A Year and A Day: Keshalyi

Changeling: the Dreaming

Homebrew Rules

Character Creation Guide Download: Keshayli.pdf

Quoth the Keshayli:

“Well, it looks like you’re about to have a beautiful bouncing baby boy. Don’t worry, eat plenty of greens and you and he will be fine.”

Kith Excerpt:

The Keshayli are a beautiful and Sanziene Vâlvă (Seelie Kith), primal and otherworldy. All female, the name Keshayli means Spindles as in they work with the threads of one’s lives. More specifically blessing the expectant mothers or their newborn babes. They are the fairy princesses of the Land beyond the Forest, but their story is a dark one.

The Keshayli are the remnants of an Old Romani story, in which the Ana the Queen of the Sanziene Vâlvă undertook a sacred pact to end a war with the unnamed lord of the Loçolico, himself the king of the Iarnă Vâlvă (Unseelie Kith) What was birthed from their union was all the sickness and disease that plagues the world. Distraught and disgusted with what they created, both the King and Queen created a new pact for the Romani Vâlvă, in which the daughters of Ana and the sons of the Loçolico would be married instead, and their children needn’t carry the curse of all the world’s ills.

All the world’s evils, springing from their mother Queen Ana and the Demon king of the Loçolico, are blood-relations to the Keshayli, and nothing will change that. It is the great fear of the poor princesses that they are forever marred by such blood-ties, and they work tirelessly in hopes of reneging those relationships.



“..it is not by being richer or more powerful that a man becomes better; one is a matter of fortune, the other of virtue. Nor should she deem herself other than venal who weds a rich man rather than a poor, and desires more things in her husband than himself. Assuredly, whomsoever this concupiscence leads into marriage deserves payment rather than affection.”
― Héloïse, “The Letters of Abélard and Héloïse”


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