A Year and A Day: Hobs

Changeling: the Dreaming

Homebrew Rules

Character Creation Guide Download: Hobs.pdf

Quoth the Hob:

“Yes, somebody did the dishes last night. No it wasn’t me. That’s crazy. You must have been sleep-washing…haha.”

Kith Excerpt:

Like the proverbial Elves and the Shoe-makers, one long-overlooked Kith has made their trade by being overlooked. The Hobs are an ancient Kith, cousins of the Boggans, that traveled from household to household unawares. Chores and handiwork would be offered in exchange for the quiet Glamour of gratitude. Although said gratitude could never be made too verbal or showy. Just at the moment those aforementioned Elves were given clothing, they had to depart for a new Household.

Most Hobs would prefer that the Household not truly be aware at all. Hence they are masters of misdirection, often portraying themselves as inept as possible. Being thanked (with words or deeds, unlike their Scottish Brunnie cousins) ensures that they have to seek out a new residence to call home. It was the wise house-keeper who kept his lips shut when blessed with a House-Hob.

And this is the great curse of the Hobs. They can only gain Glamour from the gratitude of the House- but this gratitude can never be voiced. There is also the disdain that Hobs have for the lazy or braggarts that might take advantage of the Hob’s generous nature. It is a tricky slope to navigate, and one which sees Hobs forever traveling between households, each time searching for that one perfect place to call home.



“The best antidote I know for worry is work. The best cure for weariness is the challenge of helping someone who is even more tired. One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley, “Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes”


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