Boggan Gang Bangers — Card Notes

Boggan Gang Bangers

They’re small, surly, and in rebellion against Boggan tradition. If you’re having a very unlucky day, they might even pose a threat. Discard this Waylay when it’s defeated.

The humour of this Waylay is entirely lost on those who don’t know what a boggan is. Boggans are hard-working, kind, and stocky fae, that are rather unlikely to engage in random violence. This is how they are described in the Introductory Kit (page 12):

Boggans derive their greatest pleasure from work. An honest job, good company and a regular routine are all that most boggans require. They’re known throughout Kithain society for their hard work and integrity. It is said that a boggan is as honest as the dirt on his hands.

This virtue includes a need to help others. Boggan homebodies are known for their hospitality, and few can refuse to help a traveler in need. Young boggans often take to the road to seek out those in need of help, even when this makes them seem like troublesome meddlers. Seelie boggans display altruism out of compassion and the goodness of their hearts. Unseelie boggans are drawn to the needy out of opportunistic desire. Regardless of Court, this kith’s philosophy of noble service glorifies helping others. Status among their kind is measured by the number of people they have “helped.” Beneficiaries who abuse boggan favors are cut off quickly.

There is another reason why boggans interact with others: They are notorious gossips. The secrets they just “happen to overhear” are considered just reward for their hard work. Seelie boggans insist that they gather this information out of simple curiosity. Unseelie tuck their information away to be produced on “special occasions.” Whether motivated by altruism or greed, boggans have managed to turn a vice into an art form.

Despite this weakness, boggans are deservedly proud of their reputation as hard workers. Some have been known to work themselves to death to do a job correctly. Questioning the quality of a boggan’s work is a sure way to send one into a rage. Though no one has actually seen an angry boggan stamp herself to death, some boggans are said to have done it.

It is in a boggan’s blood to do good and be honest, and the idea of a boggan youth becoming a “gang banger” is a bit incongruous, to say the least! (Notice the artwork, though: they wear red bandanas, in an attempt to be mistaken for redcaps, the most reviled and vicious of all fae—more about them in a later post). Hence the text on the card: “They’re small, surly, and in rebellion against Boggan tradition.  If you’re having a very unlucky day, they might even pose a threat.” Still, their Combat score is 3, which is not nothing!

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