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Cucaña (Cockaigne) (Otherworld)

By Pieter Brueghel the Elder - The Yorck Project (2002) 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei (DVD-ROM), distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH. ISBN: 3936122202., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=148469, Cucaña, Cockaigne
By Pieter Brueghel the Elder – The Yorck Project (2002) 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei (DVD-ROM), distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH. ISBN: 3936122202., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=148469
To Geography

Cucaña is a land of bounty and a place of Seelie power. The weather is always refreshing and mild like early spring. Nearly every part of this kingdom is made of food appealing and filling to most creatures, but especially mortals. Buildings are often made of bread and candy and streets are paved with nuts. There are even rivers of milk and honey. Many mortals are tempted to stay here forever, at least at first.

The atmosphere is always festive in Cucaña, as if every day is a special occasion (which it is for whomever happens to be visiting at the time). Everywhere there are trappings of celebration, especially maypoles used for humorous games. However, this place rarely offers permanent asylum.

At night, the food of Cucaña has a drowsing effect; visitors who fail a Fortitude save (DC 20) fall asleep and are gently transported back to their home worlds. Usually, the result is that mortals who come here rest as they need to and then return to living their lives rejuvenated. However, some unfortunate souls wake to find they are home but in a time far removed from when they left.

Cucaña is the realm of Talitu the Fairy Godmother. She presides over the Seelie House of Celadine as they seek harmonious relations with mortals, and it meets here in her court. Cucaña can sometimes be reached by digging through a haystack on any land blessed by a member of the House (such as Vivienne). On rare occasions, a servant of the House of Celadine may invite mortals here to give them reprieve and strength against particularly harsh conditions in their everyday lives.

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