking, life. It had hopes, fears, dreams, loves- the whole human spectrum. Now get me some lemons. It’s gotta marinate.”

Kith Excerpt:

Before the rise of Buddhism, Islam, or even some of the modern incarnations of Hinduism, the Yaksha were on par with the Vedic Gods. They were masters of the untouched places, a Tribe of wild scholar/warriors that ruled the realms between this world and the next. Many opposed the Tribes of Dati father of the Daitya Jatajaani (Kith), and many even served alongside Indra, Agni, and other ancient Gods as a Vedic Janajaati (Seelie Kith)

Yet as the cycles changed, and with them man, the roles of the Yaksha blurred. Where once they were mighty scholar/warrior Gods, they now served as gate-keepers of the liminal spaces. The world grew until these liminal spaces, once holy, diminished into places that were simply “Othered.” Graveyards, abandoned temples, even forests ravaged by fire were forgotten and marked as anathema to the modern conceits of mortals.

The Yaksha in their wisdom didn’t balk at their new roles. With the Anathema status of these forgotten sites, the Janajaati adapted to maintain a Celestial balance akin to their prior mandates. They still serve as scholar/warriors but do so amongst the dead and abandoned. If this makes Asura (Unseelie), then so be it. If one must consume the rotten flesh of corpses to keep karmic balance, then such is the way of Fate. They may be called untouchable by the modern world, but this won’t prevent them from keeping their time-honored roles.



“The wings of the falcon brings him to the king, the wings of the crow brings him to the cemetery.” – Muhammad Iqbal


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