Sometimes a House isn’t so much lost as misplaced, but sometimes you misplace four and a half of them. This was how the sidhe did back at the turn of the millennium, but good news! Those waywards are coming back through the gates in Book of Lost Houses: The Second Coming, the tome that gave us Houses Aesin, Beaumayn, Daireann, Arcadian Scathach, and Varich to round out the complement of noble branches to thirteen. (Because if there’s one thing Changeling needed, it was more nobles.) Even though they all differ slightly from their updated versions in the 20th Anniversary edition, the history and background in BoLH is helpful for any player who wants to run a character from one of these five. This is the first and basically last place they appeared, so listen in as we read through for the choicest tidbits.
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Josh Hillerup (any pronoun) supports the expansion of Aesin industriousness into other occupations, like “numismatist” and “confiseur”.
Pooka G (any pronoun/they) prefers the Daireann meritocracy, where you get ahead by way of bear hugs and punches in equal measure.
Все счастливые семьи похожи друг на друга, каждая несчастливая семья несчастлива по-своему.
Vse schastlivyye sem’i pokhozhi drug na druga, kazhdaya neschastlivaya sem’ya neschastliva po-svoyemu.
[Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.]
—Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina