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Hedgespun items are tokens of a sort, but rather than being a mundane item infused over time with Wyrd magic and Faerie strangeness, hedgespun are consciously, deliberately made by Changelings themselves. True Fae cannot create them, and Changelings may very well have been Taken specifically to spin such wondrous items for their Keepers' whims.

Fate's Harvest uses the expanded rules found in Rites of Spring p.138, with the occasional House Rule.

Dot Costs: In cases where an item may be contributed to by multiple changelings, dot costs are cumulative per changeling.

Example: Percival, Charlotte and Eloise are creating a 9-dot automaton. Percy is the one who will use it, but Charlotte and Eloise want to help. Percy will spend 5 dots, and both ladies will spend 2 dots each.
Percival spends 1x2, 2x2, 3x2, 4x2, 5x2xp, for a total of 30xp.
Charlotte and Eloise both spend 1x2, 2x2xp, for a total of 6xp each.
NOTE: Damage is based on GMC values. This means we are using the Hurt Locker weapons and armor stats.

Getting Started

It's fate itself you use to weave your hedgespun designs into reality, and fate, the Wyrd, is what binds the world together, the interconnections, the chance meetings which change lives. Changelings, already tied into the Wyrd, shouldn't be surprised to learn that links can go both ways.

Fancy words to say that any hedgespinning or acquisition of hedgespun will be wrapped up within a larger story. You're doing it in the Hedge, sure, with Hedge ingredients, but you're not spinning the Hedge. You're spinning a story out of the vagaries of Fate -- or the story is spinning itself around you.

Even if you have all of the ingredients in your pockets, or your spifftabular Hollow of Holding, maybe something interrupts you on your way there and steals one or more of them, or maybe you find that the ingredient is doing something strange, or maybe you run into something much, much more interesting to use as part of your item on the way...

There is ALWAYS a story.

NOTE: if you are a High Wyrd character, remember that you ARE High Wyrd. Your actions and your story ARE influenced far more easily by fate than those of folks who aren't so deeply a part of it. You're FAR more likely to find that what seemed like a simple task is spinning wildly out of any semblance of your own control, and if you're wandering around the Hedge, remember, you're a bright light in the dark. A really, really tasty bright light. Staff WILL expect proof that your ST is taking your Wyrd level into account. This doesn't mean combat every time you turn around, but it does mean you will probably be treated differently by the hobs and beasts you meet (or worse, Loyalists/Privateers/True Fae). Play it up! Wyrd is weird!

Hedgespinning Instructions
After you have decided what you will be making (Armor, Art, Automaton, Raiment, Weapon) and know the stats you want on it...
Get staff permission for your idea. Send up a +req/fae to get the magical stamp of staff approval on it.
Find a ST willing to run your story.
      1-dot Hedgespun: 1 scene
      2-dot Hedgespun: 1 scene
      3-dot Hedgespun: 2 scenes
      4-dot Hedgespun: 2 scenes
      5-dot Hedgespun: 3 scenes (also for creations with more than 5 dots, like Automatons)
If you have certain story elements in mind which would be important to your character (or, on the flip side, certain things which make you OOCly uncomfortable), let your ST know, but by and large, it is the ST's responsibility to come up with plot tailored to you and guide you through it.
Not Building Your Own?
Maybe you've decided you'd rather purchase one fully made from the Goblin Market. Hedgespun doesn't come cheap. The scene requirement is the same, but in this case, perhaps the hob in question requires you to serve its interests for a night and a day, and those interests happen to be fetching a slime-soaked pearl from a ravening beast's wet belly.
Alternately, they may require you to spy on someone, or steal something from a rival, or start a morally questionable smear campaign which could get you in deep, deep doodoo if anyone ever found out. It's up to your ST, but again, pounding it into heads here, Hedgespun items come with story attached, no matter how you get them.
If you do purchase an item in this way, the creation rules below won't apply to you. Instead, you will want to:
      1. +req/fae and get staff approval on your idea.
      2. Find a ST to run your scenes for you.
      3. Add a note to your +job when the scenes are complete, with logs of each scene.
      Add a +note to yourself with the name, stats, mien and mask of your hedgespun.

At that point, staff will add the item to your +sheet and approve the +note. Voila! All done.

Creating a Masterpiece

Once your idea is approved and you have your ST all lined up, it's time to get to work. The actual rolling won't be done until A) after the scenes are done or B) at the very end of the last scene.

You may or may not choose to include Step 3 below as part of your first scene.

Before you can start spinning that Direwolf-fur cloak or gremlin-leather armor, you have to have a plan. Which part goes where? Will the acid from Hedgebadger bile dissolve the giant spiderwebs before you can spin them together?

This step is not mandatory, but including it will give you a +2 bonus when it comes time to roll for your fancy new item.

This is where research comes in, or deep pockets. There are two ways to go about getting a pattern.
      1. Make it yourself
      2. Use one somebody else premade

Building From Scratch
So you want to work out a new design. If you have any specialties in Design, Hedgespinning or Hedge Lore, or even Hedgebeasts/Hedge flora, they could all apply here, depending on the materials you have in mind to use for your design.
Creating a pattern is one roll, and must be done to your hedgespinning +job.
Acceptable Rolls:
      Intelligence + Crafts      You're more familiar with mechanical design.
      Intelligence + Occult      You're more familiar with myths or the Hedge.

Using a Pre-Existing Pattern
Creating things from scratch is all well and good, but there's always the risk that something will go weird. You want something tried and true! Maybe you're recreating a legendary sword, or maybe a friend wants a copy of that ring you made yourself, or, hey, maybe you're cribbing notes off of the Queen of Summer for a copy of that super hot armor.
You have a few options here.
• If you ARE reusing an old pattern (i.e. you're making another of an item you've already made before) just let staff know the name of the previous item so they can verify you have it.
• If a friend is being kind and giving you a pattern, CC them and have them add a note to your +job with permission and the name of the item THEY own, again so staff can verify that it exists.
• If you are going to steal a pattern you know about from a hob or, you know, True Fae you've lured out into the Hedge, make sure that escapade is part of your first story scene.
• If you plan to use a Library and research that baby up the hard way, any relevant Library merit bonuses and specialties in Hedgespinning or Research apply.

Research Roll:
Research is a single roll. You must have A) an Occult specialty in Hedgespinning or Research or B) access to a Library with an Occult specialty.
      Intelligence + Occult (including any misc. specialties or bonuses/penalties)

• (-1) Distractions while researching.
• (-1) Inadequate research material.
• (+*) The rating of your Library (Occult) merit.
• (+2) You have Encyclopedic Knowledge.
• (+2) The item is from or similar to an item featured in a well-known story.
• (+3) The item has been previously made from a similar recipe, and you are following most of the same steps.

This assumes that you are going through the entire library. If you are successful, you found what you were looking for. If not, that particular recipe either wasn't there or you just couldn't find it.
You do not need to research your recipe yourself. If your character is a research dunce, but knows a librarian friend and bribes her into doing the work for him, you can still claim the +2 bonus on the crafting roll. Just have your friend do the research roll to your +job instead.

Should you choose to forgo the research (maybe you only have a day and a night to get this done before an enemy arrives), there are no penalties for improvising your creation on the fly; you just don't get the bonus.

The following is a direct quote from the 'Rites of Spring' sourcebook, page 140:

Creating Hedgespun
      The act and art of Hedgespinning is an intuitive thing for many, the pushing and pulling of elements together, weaving and warping items so that they come together in a new and unusual way.

Note that a character must be in the Hedge while creating a Hedgespun item. The items will stubbornly refuse to yield if manipulated outside the Thorns. However, once crafted successfully, the Hedgespun token can be taken and used outside the Hedge (though just as all tokens, Hedgespun’s genuine mien is concealed beneath the Mask).

Intangible reagents are made a part of a Hedgespun item by existing in the proximity to the crafting process. If the recipe demands a cry of pain, then that anguished cry must be within earshot of the changeling Hedgespinning the item while she crafts it. If she herself must give something to the item, such as a whispered promise or a lusty gust of breath, she can do so while her hands work to ease the materials together.

...Which brings us to our third (or fourth) step!

Creating your Hedgespun Item.
All rolls must be done to your +job.

Cost: See below, under Action.
Dice Pool: Wits (or Strength) + Crafts [+ Equipment modifiers][+ Additional modifiers]
Action: Extended: You need to roll 3x the number of dots to successfully create the item. (A 2-dot Hedgespun item requires 2x3=6 successes.) Each roll takes 1 hour of work and requires 1 Glamour. Spend your Glamour to your +job.
Roll Results:
Dramatic Failure: Your attempts to work with your ingredients are unsuccessful: one of them is destroyed in the process.
Failure: The items just don’t come together. They refuse to yield to your ministrations.
Success: You make progress at your work. Once you reach the required number of successes, hurra! You have a hedgespun item. Cosmetic tweaks are just as possible as they would be on any other object. You can paint it, scuff it up a bit, and its magical abilities will be unchanged.
Exceptional Success: For a sliver of an instant, you touch the magic of hedgespinning more deeply than before, and it briefly leaves its mark. Other fae/ensorcelled can see this as a faint dusting of glittering rust or a golden, almost liquid sheen upon your hands. Your next Crafts roll is made at a +2 bonus, after which this clinging magic effect disappears.

Applicable Modifiers
(-3) The recipe demands an intricate design.
(-2) There are distractions around you (you are not in a Hollow, people are talking loudly, there is combat nearby).
(-1) Your clarity is 8-10
(-1) Cumulative: each ephemeral/intangible ingredient in the recipe gives another penalty.
(+2) You have Clarity 5 or lower.
(+2) You have a researched/elsewise-acquired pattern/design for the project.
(+1) You have Contracts of Artifice/Forge at any dot-level.
(+1) You have any kind of appropriate tool (hammer, awl, sewing needles, etc.) in your +inv.
(+1) Your Wyrd is 6+.

Types of Hedgespun

There are a variety of different options to choose from when selecting the kind of hedgespun item which best suits your character and situation. See below.

Hedgespun Automatons

Examples: A spider with a human face capable of frightening away unwanted visitors. A hand mirror that walks on jointed pewter legs and is happy to tell its owner just how beautiful she really is. A fat-bellied red-clay golem useful for bringing drinks, cleaning up, and other menial tasks.

Creating automatons is a little different from creating other Hedgespun items. Mechanically, the process is still the same, though often some particularly unique ingredients go into the crafting of such a "creature." In many cases, parts of dead (or still-living) hobgoblins are necessary. Generally, some kind of "breath of life" is necessary, and this functions as the creature's heart: an everlasting flame, a powerful storm wind trapped in a teacup, a Hedge mouse forever locked in a bottle (and stung constantly by a pair of wasps).

Also, dots spent for such a token needn't be limited at five. Because dots spent contribute to the automaton's overall Attributes and Skills (at a rate of two dots per one Attribute point and one dot per one Skill point), a character could conceivably keep adding dots until the automaton has a wide variety of abilities. Every automaton begins its mockery of life with the following Attributes already in place: Intelligence 1, Wits 1, Dexterity 1, Stamina 1 and Strength 1. The automaton's creator builds upon these base stats.


Derived Stat Calculations
Defense Dexterity + Athletics
Health Stamina + Size
Initiative Dexterity + Composure
Speed Strength + Dexterity + Species Factor (5 for humans)
Willpower Resolve + Composure
  • Base Size: 1-3. The creation can only be larger by spending dots. 1 dot = +1 Size.
  • Attributes: 2 dots = +1 Attribute point
  • Skills: 1 dot = +1 Skill point
  • Health, Initiative, Speed etc. are determined by the same addition PC traits are.
  • Creation has no Willpower unless dots are purchased in Resolve or Composure.
  • If a creation has Willpower, it spends it at the behest of its creator.
  • Automatons DO NOT possess Wyrd, Glamour or Clarity.
  • Automatons CANNOT use Contracts or Goblin Contracts.
  • Automatons CAN use Tokens, if the automaton is, itself, capable of fulfilling the Token's catch.
Trifles have no catch, so no Automaton can use a trifle.
Gewgaws can be used by anyone.


  • Every automaton must be fed 1 Glamour every week to keep it animate. It becomes inert and nonresponsive if a week is missed, but will revive if fed more Glamour by its creator.
  • No Mental/Social dice pool can ever exceed 4 dice. They are not great thinkers or socialites.

Creators & Loyalty

Similar to a Hollow, multiple changelings can contribute dots to an Automaton. If a conflict of interest ever occurs, its loyalty is to the changeling who contributed the most to its creation. If there is a tie, the changeling with the higher Wyrd wins. If there is still a tie, roll Wyrd to see who manages to wrest control away this time. If there is STILL a tie, roll Wyrd until there isn't!

Example Automaton

A vicious little beetle-shaped defender made of sharpened bark with claws cut from briar thorns.

Name: Beetlezebub the Great
Attributes Intelligence 1, Wits 2, Strength 2, Dexterity 2, Stamina 1
Skills: Brawl 2
Size: 2
Health: 3
Defense: 2
Initiative: 2
Speed: 9

The total merit dots necessary to create it would be eight (+6 total for the 3 extra Attribute dots in Wits/Strength/Dexterity, +2 for the 2 Skill dots in Brawl 2).

Hedgespun Art

A portrait capable of speaking to those who gaze upon it. A sculpture that shifts and changes given the mood in the room. A burbling fountain whose mustytasting waters are capable of sharpening the mind. Art spun from the dreams and nightmares of the Thorns is often quite strange. Even when inactive, such art carries a veneer of the bizarre such as how the eyes in a painting seem to follow you across the room or how the shape of a sculpture is impossible in the same manner of an Escher design. Such art rarely affects a single witness, instead spreading its effect to all who gaze upon it, or even everyone within a certain radius (base radius is 50 yards).

For the most part, Hedgespun art is much like clothing; it's a way to drop a Merit dot on something memorable and cosmetic for the simple purpose of showing off.

In terms of mechanics, if the art does NOT have any of the effects below, you may mechanically purchase it with a dot of Amenities in your Hollow. You don't have to. If you are using it in your city apartment, that doesn't qualify for Hollow Amenities! In that case, you would need to spend 2xp to buy the Hedgespun merit.

Additionally, you may spend dots to:

  • Increase the radius of the effect (+1 dot = +50 yards of effect).
  • Add to/subtract from the skill dice pools of all nearby (Mental/Social/Physical).
    • Effects may be mixed. If you want people slow of mind but quick of tongue, use Mental penalties and Social bonuses.
  • Leeching Willpower from those who look upon it.
    • 1 dot leeches 1 Willpower from anyone who looks at the art.
    • 2 dots allow the above, plus the art stores the Willpower so the art's owner can draw upon the reserve at a later date.
  • Leeching Glamour from those who look upon it.
    • 2 dots leeches 1 Glamour from anyone who looks at the art.
    • 4 dots allows the above, plus storage/retrieval by the art's owner, as above.

Hedgespun Machines

A clock whose ticks and tocks are whispers pulled from the unconscious minds of those around it, speaking them aloud for all to hear. A toy monkey whose clapping cymbals release thunderclaps. Spinning machines from within the Hedge is no easy task. For the most part, simple machines are generally doable. A doorknob is just a wheel and axle, and maybe when such a knob is placed on a hard surface, the doorknob opens a door into a character's Hollow. A handheld trebuchet is just a lever, and maybe that token flings Hedge pebbles that never miss.

The creation of complex machines is far more difficult.

A vehicle is not just one complex machine, but several, and would require the creation of multiple Hedgespun items and the integration/combination thereof.

Creating a complex machine incurs an automatic -3 on the rolls to build it. Creating a complex machine with electronics incurs -5, and the machine will not always work as planned, regardless.

A 1-dot machine is essentially the same as an ordinary machine, but with a distinctly fae appearance or quirk.

Additional dot bonuses:

  • The item provides an equipment bonus to ONE SKILL at a rate of +1 dice per dot spent on acquiring this bonus.
  • Durability rating may be increased one for one.
  • Durability-piercing may be increased one for one. For each dot spent, it can ignore 1 point of an item's Durability.

Hedgespun Raiment/Armor

Pauldrons hammered from broken dreams and the fingernails of giants. A delicate and diaphanous mask sculpted from the steam that rises from hailstones. Thigh-high boots of stitched together red ivy, the catgut laces dyed with the blood of a Keeper.

Hedgespun raiment — any kind of clothing or armor spun from elements found amongst the Thorns — can be found on p. 203 of Changeling: The Lost. SOME of the specifics are duplicated below.

Please see the book for full details, and the full list of armor. This segment is for convenience's sake.

Armor Chart Details (Hurt Locker p.156)
Item Rating Str. Req. Def. Pen. Speed Pen. Coverage
Reinforced Clothing 1/0 1 0 0 Torso, arms, legs
Sports Gear 2/0 2 -1 -1 Torso, arms, legs
Kevlar Vest (thin)* 1/3 1 0 0 Torso
Flak Jacket* 2/4 1 -1 0 Torso, arms
Full Riot Gear* 3/5 2 -2 -1 Torso, arms, legs
Chainmail 3/1 3 -2 -3 Torso, arms
Plate 4/2 3 -2 -3 Torso, arms, legs
* This type of armor is bulletproof. L dmg is downgraded to B dmg.

Hedgespun armor provides no protection against cold iron.

Repair House Rule:
If damaged by cold iron, while in the Hedge, roll a simple Wits + Crafts plus any relevant specialties to repair the damaged raiment/armor. The repair takes 15 minutes per roll for raiment, and 30 minutes for armor.

Raiment/Armor Dot Values:

1-dot: An entire outfit of Hedgespun clothing or a single article of Reinforced Clothing (1/0 armor, 0 penalties)/Sports Gear (2/0 armor, see table for penalties). (At CG, you may have a single article of clothing for no extra cost. e.g. a blood-wet cap, a flaming scarf, a glimmering pendant made of starlight)
2-dot: The armor equivalent of a Kevlar vest (HR: or chainmail).
3-dot: The armor equivalent of a flak jacket (HR: or plate).
4-dot: The armor equivalent of full riot gear. (HR)

REMEMBER: in GMC, you no longer add your armor rating to your Defense. Defense is how well you AVOID being hit. Armor reduces damage WHEN you are hit.

All types of armor are written as general/ballistic, e.g. 1/3. Kevlar vests have 1 point of general armor, 3 points of ballistic armor.

  • General armor applies to ALL ATTACKS.
Each point in general armor reduces the total damage taken by 1 point, starting with the most severe type of damage.
  • Ballistic armor only applies to incoming FIREARMS attacks.
Each point of ballistic armor downgrades attack damage from Lethal to Bashing per dot.

When attacked, apply the ballistic rating first, then the general.

Regardless of whether your armor blocks the attack or not, if someone lands a successful hit on you, you take 1B from the impact.

Dot value of a single item may not exceed 5 dots.

Additional dots may be spent to gain additional benefits. Per dot spent on each effect below, the raiment/armor can give:

  • +2 bonus to Initiative
  • +2 bonus to Speed
  • +1 bonus to general armor
  • +1 bonus to ballistic armor
  • +1 to Subterfuge-based Disguise attempts (see WoD p.87)
  • +1 to a particular type of Social roll (blood-spattered robe may add to Intimidation, a musky animal pelt girdle may add to Animal Ken, a flower skirt may give off a heady fragrance which adds to Persuasion, etc.)

NOTE: For every 2 dots of armor you add, take a -1 penalty to either Defense or Speed, your choice, to reflect the heaviness/stiffness of the gear.

Example: Malmo the Darkling wants a snazzy three-piece suit made of moonlit spiderwebs and moth wings. He spends 1 dot on the base raiment cost, and still has 4 dots left. He decides he wants it to make him faster, so he spends 2 dots to get a +4 Speed bonus. Now he has 2 dots left. Thinking about the situations he tends to get into, he decides to drop the other two dots into getting +2 to Subterfuge rolls, because the glimmering of the moonlight on his suit could distract from observing subtle tells when he is lying. He ends up with a 5-dot Hedgespun Raiment item, which costs him 30xp.

Example: Lythia the Ogre knows she's going to be heading into a tournament where Speed will be important, but so is heavy hitting, and for that, she needs good armor. She waffles for a while, but eventually decides to stick with a 3-dot Hedgespun Armor item, using the base flak jacket stats to start off with. Tempted by better stats, she checks her xp. Should have enough! Since she still has two dots to go before she hits 5, she adds one dot to get herself a +2 to Initiative, and her last dot to get +2 to Speed. She's more the agile type than the intimidating sort, so Social bonuses wouldn't help much. She ends up with a 5-dot Hedgespun Armor item, which also costs her 30xp.

Hedgespun Weapons/Shields

NOTE: Damage is based on GMC values. This means we are using the Hurt Locker weapons and armor stats.

A garrote made from creeper vine and goblin-gut. A knife that steals its victim's will every time it draws blood. A clockwork revolver whose bullets turn to biting grubs inside the target's body. Our rulings are a revised copy of what is in the books, redesigned to reflect the reality of operating under GMC combat.

A 0-dot Hedgespun weapon starts off with mundane damage appropriate for its weapon type. See the charts on GMC pp.201-202 for archetype stats. If you can't find something there, some items have been custom-created and added to the +equip system IG.

Since we are using GMC, all hedgespun weapons do Lethal damage.

NOTE: You are creating the weapon from scratch. You are not fancying up another existing weapon. Your base stats should be derived from Hurt Locker p.154.

Dot value of a single item may not exceed 5 dots.

Dots purchased in a Hedgespun token weapon could go toward the following:

  • Adding to the damage bonus at 2 dots = +1L. For example, a dagger (small knife) is a 0L weapon. A 0-dot/1-dot dagger would have the base weapon stats. A 2-dot/3-dot dagger would be 1L. A 4-dot/5-dot dagger would be 2L. If the weapon's only benefit is this damage bonus, the weapon likely doesn't require activation.
  • A dot can be spent to increase the weapon user's Defense by +1 (can be purchased more than once). Defense cannot be more than doubled with a Hedgespun weapon's dots.
  • Dots can reduce a weapon's Initiative penalty by 1 each.
  • Dots can reduce a weapon's Strength requirement by 1 each, making it unnaturally lighter than its mundane equivalent.
  • Dots can add +1 each to the weapon's Durability.
  • Dots can be used to reduce, by -1 each, the Durability of objects that end up the target of the weapon.
  • The weapon delivers poison or another toxin. Each dot spent toward this adds to the Toxicity of the weapon by +3 (three dots therefore means that poison delivered has a Toxicity rating of 9).
    • Rather than doing damage, you can also have a tranquilizer/sleep poison. The rolls are the same as doing damage via Toxicity, but the 'damage' goes into phantom health boxes. When these boxes are filled, the target is rendered unconscious.

Shields are not specifically written into the book descriptions for Hedgespun items. We are treating them as Hedgespun Weapons. Please see GMC p.202 for basic mundane shield stats and limitations. These are smart to know, since they will tell you how to use your shield, too.

By default, when attacking with a shield, you suffer a -1 penalty on your attack roll.

If you are attacking with a weapon while HOLDING your shield, your weapon attack is at -2 (or -1 with Ambidextrous merit).

A basic small Hedgespun shield has the following stats:

Defense: +2
Damage: 0L
Initiative: -2
Strength: 2
Size: 2

A basic large Hedgespun shield has the following stats:

Defense: +3
Damage: 2L
Initiative: -4
Strength: 3
Size: 3

In addition to the dot purchases above, shields may have the following bonuses per dot:

  • Dots may be added to increase a shield's Size, 1 for 1, at the expense of Weight. Each dot added consequently adds +1 to the Strength requirement of the item. The Size of a shield = its Defense bonus.
    • Size 4 shields cover about 3/4 of your body on one side.
    • If a shield meets or exceeds Size 5 (human size), Speed is reduced by 1.
  • Dots may be added to lessen Weight (Strength requirement). Each dot reduces Strength requirement by 1.
  • Dots may be added to lessen Speed penalties from Size. Each dot reduces the penalty by 1.

As for the more esoteric abilities, pitch them to staff. They will require an activation cost, and may be better off qualified as official Tokens rather than Hedgespun tokens, depending. Staff will not approve truly twinktacular weapons, so please don't ask. If you can potentially kill someone by scratching them once, that weapon is not going to happen.

Format for +Request Submission

Please use the following format for all Hedgespun submissions.

  1. Item's Name
  2. Intended Materials
  3. Mundane Equivalent Item's Stats (if any)
  4. Stats after Hedgespun modification (specify what dots were spent on)
  5. Hedgespun mien vs. mundane mask

Example Ring Submission

+req/fae Hedgespun Ring=

Hey, I'd like to make a 0-dot Hedgespun ring for my IC girlfriend.
Name: Summer Love (gack, cough, cough, so sappy, but she'll totally go for it)
Mien: A ring woven of sunbeams and strands of my hair that feels warm when it's worn.
Mask: A ring of woven gold wires.

Example Automaton Submission

+req/fae Hedgespun Automaton=

My motleymate and I want to make an automaton to guard our Hollow. It'll have 8 dots total. We're each spending 4. We want to make him out of some vines and shells around our home so he blends in IC, and some rocks and laughter.
Name: Henry the Ape
Attributes: Int 1, Wits 2, Str 2, Dex 2, Stam 1 (my 4 dots are for Wits and Strength, and she's spending 2 dots to get Dex up by one)
Skills: Weaponry 2 (her other 2 dots)
Size: 2
Health: 3
Defense: 2
Init: 2
Speed: 9
Mien: You see a knee high monkey made of vines and shells with river pebbles for eyes. It bangs rocks together and makes high, cackling laughter any time it sees a stranger.
Mask: It looks like a mechanical monkey with cymbals in its paws.

+myjob/cc <job #>=<Friend's Name>

Example Art Submission

+req/fae Hedgespun Art=

My character's kind of a snobbish jerk, and I want to get a statue made of him. Jack Black has volunteered to do the Hedgespinning for me. We're just gonna use rocks and wood and stuff, and name it after me: 'The Dude'
I want to spend 2 dots on making it give everybody -2 to Social stuff, and another dot so they'll get -1 to Mental stuff. My character wants them to be bad liars and kind of dumb. You know, dumbstruck by his gorgeosity any time they look at his sculpted bod.
Mien: This statue's like, totally rad. The guy's tall and ripped, and the artist captured a sly hint of a charming grin at one corner of his lips. The satyr guy in the statue winks at any ladies and tries to give bros fistbumps, and it'll drink anything alcoholic you give it, spitting it out like a freaking fountain. Supah-class.
Mask: The statue's still rad, and still looks like a tall ripped guy. It still has a grin, but it's sort of half winking all the time now with an eyebrow up, like, flirting with everybody.

+myjob/cc <job #>=Jack

Example Machine Submission

+req/fae Hedgespun Machine=

I want to make a 2-dot hedgespun stool that automatically adjusts its height and seat to whatever I need when crafting, so I'm perfectly balanced and can lean any way I need to. It can be named George.
It'll use vines and sculpted wood and some metal.
The extra dot's so I get +1 Crafts when I use it.
Mien: This stool is an intricate masterpiece of functional art, featuring simple mechanical designs of strong, flexible vines and Hedgewood that senses its user's needs. The hinged and springy seat adjusts to counterbalance weight and leaning. The back of its seat is painted with a purple cow.
Mask: The swivel stool is made of wicker and metal, with a purple cow painted on the back of the seat.

Example Raiment Submission

+req/fae Hedgespun Raiment=

Hey staff,
I'd like to get my lady a good old set of Hedgespun dancing shoes so I can qualify for that darned catch AND look cool doing it.
They'll be made of brisk Spring breezes and the sundazzle on springwater, and I'll just call the object Sundazzle.
I want to spend extra dots on it so I can get +4 to Speed, so it'll be 3 dots total.
Mien: The nearly-invisible shoes glint and glitter with the bright dazzle of sunlight on moving water, ever-shifting lights occasionally outlining a shape with a slight heel and a ring of motes like tiny stars around the ankle. Each step is cushioned by a brisk and springy breeze, making the wearer _feel_ lighter, even if she really isn't.
Mask: Made of flexible clear vinyl impregnated with pale gold glittery flecks, the dancing shoes have a slight heel and comfortable fit, held to the foot by a strap around the ankle.

Example Armor Submission

+req/fae Hedgespun Armor=

I want to make a set of 5-dot Hedgespun plate armor out of the scales of this hedgebeast I killed in a PRP last week (wiki link to log of PRP). The ST I've got lined up has some ideas for the story, but he said one was a little risky. If you're okay with my idea here, he says he's ready to send up a plot idea for your approval.
Name: Turtle Power
Mundane Stats: Plate, 3/2, Str. 4, Def. -2, Speed -3
Hedgespun Stats: Plate, 3/2, Str. 4, Def. -2, Speed +1 (2 dots spent to improve Speed)
Mien: Plates of overlapping hedgetortoise scales provide a handsome yet sort of smelly protection, shaped and molded to fit a broad-shouldered frame and curl up at the corners in impressive pointy shapes.
Mask: The set of plate armor has been lacquered to look like tortoise shells, and the person who usually wears it must not bathe very often. Dayum, but it reeks.

Example Weapon Submission

+req/fae Hedgespun Weapon=

Heya. What do you think about a pair of daggers made from giant snake teeth? I'd call them Fang and Thorn. I saw a bunch of beast stuff listed on that Goblin Market post, and I wanna see if I can get the teeth from there.
Mundane Stats: Dagger, 1L, Size 1, Durability 3
Hedgespun Stats: Dagger, 1L, Size 1, Durability 3, delivers Toxicity +6 poison on hits (2 dots)
Mien: Dripping with greenish fluids, the dagger looks like it was made from a single enormous snake tooth. There's some leather around the grip, with a staring snake's eyeball as a pommel nut.
Mask: The curved dagger is made from pale metal with a leather-wrapped hilt and a slit-pupiled eye engraved in its pommel-nut.

Example Shield Submission

+req/fae Hedgespun Shield=

Hey, I just want a 1-dot shield made of tree bark. Nothing special. My guy's gotta disguise himself as a rangery Woodblood for this plot we're doing. Can I just call it Shield? I can't think of anything that doesn't sound stupid.
Hedgespun Stats: Def +2, Str 2, Size 3
Mien: This shield looks like it was literally torn off of a tree as a thick slab of bark.
Mask: The shield has been covered in bark-textured brown leather.


Every Hedgespun item requires a +note. Every +note must have the following information:

  • Dot level of item
  • Name of item (Sword of Tears, or, if absent any fancy name, just 'Sword')
  • Mundane stats of item
  • Modified stats of item (what do the stats look like after you add your hedgespinny wonderfulness to it?)
  • Mask of item (what do ordinary mortals see it as?)
  • Mien of item (what does it really look like?

Example +note

+note me/Hedgespun Armor=

Name: Turtle Power

Dots: 5

Mundane Stats: Plate, 3/2, Str. 4, Def. -2, Speed -3
Hedgespun Stats: Plate, 3/2, Str. 4, Def. -2, Speed +1 (2 dots spent to improve Speed)

Mien: Plates of overlapping hedgetortoise scales provide a handsome yet sort of smelly protection, shaped and molded to fit a broad-shouldered frame and curl up at the corners in impressive pointy shapes.

Mask: The set of plate armor has been lacquered to look like tortoise shells, and the person who usually wears it must not bathe very often. Dayum, but it reeks.