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Rank 3 Bone Gnawers Gifts

A list of all Rank 3 Bone Gnawers tribe Gifts for Werewolf: the Apocalypse, compiled from all source books, using the revised edition of books when available. For Bone Gnawers Gifts of all ranks, see All Bone Gnawers Gifts.

Cooter’s Revenge

Rank 3 Bone Gnawer Gift

Any Bone Gnawer who watches too much television knows about Cooter. He’s got a tow truck parked down the street from the Dukes of Hazzard, and he always has the right tool for the right job. Followers of the tribe’s automotive totem (described under “Totems”) train extensively with automotive tools, and wouldn’t be caught dead without them. This Gift not only makes proper repairs much easier, but can also save your life if you’re caught unaware while changing a tire by the side of the freeway.

System: This Gift requires a heavy, automotive tool at least as big as a large crescent wrench (anything smaller than a half-inch crescent wrench won’t do). If you voluntarily lend out any of your tools, you can’t use this Gift until you get them back.

For one Gnosis this Gift reduces the difficulty of any automotive repair roll to 4, (but only if your using the right tool). For one Rage, the Gift can make the tool a deadlier weapon. Wheather you prefer a tire iron or power drill, you can use your chosen tools to inflict Strength + 3 lethal damage for one scene. As an added bonus, you can do the same damage with all four hubcaps, the four wheel wells, and the spare tire of a car as ranged weapons.

Source: Tribebook: Bone Gnawers (Revised)

Lucky Bastard

Rank 3 Bone Gnawers Gift

By performing an epic feat to please the spirits, you’ve found a way to overcome the curse of your jackal’s blood. This Gift is taught by a jackal-spirit, usually as an act of forgiveness after an appropriate Umbral quest lasting at least one game session.

System: This Gift can be used once per game session. The Garou spends one Gnosis; the person roleplaying him can then reroll any one dice pool for that character. The effects only apply if the roll is “better” (that is, scores more successes) than the original roll.

Source: Tribebook: Bone Gnawers (Revised)

Call the Rust

Rank 3 Bone Gnawers Gift

By whistling softly through his teeth, the werewolf can summon sudden and destructive rust onto any metal within his immediate vicinity. Guns corrode and jam, knives crumble, and cars become flaking hunks of junk. This Gift is taught by a water elemental.

System: The player spends a point of Gnosis and rolls Wits + Crafts, with a difficulty depending on the amount of metal being corroded. A gun or knife would be difficulty 6, while a car might be difficulty 8.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition

Laugh of the Hyena

Rank 3 Bone Gnawers Gift

Hyena follows no one; instead, he laughs and mocks anyone who tries to command him. In the same fashion, a Garou who can actually convince a Hyena-spirit to teach him such defiance can steal the spirit’s mocking laughter. The Garou can learn to resist any attempt to command, cajole, force, or demand him to do something he doesn’t want to do. This is never subtle. The Garou (and the player) must cackle like a hyena-spirit when calling upon this Gift.

System: The Bone Gnawer has a -2 difficulty to any Willpower roll used to resist mental domination or control. This includes the Gift: Roll Over; all effects of the vampire Discipline: Dominate; all effects of the mage Mind Sphere; and all effects of the wraith Arcanos: Puppetry.

Source: Tribebook: Bone Gnawers (Revised)

Friend In Need

Rank 3 Bone Gnawers Gift

It takes a lot for a pack to accept a Bone Gnawer as an equal, but once they do, the Bone Gnawer’s loyalty is unshakable. This Gift allows a Bone Gnawer to risk all, even his own life, to aid a packmate or tribemate. A dog-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: When a packmate or fellow Bone Gnawer is in danger, the Bone Gnawer may “lend” him what he needs, be it a Gift the Bone Gnawer knows, his Rage, his Willpower, or even his own life (in the form of health levels). The Bone Gnawer cannot lend a Gift of a higher rank than the recipient could know, nor can he lend Abilities or Attributes. The player must spend one Willpower point and roll Willpower (difficulty 7) and must succeed for the transfer to take place. If the roll botches, the Bone Gnawer loses the Traits in question but the recipient does not gain them. This Gift lasts until the end of the scene unless the recipient decides to terminate it early. If the recipient dies before the Traits are returned, the Bone Gnawer loses them permanently.

Source: Core book revised.

Dumpster Diving

Rank 3 Bone Gnawers Gift

One of the less sanitary tribal totems, the Great Trash Heap, has dissipated its consciousness throughout the dumping grounds, landfills, and trash piles of the world. Bone Gnawers who follow this totem commune with the Incarna by defending, protecting and even obeying these festering heaps. When a Garou has reached this rank of renown, he may be called upon to travel between festering sacred sates to carry out the totem’s demands.

Just as entering a Moon Bridge helps Garou travel between caerns, dumpster diving allows Bone Gnawers and thier packs to venture from one shrine of the Great Trash Heap to another. The werewolf burrows down into the trash, tunnels around in it, and then resurfaces inside another Heap on another part of the planet. Obviously this Gift is taught by a totem-spirit of the Great Trash Heap. A Garou termporarily servin the totem through the Level One Gift: Tagalong can learn this gift, but the werewolf must still petition the totem each time he uses it.

System: The totem decides when to open and close these gateways and assigns their destinations. When the pack goes dumpster diving, the highest-ranking Bone Gnawer makes a Gnosis roll (difficulty 4) when entering the trash pile; the travel time is the same as for stepping sideways. This ability cannot be used more than once per day, and it only works at the totem’s behest. Keeping these pathways open is difficult so the traveler and his pack must return to their original site within three days, If they don’t make it back in time, they’ll have to travel back by more conventional means.

Source: Tribebook: Bone Gnawers (Revised) 


Rank 3 Bone Gnawers Gift

Playing upon the compassion of others, Bone Gnawers can generate an amazing amount of pity. By exaggerating her miserable state, a clever Bone Gnawer can gain favor with people who have too much anyway. By groveling or telling her particular sob story, she ;might get a handout, a favor or at least a good meal. A pigeon-spirit teaches this Gift, which is one reason only Bone Gnawers ever learn it.

System: The player must spend one Gnosis point and roll Manipulation + Performance. If the roleplaying is particularly moving, the player can forgo the roll at the Storyteller’s discretion. The difficulty depends on the target: a charitable Child of Gaia might be a 4, whereas an overbearing Get of Fenris might be a 9. The number of successes determines the amount of pity generated and the generosity of the favor.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition.

Rant and Rave

Rank 3 Bone Gnawers Gift

Suffused with the pure energy of the Wyld, the user of this Gift rants and raves in a torrent of nonsensical language. Only others who are properly attuned to his magic silver-hammer disco ball dimension can penetrate his tinfoil hat. More precisely, any member of his pack or the Bone Gnawer tribe can decode whaterver nonsense he is saying. He can also project these thoughts at a distance to one listener; the ranting Garou chooses which individual receives his psychic transmission.

The listener does not have to actually hear the ranting Garou. As long as he’s within the same city, or even the same state or province, there’s a chance he’ll receive the message. (Unlike teh Gift: Mindspeak, line of sight is not always required.) Ranting Bone Gnawers have been known to hold entire conversations from opposite sides of the same city, taking turns shouting violent imprecations to no one in particular. A Wyldling-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The ranting Garou spends one Gnosis for each werewolf he wants to receive his secret message; the duration is one scene. Each one of these targets must either be a member of his pack or a Bone Gnawer. (This is allowable if he’s temporarily joined a pack with the Bone Gnawer Gift: Tagalong.) Roll the ranters Appearance + Expression (difficulty 6); the number of successes limits how far away his recipient can be.

one    line of sight (as per Mindspeak)

two   same building

three same city block

four   same city

five   same state or province

For Wyld reasons no one can understand, the most powerful application of this Gift actually does have a longer range in Texas or Alaska than in Rhode Island, New Hampshire, or Vermont. Bone Gnawer Deserters have gone on epic Umbral quests to deduce the reason why, but have never returned with any sufficiently logical answer.


Source: Tribebook: Bone Gnawers (Revised)

Gift of the Termite

Rank 3 Bone Gnawers Gift

The Bone Gnawer can cause wood and appear to rot with astonishing speed. Furniture falls apart, documents disintegrate and even building collapse. Obviously, the best instructor of this Gift is a termite-spirit.

System: After spending one Gnosis point, the character rolls Intelligence + repair (difficulty 7). The number of successes determines the amount of wood or paper destroyed: One success can rot a ream of paper, three successes can deteriorate w all, and five successes can collapse the roof of a small building. Strategic use of this power can have dramatic results even for users with little skill.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition.

Gift of the Skunk

Rank 3 Bone Gnawers Gift

With this Gift, the Garou can swell his musk glands, allowing him to spray musk like a skunk. It is, of course, taught by a skunk-spirit.

System: The spray is directed with a Dexterity + Primal-Urge roll (difficulty 7, maximum range of 10 feet). A target struck by this attack must spend a Willpower point to do anything but spend the first turn retching. Afterwards, he subtracts one from his dice pools for the rest of the scene for every two successes rolled. Immersion in water negates this Gift, and it is ineffective against targets with no sense of smell.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition

Streets Tell Stories

Rank 3 Bone Gnawers Gift

You’ve got an ear to the sidewalk… literally. By touching a road, sidewalk, or path of some kind, you recieve a flash of impressions about what has transpired there during the last twenty-four hours. Urban spirits whisper words, waft scents, and even give a taste of events in the neighborhood. This Gift is bestowed by a City Mother or City Father Totem, usually as a reward for acting in defense of the city.

System: Spend one Gnosis and roll Perception + Streetwise (difficulty 6). You may specify what sort of information you require before you roll the dice. One success reveals a brief sensory impression with any one sense other than sight. Three successes gives a rush of images (described rapid-fire by the Storyteller); you may ask questions about any one of them and receive more specific details with all five senses. Five successes gives you access complete recall about everyone who’s passes within the last day, including impressions from all five senses. However, you’ll need to spend a scene sitting and thinking to recall this amount of detail.


Source: Tribebook: Bone Gnawers (Revised) 

Reshape Object

Rank 3 Homid Gift / Rank 3 Bone Gnawers Gift / Rank 3 Fianna Gift / Rank 3 Glass Walker Gift

The werewolf can shape once-living material (but not undead!) into a variety of objects instantly. Trees may become shelter, buck antlers become spears, animal hides become armor, and flowers become perfumes. The item will resemble the object from which it was shaped (e.g., the aforementioned spear is made of antler, not wood). A Pattern Spider — one of the Weaver’s spirits — teaches this Gift.

System: The player rolls Manipulation + Crafts against a variable difficulty (5 to turn a broken tree limb into a spear, 8 to turn a plant into a floatable raft) and spends a Gnosis point. The created object is not necessarily permanent; it will last a length of time according to the following chart. Expending an additional Gnosis point allows a created weapon to inflect aggravated damage for the scene’s duration or until the object returns to its original form. This effect can be made permanent with the sacrifice of a permanent point of Gnosis if the object itself if changed permanently.

5 minutes
10 minutes
One scene
One story

Source: Core book revised.