Tikbalang (310)


Tikbalang is a Shapeshifter Fae forest creature that attaches itself within the boundaries of the ground it claims as territory.

Character arc

Tikbalangs disorient travelers to lead them away. They are as strong as a horse. A Tikbalang can resemble a human. Their willpower and fight lies in its mane, and the only way to overpower it is to smoke it out and when caught cut off its hair from its humanoid head.

Caltrop (310)


The tikbalang hunts in pairs. It can have a close and intimate relationship with a human and have one as a hunting partner. Tikbalangs mark their prey with caltrops: markers used by an obscure Fae sect as part of an old hunting game. While hunting, the tikbalang gives off the distinct smell of burning hair.

Jolene was both a Tikbalang and a Lares Fae.


The Tikbalang is a creature of Philippine folklore said to lurk in the mountains and forests of the Philippines. It is generally described as a tall, bony humanoid creature with disproportionately long limbs, to the point that its knees reach above its head when it squats down. It has the head and feet of an animal, most commonly a horse.[1]