Every creature born into a world of magic is profoundly affected by the unseen energies flowing through the very air, water, and earth. But not every creature that is born into one of these worlds is changed for the better. A few rare, unfortunate souls are . . . warped.Sometimes the changes are purely cosmetic. Skin stained or scarred. Fangs or claws. Sometimes there are more serious physical transmutations, like extra eyes or organs. Senses may be weaker, or far stronger than normal. Even whole limbs out of place. Some individuals bear no physical marks of deformity, but it is something inside that has changed. And sometimes, in the rarest of confluences, a child is born who is crippled and changed beyond recognition, within and without. The lives these children lead are often bitter, sometimes sweet, and forever affected by their circumstance.