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Boli Zouhize Gifts

The Boli Zouhisze are the Chinese members of the Glass Walker Tribe. Over time, they have been everything from craftsmen, warriors and farmers of Pre-Dynastic China to the businessmen, geomancers and thugs and arms dealers of today. Since they are defined by location rather than time period, the following is a set of unique Gifts (and one slightly altered Gift) appropriate to all time periods for the tribe. They should also be allowed to use any appropriate Glass Walker Gifts from the period.

Sheng-Nong’s Eyes

Rank 1 Glass Walker Gift (Boli Zouhisze)

The Boli Zouhisze can see from the perspective of his tools and draw on their concentration for the task at hand, allowing him to perform multiple actions with ease. While this was originally used to wield two swords with equal dexterity, any tools can be used; even the werewolf’s own hands count as a “tool.” Either a monkey-spirit or a spirit of war teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Gnosis point to receive an extra action. For the rest of the scene, the Garou need not be able to see his opponents in order to attack them. No visibility modifiers or off-hand penalties affect his actions while this Gift is in effect.

Source: Glass Walker Tribebook (revised)


Fu Xi’s Honor

Rank 2 Glass Walker Gift (Boli Zouhisze)

When confronted with a threat to a helpless member of the werewolf’s family or pack, the Boli Zouhisze can rise above her normal limits to defend them. The spirit of any animal that mates for life may teach this Gift.

System: The Storyteller must agree that the member of the Garou’s family or pack is indeed helpless and unable to defend himself. (With rare exception, any human facing a werewolf should be considered helpless.) The player may then spend one Rage and add one die to all her character’s Physical Attributes for every point of permanent Honor the character possesses, for the duration of the scene.

Source: Glass Walker Tribebook (revised)


Elemental Favor / Yao’s Commands

Rank 3 Glass Walker Gift / Rank 3 Red Talon Gift / Boli Zouhisze (Glass Walker) Gift

By begging, threatening or cajoling an urban elemental, a Garou can convince the spirit to do her a favor by manipulating or even destroying her earthly shell. Thus, a glass sheet might explode at the Garou’s foes; a door might refuse to open, even if unlocked, or a car’s brakes might fail. An urban elemental teaches this Gift.

Red Talon: this version affects the four classic elements — fire, earth, water and air — and a natural elemental teaches it.

Boli Zouhisze: When this Gift is taken, the Boli Zouhisze must choose to be able to command Eastern elementals (water, wood, fire, earth and metal) or urban elementals). The character may never command elementals of the other group.

System: The player rolls Charisma + Subterfuge (difficulty of the spirit’s Gnosis). The Storyteller determines the precise effects.

Source: Core book revised / Glass Walker Tribebook (revised)


Heart of the Mountain / Yu’s Endurance

Rank 4 Get of Fenris Gift / Rank 4 Glass Walker Gift (Boli Zouhisze)

The werewolf becomes as untiring and eternal as the mountains, and cannot be defeated in a test of endurance. A mountain goat-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Rage point and one Willpower point. For the rest of the scene, the Garou cannot fail any task involving Stamina. Torturers can never break him; though he can’t breathe underwater and his lungs may fill with water, he will not die. The only exception to this is soaking damage. While this Gift is active, the werewolf is guaranteed to always soak at least one level of damage, but otherwise takes damage normally.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition / Glass Walker Tribebook (revised)


Huang Di’s Sacrifice

Rank 5 Glass Walker Gift (Boli Zouhisze)

Whilst Huang Di was known for his inventions, he was also the Yellow Lord and a great leader. Normally used by the pack’s alpha, this Gift allows a leader to revitalize his followers in moments of darkness. This Gift is taught by only one spirit, who lives at the foot of Bull Mountain and cries eternally. The spirit resembles nothing, and only teaches the Gift at sunrise.

System: The Boli Zouhisze spends two points of Gnosis and rolls Stamina + Leadership (difficulty 8). Each success allows one packmate to heal a number of health levels (even aggravated) equal to the number of successes rolled.

Source: Glass Walker Tribebook (revised)


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