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Written by: Brian Campbell, Jackie Cassada and Nicky Rea
Developed by: Ian Lemke
Edited by: Ronni Radner
Art Director: Aileen E. Miles
Heraldry Consultant: Heather K. Williams
Layout and Typesetting: Aileen E. Miles
Heraldry, Arts and Realms: Richard Thomas
Interior Art: Anthony Hightower, Jeff Holt, Fred Hooper, Mark Jackson, Andrew Mitchell Kudelka, Heather McKinney, Drew Tucker
Border Art: Henry Higgenbotham
Front Cover Art: Dennis Caleto
Front and Back Cover Design: Aileen E. Miles
Publisher: White Wolf Publishing, Inc.
Imprint: White Wolf Game Studio
Published: 1997
Pages: 128
Year: 1997
Publication #: WW07005
Reference #: ISBN 1-56504-710-9
Price: $18.00 U.S.

The Shadow Court is a guide to Unseelie Changelings, and also details the Shadow Court and introduces the Thallain to Changeling: The Dreaming.

SummaryEdit

From the White Wolf catalog:

The Secrets of Winter
Tear aside the veil and learn the sinister secrets of the Shadow Court. Discover their dark rites and forbidden Arts. But beware - the Unseelie do not take kindly to those who pry into their affairs.
The Shadow Court is a complete guide to the Unseelie for both players and Storytellers. This book offers a wealth of information - from playing Unseelie characters to running Unseelie chronicles. It offers everything from new Arts, kith and noble houses to secret societies, Unseelie festivals and customs.
The Shadow Court features
  • Three new Unseelie houses of the sidhe.
  • New Arts for Unseelie characters.
  • A wealth of information on the history and culture of the Unseelie Court and the more sinister Shadow Court.

Introduction: An End to InnocenceEdit

An overview of the book, including a brief discussion of the theme, mood and purpose of the Unseelie and Shadow Courts.

RebirthEdit

Fiction. Darkain, a sidhe noble, returns to his brother Aubergin's court in the Catskill mountains at Samhain, having joined the Unseelie Court. Challenging his brother to Fior, the rite of trial by ordeal, he is commanded to take his brother's place for the night as the Changelings of House Eiluned celebrate their Unseelie sides for one evening - and to reveal the secrets of the Shadow Court.

Chapter One: Endless WinterEdit

The origins and history of the Unseelie Court, and the possible future of the Endless Winter.

Chapter Two: The Way of ShadowEdit

The nature of the Unseelie, from characters to the factions, traditions, noble Houses and secret societies of the darker Court.

Chapter Three: Wheel of the YearEdit

Unseelie spirituality and the Unseelie calendar.

Chapter Four: Shadow Courtiers and Other UnseelieEdit

Detailed character creation, including write-ups on Unseelie fae of the Kithain, plus the kiths of the Thallain.

Chapter Five: The Dark ArtsEdit

Rules for and descriptions of the Arts exclusive to the Unseelie, as well as new possibilities for Ravaging.

Chapter Six: StorytellingEdit

Storyteller hints and tips for running an Unseelie chronicle.

Chapter Seven: SamhainEdit

The history, rites, traditions and practices of Samhain explored in all its glory.

Chapter Eight: Notorious (and not so notorious) KithainEdit

A collection of Unseelie and Shadow Court characters.

Background InformationEdit

The Shadow Court is considered one of the rarer Changeling books and regularly fetches high prices on eBay. Because of its popularity and rarity, it was one of the first books released by White Wolf in ebook format, available for download from their web site as a scanned PDF. It has since been re-released on DriveThruRPG as a clearer, OCR PDF.

Memorable QuotesEdit

"Here now, you've only got one woman in charge? And she wasn't elected? Bah! We'll soon sort that out, mate." - Boggart kith quote

CharactersEdit

TerminologyEdit

House Ailil, Arts, House Balor, Beasties, Boggarts, Bogies, Goblins, kith, House Leanhuan, Ogres, Realms, Samhain, Shadow Court, Unseelie Court

ReferencesEdit

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