- 1 Summary
- 2 Background Information
- 3 Characters
- 4 Keywords
- 5 References
From the Onyx Path catalog:
- Victorian Lost: A Maze of Smoke and Hedge is a historical setting for Changeling: The Lost. This book contains information on the late Victorian Era, including both actual history and fanciful imaginings of this time. You'll find discussions of the occasionally violent tensions between the rich and the masses of the poor who worked in their factories and homes. This book also examines the competing visions of rural and urban life. Some saw the countryside as pure and cities as corrupt, while others viewed rural areas as ignorant and backwards, and cities as centers of progress and invention.
- This book includes:
This introduction provides the theme and mood of the game, as well as a variety of inspirations from which the authors drew.
Chapter 1: The Yellow Fog
Chapter One describes the history and culture of 1890s Victorian England.
Chapter 2: Among Mad People
This chapter provides information about changelings in said time and place, including the challenges they faced, a couple kiths and alternate clauses for Contracts.
Chapter 3: The Shallow Know Themselves
Chapter 4: The Most Wonderful Fairytale
This chapter advises on evoking the mood and flavor of the setting, how to bring out its themes, and the running of a Victorian LARP.
Chapter 5: The Worst of Times
This section provides a bundle of story ideas, from individual scenarios to entire chronicles.
Chapter 6: Master of Men All
Chapter Six showcases the various conflicts of the era.
Appendix: The Back Door Mob
The appendix provides a sample motley for use by the players or Storyteller.
- This was the final book to be developed by Eddy Webb before he shifted to working on the World of Darkness MMORPG full-time.
|“||As the shadows peeled back from the obstruction, she saw it was a thick wall of thorns. Briars laced to and fro, and wrapped tightly within them was Old Meg, her eyes staring past Maggie to some other horror. She was mouthing something Maggie couldn’t understand, although she didn’t struggle. Blood ran along her hands and face from where the thorns bit into her.||”|
|— The Tearing Smile, Part V|
|“||As far as I am concerned, you are only reducing the surplus population. You can both do what you like to the wretches you steal and feed on. I simply do not want to see the police involved again should one of the bodies turn up...||”|
|— Lord Worthing, The Tearing Smile, Part VI|
- Benjamin Drake
- Clara Goode
- Maggie Maudlin
- Doctor Elijah Mansfield
- Sir Alistair Neville-Pryce
- Old Meg
- Poor Wretch
- Tumbledown Royce
- Mr. Smiles
- Joanna Smythe
- The Sweep
- Sir Thomas
- Edward Whitman
- Lady Eleanor Worthing
Changeling: The Lost books