The changelings refers to spellcasters that use changings magic.
Behind the scenesEdit
In some usage seen in fantasy and science fiction, changeling may also refer to a shapeshifter (or doppleganger). Compare to the Changings magic. For example a demonic character in the Elfstones of Shannara is called a changeling for its ability to take on the appearance of any creature or animal.
The term changeling is often found in folk lore and folk tales. It is typically described as being the offspring of a fairy, troll, elf or other legendary creature that has been secretly left in the place of a human child. Sometimes the term is also used to refer to the child who was taken (see Leprechaun).
In material cut form King's Quest Chapter II, there was a book that discussed Changelings, and baby swaps. Individuals who got swapped with another race as a baby. The concept of Baby Swap did make it into the released game, but not references to changeling.