A Year and A Day: Nymphaea

Changeling: the Dreaming

Homebrew Rules

Character Creation Guide Download: Nymphaea.pdf

Quoth the Nymphaea:

“Hail, Mortal. The grove in which you tread was once sacred to the Theoi and is now so to me. You have but three tics to pack up the picnic and leave these grounds… Or else you will carry it out by sandwiches wedged in nether passage. One… Two…”

Kith Excerpt:

The Nymphaea are unknown. Most of the Changeling Kingdoms of the world view them as a long-forgotten family of Inanimae; antiquated relics of a bygone age to be remembered fondly if remembered at all. Even most Changelings of the Greek Speaking World barely comprehend what the Nymphaea were, let alone are. Only the Neráidais (Greek Changelings) can boast knowledge of this wild Fylí (Kith).

Where the Inanimae cease and the Dreaming families begin is the narrow existence where-in Nymphaea dwell. Wild streams, beautiful sunsets seen from a cliff, ivy thickets that cover a forgotten glade; these liminal times and areas are the last remaining locii of the once prolific Fylí. While they still exist, their numbers dwindle day by day. Perhaps this is why so few of the other Neráidais open up when pressed for information.

Female to a one of them, the insular Nymphaea maintain their sacred places – Eking out their wild existence far from prying eyes. These places dwindle so quickly, and soon enough there will be no wild places at all. The Nymphaea are aware of this and struggle ceaselessly as stewards until that day.



“Φύσις κρύπτεσθαι φιλεί.”
“Nature is wont to hide herself.”
— Heraclitus

“My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature.”
– Claude Monet


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