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Rank 5 Black Furies Gifts

A list of all Rank 5 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 all ranks, see All Black Furies Gifts.

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)