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Rank 3 Galliard Gifts

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

View the Battlefield

Rank 3 Galliard Gift

Moon Dancers are renowned for their ability to be everywhere at once during a fight. Some onlookers say that Galliards have a sort of innate sense of where they need to be during a fight, either to witness a blood feud consummated or simply to help an overwhelmed packmate. This Gift is part of the reason for these tales, and allows the Galliard to see the entire battlefield in her mind’s eye. A hawk-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends on Gnosis point and rolls Wits + Alertness. The difficulty varies based on the size of the battlefield. One large room would be difficulty 5, while a football field would be difficulty 7 and an entire forest would be difficulty 9. If the roll succeeds, the character can see the entire battlefield as if from above (and can look through ceilings and the like to view the combatants below). This makes ambushing the character nearly imp9ossible, and allows her to know if any of her allies are in immediate danger. Even if the character’s sight is somehow blocked (through the use of the Gift: Shroud, for example) she still instinctively knows the exact location of her packmates. This Gift lasts for one turn per success on the initial roll.

Source: Book of Auspices

Song of Heroes

Rank 3 Galliard Gift

Reciting a tale of ancient Garou heroism, the Galliard conjures up the spirit of fallen heroes and infuses those listening with some portion of their power. An ancestor-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: This Gift requires the full recitation of a story of epic heroism, taking at least several minutes. At the end of the tale, the player spends two Gnosis points and rolls Charisma + Performance (difficulty 8). Every two successes on this roll add one point to a single Ability score for all listening Garou and Kinfolk, much like the Ancestors Background (see p. 136). This bonus lasts until the sun rises.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition

Sing the Spirits

Rank 3 Galliard Gift

The earliest incantations to the spirits were sung, and although the Theurges may be the auspice chosen to deal with them, the Galliards still know some songs with power in them. Such songs are many, but always have a similar construction. They begin by calling out the spirit’s name, and ordering it to stay away, and finish with a threat issued against it if it doesn’t. When done right, the spirit will be unable to approach the Galliard, or anyone she touches. The Gift is taught by a bird or fish-spirit.

System: The player spends one Gnosis and rolls Strength + Performance (difficulty 7). The spirit named must remain one meter per success away from the Galliard and anyone she is touching. The Galliard doesn’t need to know the exact name of a spirit, but must be able to name it appropriately. (Telling it what kind of spirit it is, such as “Cat” or “Nexus Crawler” is sufficient.). The spirit may attempt to break through this ward by rolling their Rage, difficulty 8; they must receive more successes than the Galliard did on their Performance roll. The effects of this Gift last one scene.

Source: Players’ Guide to Garou (revised)

Scent of Distinction

Rank 3 Galliard Gift

This Gift enables the Galliard to mystically “sniff out” the general spirit nature of her surroundings (i.e., influenced by the Weaver, Wyld or Wyrm; under the domain of a powerful Incarna; etc.), as well as the area’s history. For example, a werewolf who sniffed out a caern might learn about the totem and purview of the caern, when it was founded, important events that happened near it, etc. This Gift is taught by a wolf-spirit.

System: To activate the Gift, the Garou must physically sniff out the area (in any form), meditate for 10 minutes or so, spend a Gnosis point, and roll Intelligence + either Streetwise (for urban areas) or Survival (for wilderness/rual areas). The Storyteller determines the difficulty. The Gift may be used over as large an area as the character can physically sniff, but information is more specific for smaller areas.

Source: Umbra

Song of Rage

Rank 3 Galliard Gift

This Gift unleashes the Beast in others, forcing werewolves, vampires and other such creatures into frenzy and turning humans into berserkers. A wolverine-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The Garou rolls Manipulation + Leadership (difficulty of the target’s Willpower). The victim flies into a violent rage (or frenzy, if naturally prone) for one turn per success.

Source: Core book revised.

Eye of the Cobra

Rank 3 Galliard Gift

With but a look, the Garou can attract anyone to his side. A snake-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player rolls Appearance + Enigmas (difficulty of the target’s Willpower). The Garou needs three successes to bring the target to his side; fewer at least start the victim moving in the right direction. Once there, the target can do as he pleases, but he must try his best to get to the Galliard until then.

Source: Core book revised.