A Year and A Day: Gerasi

Changeling: the Dreaming

Homebrew Rules

Character Creation Guide Download: Gerasi.pdf

Quoth the Gerasi:

“Thanks for the invite, I sure am happy to meet with my neighbours. Dinner smells, great, I sure hope you cooked enough. What? It’s vegan? Oh. Well don’t worry, I am sure I can get my meat somehow…”

Kith Excerpt:

The Gerasi’s name means “The Giant Ghost” in Malaysian. In many ways, ghost is appropriate. The Chrysalis for the Gerasi is a haunting affair, as they are born from the death of their previous life. The pre-chrysalis mortal Gerasi starves to death in an unspeakably miserable ending. In those first moments of dying, however, new strength and power floods their limbs, and the hunger takes over. It takes some time to fully grasp what this new existence means, and many unfortunate mortals may be caught in the feeding frenzy…

Luckily, someone or something is there to indoctrinate this fresh new Athurakal (Changeling) Perhaps it is another Gerasi, or another Hantu (Kith), Orung Bunain or Chinthe are remarkably gregarious. Most times, however, a Faithful Hound from the mortal life undergoes a similar Chrysalis- and they always know more than the Gerasi himself (see Birthright below).

With new existence, and overwhelming hunger driving that existence, the Gerasi set out to meet the world through new eyes. It is the lucky village that welcomes them back with food enough. The old stories claim that the Gerasi were bringers of plagues arriving with their hounds and destroying the village. This isn’t strictly not untrue of course, the Gerasi aren’t not Suanggi (Unseelie) after all, or at least not most of them. Those claims of plague were simply due to lack of food for everyone. A Gerasi will eat their fill anyway. It’s a tragedy that the village couldn’t keep up, but so it goes.



“The belly is an ungrateful wretch, it never remembers past favors, it always wants more tomorrow.”
― Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich”


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