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Rank 3 Children of Gaia Gifts

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

Spirit Friend

Rank 3 Children of Gaia Gift

A Child of Gaia’s presence is generally more beatific than that of most werewolves, and although humans can’t sense this aura of peace, spirits can. The Garou can use this Gift to aid in interactions with spirits. A unicorn-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player rolls Charisma + Empathy (difficulty 7). Each success adds one die to any rolls involving interactions with spirits for the duration of the scene.

Source: Core book revised.


Pain Chain

Rank 3 Children of Gaia Gift

A doctor who treats only the symptoms of a disease doesn’t cure it, but merely prolongs the patient’s suffering. The Children of Gaia likewise know that only attacking the pawns of the Wyrm merely prolongs the Apocalypse War, rather than ending it. This Gift helps them go after the Wyrm itself by sensing who’s pulling whose strings, and even understanding who’s pulling theirs in turn. It is taught by a dog-spirit.

System: The player spends one point of Gnosis and rolls Perception + Investigation (difficulty 8). Each success lets you move “up the chain” one step, revealing the name and face of the next person delivering orders to your target. A single success would reveal that the corporate oil baron is being ridden by a particularly manipulative Bane, two would let you know which Black Spiral summoned the Bane, and three might tell you who that Black Spiral’s alpha is. None of this informs the Child of Gaia where these people are, but it gives them firm names and visual impressions to go after.

Source: Players’ Guide to Garou (revised)


Soothe the Savage Beast

Rank 3 Children of Gaia Gift

By being the catalyst for any sort of soothing music (singing, turning on a radio, playing a CD, etc.) the Garou makes it more difficult to Rage. When Garou must fight one another, the Children of Gaia sometimes use this to their advantage, as many are more experienced at holding back their Rage. A nightingale-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: 

The player rolls Gnosis, difficulty 7. Each success increases the difficulty of Rage rolls by 1 for all those in earshot (to a maximum difficulty of 10). The effects last for as long as the Child of Gaia is able to continue providing music.

Source: Tribebook: Children of Gaia (Revised)


Guilt Trip

Rank 3 Children of Gaia Gift

By unearthing buried guilt and remorse, the Child of Gaia can force another to perform an action against her own will. Even if little relation exists between the guilty conscience and the task at hand, the Gift can be effective. Better results occur when there is a direct link, however. The Gift works best when the target wants to perform the action, but pride or fear prevents her from doing so.

Many urban spirits that have witnessed the cruelty of humanity toward itself know this Gift and teach it to the Garou.

System: The player must roleplay the plea; otherwise the Gift automatically fails. Excellent roleplaying can even negate the need for a roll (or even the need for the Gift). Otherwise, the player must roll Manipulation + Empathy versus the target’s Willpower. One success barely gets a Bone Gnawer to lift his pinkie, whereas five successes can force a proud Silver Fang to beg for forgiveness. The target can spend Willpower points to resist this Gift.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition.


Words of the Alpha

Rank 3 Children of Gaia Gift

The Children have often sought leadership in human societies as well as among Garou. This Gift allows a leader to seek the best course of action for a particular goal. Eagle teaches this Gift.

System: 

The Garou meditates on the chosen goal, spends a Gnosis point, and rolls Intelligence + Leadership (difficulty 8), For each success, she gains one fragment of insight, be it a word of advice or hint at secret knowledge, into the right way to lead this group toward her chosen end. Note that Eagle does not show the most popular way, or the easiest way. His flight is high, and he flies alone.

Source: Tribebook: Children of Gaia (Revised)


Dazzle

Rank 3 Children of Gaia Gift

The Garou can flood a target’s mind with the glory and love of Gaia, rendering him harmless for a short while. A unicorn-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player rolls Charisma + Empathy. The difficulty varies according to the target.

Target
Normal human
Packmate
Gaian Garou (even frenzied)
Wyrm creature (including Black Spiral Dancers)
Alien or unemotional creatures (vampires)
Difficulty
4
5
6
8
9

Dazzle rarely works to pacify spirits that don’t feel emotion or that have specific emotional focus (like hate-spirits). Success indicates that the target sits down and stays there, contemplating Gaia’s love quietly, for the rest of the scene. Attacking the target will disrupt the effects of this Gift. Dazzle can be used on a given target only once per scene.

Source: Core book revised.


Lover’s Touch

Rank 3 Children of Gaia Gift

The Garou can restore what another lacks: not only wounds healed, but also strength of will and even spiritual essence. Any spirit of love or avatar of Unicorn may teach this Gift.

System: The Garou touches the afflicted person kindly; the system is the same as for Mother’s Touch. The two need not be lovers but the contact must convey affection and warmth; the two may embrace, one may caress the other or wrestle with him, or there may be further intimacy. The Garou spends a Gnosis point and rolls Intelligence + Medicine as usual; each success may restore one health level of damage, one point of Willpower, or one point of Essence (if the target is a spirit). The difficulty is the Rage or Willpower of the other person (whichever is higher). The player may choose to divide the successes among multiple pools; he need not choose to heal only wounds or Willpower. In all other respects, this Gift functions as Grandmother’s Touch, save that it can be used on spirits (but, yet again, not undead).

System (20th Anniversary Edition, slightly different): The Garou touches the afflicted individual kindly. The two need not be lovers, but the contact must convey affection and warmth — an embrace, a caress, or yet more intimate contact. The player spends a Gnosis point and rolls Intelligence + Medicine; each success heals one level of bashing or lethal damage, or restores one point of Willpower or Essence (if the target is a spirit). The difficulty is the Rage or Willpower of the target (whichever is higher). The player may choose to divide the successes among multiple results. Alternately, by neither healing wounds nor restoring Willpower or Essence, the Garou may suppress a Derangement for one day per success. This Gift cannot provide permanent relief from such afflictions, but it can act as a start on the road to recovery.

Source: Tribebook: Children of Gaia (Revised)


Chant of Morpheus

Rank 3 Children of Gaia Gift

The user of this Gift can induce a long, restful slumber in the target. Although the Gift will not stop a frenzied werewolf, it can ward off a frenzy before one takes place. The Gift disinclines any hostile activity after the peaceful rest. Also, the waking victim is able to think much more clearly. An opossum-spirit teaches this Gift to individuals with patience and a lot of time.

System: The number of successes on a Charisma + Enigmas roll (difficulty equal to the opponent’s Willpower) determines the number of hours that the target sleeps. One Gnosis point activates this power. For one hour after waking, the target must spend a Willpower point to take any hostile action against the user of this Gift. Any attacks directed at the sleeper awaken her immediately and end the effects of the Gift.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition.


The Cleaving Hoof

Rank 3 Children of Gaia Gift

Unicorn’s powerful hoofblows often killed the humans that hunted him. This gift allows the Garou to focus inner strength into a single blow, ending a fight before further harm can take place. A Unicorn-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: 

The player spends a Gnosis point before rolling to hit. If he successfully strikes his opponent, the dice gained from Strength in his damage pool count as automatic successes rather than dice. Dice in the damage pool gained from weapons, claw damage or extra successes on the attack roll must be rolled as usual. For example, a werewolf with Strength 5 uses this Gift before successfully clawing an opponent; his damage pool works out to be 9 dice (5 for Strength, +1
for the claw maneuver, +3 for three additional successes on the attack roll). The player rolls tour damage dice, adding any successes (or subtracting in the case or
rolling ones) to the five automatic successes on the damage roll. The defender may soak as usual.

Source: Tribebook: Children of Gaia (Revised)


Good Faith

Rank 3 Children of Gaia Gift

With this Gift, the Garou can cause all those in his presence to become filled with a sense of higher purpose. They all feel the work they must do together is more important than their differences. All other distractions are gone, and they feel inspired to take reasonable positions, rather than inflexible postures or exaggerated stands intended to be bargained away. Those who resist, and continue to bargain in bad faith, become loudly and uncontrollably flatulent each time they state their position. This Gift is taught by avatars of the New World Trinity totem.

System: The Garou rolls Wits + Expression against a difficulty of 6. Anyone who actively wants to resist finding common ground or negotiating in good faith must make a resisted Willpower roll (Difficulty 6) against the Garou’s number of successes. If he fails to resist, his opposition will be betrayed by his sudden flatulence, and he will likely be shunned and viewed as absurdly inflexible by those who bargain in good faith.

Source: Tribebook: Children of Gaia


Calm the Savage Beast

Rank 3 Homid Gift / Rank 3 Children of Gaia Gift

Even the most callous of homids can sympathize with the Rage that moves their fellow Garou in the final days. This Gift allows the werewolf to lend a frenzying Garou the will to escape her Rage’s hold over her. It is taught by an ancestor-spirit.

System: The player spends a Willpower point and rolls Manipulation + Primal-Urge (difficulty 8). If successful, the Willpower point soothes a frenzying Garou within 30 feet (9 m), canceling the frenzy. By spending an extra point of Willpower, this Gift may affect non-Garou in a state of frenzy, such as other shapeshifters or vampires.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition


Parting the Velvet Curtain

Rank 3 Theurge Gift / Rank 3 Children of Gaia Gift

The Garou with this Gift may open the Gauntlet, physically transporting creatures other than shapeshifters into the Umbra. This Gift is taught by a turtle-spirit.

System: The Garou must touch the creature to be affected; the player spends a Gnosis point and rolls Gnosis against a difficulty equal to the local Gauntlet plus one per creature affected. Kinfolk or other shapeshifters do not add to the difficulty as do other creatures. If the roll is successful, the Gift user automatically steps sideways along with his passengers.

A maximum of eight other creatures may be transported in this fashion. While in the Umbra, the affected creatures are bound to the Garou with silk threads. They will always remain by the Garou’s side and must leave the Umbra when the Garou does. However, the Garou may sever a thread and send a creature back to its starting point by spending a Willpower point.

If the affected creature wants to resist either the initial transition or the return to the physical world, she may make a resisted Willpower roll against the Gift-wielder (difficulty 6 for both rolls).

Source: Umbra


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