Cover image.
Written by: Rob Barret, Roger Gaudreau, Stephan Herman, R.S. Martin, Angel McCoy
Developed by: Ian Lemke
Edited by: Cary Goff
Art Director: Aileen E. Miles
Interior Art: Michael Gaydos, Rebecca Guay, Jeff Holt, Matthew Mitchell, Paul Phillips, Drew Tucker
Front Cover Art: Therese Neilson
Cover Design: Pauline Benney
Layout and Typesetting: Pauline Benney
Publisher: White Wolf Publishing, Inc.
Imprint: White Wolf Game Studio
Published: 1998
Pages: 121
Year: 1998
Publication #: WW07307
Online: Bullet-rpg
Price: $9.60 (PDF)

Inanimae: The Secret Way is a sourcebook for Changeling: The Dreaming. It covers the history and mechanics of the Inanimae.


Even Stones May Dream

During the Age of Myth, everything in the world was born with the capacity to dream, therefore, everything possesses - or possessed - the potential to be alive. Although they world has changed since its beginning and may parts of it have forgotten how to dream, some fugitive elements still remember. These vessels of the Dreaming endure in the hidden corners and secret corners and secret enclaves of the world, remembering as best they can the lost days when every waterfall could talk and every tool was alive. They are the Inanimae, the last children of the Great Slow Empires that now sprawl across the Earth in mute, immobile ruins. Even to most of the changelings, they are a myth too fantastic to have survived.

Inanimae: The Secret Way features:

  • A complete history of the Inanimae, from their origins during the Age of Myth to the modern day
  • Complete rules for creating and playing Inanimae characters
  • Guidelines and suggestions for Storytellers who wish to include Inanimae in their chronicles


The Tooth FairyEdit


Chapter One: The Lost DaysEdit

Chapter Two: Empires of the InanimaeEdit

Chapter Three: Taxonomy of SecretsEdit

Chapter Four: Building Your FaceEdit

Chapter Five: Secrets of the StonesEdit

Chapter Six: Arts of the InanimaeEdit

Chapter Seven: Dance of Light and ShadowEdit

Appendix: Character TemplatesEdit

Background InformationEdit

Memorable QuotesEdit



Anchor, Gladeling, Krofted, Glass Circle, Phyla, Sessile, Slivers, Slumber, Slow Empire

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