A Year and A Day: Musgosu

Changeling: the Dreaming

Homebrew Rules

Character Creation Guide Download: Musgosu.pdf

Quoth the Musgosu:

“Because every girl is crazy about a sharp-dressed ram. Hah! No, not really.”

Kith Excerpt:

Up high in the Pyrenees – where it is misty and dark, yet green and abundant, is the home of the Jainko. These were chthonic deities of the wild world from well before the rise of Christianity; the very embodiment of Pagão. Basa-Jaun was the father-deity of these Gods, and he was a god of Shepherding and the wild places both. His rams, much like himself, were a bridge between the wild places and man’s liminal positionality in a wild world far more othered than his own.

Perhaps in the antiquated past, the Musgosu weren’t Basa-jaun’s flock per-se, but their peculiar natures as upholder of such liminality does raise some eye-brows; As does their green suits. Also known as Busgosu in some spellings, the Musgosu are a Panelinho (Kith) of between-places and between-ideas. These ram-headed, green-suited Encantare (Fae) serve as a bridge between the old ways of the Pagão (Unseelie) past and the wonders of the new-world’s Beato (Seelie) understandings. Neither one nor the other, they are a bit of both. Perhaps this is why they wear green suits; to better incorporate both paradigms at once- green seems to be the color of the Pagão, with the nice suits of a modern world.. They deal with the spirits of the Umbra (as the Otso Jauna understand it), with the Dreaming courts of the Encantare, and also with the waking world.

However, it is important to understand that they are wild. Strangers to the wild places have to be reverent and respectful, and even when venturing into towns and cities, the Musgosu have an eye-out for despoilers of nature. Every good Musgosu is ready for a thrashing if need be, but they do so with a smile and their green suits.



“I’m more concerned, just as you used to be, with the world as a riddle than with the riddles in the world. I’m more concerned with natural than the supernatural.”
― Jostein Gaarder, “The Castle in the Pyrenees”


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