- 1 Summary
- 1.1 Introduction: An End to Innocence
- 1.2 Rebirth
- 1.3 Chapter One: Endless Winter
- 1.4 Chapter Two: The Way of Shadow
- 1.5 Chapter Three: Wheel of the Year
- 1.6 Chapter Four: Shadow Courtiers and Other Unseelie
- 1.7 Chapter Five: The Dark Arts
- 1.8 Chapter Six: Storytelling
- 1.9 Chapter Seven: Samhain
- 1.10 Chapter Eight: Notorious (and not so notorious) Kithain
- 2 Background Information
- 3 Characters
- 4 Terminology
- 5 References
From the White Wolf catalog:
- The Secrets of Winter
- Tear aside the veil and learn the sinister secrets of the Shadow Court. Discover their dark rites and forbidden Arts. But beware - the Unseelie do not take kindly to those who pry into their affairs.
- The Shadow Court is a complete guide to the Unseelie for both players and Storytellers. This book offers a wealth of information - from playing Unseelie characters to running Unseelie chronicles. It offers everything from new Arts, kith and noble houses to secret societies, Unseelie festivals and customs.
- The Shadow Court features
Introduction: An End to Innocence
An overview of the book, including a brief discussion of the theme, mood and purpose of the Unseelie and Shadow Courts.
Fiction. Darkain, a sidhe noble, returns to his brother Aubergin's court in the Catskill mountains at Samhain, having joined the Unseelie Court. Challenging his brother to Fior, the rite of trial by ordeal, he is commanded to take his brother's place for the night as the Changelings of House Eiluned celebrate their Unseelie sides for one evening - and to reveal the secrets of the Shadow Court.
Chapter One: Endless Winter
The origins and history of the Unseelie Court, and the possible future of the Endless Winter.
Chapter Two: The Way of Shadow
The nature of the Unseelie, from characters to the factions, traditions, noble Houses and secret societies of the darker Court.
Chapter Three: Wheel of the Year
Unseelie spirituality and the Unseelie calendar.
Chapter Four: Shadow Courtiers and Other Unseelie
Detailed character creation, including write-ups on Unseelie fae of the Kithain, plus the kiths of the Thallain.
Chapter Five: The Dark Arts
Rules for and descriptions of the Arts exclusive to the Unseelie, as well as new possibilities for Ravaging.
Chapter Six: Storytelling
Storyteller hints and tips for running an Unseelie chronicle.
Chapter Seven: Samhain
The history, rites, traditions and practices of Samhain explored in all its glory.
Chapter Eight: Notorious (and not so notorious) Kithain
A collection of Unseelie and Shadow Court characters.
The Shadow Court is considered one of the rarer Changeling books and regularly fetches high prices on eBay. Because of its popularity and rarity, it was one of the first books released by White Wolf in ebook format, available for download from their web site as a scanned PDF. It has since been re-released on DriveThruRPG as a clearer, OCR PDF.
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