A Year and A Day: Kusarikku

Changeling: the Dreaming

Homebrew Rules

Character Creation Guide Download: Kusarikku.pdf

Quoth the Kusarikku:

“Calm down, friend. It’ll all work out all right. Let’s just take a moment and think outside of the box…”

Kith Excerpt:

The Kusarikku are a rare breed of the Apkallu (Persian Dreaming Creatures, akin to Changelings). This All-male Khânevâde (Kith) was built by the Persian Gods for great things and reveled in in that greatness. Yet they were also designed for more moderate means. One of the original manifestations of the Kusarikku was a charm used to sooth a crying child. They are simultaneously mighty warriors without peer, and the calmest of Individuals: the defenders of Me, and serene guides to escort out of life’s maze of chaos. Their tranquil natures and honest intentions are a benefit to themselves, the Apkallu, and even the many mortals who require their aid.

They claim kin-ship to Tiāmat-the Drowned Queen but were vanquished for reasons lost to antiquity. Regardless of past evils, their calling was amongst the benevolent Apkallu. It is true that they especially enjoy combat, relishing in their unhindered ability to utilize the full amount of their strength. Yet after battle, many will take their enemies out for drinks. They are contradictions, but happy ones.

This all changes however, if the Kusarikku gives into their darker passions during combat, (see Frailty below). In these rare times, the Kusarikku may seem inconsolable. These darker passions are the sole fears of the Kusarikku. While they are open about all aspects of their lives, laughing about their sexuality (most, for reasons again lost to antiquity, prefer their own) and even getting excited about some of their failures (being magically trapped inside a maze, or being defeated in combat), it is the thought of becoming violent that drives them to the imagined perfection that they hold themselves to. While they can help mortals and other Fae with their own problems, and do so with great humility and caring, they cannot help themselves in overcoming their insecurities. They perpetually live in a world of card-board, afraid that the sight of injustice will make them snap. Luckily, this rarely happens, and the Kusarikku are free to make the most of their blessed lives.



“Medical training taught me the art of breaking down the complex maze of stories, symbols and rituals into clear systems. You could say that it helped me figure out the anatomy and physiology of mythology and its relevance in a society more incisively. How is it that no society can, or does, exist without them?”
– Devdutt Pattanaik


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