A Year and A Day: Gyl

Changeling: the Dreaming

Homebrew Rules

Character Creation Guide Download: Gyl.pdf

Quoth the Gyl:

“Hey, Hey. Hey, What are you doing tonight? You want to go the movies? Washing your hair? What about tomorrow night. What are you doing tomorrow night? Want to go to the movies?”

Kith Excerpt:

Once upon a time, far across the Celtic and Brythonic story-scape, there existed Great Fairy Queens called Gyre-Carling. Their name meant Ogress, or Greedy, or Old Queen, and they were. They were powerful and hungry women, but with a beauty that was as dangerous as their appetite. They ruled the wild places and stalked their lovers like hungry tigresses. Once upon a time there were, but now they are far less.

None know what happened. The once Great Ancient Queens, a race as primordial as any Adhene Tribe were relegated and diminished time and time again, until what was left was a precocious and love-hungry Will-O-the-Wisp. Their name was diminished as well as they were, and the once great Gyre-Carling Great Greedy Ogress Queens were now simply the Gyl (Rhymes with Jill).

Like some strange effeminate answer to the Jack-O-The-Lanterns, the Gyls are yet paired with Jack in Folklore. The Gyl today only wish for such pairings. All of them, all female, in a bitter turn by the Dreaming are forever marked (perhaps punished for their greed) and are perpetually chasing a would-be partner. Worse still, the Dreaming also enforces that the Gyl’s will never have a lasting partner. Boyfriends break-up, spouses split, and tried and true lovers – if any one of them stays- will be taken away from the Gyl in the worst way possible. The Gyl’s are forever aware of this, but few of them care. They hold-out hope for the perfect lover to appear.



“Nice. I like a little desperation in a guy. It builds character.”
― Stacey Kade, “Queen of the Dead”

“Jack shall have Jill; Nought shall go ill;
The man shall have his mare again, and all shall be well.”
– Bill Shakespeare, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Act 3, Scene 2


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