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Rank 1 Bunyip Gifts

A list of all Rank 1 Bunyip tribe Gifts for Werewolf: the Apocalypse, compiled from all source books, using the revised edition of books when available. For Bunyip Gifts of all ranks, see All Bunyip Gifts.

Resist Toxin

Rank 1 Bone Gnawers Gift / Rank 1 Fianna Gift / Rank 1 Bunyip Gift

Many Bone Gnawers learn a preternatural resistance to poisons and toxins of all kinds, doubtless due to their diet of refuse and American beer. A trash-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player rolls Stamina + Survival. Success nullifies the effects of most conventional poisons, and adds three dice to the Garou’s Stamina for purposes of resisting Wyrm-enhanced poisons. The effects last for the scene.

Source: Core book revised.


Rank 1 Bunyip Gift / Rank 2 Other Tribes

The Bunyip had a distinct tie to the Umbra of their homeland, more powerful than that of most Garou. Although those who learn this Gift from Bunyip ancestor-spirits lack the Bunyip’s inborn affinity for the Penumbra, they may still take great advantage of the Bunyip’s wisdom.

System: Whenever the moon is visible in the night sky, the Garou may, after a full minute of concentration, step sideways or use Gifts as if the Gauntlet were two levels lower. This reduction in difficulty is not cumulative with the reduction for using a reflective surface to step sideways. For the Bunyip, this Gift was Level One; characters of other tribes learn this Gift as Level Two.

Source: Past Lives

Bunyip’s Spell

Rank 1 Bunyip Gift

Great Bunyip taught his children the trick of paralyzing a person with a glance, so that they might defend themselves against humans with mercy.

System: The Garou makes eye contact with the target; the player rolls Willpower, opposed by the target’s Willpower. For each success that the player gains over the target, the target is frozen in place for one turn and cannot defend himself. If the target is an ordinary mortal, the player may choose to spend a Willpower point to make the paralysis last for the rest of the scene. The paralyzed victim remembers not being able to move, but does not know why; it is rationalized away as per Delirium rules. This Gift cannot be used on shapeshifters or the undead, only mortals or those who are mostly mortal (such as fomori).

Source: Past Lives


Rank 1 Bunyip Gift

This Gift was a common survival trick among Bunyip, learned from the spirits of burrowing animals such as wombats. The Garou can burrow into the ground when he needs to rest, sleeping comfortably to regain his strength without fear of suffocation.

System: The player spends one Gnosis point. The Garou burrows into the earth to a distance of about five feet, filling in the hole after himself. The Gift allows the werewolf to rest up to twelve hours without need for air. The disturbed earth filling the Garou’s burrow-bed is not automatically concealed, and observers can usually tell that something was recently buried there. As such, this Gift is most useful in areas where the ground will be covered before long by dust, sand, or leaf litter.

Source: Past Lives

Salmon Leap / Hare’s Leap / Leap of the Kangaroo

Rank 1 Fianna Gift / Rank 1 Lupus Gift / Rank 1 Bunyip Gift
Called Salmon Leap in the Fianna Tribebook & Hare’s Leap as Lupus Gift in 20th Anniversary Edition

The old legends relate of Fianna warriors leaping over enemies and crossing rivers without getting their feet wet; this Gift is one way they did it. Taught by a salmon-spirit or ancestor-spirit, this Gift is functionally identical to the Lupus Gift: Hare’s Leap.

Hare’s Leap: By invoking this Gift, the werewolf may leap incredible distances. Hare-, frog- and cat-spirits usually teach this Gift. The lost Bunyip knew this Gift as Leap of the Kangaroo, however marsupial-spirits seem loath to aid werewolves these days. Today, many werewolves call this Gift “Leap of the Kangaroo” in their fallen cousins’ honor.

System: The player rolls Stamina + Athletics (difficulty 7). If successful, she may double her normal jumping distance.

Source: Fianna Tribebook (revised) / 20th Anniversary Edition / Rage Across Australia

Sense Prey

Rank 1 Lupus Gift / Rank 1 Bunyip Gift

Werewolves used this ancient Gift during hard winters to feed their packs. The Gift lets Garou locate enough prey to feed a pack. In the urban environment, this Gift guides the lupus to prey within the city, usually in parks, sewers, animal shelters and even zoos. The Gift will tell the werewolf the location of large numbers of prey within 50 miles in the wilds, and within the limits of a city and its suburbs. Humans do not register as prey animals, although some say that the Red Talons know a variant of this Gift that can find them. A wolf-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The hunter’s player rolls Perception + Primal-Urge. The difficulty is 7 in wilderness environments and 9 in urban environments. Success indicates the location of enough prey to feed a large pack. In the case of multiple sources, the Gift guides the werewolf to the nearest source (although not necessarily the easiest or safest).

Source: Core book revised.

Mother’s Touch

Rank 1 Theurge Gift / Rank 1 Children of Gaia Gift / Rank 1 Black Furies Gift / Rank 1 Glass Walker Gift, Camp: Wise Guys / Rank 1 Bunyip Gift

Camp: Order of Our Merciful Mother (Black Furies)

The Garou is able to heal the wounds of any living creature, aggravated or otherwise, simply by laying hands over the afflicted area. The Garou may not heal herself, spirits or the undead with this Gift. A bear- or unicorn-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends on Gnosis point and rolls Intelligence + Medicine (difficulty of the wounded individual’s Rage, or 6 for non-Garou). Each success heals one health level. The Theurge may heal even Battle Scars in this manner if the Theurge uses the Gift in the same scene in which the scar was obtained and she spends a second Gnosis point. There is no limit to how many times this Gift may be used on a person, but each use requires the expenditure of one Gnosis.

(Glass Walker): Wise Guys using this Gift often recite Luke 17:19 when using it. “And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.”

Source: Core book revised / 20th Anniversary Edition / Glass Walker Tribebook