A Year and A Day: Nutcracker

Changeling: the Dreaming

Homebrew Rules

Character Creation Guide Download: Nutcracker.pdf

Quoth the Nutcracker:

“Halt! Who goes there? Advance and be recognized!”

Kith Excerpt:

The Nutcracker Kith is a contradiction in terms. They are cousins of the Inanimae phyla known as Mannikins but are better understood as Kithain intimately familiar with the ugliest aspects of the Human Spectrum. Their whole purpose of Creation is to serve as Christmas Town’s own Military-Security-Elite-and do so zealously, yet also enjoy all the playful wonderment that the Town offers, loving dances, fetes, and hot cocoa with an equally zealous aplomb. They have odd appearances with painted wooden faces but boast a bevy of suitors waiting to dance with the wooden folk.

The majority of the Kith is male, with few females, and only the Sinter-Klauss himself knows how to create each. Every Nutcracker is magically carved from Christmas Town wood enchanted with Glamour and then sent into the world through unknown means. So the story goes. That Nutcracker, than goes through a Chrysalis and Changeling way the same as any Kith, is reborn in mortal form, and then follows their heart to true North. They invariably find their way to Christmas-Town, to find a purpose (and their heart’s desire) in their small community as guardians.

One of the Few Marcra Kiths (double Seelie) the Nutcrackers are surprisingly kind hearted & genuine despite their wooden Hearts. While they will challenge all who seek to enter the Territory of Juleberg (even the Sinter-Klauss himself) those who mean no harm to the Town, and mind their P’s and Q’s, will quickly make a friend, loyal for life.



“Loyalty is still the same, whether it win or lose the game, true as a dial to the sun, although it be not shined upon.”
– Samuel Butler


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