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The Contract of Thorns and Brambles is a War Contract among the Lost that is universally accessible for Changelings of all Seemings.

The connection between the Hedge and the Contracts of Thorns and Brambles remains a mystery to most of the Lost. The Contract grants no additional ability to a changeling to manipulate the Hedge, instead granting them power over hedges and thorns of the mortal world. Yet some of the Contracts seem to function better in the Hedge than they do elsewhere. This dichotomy leads some savants among the changelings to suspect that the Contracts of Thorns and Brambles may have originated as some Faustian bargain between the Contracts' creator and the Hedge itself.


  • Menu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet Bite of the Wooden Fang - If the changeling uses a whip made of plant materials, the wood gains several sharp thorns when it touches an enemy.
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet Leechweed - When the Changeling confronts his Keepr or a minion of him, he can accelerate the growth of nearby hedge growths or other plants to attack him. Damage done by the thorns drains glamour from the target. This clause is very dangerous to use within the Hedge.
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bulletMenu bullet Briarpath - When the Changeling litters a handful of Hedge thorns behind him, he can force enchanted brambles to block the way after him.
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu bullet Shield of Thorns - By shedding his own blood on an area, the Changeling can summon forth a thorny Hedge, creating an almost impenetrable defensive barrier that lashes at any enemy who comes near.
  • Menu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bulletMenu hover bullet Hedge Wall - The Changeling can call forth a series of massive fortifications or hedges and brambles, if he transplants a small hedge bush from a rural locale to the location where the Contract is to be used immediately prior to using the Contract.


CTL: Swords at Dawn, p.49-52

Changeling: The Lost Contracts


Board · Dream · Hearth · Hours · Lucidity · Mirror · Moon · Omen · Smoke · Thorns and Brambles


Animation · Artifice · Communion · Darkness · Den · Elements · Fang and Talon · Forge · Oath and Punishment · Reflections · Separation · Shade and Spirit · Stone · Vainglory · Wild


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


Goblin Contract · Fortune · Sacrifice · Wyrd

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