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Black Furies Gifts

A list of all Black Furies tribe Gifts for Werewolf: the Apocalypse, compiled from all source books, using the revised edition of books when available. For Black Furies Gifts of a specific rank, see the Werewolf Gifts section.

Wyld Resurgence

Rank 1 Black Furies Gift / Rank 1 Croatan Gift

Bent to Gaia’s service, the creative, living essence of the Wyld roars through the Fury’s body, shining beneath her skin as a rippling wave of prismatic energy which focuses on and shines out through her wounds. This surge supercharges the werewolf’s regenerative powers, quickly mending even the most grievous of wounds. A servant of Pegasus teaches this Gift.

System: The Fury spends a turn in concentration and the player spends one Gnosis point. The werewolf immediately heals either three levels of bashing damage or two levels of lethal damage. With the expenditure of a Willpower point in addition to the Gnosis point, one level of aggravated damage may be healed instead. Damage caused by silver weapons cannot be healed with this Gift.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition


True Shot

Rank 1 Black Furies Gift

Camp: Amazons of Diana

The accuracy of Artemis on the hunt could not be equaled by any other; this Gift allows Maidens to replicate their aunt’s spectacular feats of archery on the battlefield or on the hunt. It is less effective for Mothers and Crones than for Maidens, but still gives them some benefit. This Gift is taught by a Lune.

System: Spend one Rage and receive +3 to your dice pool for a single arrow shot. Mothers and Crones receive only a +2 bonus; Luna is said to favor those Garou who replicate her own aspect as Artemis. This Gift can be used in conjunction with Flurry of Arrows, below, but can be used for only one arrow per turn.

Source: Tribebook: Black Furies (revised)


Moonshadow

Rank 1 Black Furies Gift

Camp: Moon-Daughter

With this Gift, a Daughter of the Moon may step sideways using a patch of moonlight. In addition, the difficulty is lowered by one.

Source: Tribebook: Black Furies


Spirit Smuggler

Rank 1 Black Furies Gift

Camp: Sisterhood

Members of the Sisterhood frequently make deliveries through countries with broad laws against contraband; they might also wish to carry a weapon into an area interdicted by metal detectors or the like. Spirit Smuggler makes this much easier for them to do, and it is useful in a wide variety of situations. When the character wishes to hide an item from searches, she can use this Gift to push the item into the Gauntlet for a short time; it will return to the character’s possessions in the physical realm after a few minutes have passed. This Gift is taught by a Raccon-spirit

System: The character rolls Dexterity + Subertfuge and spends a point of Gnosis to push a small item (5 pounds or less, no more than a gallon in volume) through the Gauntlet into the Umbra; the difficulty on this roll is the local Gauntlet rating. If she achieves 2 or more successes, the item now resides in the Gauntlet, and cannot be sensed or manipulated by anyone in the Realm (unless a searcher can see into the Umbra). The item will return to the character’s physical possessions at the end of the scene. Should the character achieve only one success, the item is pushed through into the Gauntlet but will not return of its own accord, and has to be fetched by stepping sideways. A botch on the Dexterity + Subterfuge roll means that the item is lost in the Umbra, or that a spirit pickpocket has made off with it. This Gift does not halt the flow of time for the smuggled object – and explosions in the Gauntlet can have strange effects on both the local spirit world and the physical plane, for those who might consider using this Gift to stow a live bomb.

Source: Tribebook: Black Furies (Revised)


Breath of the Wyld

Rank 1 Black Furies Gift

As the Furies see it, the problem with most humans (and some Garou) is that they have forgotten that the energy of Creation is nourishing, refreshing and ever present. With this Gift, the Black Fury may instill a feeling of vitality and life in a living being. A spirit servant of Pegasus teaches this Gift.

System: The Fury must touch her target’s skin, and this Gift must be used outdoors in a natural setting (a city park is natural enough for the Gift to function). The player rolls Gnosis (difficulty 6 for humans, 5 for Garou). Success grants a rush of energy and clarity of thought. In game terms, this Gift grants one extra die on all Mental rolls for the next scene. It also adds one to the difficulty of any Rage rolls the target makes in that time.

Source: Core book revised.


Owl’s Speech

Rank 1 Black Furies Gift

Black Furies may invoke the kinship between their tribe and the owls of Athena. This Gift combines the effects of the Galliard Beast Speech Gift and the Philodox King of the Beasts Gift, though it only works on owls. This Gift is common among the Temple-Keepers of Artemis and the Sisterhood. Many of their Kinfolk share this Gift, and new sisters often receive it as an initiation Gift.

Source: Tribebook: Black Furies


Man’s Skin

Rank 1 Black Furies Gift

Distasteful though it may be, the Black Furies sometimes find it necessary to pass unnoticed through the world of men. This Gift allows a Fury to effectively change gender in the eyes of onlookers. Her features and build become decidedly more masculine, and her garb seems of a masculine cut. Her hair, eye and skin color remain the same; the result is a man who shows a slight family resemblance to the Fury. Despite this Gift’s name, it works equally well when male metis Furies employ it to disguise themselves as women. The Gift is taught by an ancestor-spirit or a seahorse-spirit.

System: The player rolls Charisma + Subterfuge (difficulty 7). The illusion lasts for one scene per success, or until the Fury shifts form. The disguise withstands casual tactile contact, although heavy or violent contact will reveal the truth.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition


Watchful Eyes

Rank 1 Black Furies Gift

Since time immemorial, the Black Furies have been able to determine the location of those that break the laws of Gaia. Such beings (human, Garou, or spirit) are not always Wyrm- or Weaver-tainted; as in the classic example, Orestes was not under the influence of any supernatural being when he killed his mother Clytemnestra, but he did break Gaia’s laws by doing so. This gift has been the Furies’ tool for such a hunt; with a few moments’ concentration, the Black Fury who uses Watchful Eyes can roughly determine the distance and direction to the nearest such criminal. This Gift is taught by an Owl-spirit.

System: The player spends 1 Gnosis an rolls Perception + Investigation (difficulty 6). Success indicates the distance and direction to the nearest violator of Gaia’s laws (as interpreted by the Storyteller). Note that this Gift does not identify the lawbreaker, an it is somewhat vague: i has a margin of error of roughly 10% of the distance between the Garou and her quarry (that is, if the nearest violator is ten blocks away, the Gift will point out a one-block area). A botch causes this Gift to wrongly identify a potential target.

Source: Tribebook: Black Furies (revised)


Arion’s Burden

Rank 1 Black Furies Gift

The Black Furies had many tribeswomen among the ancient Scythians, who were renowned for their use of cavalry. During their battles with other Garou tribes, the Furies often surprised their enemies by showing that they too could employ cavalry, thanks to this Gift. Most animals shy away from creatures of high Rage, and even the Glabro form tended to make a werewolf heavier than the horse could handle. But this Gift perfectly calms the mount’s mind and makes the Black Fury as light as a child to it. It is taught by an avatar of Pegasus.

System: The Black Fury rolls Charisma + Athletics (difficulty 6). A simple success is all that is needed to keep this Gift active for the rest of the scene. While this Gift works to calm any animal normally friendly to the Black Fury, it is most commonly employed on horses. Riding in Crinos form, even with this Gift, is a tricky business, requiring a Dexterity + Athletics (difficulty 7) roll.

Source: Players’ Guide to Garou (revised)


Heightened Senses

Rank 1 Lupus Gift / Rank 1 Black Furies Gift / Rank 1 Galliard Gift

The werewolf with this Gift tunes in to the world around him, increasing his senses vastly. When in Homid or Glabro form, her senses become as sharp as those of a wolf, allowing him to hear sounds beyond his normal range, granting him superior night vision and making his sense of smell stronger than that of any dog. In wolf forms, his senses become preternaturally potent, allowing him to perform feats that border on precognition. This Gift has drawbacks as well. If a fire alarm were to go off around a Garou using this Gift, it might render him helpless. Cities can barrage the werewolf with a sensory overload. Wolf-spirits teach this gift.

System: The player spends a Gnosis point. The effects last for one scene. In Homid or Glabro forms, the werewolf’s Perception difficulties decrease by two, and he may roll Perception + Primal-Urge to perform sensory feats impossible for humans (such as tracking by scent). In Crinos, Hispo and Lupus forms, Perception difficulties decrease by three (which is not cumulative with the ordinary Lupus-form Perception bonuses), and the werewolf gains an extra die to Primal-Urge dice pools.

Source: Core book revised; 20th Anniversary Edition

 


Sense Wyld

Rank 1 Lupus Gift / Rank 1 Theurge Gift / Rank 1 Black Furies Gift

The Garou may sense Wyld energies or spirits in the nearby area. Any Gaian spirit can teach this Gift.

System: The Garou rolls Perception + Enigmas against a difficulty determined by the Storyteller, based on the strength of the presence.

Source: Umbra


Sense Wyrm

Rank 1 Metis Gift / Rank 1 Theurge / Rank 1 Black Furies / Rank 1 Silent Strider / Rank 1 Silver Fang / Rank 1 Stargazer / Rank 1 Uktena / Rank 1 White Howler

The werewolf can sense manifestations of the Wyrm in the nearby area. This Gift involves a mystical sense, not a visual or olfactory image, although werewolves using the Gift sometimes say things like, “This place stinks of the Wyrm” (with a few more colorful adjectives). Garou should remember that the Wyrm’s taint can cling to relatively blameless souls. Werewolves may sense an innocent person who happens to work in a Wyrm-controlled factory or who has eated tainted food. This power requires active concentration. Any spirit of Gaia may teach this Gift.

System: The player rolls Perception + Occult. The difficulty depends on the concentration and strength of the Wyrm’s influence. Sensing a single fomor in the next room would be difficulty 6, while detecting the stench of a Bane that was in the room an hour ago would be difficulty 8. Vampires register as Wyrm-tainted, save those with Humanity Traits of 7 or higher.

Source: Core book revised / 20th Anniversary


Flurry of Arrows

Rank 2 Black Furies Gift

Camp: Amazons of Diana

The bow of Artemis slew many monsters of both human and Black Fury myth; the incarnation of Luna as maiden huntress was a swift and accurate shot with the bow. Appropriately, Luna has taught her children how to nock and release arrows more rapidly than a human might hope to follow. This Gift is taught by a Lune.

System: Spend a point of Rage; for the remainder of the scene, the character receives a free shot per turn from a bow (though not a crossbow) at no dice pool penalty. Thus, the character could simply take two bow shots, each at no penalty, or she might take three shots, and suffer a -2 on the first shot, -3 on the second, and no penalty on the shot granted by Flurry of Arrows.

Source: Tribebook: Black Furies (revised)


Rend

Rank 2 Black Furies Gift

Camp: Bacchantes

The Furies of myth did not use swords or axes to destroy enemies of the Gods; the Black Furies of old did not use weapons to slay enemies of Gaia. They used teeth and claws, and sheer animal might. While many Bacchantes certainly do use the tribe’s ritual labrys and bow, and others carry klaives and other fetish weapons, when they frenzy they most often fight with their natural weapons. Even out of frenzy, the Bacchantes recognize the intimidation factor of rending a foe with fang and claw, and many revel in its primal nature. Rend allows the Bacchantes to rip through substances that they could not ordinarily pierce, and do as much damage with their natural weapon as another might with a human’s sword. This Gift is taught – sometimes to great comic effect – by a Wine-spirit.

System: Spend 1 Rage and roll Strength + Primal Urge (difficulty 6).  For each success, the Fury gains the ability to rip through tough substances for one turn. When wearing any of the three “war forms” (Glabros, Crinos, or Hispo) and using hand-to-hand maneuvers, the character ignores the first three dice of the target’s soak pool – the target rolls three fewer dice to soak. This ability to pierce defenses also applies to inanimate objects such as walls and doors, making it considerably harder to hide from Black Furies inside buildings or underground. In case that a given object does not have a soak or armor rating, treat the Fury’s Strength as being three higher for purposes of the Feat of Strength needed to rip through the object.

Successful uses of Rend to destroy a wall, door, or enemy add 3 dice to the Fury’s next Intimidation roll against those who saw her do so.

Source: Tribebook: Black Furies (revised)


Spirit Loan

Rank 2 Black Furies Gift

Camp: Moon-Daughters

In extreme circumstances, a Moon-Daughter may find that another Garou has far more use for one of her Gifts than she does. To this end, Gaian spirits have shown the Daughters how to lend one of thier Gifts to another werewolf for a limited duration. The Black Fury who uses this Gift feels somewhat bereft of Gaia’s love and attention while another Gift has been loaned, but suffers no other ill effects. This Gift is taught by a Hen-spirit.

System: Roll Charisma + Occult (difficulty of the recipient’s Rage). Success allows the Fury to loan a single Rank 1 Gift to another Garou for a set period of time, to a maximum of three days per success. When that time is up (or if either the lender or receiver dies) the Gift returns to the lender. While the Gift has been lent out, the lender has no access to it and for all intents and purposes does not know it. The recipient uses the Gift as though she had learned it herself from the appropriate spirit: she uses her own dice pools for success, and spends her own Gnosis, Rage, or Willpower to activate it. A Black Fury can only lend one Gift out at a time, although there is no limit to the number of “loaned” Gifts a person may receive at any one time. She may loan out Gifts that ordinarily cannot be taught (for instance, she might loan a non-Black Fury the Amazons of Diana’s True Shot Gift, above), though if her tribemates discover her “indiscretion,” the social consequences might be dire. A Fury cannot use Spirit Loan to lend out Spirit Loan.

Source: Tribebook: Black Furies (revised)


Truest Sacrament

Rank 2 Black Furies Gift

Camp: Order of Our Merciful Mother

The Order of Our Merciful Mother frequently leavens Christian ceremony with Gaian supplication, to better aid their flocks. Truest Sacrament enables them to do so without rousing the suspicion of the faithful; humans with faith in Christianity see Gaian ritual as innocuous and even appropriate, after this Gift’s application. In so doing, the Furies are better able to free the most dogmatic and close-minded followers of patriarchal faiths to accept a broader spiritual mindset. This Gift takes advantage of humans’ ability to rewrite their memories of an event to suit their preconceptions in the same way that the Delerium does. This Gift is taught by a Unicorn-spirit.

System:  Truest Sacrament can be used either before or after a Gaian ritual begins. Used before a ritual, the character must make a Charisma + Subterfuge roll, with a target equal to the highest Willpower of the surrounding crowd; she will need to achieve one success for every seven onlookers. Should the Fury succeed, the next Gaian ritual she participates in will seem innocuous and appropriate to the crowd on hand. If Truest Sacrament is used during or after a ritual – if one or more humans happen upon a group of Garou during a rite – the same dice pool as above is used, but the character must also spend one point of Gnosis.

Note that Truest Sacrament will not cover up truley egregious or spectacular violations of the Veil – spattering blood, spirit fireworks, and so on, will be remembered and probably not thought of as harmless or normal. But if the rite is simpler, or the more hallucinatory effects can somehow be concealed from witnesses, the Furies may get away with it.

The salutatory effects of this Gift on the psyches of the most reactionary and closed-minded humans should be roleplayed out over time; there is no explicit game effect.

Source: Tribebook: Black Furies (Revised)


Kneel

Rank 2 Black Furies Gift

By pointing a finger or claw at a target, a Fury can force him to his knees. Only the strongest-willed can do anything but strain and swear in response. This Gift is taught by one of Pegasus’s brood.

System: The Fury rolls Manipulation + Intimidation (difficulty of the subject’s Willpower). Her target falls to his knees unless he spends a Gnosis point to resist the Gift’s effects (other supernatural beings may spend their own form of mystic energy, such as blood or quintessence, but mortals remain helpless). The target kneels for one turn per success.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition


Stoking the Soul’s Fire

Rank 2 Black Furies Gift

Every aspect of a Furies life has different strengths: the Maiden’s fury at Gaia’s pain is unmatchable, the Mother’s will is indomitable, and the Crone’s spirituality is beautiful and terrible.A Maiden Black Fury can use this Gift to replenish her natural strengths by sacrificing her suppressed natures. The Maiden’s greatest strength is her anger; she can sacrifice from her will and spirituality to stoke that rage to scorching intensity. This gift is taught by a Wolverine-spirit.

System: A Maiden using this Gift rolls Intelligence + Occult with a target of her own permanent Rage; she spends on point of temporary Willpower and one temporary Gnosis, and refills her Rage pool if she achieves 2 or more successes.

Source: Tribebook: Black Furies (revised)


Trail of Pain

Rank 2 Black Furies Gift

First developed by the Amazons of Diana camp, this Gift allows the user to sense persons in agony. The Amazons use this Gift to uncover individuals suffering abuse. Other Black Furies use this Gift to track the abusersafter wounding them. This Gift is taught by a spirit servant of Pegasus.

System: The Garou must focus and spend a Gnosis point. At least one turn is required for the Gift user to attune herself to the mental anguish of the target. A Perception + Empathy roll discerns a single sufferer amongst many. The Fury can sense any living being in tremendous pain, physical or emotional , within 50 yards. The user senses only the general direction and urgency, but that’s typically enough for an angry Black Fury.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition.


Kali’s Tongue

Rank 2 Black Furies Gift

In the days of ancient myth, the Wyrm-creature Raktabija terrorized the Indian subcontinent. Raktabija could not be slain; every drop of blood that touched the earth sprang up another Raktabija. Soon after the battle against him began, the field was crowded with Raktabijas, each eager for the blood of Garou and Gaian spirits The mother-goddess Parvati (an aspect of Gaia) finally took to the field against Raktabija, in her guise as the hideous demon-warrior Kali. Kali spread her tongue out over the battlefield and prevented any of Raktabija’s blood from striking the Earth; she then commanded the Garou and gods present to destroy the Wyrm-creature, which they did.

The Gift Kali’s Tongue removes a creature’s ability to heal damage; its effects are relatively short-term, but if a creature is destroyed while this Gift is in effect, that death is permanent. What the Mother gives, the Mother’s vengeance can take away. This Gift is taught by a Cobra-spirit.

System: The Fury must first touch the victim, then the player spends one Rage and rolls Manipulation + Medicine (difficulty of the foe’s Rage, or Willpower -3, whichever is lower). Each success represents one turn during which the target creature cannot use any regenerative abilities, or heal inflicted damage naturally: Even supernatural healing Gifts like Mother’s Touch will fail on the target during this period. This Gift works equally well on humans, Garou, and materialized spirits; spirits entirely in the Umbra are immune to the Gift’s effects unless the Fury is also in the spirit world.

Source: Tribebook: Black Furies (revised)


Curse of Aeolus

Rank 2 Black Furies Gift

The Fury calls up a thick, eerie fog that obscures vision and unnerves her opponents. The Fury can see through the fog, but all other have trouble navigating by sight. A spirit in service to Aeolus, the fog totem, teaches this Gift.

System: The player makes a Gnosis roll. The difficulty varies according to the surrounding terrain and humidity: 4 near the sea, 6 under normal circumstances, 9 in a desert. The Black Fury can see normally, but others caught in this fog halve their Perception scores (with regards to sight only). The fog is quite unnerving, and everyone except the Fury and her packmates loses a die from all Willpower dice pools.

Source: Core book revised.


Touch of the Muse

Rank 2 Black Furies Gift

With this Gift, the Fury invokes the spirits of art and artifice, allowing her to lower the difficulty of any Social Attribute rolls for the duration of the scene. A Gnosis roll (difficulty 8) reduces the difficulty of Social rolls by one per success. The roll itself depends on what the character attempts. A poetry reading, for example, would require Manipulation + Expression, whereas a seduction would involve Appearance + Subterfuge.

Source: Tribebook: Black Furies


Form Mastery

Rank 2 Metis Gift / Rank 2 Black Furies Gift / Rank 2 Fianna Gift

This Gift empowers the Wyld spark that resides in all Garou, granting the character greater control over her shapeshifting abilities. A wolf-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: When shapeshifting (see p. 285), all difficulties are reduced by 1. Additionally, when enacting partial transformations (see p. 286), the player need no longer spend a Willpower point, and the difficulty of the roll is 7. This Gift’s effects are permanent.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition


Sense of the Prey / Pulse of the Prey

Rank 2 Ragabash Gift / Rank 2 Black Furies Gift / Rank 2 Red Talon Gift / Rank 2 Silent Striders (Camp: Seekers) Gift / Rank 2 Get of Fenris (Camp: Hand of Tyr)
Name changed to Pulse of the Prey in 20th Anniversary Edition

If he knows anything about his prey, the character can track it down as rapidly as he can travel. This unerring sense of direction operates anywhere, and it is useful for tracking spirits through the Umbra as well as finding beings on Earth. A wolf- or dog-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: No roll is required unless the target is hiding actively (intent alone is not enough), in which case a Perception + Enigmas roll is made against a difficulty of the target’s Wits + Stealth. If the target is a spirit, the difficulty is the spirit’s Gnosis.

Source: Core book revised / 20th Anniversary


Messenger’s Fortitude

Rank 2 Silent Strider Gift / Rank 2 Black Furies Gift

Camp: Freebooters (Black Furies)

The Garou can run at full speed for three days without rest, food or water. When the Garou reaches her destination, she has 10 minutes to complete whatever business brought her, then she must sleep for three days. A camel- or wolf-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Gnosis point. The Garou may do nothing but run; stopping ends the Gift. For an additional Gnosis point, he may imbue another being with this Gift’s benefits.

Source: Core book revised.


Coup de Grace

Rank 3 Black Furies Gift / Rank 3 Get of Fenris Gift (Camp: Valkyria of Freya)

The Garou studies her foe, looking for the best place to strike. In doing so, she sets herself up to land this devastating attack. An owl-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Willpower point and rolls Perception + Brawl (difficulty of the target’s Stamina + Dodge). If successful, the player doubles her damage dice on the Garou’s next successful attack.

Source: Core book revised 20th Anniversary Edition


Flames of Hestia

Rank 3 Black Furies Gift

By spending one Gnosis point and making a Gnosis roll against difficulty 8, the Fury produces white flames around her hands. These flames purify whatever they touch; cleansing tainted food or water. They will also reduce damage inflicted by radiation, poison, or disease by one level per success. The flames do one level per success in aggravated damage to Banes and fomorii if the Fury scores a successful hit while invoking the Gift during hand-to-hand combat.

Source: Tribebook: Black Furies


Flames of Hestia

Rank 3 Black Furies Gift

The Black Furies revere the holy Wyld places of the world; part of the tribe’s set of tools is the Flames of Hestia Gift, which enables a Black Fury to purify a person, spirit, or object with searing white-hot spiritual flame. The fire coruscates around the Fury’s hands, enabling her to apply the Gift to anything she can touch. This Gift is taught by an avatar of Hestia the teacher.

System: Spend one Gnosis and roll Gnosis with a difficulty of 8. Success enables the Fury to cleanse tainted food or water, or heal damage caused by radiation, poison, or disease at one Health Level per success. The Flames of Hestia last for just one turn; however a Fury can activate the Gift and strike at a foe in the same turn. Flames of Hestia do one level of unsoakable aggravated damage per success on the Gift roll, if used against a Bane or fomor in hand-to-hand combat.

Source: Tribebook: Black Furies (revised)


Heart Claw

Rank 3 Black Furies Gift

The Fury breaks one of her claws off in a wound, imbuing it with all of her killing intent. The claw continues to burrow into her opponent’s flesh, and will not stop until it finds his heart. A wasp-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: Upon making a successful claw attack, the player spends one point of Willpower. The burrowing claw inflicts one automatic level of unsoakable lethal damage each subsequent turn until it either kills the target or is dug out of the wound (a Dexterity + Medicine action, difficulty 7, requiring a turn’s full concentration).

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition


Wings of Pegasus

Rank 3 Black Furies Gift

The Fury can sprout majestic wings when in Hispo form, allowing her to fly at will. An avatar of Pegasus teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends a Gnosis point to produce the wings capable of 50 miles per hour (80 kph) flight, which last until dismissed. Fine flying maneuvers require a Dexterity + Athletics roll at a difficulty determined by the Storyteller.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition


Barring the Will

Rank 3 Black Furies Gift

The Mother’s will is impossible to compromise when she does not wish to yield. She can sacrifice her anger and spirit energies to replenish her strength of purpose. This Gift is taught by a Donkey-spirit.

System: A Mother using this Gift rolls Intelligence + Occult with a target of her own permanent Willpower; she spends one point of temporary rage and one temporary Gnosis, and refills her Willpower pool if she achieves 2 or more successes.

Source: Tribebook: Black Furies (revised)


Visceral Agony

Rank 3 Black Furies Gift

The werewolf’s claws change to barbed, wicked talons dripping with black venom. While wounds caused by these claws cause no extra damage, the pain alone they inflict is crippling. A pain-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends a Rage point before the character attacks. Any wound penalties the target suffers as a result of this attack are doubled (i.e., a foe at Wounded would lose four dice). If the target is in frenzy or otherwise resistant to pain, he still suffers normal wound penalties.

Source: Core book revised.


Bacchantes’ Rage

Rank 3 Black Furies Gift

When deep in the wilds, the Black Furies can use this Gift to inflict extra damage. Even the toughest Get have walked away with a battle scar due to the effects of this potent Gift — and some couldn’t walk away at all. This Gift is taught by a Wyld-spirit.

System: The Garou spends two Gnosis points to activate the Gift. During combat, she may spend Rage points to deal extra damage after a wounding hit; every point spent causes one additional, unsoakable Health Level of damage.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition.


Winged Delivery

Rank 3 Black Furies

Camp: Sisterhood

While the Sisterhood has a large network of Kinfolk, contacts, smugglers and informants available, at times the most effective means to move an item is to give it to a friendly spirit and have that spriit make the delivery. Using this Gift and some concentration, the character pushes a small item into the Umbra and gives it to an Owl Jaggling, which will deliver the item to a well identified person or location as rapidly as it can travel.

Garou who abuse this Gift to send dangerous items or active weapons (like grenades) into the Umbra – thereby jeopardizing the owl-spirit’s existance – find that the retribution of the spirit world is swift and harsh. This Gift is obviously taught by owl-spirits.

System:  Spend one Gnosis and roll Charisma + Empathy (difficulty the local Gauntlet). On a success, the item enters the Owl Jaggling’s talons in the Umbra, and the Jaggling will deliver it to a clearly defined recipient. A human or Garou recipient must be named and described; a location need only be described, with directions given. The Owl Jaggling travels at roughly 100 miles per hour through the spirit world, and will deposit the item in the immediate vicinity of the target unless the target is somehow protected against the spirit world or prevailing Gauntlet exceeds 7. If either of those conditions prevent delivery, the spirit returns to the Garou at full speed and returns the item without comment.

Source: Tribebook: Black Furies (Revised)


Blizzard of Arrows

Rank 4 Black Furies Gift

Camp: Amazons of Diana

The Black Fury who uses this Gift truly shows herself the equal of any man – or machine – on the battlefield. Once Blizzard of Arrows is activated, the Garou deals out nightmarish pain to the hordes that oppose her. Heroes with this Gift might single-handedly have turned cavalry charges, in the days when such things still took place. For today, however, the Fury with this Gift is the perfect ally when faced by hordes of Wyrm-creatures. This Gift is taught by a Porcupine-spirit.

System: Spend a point of Willpower and two points of Rage, and you may take a single arrow shot (at no multi-action penalty) at every at every foe within 100 yards, to a maximum of 20 enemies. Simply roll to hit once, using the sight and range penalties for the hardest to hit foe in range, and apply that number of successes against each enemy, which may soak, dodge, etc, as the Storyteller sees fit.

This Gift is limited by the number of arrows you have on hand: all arrows that you intend to shoot must be someplace that can easily be nocked and shot from (in a quiver on the back or waist, or stuck point-first into the ground in front of you;  lying scattered nearby will not suffice). The bow and arrows may be of modern manufacture, but cannot use any exceptional Weaver-based equipment (such as laser sights or explosive tips) to gain any accuracy or damage boost. However, a fetise bow shooting talen arrows is certainly acceptable.

Source: Tribebook: Black Furies (revised)


Calm Before the Storm

Rank 4 Black Furies Gift

The Black Furies are at heart a tribe of contradiction, they both represent the harmony and beauty of the Wyld, but also the spectacular savagery and brutality of the same. Sometimes, they even bring the two forces together, such as with this Gift. It lays a sense of peace and quiet over an area, not an uncomfortable silence but a serene sense of security. It is, naturally, used to prepare an ambush. The moment this peace breaks, these spirits of calm depart quickly and are replace with spirits of anger, storm and pain. Few subjected to this Gift survive the assault that follows. This Gift is taught by a cat-spirit.

System: The Black Fury spends one Gnosis and rolls Charisma + Primal Urge, difficulty 7. A simple success projects a sense of utter safety on a group of no more than ten people. If they expect an ambush, they may roll Perception + Empathy (difficulty 8) in order to sense the sudden change of emotion within their own group. If they obtain more successes than the Black Fury on her Primal Urge roll, they can sense the impending assault and run. Otherwise, the Gift works and the resulting chaos causes the targets to lose one die on each of their rolls for every success the Black Fury initially rolled.

Source: Players’ Guide to Garou (revised)


Bolster the True Name

Rank 4 Black Furies Gift

The Crone has no need for a child’s rage, and her wiles are enough to let her survive the day that the Mother’s stalwart nature fails her. She can sacrifice her hatred and will to reinvigorate her spiritual connections. This Gift is taught by a Lune.

System: A Crone using this Gift roll Intelligence + Occult with a target of her own permanent Gnosis; she spends one point of temporary Rage and one temporary Willpower, and refills her Gnosis pool if the roll achieves 2 or more successes.

Source: Tribebook: Black Furies (revised)


Body Wrack

Rank 4 Black Furies Gift

The Fury causes a target immense, crippling pain. The Fury needs only point to the target for this Gift to be effective. A pain-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends a Gnosis point and rolls Strength + Medicine (difficulty of the opponent’s Stamina + 3). Each success causes the victim to lose one die from all dice pools as pain wracks her body. The effects last for one scene.

Source: Core book revised.


Wasp Talons

Rank 4 Black Furies Gift

The Fury with this talent can fire her claws from her hand like darts. She is incapable of using claw attacks with that hand until her claws regenerate, however. A wasp-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends a Rage point and rolls Dexterity + Brawl to hit. The difficulty is figured as though the character was using a fire-arm; the medium range is 20 yards. Damage is figured normally for a claw-strike. The Garou’s claws take one full turn to regenerate.

Source: Core book revised.


Song of the Siren

Rank 4 Galliard Gift / Rank 3 Black Furies Gift / Rank 3 Fianna Gift

The sound of the Garou’s voice can entrance anyone who hears it. Typically, the Garou sings or howls while using this Gift, although some modern Glass Walkers have taken to poetry recital. This Gift can make an opponent pause before a fight but can rarely stop a heated combat already in progress. A songbird-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player rolls Charisma + Performance versus the target’s Willpower and spends one Gnosis point. Enchanted targets cannot perform any actions for a number of turns equal to the number of successes rolled. The audience can spend Willpower to overcome the enchanting effects; to act freely, a listener must spend one point of each of the Galliard’s successes.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition / 20th Anniversary Edition


Storm of Mother’s Wrath

Rank 5 Black Furies Gift

Camp: Bacchantes

When the Black Furies take up arms to destroy an enemy of Gaia, they are like unto a force of nature. Should a pack of Bacchantes include one with Storm of Mother’s Wrath, they nearly become a force of nature. The Fury wielding this Gift causes a fearful dark hailstorm to erupt, even out of a clear sky; the pack of Bacchantes, however, are not inconvenienced by the storm, and can move around and fight in it without difficulty. Signs of such a hailstorm in the area tend to be a red flag to Wyrm-creatures, who know that a pack of Furies must be involved in a desperate fight; they may move to join in, or they may wait in ambush outside of the storm. A Mammatus, a Wyld-spirit of the air, teaches this Gift.

System: Spend a point of Gnosis and roll Stamina + Survival (Difficulty 7). The storm has a 100-meter diameter and a duration of one miute. Every success on thr roll extends the storm’s diameter by 100 meters, and extends the storm’s duration by 1 minute. Physical being caught within the storm – humans, Garou, formori, and materialized spirits – take a 3-die penalty to all physical dice pools. The exception to this is the pack of the character resposible for the storm; that group recieves no penalty. Humans react to the storm as though faced with delirium; most will attempt to flee its fury. The storm cannot be generated indoors or underground, and its effects will not penatrate solid walls (though the pelting hail can and does break glass windows).

Source: Tribebook: Black Furies (revised)


Wyld Warp

Rank 5 Black Furies Gift

A desperate tactic at best, this Gift summons a number of Wyld-spirits. What they do when they arrive is wholly unpredictable. They may run or fly about in a destructive frenzy, tearing the Fury’s foes apart. They may grant the Fury and her packmates temporary increase in might or Rage, or they might decide to destroy all Weaver-tools in the area. They may even heal the Fury and her allies of any wounds they have suffered. The Fury has no way of knowing, but the effect is usually beneficial. A Wyldling teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Gnosis point and one Rage point. She then rolls Wits + Enigmas (difficulty of the local Gauntlet). Success summons a variable number of Wyldlings, which will alter the situation as the Storyteller sees fit.

Source: Core book revised.


Gorgon’s Gaze

Rank 5 Black Furies Gift

This hideous power of legend can turn living flesh into stone with but a gaze. Victims who make eye contact with the user of this Gift find themselves changed into statues where they stand. This Gift is a closely guarded secret, not to be shared with the other tribes. Rumors persist that elder Black Furies can make the effect permanent.

Difficult to find and even more dangerous to approach, the legendary Basilisk-spirit can teach this Gift.

System: After making eye contact, the player rolls Perception + Occult (difficulty equal to the target’s Willpower) to determine the number of rounds the victim remains stone. The player can double this time by spending a Willpower point.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition.


Walk With Hades

Rank 5 Black Furies

Camp: The Temple of Artemis

When Persephone entered the lands of the dead with Hedes, her lover, her mother, Demeter, the harvest goddess, went in after her. As an aspect of Gaia, Demeter understood her daughter’s desire for Hades, but refused to let a powerful spirit remain in the deadlands for long. Eventually, Persephone acquiesced to return to the living realm, under the agreement that she could periodically return to Hades’ side, and could return to the Underworld eventually.

Demeter agreed to this arrangement verbally, but eventually performed a secret ritual to block her daughter from entering the realms of the dead. Such travel is, after all, counter to the proper way of things. Embittered by her now-permanent separation from her lover, Persephone taught a number of favored Black Furies the secret roads into the land of the dead; these secrets have been passed down by Persephone’s servitor spirits and aged Garou to the present day. Technically, use of this Gift violates one of Gaia’s laws – “The living live, and the dead remain dead.” But since it is only used by the most ancient and respected Black Furies, and even then only in the most extreme circumstances, few punishments have come down onto those forced to use it.

System:  Spend 1 Gnosis and roll Gnosis (the difficulty is the local Gauntlet) to step sideways into the lands of the dead. If the Fury succeeds, she enters the Dark Umbra rather than the Penumbra. She can remain there for only a single day (24 hours), after which point she must cross back to the mortal realm (rolling to step sideways as usual) or risk eternal capture in the ghost-world. If the character takes more than 24 hours to return, the Gauntlet equivalent increases by 1 for every 2 hours the Fury remains past the deadline: when it reaches 10, the Fury is trapped and will begin her afterlife as a ghost. She will not become an ancestor-spirit.

The dead lurk near places, people, and things that were important to them in life, and they are creatures of almost pure emotion in death. They are still coherent, thinking beings, but are occasionally possesed of a terrible hate and fury toward the living, and may attack without provocation. When not so enraged, they do have most of their memories of life, and are likely to be willing to answer the Fury’s question if the two were friendly in life. This scene should be roleplayed out: no dice roll is an appropriate way to describe the character’s encounter with a deceased love one.

Note: Storytellers with access to Wraith: the Oblivion are welcome to use that game’s version of the afterlife – in place of the Gauntlet rating, use the local Shroud, and so on.

Source: Tribebook: Black Furies (Revised)


Omen of power

Rank 2 Black Furies Gift

Camp: Freebooters

The Freebooters are famed among the Garou for their ability to find items and places of great magical power. Some believe that they follow Wyld-spirits in their nearly-random wandering through the Umbra; others say the Freebooters can sense the perturbations of even the weakest ley lines. Regardless of the true nature of their abilities, many Freebooters can sniff out the locations of dormant caerns (that is, those once opened whose power has since faded). When conditions are right, they can even sense particularly powerful fetishes from a distance. This Gift is taught by a Hound-spirit.

System: Spend one Gnosis and roll Perception + Enigmas; the difficulty is known only to the Storyteller, and is based on the distance to the source of power. Success means that the rough distance and direction to a mystic power source is revealed to the Black Fury. The source of power can be an active or dormant caern, or a level 5+ fetish. The base difficulty for the roll is 7, if the source of power is within ten miles; decrease it by 1 if the distance is less than 1 mile, and increase it by 1 if the distance is between ten and twenty miles – Omen of power cannot detect sources of power greater than twenty miles distant. This difficulty is decreased by 2 if the source of power is an active caern, and increased by 1 if it is a fetish rather than a dormant caern.

By default, this Gift is acurate to within about 20% – if a caern is within 10 miles, Omen of Power will give it’s distance and direction to within about 2 miles. Additional successes on the Gift’s activation roll decrease that margin of error by 5%. The Gift can be re-used as the Garou close in on the source of power, to further refine their target’s location. Omen of Power does not tell the Garou anything about the source of power other than its direction and distance; she will not even know whether it is a caern or fetish.

source: Tribebook: Black Furies (Revised)


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