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Rank 5 Children of Gaia Gifts

A list of all Rank 5 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.

The Living Wood

Rank 5 Children of Gaia Gift

The Garou calls upon the spirits of the forest to come to her aid. The trees around the Child of Gaia animate, and they can restrain or right foes. A Glade Child teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Gnosis point and rolls Charisma + Survival (difficulty8). Each success animates one tree. The trees move with the Dexterity of the Child of Gaia, and they can have Strength ratings from 4 to 15, depending on their size. Other Traits are up to the Storyteller’s discretion.

Source: Core book revised.


Halo of the Sun

Rank 5 Children of Gaia Gift

The Garou is surrounded by a nimbus of blazing sunlight. Some Wyrm-creatures may flee before this terrifying sight, but any who stay and fight discover that the Garou strikes with added power. Helios, the Celestine of the sun, teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Gnosis point, and the effects of the Gift last for one scene. The Garou is surrounded in blinding sunlight, and anyone looking directly at the werewolf is blinded (add three to difficulties to attack the Garou). The Garou adds two dice of damage to all hand attacks, and hand damage is considered aggravated in all forms. Any vampires within 20 feet take damage as though exposed to true, direct sunlight.

Source: Core book revised.


Trust of Gaia

Rank 5 Children of Gaia Gift

With this Gift, the Garou instantly earns the trust of all who meet him or hear him, even over a telephone or television. They feel instinctively that he is a good and trustworthy person. This feeling wells up from such a deep level that it cannot be changed by even the most invasive mind control. People affected by this Gift can still be mind-controlled to attack the Garou, but hate doing so. Those who are Wyrm-corrupted feel intense dislike instead of trust.

This trust is strong, but it does not supersede the person’s common sense. If the Child of Gaia is firing a machine gun into the crowd, the people will still scatter, rather than trust that he’ll miss them. However, they will all be convinced that he had a very good reason for firing.

The Children of Gaia warn that this Gift has great potential for abuse, and punish those who use it for petty gain. This Gift is taught by an avatar of Unicorn.

System: The Garou rolls Manipulation + Empathy against a difficulty of 6. The difficulty against Garou, or humans corrupted by the Wyrm, is 8. Wyrm beasts are immune. If successful, everyone who sees, hears, or experiences the Garou in any way must make a resistance roll (Willpower against difficulty 6) or feel a high degree of trust for the Garou. They will confide in him as they would a trusted friend. The effect will last for one scene, or as long as the person remains in contact with the Garou. however, even once the Gift’s effect has worn off, the person will feel good will toward the Garou.

Source: Tribebook: Children of Gaia


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