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Character Legacies for Changeling: The Dreaming

Here follow all of the Legacies published by White Wolf to date. Each one includes a brief description and the Quest and Ban associated with it.

Please note that the descriptions are, of necessity, fairly brief; more detailed information can be found in the first and second editions of the main Changeling rulebook and the Changeling Player's Guide.

Table of Contents

Seelie Legacies
Unseelie Legacies


Seelie Legacies

Arcadian

Your fae side far outweighs your human side
Quest: Regain Willpower when you learn something new about your fae nature
Ban: Never stay in your human Seeming too long

Aspirant

Life is a learning experience, and you always strive to improve yourself
Quest: Regain Willpower every time you overcome an obstacle
Ban: Never pass up a learning experience

Bumpkin

You are the solid, practical sort who has a solution to every problem.
Quest: Regain Willpower when you successfully apply a practical situation to any problem
Ban: Never act above your station; never look down on anyone

Comrade

You value friendship over all else, and strive to prove yourself worthy of others' trust
Quest: Regain Willpower every time you aid a friend by risking your own interests
Ban: Never terminate a friendship, even after a friend has violated your trust

Courtier

The only thing interesting in life is social interaction.
Quest: Regain Willpower whenever you manage to make your group more stable
Ban: Never violate the prevailing social mores

Crafter

Creation is your life's work
Quest: Regain Willpower when you improve the value of something through hard work
Ban: Never leave a place or situation without improving it in some way

Dandy

A social climber at heart, you excel at court etiquette
Quest: Regain Willpower whenever you strengthen your hold on your current position or get a promotion
Ban: Never miss an opportunity to ingratiate yourself to your superiors

Gadfly

You keep the powers-that-be honest by pointing out their faults
Quest: Regain Willpower when you win an argument with someone in power
Ban: Never let anyone else have the last word

Hermit

You prefer your own company to that of others
Quest: Regain Willpower whenever you solve a problem through quiet reflection rather than brash action
Ban: Never reveal your inner self to anyone

Humanist

You are more attentive to your mortal life than your fae one
Quest: Regain Willpower when you give your mortal concerns precedence over a pressing matter in your faerie life
Ban: Never spend too much time in your faerie form (unless in an extended trip in the Dreaming)

Knight

You follow the old codes of chivalry and help those in need
Quest: Regain Willpower when following your code could put you at risk
Ban: Never behave in an "un-knightly" fashion

Orchid

You are an innocent who has been forced into the big, wide, dangerous world
Quest: Regain Willpower whenever you manage to escape a dangerous or frightening situation with your innocence and sense of well-being intact
Ban: Never trust a stranger; never reveal your true self to anyone

Paladin

You are a competitor; the brave, stalwart athlete or hero
Quest: Regain Willpower whenever you successfully overcome a challenging situation
Ban: Never refuse a fair challenge

Panderer

You live to make others happy
Quest: Regain Willpower when cause someone else's happiness without them knowing it
Ban: Never do anything you know would undermine another's happiness

Philanthropist

You strive to help others and do good deeds without expecting a reward
Quest: Regain Willpower whenever you make a positive difference in someone's life
Ban: Never accept a reward for your generosity. Never cause direct harm to an innocent

Pishogue

The world is a place of endless, childlike wonder to you
Quest: Regain Willpower whenever you avoid a particularly unpleasant truth
Ban: Never take anything too seriously

Prankster

You delight in playing all manner of jokes and pranks
Quest: Regain Willpower every time you pull off a particularly artful prank
Ban: Never verbally apologize for a prank; never take anything too seriously

Regent

You are the living embodiment of the realm, the one chosen to speak for the many
Quest: Regain Willpower whenever you successfully resolve a tough situation through your own leadership
Ban: Never compromise or shirk your law, whatever it may be

Sage

You are the advisor, the wise one, the teacher
Quest: Regain Willpower whenever someone follows your advice and succeeds at his chosen task
Ban: Never stand in another's chosen way

Saint

You strive to ease the pain of others
Quest: Regain Willpower whenever you protect someone or alleviate someone else's suffering
Ban: Never cause distress, either willingly or unwillingly

Squire

You live to help and support your current hero in his endeavors
Quest: Regain Willpower when you play a supporting role in an accomplishment but take no credit for it
Ban: Never contradict or undermine your current heroic companion

Stoic

You rarely reveal your emotions
Quest: Regain Willpower whenever you come through an emotionally charged situation with your composure intact
Ban: Never let your emotions get the better of you

Troubadour

The world is a beautiful place, and you feel this--and all things--more strongly than others do
Quest: Regain Willpower whenever you complete a task in the name of a higher ideal
Ban: Never hide your feelings of love or affection

Virtuoso

You are the master of your chosen field, whatever it may be
Quest: Regain Willpower whenever you accomplish something that brings you closer to mastering your chosen field of study
Ban: Never become involved in tangential matters for too long

Wayfarer

You live for the moment, and do things on impulse
Quest: Regain Willpower whenever you survive a situation through your own cleverness
Ban: Never plan for the future


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Unseelie Legacies



Beast

You conquer all who oppose you
Quest: Regain Willpower whenever you remove significant opposition to your goals
Ban: Never retreat or compromise your territory

Bogle

You don't care who gets hurt, as long as you get a good laugh out of it
Quest: Regain Willpower every time you pull off a particularly artful and mean-spirited prank
Ban: Never apologize for a prank, or let any intentional slight from a human go by without a prank as repayment

Cerenaic

The pursuit of pleasure is your reason for living
Quest: Regain Willpower whenever you spend a day pursuing one of your vices, or experience a totally new pleasurable sensation
Ban: Never turn down an opportunity to fulfill your desires

Churl

Rude and ill-bred, you have no manners and scoff at convention
Quest: Regain Willpower every time you get away with outraging polite society
Ban: Never be polite

Craven

Better a live coward than a dead hero
Quest: Regain Willpower whenever you save yourself by running away
Ban: Never volunteer for dangerous assignments

Fatalist

Everything is flawed, and your only joy is to point this out
Quest: Regain Willpower when you prove to others that the world is fundamentally flawed
Ban: Never laugh, except in bitter disappointment

Fiend

You enjoy inflicting pain on others
Quest: Regain Willpower every time you really hurt someone
Ban: Never pass up an opportunity to inflict pain

Fool

There is no meaning in the world, so you act like a clown
Quest: Regain Willpower when you deflate the seriousness of any situation
Ban: Never question the "whys" behind your life

Fop

You are one of the beautiful people, the czars of style
Quest: Regain Willpower whenever you outshine others in a social situation
Ban: Never be out of style

Grotesque

You love disgusting others
Quest: Regain Willpower when you cause someone to falter or lose composure
Ban: Never display an overly pleasant, appealing side to yourself

Humbug

Nothing ever satisfies you; you are grumpy, sour and just plain cranky
Quest: Regain Willpower whenever one of your dire predictions comes true
Ban: Never look on the bright side of life

Knave

You tempt others into exploring their darkest desires
Quest: Regain Willpower whenever you cause someone to do something he would ordinarily be opposed to and he enjoys it
Ban: Never protect anyone from the harsh realities of life

Outlaw

You live to break the rules; you owe society nothing and it owes you everything
Quest: Regain Willpower whenever you do something to shake up the status quo
Ban: Never do anything that helps others more than it hurts them over the long term

Pandora

You love to get others in trouble by revealing their secrets
Quest: Regain Willpower when you survive something dangerous that you were strictly forbidden to do or were warned against
Ban: Never keep a secret or obey an order

Peacock

You are the most wonderful person in the world, and you want everyone to know it
Quest: Regain Willpower whenever you prove you are the best at something
Ban: Never admit failure

Ragamuffin

Substance is more important than style, and so you act like a slob to show how deep you really are
Quest: Regain Willpower every time you expose another person as a fraud
Ban: Never dress appropriately for an occasion

Rake

You are obsessed with material experience and personal pleasure
Quest: Regain Willpower whenever you succeed in your pursuit of personal pleasure
Ban: Never give anything away without either hope of reward or a good fight

Riddler

You are in love with secrets and never give a straight answer
Quest: Regain Willpower whenever you manage to confuse or mislead somebody
Ban: Never allow others to discover the truth about you or your origins

Ringleader

You rule your organization with an iron fist
Quest: Regain Willpower when you accomplish something as a direct result of the devotion of your followers
Ban: Never allow any one person to endanger the whole of your organization or your goals

Rogue

Why work for a living when the world can work for you?
Quest: Regain Willpower whenever you achieve something you do not really deserve
Ban: Never work

Savage

Civilization is a waste of time; there is nothing but predation, reproduction and the law of the forest
Quest: Regain Willpower when you conquer "civilized" foes through your own cunning and might
Ban: Never engage in civilized follies

Schismatic

You are a destroyer of social institutions, be they governments, businesses, or families
Quest: Regain Willpower whenever you cause dissension within a tightly knit social group
Ban: Never join a formal organization, except for the express purpose of disrupting it or using it to disrupt other organizations

Shade

You are a human zombie, an emotionless sleepwalker who sees the world as a never-ending horror show
Quest: Regain Willpower whenever you encounter a horrific experience without betraying emotion
Ban: Never take anything too seriously

Sophist

You share your knowledge solely for self-gain
Quest: Regain Willpower whenever you win an argument or debate
Ban: Never admit you are wrong

Wretch

You have no positive self-image and assume everyone else hates you as much as you hate yourself
Quest: Regain Willpower whenever others vilify you as worthless (or even throw up their hands in despair of ever getting through to you)
Ban: Never admit to success

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