In January 2022, subscribers met the Strange Child.
As you continue to explore the Castle, doors swing open to admit you into a large drawing room. It is furnished with embroidered settees and marble-topped tables, but they are overrun with foliage. Flowering bushes have run rampant, climbing up the walls and stretching across the ceiling. Some – long unpruned – resemble trees: their limbs spread wide and catch at your clothes. You begin to wonder if you have stumbled outdoors into some abandoned walled garden.
The Strange Child Box includes an abundance of beautiful objects; a note from the Foxes; a reusable fabric wrap; plus a mysterious document and a lore card.
- Mysterious Document
- An instructional document is augmented with marginalia which will help you interpret clues. It is available only in the Strange Child Box.
- Lore Card
- The Strange Child is introduced in a full-color collectible 4x6 inch lore card.
- Revealing Ring
- You investigate the tables and sideboards, opening drawers in hopes of finding some food or drink for the Strange Child. You hear a rattle and a ring rolls towards you. Made of steel and copper, it offers protection; enhances your abilities; and allows you to stay calm in chaotic times. You adjust it to fit your finger, and everything appears clearer. Time slows, just a little. You look around and realize that when you close your left eye, the Castle is whole and pristine. When you close your right eye, you are in a tumultuous green glade.
- Language of Flowers
- Using your right eye, you shuffle through a side table. It's filled with all kinds of mundane items: throat lozenges, reading glasses, scraps of paper, pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. You find a book which may help you untangle the mystery which is playing out around you: The Language and Sentiment of Flowers. You can use its code to communicate in your world, as well.
- Pattern from a Tree
- You shift over to the wild glade, and the furniture recedes into tree stumps and boughs. Squinting, you gesture and pull forth one clean slice of pine. Its whorled pattern tells a tree's story and, you suspect the tree can tell the story of this place. Use it as a crystal grid or as an element in your practice.
- Warbling Bird
- You seek a distraction for the Strange Child and find a porcelain pipe in the shape of a bird. Fill it with water to hear its warbling whistle. You hand it to the child and she is quickly absorbed. She cups a flower in her hand. It grows large, blooms, and loosens. She folds the bird inside its petals.
- A Kit of Tiny Vials
- While she plays, you find a kit the size of a matchbox. It's small enough to hide in the palm of your hand. Inside are two vials.
- One holds green stones: peridot. It can help you open your heart, or perhaps even open a room in this place for the Strange Child.
- The other holds yellow jade. It offers you closure and confidence. You can use it to seal the membrane between the Castle and the mysterious glade. Or lock a door. Or perhaps to interpret and make sense of this Dream.
- Employ your slice of pine to amplify your work, aligning your chosen tools on its rings. It is time to leave the Castle.
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It was like going back in time to my childhood .Filled with trinkets and memories of beautiful dreams of a child.
This box was so much fun! Full of little treasures that felt like a gift just for me! I can't wait for Birdmoss Day every month! BEST subscription box!!!
The idea of a Strange Child is a bit creepy to me. Children such as the ring girl from the classic horror movie have always bothered me and when I hear "The Strange Child" I get similar vibes. The anticipated creepiness I felt about the boxes theme mixed with the whimsical and plant themed items I found inside the box made it an odd yet very magical experience to open. I really enjoyed the contrast of feelings I felt as I opened it. I rated each item that comes in the box individually if anyone wants more input pertaining to each object.