A Year and A Day: Ziburini

Changeling: the Dreaming

Homebrew Rules

Character Creation Guide Download: Ziburini.pdf

Quoth the Ziburini:

“Hey, you guys want to see something really scary?”

Kith Excerpt:

The Wild Places of Poland have a guardian equally as wild. The Žiburini is a skeletal master of fear and confusion who kindly and chaotically watches over mysterious lost freeholds in the Kingdom of Beautiful Amber. As loved as they are feared, the Srogi (Unseelie) Krew (Kith) is welcomed when they arrive, but a great sigh of relief is loosed when they leave.

Their origins are shrouded in mystery, with Fae scholars arguing whether they are Wróżka-Fae, Widmo-Ghost, or something far older. Some say that they are the ghosts of fallen enemy soldiers, recruited by the Polish Dreaming to protect its own magic essence. Others cite them as the wrath of the wilds despoiled by human greed. What little folklore they have stems from Lithuanian oral traditions, but it is Poland that boasts the greatest number of the erstwhile Tribe.

Their role seems to be the only unifying factor in deciphering these mad skeletal creatures. With an equal number of both boys and girls in the Krew (and it is difficult to notice in their Wróżka Wygląd), each one of them finds a secret hidden pagan site, of ancient energy, somewhere upon chrysalis. Their own nature convinces them to watch over these areas, and to scare off any would-be ne’er-do-wells.

The reason for these holy sites is as nebulous and uncertain as their own origins. Yet the Žiburinis themselves pay little attention to such banal topics as numbers, origins, or the like. They are too busy having fun and scaring mortals, all of which ensures enjoying a job well done.



“That I may love and respect my mother, father and old people; that I may protect their graves from rending and destruction; that I may plant oaks, junipers, wormwoods and silverweed for their rest in cemeteries. Those who do not love and respect their bearers will await hardship in their old age or will not grow old at all.”
– A Lithuanian Prayer


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