A Year and A Day: Trow

Changeling: the Dreaming

Homebrew Rules

Character Creation Guide Download: Trow.pdf

Quoth the Trow:

“Tis a fair night for a shindig, stranger. I’ll invite you in, as soon as you claim no mischief. Could you do that for me friend? Or would a bout of mischief be something you’re after. I’ll oblige either way.”

Kith Excerpt:

It would be easy to assume that the Trows are simply a variation of the Troll kith. Both are beefy and burly, both have horns and blueish skin, both are hopeless romantics but are expected to pursue battle. The similiarities could go on and on. Yet the Wicht (Kith) known as Trow are from older heartier stock. The Trolls arrived in Scotland with the Scandinavians, whereas the Trow were there from the beginnings.

The self-titled Lords of the Mounds, the Trow existence is more closely tied to the Bòcain (Fae) Pechs than any Viking visitor. They serve the Pechs as generals and seneschals and ensure good relations with all the Wicht. They have existed as an underground militant group of Fae as long as the Lands of Caledonia have had a dreaming. They are militant, and enjoy battle more than any one Kith should have a reason to, but they also enjoy all the finer things in life. They are fond of dances and music and crafts, and are better brewers than even the Celtic Boggans (as least they’ll tell you so).

To focus on only the warring aspects of Celtic life would do a grave harm to the rest of such a wondrous existence. The keepers of ancient traditions millennia old, these Wicht represent an older idea of Fae, far removed from the modern Kith as Concordia reckons it. So be sure not to confuse the Trows and the Trolls, the Trows are the fun ones…



“…a troop of peerie folk came in. A woman took off the nappie from her baby and hung it on Gibbie’s leg, near the fire, to dry. Then one of the trows said, ‘What’ll we do ta da sleeper?’ ‘Lat him aleen,’ replied the woman, ‘he’s no a ill body. Tell Shanko ti gie him a ton.’ Said Shanko, ‘A ton he sall hae, an we’ll drink his blaand.’ After drinking, they trooped out of the mill, and danced on the green nearby.” – Winyadepla – Traditional Shetland Reel


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