A Year and A Day: Kapre

Changeling: the Dreaming

Homebrew Rules

Character Creation Guide Download: Kapre.pdf

Quoth the Kapre:

“San Miguel? Don’t mind if I do…”

Kith Excerpt:

There are many negative characteristics that paint the Aswang (Filipino Supernatural Entities) as so sinister. They are blood-thirsty and deceitful jungle monsters that take what they want when they want. Yet one Kapatiran (Kith) of the Aswang turns these features around and represents the dynamically gregarious side of the Filipino Dreaming. The Kapre traditionally hang out in the tops of trees, snatching up pretty girls, and breathing out their magic smoke to waylay passersby. There is a bit more truth in this than most realize.

The Kapre are a laid-back Kapatiran that boast a strong desire for a relaxing Filipino lifestyle. They enjoy simple and rustic pleasures: good drink, good smoke, long naps and the attention of a pretty girl. Even if passions should run high and fisticuffs ensue, the Kapre are as quick to throw a punchline as they are a punch. They are witty, jovial, and above all fun. Even the females of the Kapatiran (called Bati-bats) prefer dirty good-times down home over the hustle and bustle of large urban sprawls. The Kapre celebrate this pastoral and epicurean existence in a way few other Aswang can appreciate.

With all this comes a grand bravado that endears the Kapre
to both mortal and fellow Aswang. The Kapre revel in this bravado. Some outsiders may mistake their bravado as boorishness or ill-earned superiority. Yet the opposite is true, and the Kapre have a keen sense of self-deprecating humor. They will laugh at themselves as easily as they laugh at an enemy; a joke is a joke, no matter where it comes from. Big in body, voice, and personality, the Kapre are genial giants in every sense of the word.



“I’m a simple man. All I want is enough sleep for two normal men, enough whiskey for three, and enough women for four.”
– Joel Rosenberg


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