The Autumn Court [Changeling: The Lost]

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Changeling: The Lost RulebookHi, folks. Rose here. ^_^

A question came up on the forums about how the Seasonal Courts work when they’re in and out of power. I thought it’d be cool to have a look at one of the full Court writeups from Chapter 1. The Courts were written by Changeling‘s original creator, Ethan Skemp, who’s rejoining us for this book!

Click here for the preview!

(Please link this blog post if you want to share the preview, rather than linking the Google doc directly.)

Other Court models are also in the core book. Every setting in Chapter 6 has its own Courts, each of which has its own Mantle. There are rules for making your own Bargains, Mantles, and Crowns in Chapter 7.

  11 comments for “The Autumn Court [Changeling: The Lost]

  1. Omegaphallic
    April 4, 2017 at 10:31 am

    One question Rose, but how radical a departure from the previous court system blogs have you made?

    Just curious, I just wanted to know if the previous development blogs from David Hill are of any insight to their current form?

  2. krimcl
    April 4, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Are the Approaches for the courts featured in a different chapter?

  3. Baine
    April 4, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    i admit that the Autumn court was one of the thing that troubled me when i read the first edition core book. It is supposed to be the court closer to true fae and seeking the gent’s power in order to use it against them.
    But how do you translate that in terms of contracts and knowledge specific to that court and in-court character interpretation ? Is that like the Tremere’s pyramid ? Where you have a overwhelming hierarchie ?

    • Firanai
      April 4, 2017 at 5:19 pm

      I know what you mean. One the things that bothered me about the previous edition was how they were constantly talking about changeling sorcerers, especially within the autumn court, and yet there was no way to really create one. I hope they address that in the next edition.

  4. Phaolan
    April 5, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Oh my, I quite like this. Autumn was my favourite from the First Edition lineup of Courts (though I kept playing characters from the other Seasonal Courts), and this offers insights that I hadn’t considered before.

  5. Phaolan
    April 5, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    I always thought it was something where the powers of the Wyrd kept mystic knowledge where it was supposed to be. That is, Autumn ‘secrets’ would be bound by pledges and Contracts to stay where the Court wants it, regardless of where a specific changeling wants it. Further, the Autumn Court isn’t above using the threat of fear to keep its own members in line, right?

    ‘Overwhelming hierarchy’ is well outside what the Lost would attempt, I’d think, what with how that sort of thing impairs freedoms, risks Clarity, and so on… As much as they’d use the power of the Others’ against those monsters, using something like a strict code of conduct and structural obedience is a tad beyond the pale.

    • Baine
      April 6, 2017 at 5:53 am

      To be honest, i mentioned the Tremere pyramid as an example. I honestly don’t really think that it is what the Autumn court looks like in the inside.
      But, as a GM, i think that each court, and especially this one, need a more complete description than what we had in the first edition. Don’t misunderstand me. I absolutely fell in love with the books from the first edition. I really think that Changeling the Lost has the potential to become as big as Vampire the Mascarade in term of popularity and impact. But there are several points in its universe that need a better explanation.
      The court description from the inside and the outside is a point. Or do Courts books, like we had Clans books for VtM

      Back to Autumn Court,I believe that they must have a kind of internal police. They can’t really let each of their member use gent’s sorcellery without surveillance.

      I apologize for my english, it is far to be perfect.

      Love your games Onyx, this is just me trying to bring my contribution.

  6. nothri
    April 6, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    If all the courts are written up like this, describing general behavior and rites and such they do in and out of power, then I’m sold. That’s the Foundation for all kinds of set pieces and setting backdrops, and I heartily approve of all of those things!

  7. atamajakki
    April 8, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    I do hope we can somehow see both of Paris’ freeholds.

  8. MrParaduo
    April 9, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Awesome stuff! 😀

  9. Vyvian
    April 13, 2017 at 9:54 am

    YESSSSSS CHANGELING YES AUTUMN love this writeup! Love you, Rose!!! I love Onyx Path!!!!!!!! Could be gayer tho.

    (Also wow good use of the word sere.)

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