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Rank 3 Fianna Gifts

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

Sense the Unnatural

Rank 2 Lupus Gift / Rank 3 Fianna Gift

Fianna version is Camp: Tuatha de Fionn

The werewolf can sense any unnatural presence and determine its approximate strength and type. Supernatural presences can include magic, spirits, the Wyrm, wraiths and vampires, although it won’t pick them out specifically as such. The werewolf may sense a person plagued by hauntings as easily as a ghost. Any spirit servant of Gaia can teach this gift.

System: The player rolls Perception + Enigmas. The more successes he rolls, the more information he gains. The sensory input is somewhat vague and subject to interpretation though. For instance, a vampire might smell of old blood, of fear, of rotten flesh, of fresh meat or of whatever else the Storyteller finds appropriate. Interpreting the information properly might require an Intelligence + Occult roll (Storyteller’s option).

Source: Core book revised / Fianna Tribebook


Ley Lines

Rank 3 Fianna Gift / Rank 3 White Howler Gift

By manipulating ley lines — part of an energy web that crisscrosses the planet — the Fianna can disorient would-be trackers or hunters. The victims of this Gift find themselves following false trails, making wrong turns or walking in circles. The user’s trail simply disappears! The secrets of this Gift can be learned from an earth-spirit.

System: After spending a Gnosis point, the player rolls Wits + Occult (difficulty 7). Any attempt to track the Garou must follow a successful Perception + Occult roll (difficulty 8). This roll must exceed the Gift user’s successes before any tracking can take place.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition / 20th Anniversary Edition


Cairbre’s Tongue

Rank 3 Fianna Gift

Camp: Songkeeper

This Gift was used by the ancient songmaster Galliard Cairbre to show his people the corruption of Breas the Beautiful. By speaking out harshly against or satirize someone who is Wyrm-tainted, the possessor of this Gift will cause the Wyrm-taint to appear as splotches on his target’s face, lowering the target’s Appearance. This Gift is taught by faeries and Fianna ancestor spirits.

System: The Garou using this Gift must spend a Gnosis point, then roll Manipulation + Performance against a difficulty of the opponent’s Willpower. If the roll succeeds, and the target is Wyrm-tainted, then she loses a point of Appearance for every success as incriminating blotches spread across her face and body. These marks last for a scene. If the roll fails, or the target is not Wyrm corrupted, nothing happens.

Source: Fianna Tribebook


Pin the Eagle’s Wing

Rank 3 Fianna Gift

Known as Lleu’s Spear by the Welsh Fianna (who claim to have discovered it), a Fianna with this Gift can throw a spear as far as an arrow and sink it deep into its target. Spirited Fianna can even pierce heavy doors or strike a foe on a high rooftop — or pierce a Leech’s putrid heart. Ancestor-spirits teach this Gift.

System: The Fianna must concentrate on the weapon for one full turn and make a Willpower roll (difficulty 8). She then spends a variable number of Gnosis points. Each Gnosis grants two additional dice, which can be split between  the attack roll and damage roll. Dice may also be used to increase the spear’s flight distance (20 yards per die  allocated). The Gift doesn’t work with any other weapon, even a thrust spear — only a thrown spear.

Source: Fianna Tribebook (revised)


Woadling

Rank 3 Fianna Gift

The ancient Celts would paint their skin with woad — the components of which caused a frenzy-like state — before marching off to battle. The Fianna carry on this tradition and take it even further. After painting the woad on their bodies, they can bring the paintings to life to harry an opponent. A stag-spirit can teach this Gift.

System: Each painting can create one woadling that costs one Gnosis point to animate. The Fianna can release only one woadling per turn. Each time the player creates a woadling, she should roll Dexterity + Occult (difficulty 6). Every success subtracts one die from her opponent’s pool as the woadling dances and prances about the target. The woadlings vanish (and must be repainted) after the Gift ends.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition.


Faerie Kin

Rank 3 Fianna Gift

The Fianna can call upon ancient pacts between her people and the fae. By emitting a special howl, the Garou can call whatever fae are in the area to help. They will obey the Fianna, but not without question. A dream-spirit teaches this Gift, and the teaching normally involves a quest of some kind.

System: The player spends at least one Gnosis point and rolls Manipulation + Occult (difficulty 8). Spending more Gnosis increases the raw power of the faeries who respond, while more successes on the roll means that more faeries answer. Note that this Gift may summon changelings or dream-spirits called chimera, but it will call true fae only in strange Umbral reaches, and even then very rarely. Bothcing this roll is bad news; the faeries who respond are vicious and malevolent, and they will act to hinder the Garou.

Source: Core book 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.

Successes
One
Two
Three
Four
Five
Duration
5 minutes
10 minutes
One scene
One story
Permanent

Source: Core book revised.


Song of the Siren

Rank 4 Galliard Gift / Rank 3 Black Furies Gift / Rank 3 Fianna Gift

The sound of the Garou’s voice can entrance anyone who hears it. Typically, the Garou sings or howls while using this Gift, although some modern Glass Walkers have taken to poetry recital. This Gift can make an opponent pause before a fight but can rarely stop a heated combat already in progress. A songbird-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player rolls Charisma + Performance versus the target’s Willpower and spends one Gnosis point. Enchanted targets cannot perform any actions for a number of turns equal to the number of successes rolled. The audience can spend Willpower to overcome the enchanting effects; to act freely, a listener must spend one point of each of the Galliard’s successes.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition / 20th Anniversary Edition


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