Dan Baines

Fairy Rings and Monstrous Things

The Krampus Returns Part III

The expansion for Krampusnacht is finally complete!

Originally the Krampus face was going to be permanently fixed to the wallet but I had visions of broken horns and damage to the exposed face so I decide to give it some occult functionality as a pendulum. The Krampus fizog comes in two finishes, traditional hand painted or cold cast bronze, mounted on a black snowflake and trimmed with fur. When not divining for naughty children it also makes a devilish decoration for your tree.

I've also included a festive fireside tale that has a truly disturbing climax that will chill even the warmest Yuletide night. The traditional stories of the Krampus are scary for children but not quite enough to get most adults quaking in their boots so I set about crafting one for the 'olds'.

'Windows to the Soul' tells the sad tale of a bullied German boy who freezes to death one snowy Christmas night and how the Krampus hunts down his tormentors. Rather than giving the kids a generous whipping with his bundle of birch twigs the Krampus not only collected the souls of the guilty but also their eyes as punishment.

The full expansion for Krampusnacht is available here and the Christmas tree decoration is available here. The Krampus tree decoration is limited to 100 pieces and each is signed and numbered.