The Time Breath is a diwata that can compress or stretch time at the key moment you are trying to communicate urgently with someone. They can stretch out the last moments of phone battery when you have an important call to make, or slow the loading of an email attachment for a looming deadline to punish insolence. Time Breaths are rarely seen, and work their mischief and magic by singing in high tones audible only to electronic circuits and dogs. If you ever meet one, you will know because they appear to be made entirely of fingernails.
These front-garden dwellers appear at first to be seductive forest creatures, and can often be glimpsed through gaps in net curtains. They try to tempt the unwary to thoughts of bigotry and mistrust of outsiders. For each unfounded thought a Conifer Huldra can trick from you, another branch of conifer is left dead as a marker. A Conifer Huldra will always face towards you because they have cow’s tails and hollow newspaper-mache backs.
Unlike their larger common cousins, pipe barabashka are small and mostly benevolent. They live in household pipes, swimming from room to room. They get very excited when the temperature changes, and can often be heard knocking out an ancient ritual form of stochastic minimal techno on the pipes in celebration of someone turning the heating on or off again.
It is thought that all household printers (along with many corporate copy machines) contain at least one Vengeful Printer Spirit. These onryō are bent on violence towards all living things and wreaking havoc by causing earthquakes, fires, storms, drought, famine and pestilence. Luckily the Vengeful Printer Spirits are trapped in the two-dimensional world of the surface of printer rollers, and so are destined to spend eternity venting their anger in the form of corrupted print jobs and inaccurate toner level warnings. However, if you look closely on the print-outs of many printers, you can see tiny yellow stab marks from the spirits trying to break through in to our world. It is said that if you ever catch sight of a Vengeful Printer Spirit it will tempt you to place your hair or tie in to the printer rollers, you will be crushed horribly and your spirit will be sucked in to an eternal print roller limbo.
The Cooker Klick is a fire kobold that lives primarily in kitchens and tends to the flames of gas cookers. A Klick will offer the human inhabitants of its home many years of loyal service, but must be fed scraps of pasta sauce and part-fried vegetables left out on the cookertop by way of a tribute to the household sprite. Over- or under-feeding a Klick can cause it to abandon a cooker, leaving the humans to suffer with matches. Like R2D2, a Klick is not readily understood by humans, but can speak easily with flames, kitchen robots and boilers.