Contract is a mystical pact struck between the fae and a living embodiment of natural force, allowing the fae to call on supernatural powers.
Contracts are ancient agreements made between the True Fae and living embodiments of the natural world; as with most such magics (like the Mask), these bargains extend to all creatures touched by Faerie, and thus may be learned and used by Changelings.
Each Contract is a collection of related powers, or clauses, which were agreed upon in the same bargain. Usually a Changeling must use Glamour to empower the use of most clauses, but every clause has a "Catch", a loophole in the original agreement which allows use of the power without the magical price having to be paid.
Changelings have an affinity for a number of common Contracts, which they find easier to learn than others. Any changelings can learn these contracts without any added difficulty.
|Hearth||Blessings and Curses||CL 127|
|Omen||See Past and Future||RS 108|
Each Seeming also has an affinity for certain Contracts that grants powers associated with that Seeming. While any changeling can learn any Seeming Contract, they find it much harder to learn Contracts that do not match with their Seeming.
|Animation||Wizened||Animate Objects||WM 52|
|Artifice||Wizened||Manipulate Objects||CL 134|
|Communion||Elementals||Communicate with Elements||WM 32|
|Den||Beasts||Home Safety||WM 19|
|Elements||Elementals||Manipulate Elements||CL 138|
|Fang and Talon||Beasts||Animals||CL 142|
|Forge||Wizened||Alter and Shape Reality||RS 99|
|Oath and Punishment||Ogres||Deal with Oathbreakers||WM 47|
|Separation||Fairest||Transcend the Physical||WM 40|
|Shade and Spirit||Darkling||The Dead||WM 26|
|Wild||Beasts, Elementals||Nature||RS 111|
Changelings who belong to a seasonal Court have an affinity to further two Contracts associated with their season: the "Fleeting" Contracts deal with manipulation of the Court's dominant emotion, while the "Eternal" Contracts invoke physical manifestations of the season itself. Due to the mystical connection granted by a Court's Mantle, the more advanced clauses of these Contracts may only be learned by Changeling's with a strong Mantle for the appropriate Court. The less powerful clauses may be taught to other Changelings, but such tutelage is generally only given to those who have proven their friendship to the Court.
|Eternal Autumn||Harvest and Withering||CL 159|
|Eternal Spring||Growth and Rejuvenation||CL 151|
|Eternal Summer||Heat and Light||CL 155|
|Eternal Winter||Cold||CL 162|
|Fleeting Autumn||Manipulate Fear||CL 156|
|Fleeting Spring||Manipulate Desire||CL 149|
|Fleeting Summer||Manipulate Wrath||CL 153|
|Fleeting Winter||Manipulate Sorrow||CL 160|
|Four Directions||Direction||WM 134|
|Verdant Spring||Manipulate Passion||LoS 39|
|Punishing Summer||Tools of War||LoS 59|
|Spell-Bound Autumn||Sorcery||LoS 79|
|Sorrow-Frozen Heart||Personal Sorrow||LoS 99|
Finally there are the Goblin Contracts, Black Market contracts that can be obtained from the Goblin Market in exchange for various things. While these contracts are powerful, they usually come with a huge penalty for using them, and cannot be relied on as much as the other types.
|Sight of Truth and Lies||1||Truth-saying||RS 114|
|Shooter's Bargain||1||Accurate Shooting||CL 164|
|Trading Luck for Fate||1||Predict Random Events||CL 164|
|Calling the Guardian||2||Summon Protective Force||RS 114|
|Diviner's Madness||2||See Past or Future||CL 165|
|Fair Entrance||2||Open Doors||CL 165|
|Fool's Gold||2||Disguise Objects||CL 166|
|Blessing of Forgetfulness||3||Erase Memories||RS 115|
|Burden of Life||3||Healing||CL 166|
|Delayed Harm||3||Avoid Attacks||CL 167|
|Goblin Oath||4||Pledges||RS 115|
|Good and Bad Luck||4||Lucky Guess||CL 167|
|Call the Hunt||4||Summon True Fae||CL 167|
|Blood-Binding||5||Strip Enemy's Defenses||RS 116|
|Lost and Found||5||Escape||CL 168|
Contracts of SacrificeEdit
|Goblin Fortune||Blessing or Curse||RS 117|
|Goblin Transformation||Changes||RS 120|
Changeling: The Lost Contracts
Eternal Spring · Fleeting Spring · Verdant Spring · Eternal Summer · Fleeting Summer · Punishing Summer · Eternal Autumn · Fleeting Autumn · Spell-Bound Autumn · Eternal Winter · Fleeting Winter · Sorrow-Frozen Heart · Entropy · Four Directions · Potential
- Changeling: The Lost Rulebook, p. 16, 21, 24, 25, 33-34, 35, 41, 74, 76-77, 88, 124-169