I made my song a coat
Covered with embroideries
Out of old mythologies
   - William Butler Yeats "A Coat"

Long ago, the ties between the world of men and the world of the fae were severed. Called the Shattering, this separation left many fae stranded in a strange and unforgiving land. To survive, these fae disguised themselves as humans by crafting a shell of glamour and minute traces of banality. In this way they were able to pas themselves off as humans - though they weren't really able to go unnoticed. This solution wasn't extremely affective. The disguised fae had to limit their contact with mortals to limit their exposure to mortal disbelief. As time passed and it became clear that the way Home was still unattainable, the fae were forced to find a new way to survive.

Using The Changeling Way, modern faeries implant their spirit into the body of a young child or infant. Fusing in this way ties the fae spirit to mortality but does not displace the human soul. And by encasing their fae selves in mortal flesh, they are able to avoid being undone by banality. The Kithain do not accomplish this without paying a price. Once fused with a mortal soul, the fae loses all knowledge of their true fae nature (as it is forced into dormancy) until the fae soul is ready and undergoes the Chrysalis.

Welcome to Vegas in Shadow's Changeling: the Dreaming homepage! Here you'll find a good deal of information, most of it taken from White Wolf sourcebooks, though there are some House Rules you'll need to familiarize yourself with before jumping into the County of Shining Lights.

If you have any questions, the Changeling HST is Moriganna.