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Rank 4 Glass Walker Gifts

A list of all Rank 4 Glass Walkers tribe Gifts for Werewolf: the Apocalypse, compiled from all source books, using the revised edition of books when available. For Glass Walker Gifts of all ranks, see All Glass Walker Gifts.

Attunement / Lay of the Land

Rank 4 Bone Gnawers Gift / Rank 4 Glass Walker Gift / Rank 4 Silent Strider Gift / Rank 4 Uktena Gift (Lay of the Land)

The Garou may commune with the spirits of a city or town and gain information about the area from them, including rough population, enclaves of Garou or other being and secret tunnels. This Gift does not function in the wilderness, since the Bone Gnawers have lost the knack for conversing with such spirits easily. A rat-spirit teaches this Gift.

Glass Walkers: a cockroach-spirit teaches this Gift.

Silent Strider: one exception: When the Garou learns the Gift, she must choose if it functions in the city or the wilderness. The “city” version is identical to the Bone Gnawer Gift. The “wilderness” version is similar, but the roll required is Perception + Survival.

Uktena: any animal spirit teaches this Gift. Works in rural or wilderness rather than urban areas, and the required roll is Perception + Survival.

System: The player spends one Gnosis and rolls Perception + Streetwise. The amount and accuracy of the information depends on the number of successes rolled. On a botch, playful spirits lie (which can be fatal, depending on the nature of misinformation).

Source: Core book revised / Tribebook: Uktena (revised)


Heart of the Mountain / Yu’s Endurance

Rank 4 Get of Fenris Gift / Rank 4 Glass Walker Gift (Boli Zouhisze)

The werewolf becomes as untiring and eternal as the mountains, and cannot be defeated in a test of endurance. A mountain goat-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Rage point and one Willpower point. For the rest of the scene, the Garou cannot fail any task involving Stamina. Torturers can never break him; though he can’t breathe underwater and his lungs may fill with water, he will not die. The only exception to this is soaking damage. While this Gift is active, the werewolf is guaranteed to always soak at least one level of damage, but otherwise takes damage normally.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition / Glass Walker Tribebook (revised)


Cooling System

Rank 4 Glass Walker Gift

Camp: Random Interrupts

As per the Wendigo Level Four Gift: Chill of Early Frost. This Gift was originally copied from the Wendigo by the Iron Riders, who employed it to preserve food by freezing it, and was rediscovered by the Random Interrupts, who use it both in combat and to keep server rooms cool. The Random Interrupts often favor spending a point of Willpower in addition to the point of Gnosis to control the temperate and keep it just above freezing. Since Great Wendigo would usually rather murder a Glass Walker than teach them, a Penguin spirit or a Pattern Spider teaches this Gift.

System: Chill of Early Frost system: The player spends one Gnosis point and rolls Intelligence + Occult (difficulty varies: 4 if it is already winter, 6 for spring, 9 for summer). Success drops the temperature to a bit below freezing in a five-mile radius, or even further below zero if it was already winter. All creatures without a natural coat of fur lose two dice from all pools. This Gift wreaks pure havoc in urban environments, as pipes burst and roads freeze. This Gift lasts for one hour per success.

Source: Glass Walker Tribebook (revised)


Umbral Motorcade

Rank 4 Glass Walker Gift

Camp: Wise Guys

A “motorcade murder” was the Mafia equivalent of a drive-by killing. The idea was to be gone the moment after the deed was done. Gianluigi Lucci always felt this never went far enough, and came up with the trick of never being there in the first place. This Gift allows the Wise Guy to shoot a victim in the physical world from the Umbra. A rat spirit teaches this Gift, a fact that made the Gift unpopular in some quarters.

System: The Garou fires a gun at the target as normal, but the player should then spend on Willpower point and roll Gnosis, difficulty equal to the Gauntlet in the area. In effect, the Wise Guy is making the bullet “reach” across the Umbra, so normally three successes are needed. Should the target be immobile for some reason (such as being asleep), then one or two successes might be sufficient. Since the target is probably unaware of the attack, most attacks made with this Gift are at point blank range and probably lethal.

Source: Glass Walker Tribebook (revised)


Corner Shot

Rank 4 Glass Walker Gift

Camp: Wise Guys

A feared Gift, this allows the Wise Guy to shoot around corners. Packs were fond of timing this Gift with multiple guns, creating hails of gunfire through open doorways before entering a room. A bird spirit (again, never a pigeon) teaches the Gift.

System: The player spends one Gnosis point and rolls Perception + Marksmanship, difficulty 9. Only one success is needed. Only single shots may be fired with this Gift, never autofire.

Source: Glass Walker Tribebook (revised)


Signal Rider

Rank 4 Glass Walker Gift

From the telegraph to the cell phone, the Glass Walkers have always kept up good relations with spirits of cutting-edge communication. This Gift allows the Garou to open a moon bridge that rides the back of a telephone signal, transporting her instantly to the location of whoever is on the other end of the line. A Pattern Spider teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Willpower and one Gnosis to open the moon bridge. The Garou must have a connection between a telephone at her location and one at the target destination to use this Gift, although it doesn’t discriminate between landlines or cell phones — some werewolves have even reported success in riding the back of online conferencing software, although doing so successfully requires a Wits + Computers roll (difficulty 7). Signal Rider can take the character no more than (Gnosis x 5) miles (or 8 km per Gnosis dot) — if the other end of the line isn’t within that range, the Gift fails.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition


Call the City’s Wolves

Rank 4 Glass Walker Gift

The city is a rich and complex ecosystem, and humans, animals and machines fill the roles that natural creatures fill in the wilderness. The Glass Walkers cannot often get wild wolves to aid them, but the city has its own predators. With this Gift, the Glass Walker can make a phone call, send an email or fax and expect some sort of backup; some master Theurges simply knock on the nearest door and wait to see who emerges. A City Mother or Father teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends a Rage point and rolls Wits + Leadership. The number of successes equals the number of city predators who will emerge: the figures who control and cull the human herd. These may be gang kids, members of citizen vigilante groups, vicious cops, or even wild, diseased dogs. The spiritually summoned backup arrives a scene later, although the Garou can convert extra successes to speed the arrival of assistance rather than adding to the numbers. (One success spent in this fashion brings the help in ten turns; two successes halve the wait to five turns, while three successes brings backup on the next turn.) The “wolves” will be disposed to cooperate with the Glass Walkers, but won’t charge blindly into battle for him. The effects last for one scene.

Source: Book of the City


Tractor Beam

Rank 4 Glass Walker Gift

The Garou can transport non-dedicated objects with her to the Umbra when she steps sideways. She may not take living creatures, only objects. This Gift is taught by Weaver spirits.

System: The Garou spends one Willpower point for each object brought over to the Umbra. It must be something she can carry and it must weigh no more than her own body weight. However, two or more Garou with this Gift can team up and carry larger items into the Spirit World. Despite it’s name, the user of this Gift does not emit a beam.

Source: Glass Walker Tribebook


Doppelganger

Rank 4 Glass Walker Gift

The Garou may take the exact likeness of any other human, wolf or Garou. A chameleon-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Gnosis point and rolls Charisma + Performance (difficulty 8). Traits aren’t duplicated, but everything else, including voice, posture and scent, is identical. The effects last for one day per success.

Source: Core book revised.


Virtual Umbra

Rank 4 Glass Walker Gift

This Gift enables a Garou to transport himself into the CyberRealm’s Computer Web (Umbra page 61) from any part of the Pattern Web. Any spirit affiliated with computers can teach this Gift.

System: The player spends a Gnosis point and rolls Intelligence + Computer (difficulty 8). The Glass Walker may also transport other (willing) characters into the ComputerWeb, but attempting this feat raises the difficulty to 10.

Source: Umbra


Tech Speak

Rank 4 Glass Walkers Gift

This Gift allows the Glass Walker to contact others through any technological device. The Garou speaks to a Pattern Spider in or near a technological device and tells them the message to be delivered and whom it should be delivered to. The Pattern Spider then finds the receiver and uses any communications technology near them to deliver the message; Telephones yell it out, (without picking up the handset), electronic billboards display it, computer printers print it out as text. If no communications technology is present, any other technology will activate, though no message will be imparted. If no technology whatsoever is present near the receiver, the Gift fails. A Pattern Spider teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends a Gnosis point and rolls Charisma + Science. The difficulty is relevant to the distance the message needs to be sent: The next room is difficulty 4, the same building 5, one block away 6, one mile away 7, a time-zone away 8. Beyond that is difficulty 9. The more successes achieved, the longer the message can be. A single success will only allow one word to be sent, five would allow unlimited length.

Source: Tribebook: Glass Walkers (Revised)


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