A Year and A Day: Abatwa

Changeling: the Dreaming

Homebrew Rules

Character Creation Guide Download: Abatwa.pdf

Quoth the Abatwa:

“From where did you first see me?”

Kith Excerpt:

The Abatwa are a fascinating study among the Emere. Originally there were folk-stories told about a Pygmy tribe that Shared their name. Or maybe there were stories told about the Abatwa and the Pygmies followed suit. The results of either were a small fae creature, no larger than an ant, with peaceful ways, a penchant for protecting pregnant mothers, and the ability to curse the arrogant and bless the humble.

It is even rumored that a woman in the seventh month of pregnancy who sees an Abatwa male knows that she will give birth to a boy. Perhaps the smallest and shyest of the African Fae, the Abatwa try their best to maintain an air of invisibility. Enough so that it said that only children under four years old, wizards, or pregnant women can truly see them.

Able to change their size to roughly the size of an ant, the Abatwa often form colonies alongside the same creatures: Even going as far as to use ants and termites as mounts. This way they can traverse the African veldts and jungles, all hidden under cover of grass. With little fear of being discovered, they can go about their lives unseen, but always close-at-hand. Dozens of Abatwa can live in a small mound no bigger than an ant-hill, so it is better not to speak ill words of anyone, faerie, mortal, or otherwise.



“Rome never looks where she treads. Always her heavy hooves fall
On our stomachs, our hearts or our heads; And Rome never heeds when we bawl.
We are the Little Folk—we! Too little to love or to hate.
Leave us alone and you’ll see, How we can drag down the State!”
– Rudyard Kipling, “A Pict Song”


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