Delusion is an Unseelie Art of the Kithain.

Overview[edit | edit source]

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Delusion is the deceptive magical power of memory manipulation, practiced by evoking the power of the Mists. Those who practice it tend to think that they are doing the world a favor, by helping it rationalize the existence of creatures so strange as the Fae. Delusion is one of the Arts of the Shadow Court; it is rarely practiced in other Courts, as the more common Art of Chicanery is used instead.

Nursemaiding[edit | edit source]

The Facade cantrip has another useful application, a historical one. In grim fairy tales, changelings have been known to abduct young children or beautiful lovers and place mischievous fae in their place. The legend is based on fact, and the practice is currently called “Nursemaiding.” When a clique notices someone who might be useful, entertaining, or invigorating, they might find a faerie to take his or her place who looks vaguely like their prey. The Facade cantrip makes this easier.

Once the convert has been abducted and Enchanted, the changeling hiding behind the mortal Facade will have a chance to either raise a little hell or act all angelic before disappearing. Children do disappear, after all, just as beautiful young women run off with absolute assholes, and strapping young lads allegedly run off to “find themselves.” Under the care of their Nursemaids, infants suck at the teats of Ogre Hags, lusty maids receive proper education, and young men learn secrets that will haunt them later in their darkest nightmares. If they’re lucky, they’ll “find their way back” after they’ve been ravished or Ravaged. If they’re unlucky, well, we’ll hope that whatever misfortune they found was of their own choosing.

Cantrips[edit | edit source]

  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Innocence - Protects the user from attempts to divine information about them, making them seem innocent of crimes they committed.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Façade - Changes shape into another person, including masking one's kith for another, or appearing as an item of scenery.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png The Mists of Memory - Removes a memory from a person's mind, or cause one specific moment to stand out and occlude others.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.png The Depths of Will - Convinces a subject to do some sort of task, that they will have no memory of doing once it is complete.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.png The Darkest Heart - Use emotion as a controlling force, causing a person to believe things about himself that may never have been true.

References[edit | edit source]

Changeling: The Dreaming Arts

Common:

Chicanery · Legerdemain · Primal · Soothsay · Wayfare

Rare:

Aphrodesia · Autumn Way · Kryos · Metamorphosis · Pyretics · Skycraft · Spirit Link

Kith:

Chronos · Dream-Craft · Infusion · Naming · Sovereign · Tale Craft

Forbidden:

Burnout · Contempt · Delusion · Discord · Oneiromancy · Stultify · Webcraft

Slivers:

Aquis · Petros · Pyros · Stratus · Verdage

Wu Tan:

Di Tan · Hou Tan · Tieh Tan · Shui Tan · Lin Tan · Nei Tan

Realms:

Actor · Fae · Nature · Prop · Scene · Time · Inanimae Realms

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