The Nunnehi

What if this storm ends?
And leaves us nothing
Except a memory
A distant echo
I want pinned down
I want unsettled
Rattle cage after cage
Until my blood boils
I want to see you
As you are now
Every single day
That I am living
Painted in flames
All peeling thunder
Be the lightning in me
That strikes relentless

– Snow Patrol, “The Lightning Strike”

The Nunnehi of Caer Angeles in the Kingdom of Pacifica have a achieved an autonomy unmatched anywhere outside of the Kingdom of the Burning Sun. The combination of their still-potent powers, their effective alliance with the Garou, and Queen Aeron’s laissez-faire attitude have created a climate that allows native changelings more power and freedom than they might have achieved otherwise. Indeed, Aeron often receives speakers from the Nunnehi tribes as representatives of foreign powers, and has declared that the rulers of the Nunnehi nations in Pacifica are to be treated with respect equivalent to that commanded by any Duke or Duchess. This caused no small scandal, but the point was made and stuck. Aeron (and by extension all of the Pacificans) gained some respect in the eyes of the Nunnehi for this gesture, even though it still holds the seeds of condescension. Still, in accordance with royal command, the Nunnehi are treated with respect in the courts of Caer Angeles in the occasions when they choose to visit.

Of course, most of their real business is conducted far from the silly, busy Kithain of the cities. There are Nunnehi freeholds that no other changeling knows of, and places of power that they share with Garou. They are also quite aware of the machinations within the city courts, and are watching with growing unease the encroachment of the Shadow Court in Caer Angeles and its environs. As yet, the Nunnehi have reached no consensus as to what action to take on the matter, but this is because they are cautious, not ignorant.

The dominant/most common  Nunnehi tribes (though others are present) of Caer Angeles and the surrounding environs are:

  • Kachinas
  • Nümüzo’ho
  • Surems
  • Water Babies
  • Skinwalkers (Thallain)