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The clurichaun is a solitary faery who resembles his cousin, the leprechaun. Some claim they are the same thing with two different names.  Another name for clurichaun is "His Nibs". No known sightings of female clurichauns has ever occurred!

Clurichauns are said to be always drunk, however, unlike their cousins, who are often known as solitary and surly, they are known to have a cheerful disposition and quite friendly. Sometimes when overly drunk they are known to be very aloof.  Some descriptions paint a contradictory view of the clurichaun however, and describe him as being a surlier version of the leprechaun. Looks like we will have to refrain from making a judgment until we meet one! 

Clurichauns enjoy riding sheep and dogs like horses at night and they are usually found panting and covered with mud in the morning. Leprechauns sternly declare that cluricauns are none of their own, but some suspect they are really leprechauns on a spree, who, in the sobering morning, deny this double nature.

If you treat them well they will protect your wine cellar, however, if mistreated, they will wreak havoc on a home and spoil the wine stock. Occasionally he can be heard singing Irish folk songs in the wine cellars.  The clurichaun is great to have around the house because he also protects your home from vandals and thieves. 

Like many faeries, the cluichaun wears a red hat which may be made of plant leaves. They are impeccably dressed and well-groomed. They are known to wear red and white in order to distinguish themselves from leprechauns. Except for a pink tinge about the nose, they perfectly resemble leprechauns in all their physical characteristics, but they never wear an apron or carry a hammer, nor do they have any desire to work. They have silver buckles on their shoes, gold laces in their caps and pale blue stockings up to the calves.

If you wish to attract a clurichaun to your cellars, leave a bit of wine out for him or design a ritual to invite him in. You don't have to have an elaborate wine stock, but you must have a collection in your basement in order for him to be interested in staying and "adopting" your home as his. If you already have a clurichaun, know that he is there to stay.

Be careful, once a clurichaun is chased away by insensitivity or lack of hospitality, no more will ever come to take his place! 

The happiness you give is like the gold of the Clurichaun.

Brian Dhu O'Reilly, Son of Bad Counsel 1725


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