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Planetary Gifts

A list of all Planetary Gifts for Werewolf: the Apocalypse, compiled from all source books, using the revised edition of books when available. For other Gifts, see the Werewolf Gifts section.

Earth Sense

Rank 1 Planetary Gift (Eshtarra)

The Garou can feel the “aura” of an area and determine if it is healthy or blighted. For a brief instant, the user of the Gift becomes so attuned to the land immediately around her that she can sense the pain of Wyrm-taint, the sickness of pollution or the robust energy of an unspoiled piece of wilderness. In some instances, the source of an area’s pain — or the reason for its health — may reveal itself to the Garou through the use of this Gift.

System: The player spends a point of Gnosis. While no roll is necessary, the character must concentrate on the target area for several minutes of game time before receiving any information about its condition. The amount of information that is revealed is left to the Storyteller and can vary from vague feelings (“The land doesn’t feel well, as if it has been poisoned.”) to extremely specific facts (“There is an underground spring which channels Gnosis into topsoil, making the land productive and fertile.”).

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Uncloak the Hidden

Rank 1 Planetary Gift (Hakahe)

By concentrating on a person, object or area, the Garou can determine whether or not her target is hiding anything. The Garou can spot disguises, concealed weapons and wires; determine if a room contains trapdoors, hidden cameras, microphones and wire taps; or if someone lurks in a hidden passage. The Gift does not, however, allow the Garou to seek beneath the disguise, determine the nature of a concealed weapon or tell what lies within a hidden wall safe – this trick reveals only that a deception is present. The Garou must concentrate on the target in order to invoke this Gift.

System: The player rolls Perception + Investigation (difficulty 8). Extra successes might reveal more facts about the subject, if multiple secrets exist to be sought out. The Storyteller should inform the player of her characters’ knowledge in general terms (“That man has some sort of disguise”; “The floor contains a hollow beneath the floorboards”).

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Find the Heart’s Flame

Rank 1 Planetary Gift (Katanka-Sonnak)

With this Gift the Garou can identify sources of energy or power, even when they are hidden or unfamiliar. The Garou must concentrate to detect the pulsations of power that emanate from even a dormant energy source. This becomes useful when travelling in some of the more alien reaches of the Umbra where familiar objects take on strange appearances. This Gift also enables the Garou to identify machinery such as generators or solar batteries regardless of their appearance or attempts to conceal them. Spirits that serve as energy or power foci also register to the Garou’s senses when this Gift is in effect.

System: The player spends one point of Gnosis and rolls Perception + Alertness (difficulty 7). A single success identifies power sources that lie within 50 feet of the Garou. Additional successes allow the character to extend her range to locate distant sources. This Gift lasts for once scene.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Sense Limits

Rank 1 Planetary Gift (Lu-Bat)

The Garou can determine approximately the amount of Rage, Gnosis or Willpower within an individual. This ability enables the Garou to judge whether or not her target can resist an attempt to influence her actions or whether she is likely to draw upon her supply of Gnosis or Rage. This Gift also allows a Garou to gauge whether or not other supernaturals are currently weak-willed or drained of some other source of power. For example, a Garou may be able to tell that a vampire has little power but may not realize that the Leech’s blood supply is low. This Gift also enables a Garou to sense whether an Umbral spirit’s Power is weak or near depletion.

System: The player rolls Perception + Occult (difficulty 8). Each success enables the character to determine the general levels of Rage, Gnosis and Willpower for one targeted individual. Additional successes allow the character access to more specific information about a single target or else gives her general information about another target. The Storyteller should not give the player precise numbers, but should relay information in relative terms (“The Black Spiral Dancer has used most of his Rage but still has a lot of Willpower and Gnosis left”, “The mage has plenty of magical energy left inside her”). A failure means that the character learns nothing about her target while a botch gives her erroneous information.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Sense of the Transformation

Rank 1 Planetary Gift (Meros)

With this Gift, the Garou can identify states of transformation or significant changes within creatures or objects. This Gift allows the Garou to ascertain whether or not someone is dying of a disease or if a female is pregnant (even in extremely early stages). In the same fashion, the Garou can choose to determine if an object is about to break or cease functioning. The Garou need only concentrate on her target to activate this Gift.

System: No roll is necessary, but the player must spend a point of Gnosis to activate the Gift for one scene. During that time the character can determine the general state of health (or illness) of the individuals or creatures in her vicinity. She can also tell if inanimate objects are on the verge of breaking down or otherwise ceasing to function.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Speed of the Messenger

Rank 1 Planetary Gift (Mitanu)

This Gift increases the movement rate of the Garou so that he can travel long distances in short periods of time. The character’s body seems to flow like quicksilver, enabling him to accomplish astounding feats of agility while under the effects of this Gift. Thus, the Garou can travel rapidly across a tree limb or along a narrow wooden beam without slowing down or faltering.

System: The player spends one Gnosis point and rolls Dexterity + Athletics (difficulty 8). One success allows the character to move at twice her normal speed; two successes gives her three times normal speed, while three successes allows the character to move four times as quickly. More than three successes cause the character to assume a blurry form that confers two extra dice to any rolls involving Dexterity while the character is in motion. The effect lasts for one turn or one scene, depending on the circumstance. This Gift affects movement only and cannot allow a character to stop to deliver blows in combat without ending the Gift’s duration. Thus, a character can use the Gift to get to a combat more quickly, but once she engages in battle, she loses the benefits conferred by the Gift.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Battlesense

Rank 1 Planetary Gift (Nerigal)

The Garou can sense the best direction from which to make an attack, taking into account the terrain of the battlefield, the numbers and placement of the enemy and the available forces at the Garou’s command or allied with her.

System: The player spends a point of Gnosis and becomes aware of the tactical forces involved in an impending battle. The Storyteller informs the player of the numbers and placement of opposing forces. The player can then use this information to her character’s advantage.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Rouse to Anger

Rank 1 Planetary Gift (Rorg)

This Gift enables the Garou to say or do something that causes her target to refresh her inner Rage. This might involve shaming an individual, slapping her in the face or telling her something to arouse her anger. The Garou can also summon within herself a memory or an emotion that assists her in replenishing her own capacity for righteous anger.

System: The player rolls Manipulation + Empathy (difficulty 8) and spends a Gnosis point. A successful roll enables the character to speak or act in such a way that her target gains a point of Rage. Each additional success allows the character to affect another individual, including herself. A botch removes a point of rage from the target.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Find the Portent

Rank 1 Planetary Gift (Ruatma)

With this Gift, a Garou can call for and receive some omen or portent which can help her determine her next course of action. The Garou must meditate for a few minutes in order to place herself in a receptive state so that she can recognize the sign that comes to her.

System: No roll is necessary, but the player must spend a point of Gnosis. The Storyteller then produces some sort of omen or portent to serve as a hint for the character about what lies in the future. (“A black bird carrying something in its beak flies north.” “You feel a sense of dread about entering this part of the forest”).

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Threads of the Tapestry

Rank 1 Planetary Gift (Shantar)

This Gift allows the Garou to determine the basic elements of a situation that seems confused or deliberately obfuscated. The Garou can discern which individual in a group really holds power or whether someone is acting under duress.

System: The player rolls Wits + Enigmas (difficulty 7). Each success allows the character to uncover one basic behind-the-scenes fact, usually the leader of a group or the emotional context of an otherwise poker-faced contact. Failure denotes an inability to find out anything beyond the obvious about a situation, while a botch produces incorrect conclusions.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Lambent Sight

Rank 1 Planetary Gift (Sokhta)

This Gift allows the Garou the ability to see under circumstances where sight would normally be impossible, such as in conditions of total darkness (inside a deep cave, for example) or if the Garou is blindfolded. This Gift provides illumination for the Garou equivalent to that of a full moon.

System: The player spends a point of Gnosis; no roll is necessary. The effects of this Gift last for one scene. This Gift cannot grant sight to one who is naturally blind.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Find the Child Within

Rank 1 Planetary Gift (Tambiyah)

With this Gift, a Garou can play upon an individual’s instinctive response to parental authority or affection and convince that person to follow a command (“Don’t leave without me”) or respond favorably to a suggestions (“Let me take you somewhere safe”) that they might otherwise rebuff. The target of the Gift cannot already be engaged in battle with the Gift’s user or with another opponent. The Garou can, however, use this Gift to forestall an impending battle or elude a situation that might turn dangerous.

System: The player makes a resisted Charisma + Empathy roll vs. the target’s Willpower. One success allows the character to make as simple suggestion to the victim; the suggestion must be one that a young child would find reasonable. Additional successes either extend the duration of the effect or else enables the character to convince her victim to do something he might not be otherwise inclined to do – such as coercing a Get Ahroun to back down from a fight he would certainly lose. Failure means that the suggestion has no effect, while a botch angers the victim and makes him impervious to further attempts to use this Gift for 24 hours.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Aura of Leadership

Rank 1 Planetary Gift (Zarok)

Similar to the Level Two Silver Fang Gift: Awe, this Gift surrounds the Garou with an aura of authority that enables her to assume the mantle of leadership for a brief period of time. Others react to the Garou as if she was their pack leader — including the pack leader. Of course, there may be repercussions after the effects of the Gift have passed.

System: The player rolls Charisma + Empathy (difficulty of the highest Willpower in the target ground). If successful, the difficulties of all Social rolls against the target group are reduced by one. One success enables the character to affect a single target. Additional successes increase the number of individuals who fall under the effects of the Gift. The effects of the Gift last for one scene.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Herb Call

Rank 2 Planetary Gift (Eshtarra)

Through singing or chanting, a Garou can find helpful or medicinal plants, roots or bark even in poor areas such as deserts. Such plants might be healing herbs, substances used in rites or tubers and other plants that provide needed sustenance. The song causes the plants to resonate from the music so that the Garou can locate them by following the sounds.

System: The player spends a point of Gnosis and rolls Perception + Performance. A single success enables the character to locate the desired herbs or plants within a mile of her location. Additional successes increase the range by one mile per success. Failure means that the character cannot hear any plants, while a botch leads the character to harmful herbs or plants.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Shadow of the Ebon Whisperer

Rank 2 Planetary Gift (Hakahe)

This Gift makes the Garou as insubstantial as a shadow and as hard to see. The physical form of the Garou fades to a murky, dark shape that can slither and flow almost anywhere. Although others can use certain Gifts to spot the “shadow” werewolf, anyone wishing to do so must first have a reason to suspect the presence of the Gift’s user. This Gift does not function in bright daylight or in places where no shadows exists — such as a brightly lit room (or a room in total darkness, for that matter).

System: The player spends a point of Willpower and rolls Appearance + Occult (difficulty as assigned by the Storyteller depending on the surroundings). Each success allows the character to assume the shadow-form for one scene (or one combat round); even one success can give the character the advantage of surprise in a battle. No successes means that the Gift fails while a botch throws the characters across the Gauntlet momentarily and does not conceal the Garou upon her return.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Flame of the Wind Rider

Rank 2 Planetary Gift (Katanka-Sonnak)

This Gift makes the Garou harder to damage by engulfing her in a ghostly blue-white flame. In addition to serving as a form of armor, the flame also offers protection from cold, including the intense cold of the far reaches of the Aetherial Realm and the freezing damage inflicted by certain creatures of the Wyrm.

System: The player spends a point of Gnosis and rolls Stamina + Occult (difficulty 7). Each success lowers the difficulty for soaking damage from cold by one. In addition, the Garou gains two dice to add to all soak rolls; these dice can even be used to soak silver. The effects last for one scene.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Peace of the Counselor

Rank 2 Planetary Gift (Lu-Bat)

This Gift enables a Garou to bring even the most heated discussion to a peaceful conclusion. Though it does not preclude more hostilities from erupting at a later time, the Gift creates an atmosphere of temporary true among enemies or prevents tribe leaders from coming to blows over volatile issues. During the grace period, the Garou can attempt to resolve the circumstances underlying the state of enmity — such as encouraging the participants in a dispute to begin negotiations or achieving a compromise.

System: The player spends a Willpower point and rolls Charisma + Empathy (difficulty of the highest Willpower among the quarreling individuals). One success causes combatants to stop fighting (or prevents them from initiating combat) for one turn. Each extra success increases the length of time in which peace prevails by an additional turn; five successes extends the Gift to an entire scene. No successes means that that the Gift has no effect on the situation, while a botch causes an escalation of force and frequently draws the character attempting to use the Gift into the heart of the battle.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Shorten the Road

Rank 2 Planetary Gift (Meros)

This Gift enables the Garou to cut normal travel time by a third, even in the Umbra. This feat may take shape in a number of ways – either through a series of fortunate coincidences or else through clearly supernatural means.

System: The player spends a point of Gnosis and rolls Manipulation + Survival (difficulty 7). A successful roll shortens a journey by a third so that a three-day trip takes only two days, while a two week long trek through unspoiled wilderness only takes ten days. A failure has no effect on the length of the journey, while a botch doubles the travel time.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Sticky Fingers

Rank 2 Planetary Gift (Mitanu)

This trick coats the fingers of a Garou with a silvery substance that adheres to anything, making it possible to climb vertical surfaces with ease. In addition, this Gift also assists a Garou in pilfering small items such as credit cards, keys or loose change.

System: The player spends a point of Gnosis. The ability to cling to sheer surfaces is automatic. In addition, the character gains two extra dice to any Streetwise or other roll that the Storyteller deems appropriate; he might get extra dice on a pickpocketing attempt, but not when trying to hotwire a car. The effect lasts for one scene.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Shards of Icy Rage

Rank 2 Planetary Gift (Nerigal)

The Garou invoking this Gift calls on the cold power of her Rage, converting her anger into physical ice. This ice cuts as deep as any knife, and can be hurled at her enemies in place of a normal attack.

System: The players spends a point of Rage and rolls Wits + Primal Urge (difficulty 8). The number of successes equals the number of shards that form from the crystalized Rage, up to a limit of five shards. The player makes a separate attack roll for each shard, and may direct them at more than one opponent. Each shard does three dice of aggravated damage; the range is five yard for every dot of the Garou’s strength.

The player may spend only one point of Rage each time the Gift is used; this prohibits spending Rage to gain extra actions in the same turn as invoking the shards. Although a character may use the Gift more than once in a scene, each successive use after the first adds +1 to the difficulty roll to activate the Gift.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Foetracker

Rank 2 Planetary Gift (Rorg)

By using this Gift, the Garou can follow her quarry without risking losing the trail. The scent of the target becomes so powerful to the Garou that she can follow it even under conditions that might otherwise obscure the trail. Even if the victim crosses water, lays down a false trail or attempts to mask his scent with some other odor, the Garou unerringly follows her prey. However, the Gift’s effects become fainter with time and distance.

System: The player spends a point of Gnosis and rolls Perception + Primal Urge. Each success allows the character to track her target unerringly for one scene up to a maximum of five scenes, after which the effects of the Gift end, and the trail becomes too faint to follow. No successes means that the Gift fails to take effect, while a botch sends the character in a false direction.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Hidden Depths

Rank 2 Planetary Gift (Ruatma)

This Gift allows a Garou to uncover some hidden piece of information, or to decipher some cryptic passage of text. The Gift can also enable a Garou to figure out who the real power behind the scenes is in a given situation.

System: The player spends a point of Gnosis and rolls Perception + Enigmas (difficulty 8). Each success allows the character to learn one hidden or concealed fact about the person, place or thing targeted by the Gift. For example, one line of prophecy may be explained for each success. The Storyteller should decide the overall effects of this Gift so that players do not attempt to avoid pursuing other avenues of investigation.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Fixit

Rank 2 Planetary Gift (Shantar)

The Garou can figure out what’s wrong with a device and make on-the-spot repairs which allow the item to run or function for a short time.

System: The player Intelligence + Repair (difficulty 7). One success allows the character to repair the targeted item so that it runs for one turn. Two successes enable the item to work for one scene while three successes or more indicate that the item has been permanently repaired, barring excessive use or subsequent damage. Failure means the character cannot repair the item, while a botch renders the device unable to be repaired by anyone — ever.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Moonpool of Sokhta

Rank 2 Planetary Gift (Sokhta)

This Gift enables a Garou to transform clear, standing water into a pool which offers visions of possible futures. Wilderness ponds, small mountain tarns, pools of clear rainwater or even basins filled with water can serve as a conduit for the images. The scenes that appear within the pool depict what might happen unless something occurs to change the course of events. The Garou must concentrate on the event (or series of events) to get a sense of the outcome. The pool may reflect either literal or symbolic images.

System: The player spends a point of Gnosis and rolls Wits + Enigmas (difficulty 7 for near future events, difficulty 8 for more distant occurrences). Each success causes one vision of the future to appear in the pool. The Storyteller should determine the clarity and accuracy of the visions. No successes indicate a failure of the Gift, while a botch produces false visions or an extremely chaotic jumble of meaningless images.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Mantle of the Land

Rank 2 Planetary Gift (Tambiyah)

The Garou draws forth a mist or fog from water in the atmosphere. This misty mantle provides cover in which a Garou may hide herself or someone under her protection. The Gift may be used while the Garou is in motion in order to confuse pursuers by enveloping them in an obscuring fog. The mantle can also surround a Garou and her pack in order to allow them to attack from concealment or ambush.

System: The player spends a point of Gnosis. The fog is dense and heavy, obscuring the vision of anyone within, even muffling sound. Anyone save the Garou and her pack are at +3 difficulty on all Perception rolls while the mist ensures. This Gift lasts one scene or one combat.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Proclamation of Action

Rank 2 Planetary Gift (Zarok)

This Gift enables the Garou to force an end to discussion and take the course of action the character thinks is best. The werewolf can literally command others to act as he bids, although only if they had been previously dithering over a course of action.

System: The player spends a Willpower point and rolls Charisma + Leadership to put a damper on discussions that have gone on too long. (“Enough talk. Let’s do it!”). Each success allows the character to affect a single target. A character desiring to resist the effects of the Gift must make a Willpower roll (difficulty of the Gift user’s Willpower + 1, up to a maximum of 10). This Gift lasts for one scene.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Oaksong

Rank 3 Planetary Gift (Eshtarra)

By using this Gift, a Garou can communicate with inanimate objects made of wood or some other organic substance (i.e.: something that was once alive). The objects do not actually speak, but the Garou can sense their thoughts as images or sensations. For example, a wooden can might communicate that someone had used it for wilderness travel by filling the Garou’s mind with sounds of a crashing waterfall, the musty odor of bear spoor and the image of crowded undergrowth and towering pines. A straight-backed wooden chair might allow the Garou to “see” the person who last occupied it and get a sense of the emotional state of that individual. With practice, a Garou can hold an entire wordless conversation with anything from a sturdy help rope or a mat made of woven reeds to a charred scrap of paper (made from wood pulp).

System: The user of the Gift must concentrate on what sort of information she wishes to obtain from the object as if she were asking a question. The sensations and images constitute the “answer”. The player spends a point of Gnosis and rolls Perception + Enigmas (difficulty 7). Each success allows the character to formulate one question and direct it to one item. Additional successes allow the character to ask more questions (on a one-for-one basis) or else ask the same question of different objects. No successes indicate a simple failure of the Gift, while a botch provides the Garou with false or garbled information.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Hidden Heart

Rank 3 Planetary Gift (Hakahe)

This Gift allows the Garou to take a dangerous piece of knowledge she possesses and lock it away in her mind so that it becomes inaccessible without a key. The concealed information cannot be taken from her through mental powers or coercion; she can neither access the information nor remember that she has something hidden away in her mind. Until someone speaks the trigger word, performs the appropriate gesture or enacts the conditions set forth in the activation of the Gift, the Garou remains blissfully unaware of the information she has hidden from everyone — including herself.

System: Before using this Gift, the Garou must set the conditions which will cause the information to become available to her. This information should be given a trusted ally — after all, the Garou herself won’t even remember that she has a key word, much less a secret. After describing the trigger, the player spends a point of Gnosis and rolls the character’s Willpower (difficulty 8). Only one success is necessary for the Gift to take effect. The effect of the Gift lasts until the hidden information is triggered.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Ride the Solar Winds

Rank 3 Planetary Gift (Katanka-Sonnak)

This Gift allows the Garou to ride the solar winds that sweep through the Aetherial Realm without worrying about being thrown off course by storms. Use of this Gift also increases the Garou’s movement rate, lessening travel time between locations within the Aetherial Realm.

System: The player spends a point of Gnosis and rolls Wits + Alertness (difficulty 7); the need to remain “in touch” with the ever-changing currents of these spirit winds requires concentration and attunement rather than physical agility. A single success allows the character to ride the winds successfully to her destination (or until she decides to end her journey). Additional successes either allow the Garou to carry others with her (on a one-for-one basis) or reduce the travel time by half per success. Thus, with one additional success, a journey of one month would only take two weeks, while two additional successes reduces the journey to a week. A character may use some of her extra successes to allow others to travel with her and the remaining ones to speed up travel time. No successes indicates either that the solar winds are not available for use or denotes failure to locate them. A botch means that the winds seize the character and carry her to some unintended destination (at the Storyteller’s discretion).

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Pall of Despair

Rank 3 Planetary Gift (Lu-Bat)

This Gift inflicts a wave of despair upon a targeted individual, making the victim incapable of action due to feelings of profound melancholy.

System: The player spends a point of Gnosis and rolls Manipulation + Empathy (difficulty of the victim’s Willpower). A successful roll causes the victim to experience a feeling similar to Harano (or, in the case of humans, clinical depression). This state of mind forces the victim to roll her Willpower in order to take any action, while combat becomes almost impossible. (Optionally, the Storyteller can enforce the limitations of Harano found in either the Werewolf Players Guide 2nd Ed, p.207 or the Players Guide to Garou, p.226). The effects of this Gift last for one scene.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Wyld Spirits

Rank 3 Planetary Gift (Meros)

The Garou can call upon Meros’ erratic nature and inflict one or more of her opponents with a bout of erratic behavior, thus making it more difficult for the victims to coordinate attacks or act sensibly in any given situation.

System: The player spends a point of Willpower and rolls Manipulation + Empathy (difficulty of the victim’s Willpower). Each success allows the character to affect one individual. Affected targets fail to carry out any sustained course of action, attacking one minute and retreating the next or else stopping to make a speech. If the Gift is used in a non-combat situation, the victims change their actions radically from one moment to the next. This Gift lasts for one scene or one battle.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Deliberate Misinformation

Rank 3 Planetary Gift (Mitanu)

The Garou can slip confusing and contrary information into his target’s conversation, making their plans fall apart or otherwise causing them to suffer from a gross breakdown in communications. Opponents in the immediate vicinity of the Garou mishear each other or misinterpret instructions. The information affected by this Gift must be communicated verbally — either in person or through the use of a direct communication device such as a telephone or other transmission device.

System: The player rolls Perception + Linguistics (difficulty of the target’s Willpower, or the highest Willpower in the target group). Each success allows the character to subject one opponent to the effects of this Gift. All actions that result from information communicated verbally receive a +2 difficulty; simple orders, such as proceeding to a certain address or moving to the left or right flank in battle, automatically go awry. The Gift lasts for one scene.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Nerigal’s Call to Arms

Rank 3 Planetary Gift (Nerigal)

This Gift allows the Garou to summon to her side any creatures of spirits allied to Nerigal or appropriate to the Ice Warrior. These beings, whether Nerigal’s spirit warriors or predatory animals, fight alongside the Garou for the duration of an entire battle.

System: The Garou spends a point of Gnosis and rolls Charisma + Leadership, difficulty 8. One success summons one of two creatures; additional successes increase the number of creatures or spirits that answer the summons. Thus, two successes bring up to five respondents, three successes summon up to ten creatures, four successes results in up to 15 beings while five successes brings everything within a five-mile radius of the character. Those creatures summoned serve as an army under the character’s command for an entire scene. Of course, if there are no wild predators or War-spirits of Nerigal within range, the Gift fails.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Savagery of the Taloned Hunter

Rank 3 Planetary Gift (Rorg)

This Gift allows a Garou to gain twice the advantage of his Rage, thus increasing the ferocity and frequency of attacks or else allowing him to accomplish more under stress than he normally would.

System: The player spends a Rage point, which he may then convert into the equivalent of two points of Rage for the character. This enables a character to take two extra actions in a combat at the cost of a Rage point. Another use of the Gift allows the character to recover from a stunned state and take an extra action in the same turn. The Storyteller should make the final determination as to how the character may use the advantage gained from this Gift. This Gift cannot be used continuously, though; the Garou may call on its effects once per story for every point of Willpower he possesses.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Unravel

Rank 3 Planetary Gift (Ruatma)

This Gift allows the Garou to put together seemingly random bits of information to form a tentative analysis of a situation and formulate a course of action. This is particularly useful in situations where gathering concrete information is difficult or in extremely complex situations.

System: The player spends a point of Gnosis and rolls Intelligence + Enigmas (difficulty 7). Only on success is necessary to make sense out of even the most confusing situation, but each additional success further clarifies matters. (The player may ask the Storyteller to explain to her what is actually going on in a given scene and use that information as character knowledge). A failure means that the character cannot make sense of a situation while a botch means that the character puts together a totally false scenario and draws erroneous conclusions from her “knowledge.”

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Tangling the Skein

Rank 3 Planetary Gift (Shantar)

This Gift enables the Garou to cause confusion among her enemies by mixing up their perceptions so that they cannot decide who to follow or what to do next. The effect resembles that of the Gift: Mitanu’s Deliberate Misinformation, except it distorts what others discern through sight or memory, rather than through what they hear. Victims may mistake one person for another and follow the wrong leader or they may go to the wrong meeting place in the mistaken impression they are proceeding to the correct spot.

System: The player spends a point of Gnosis and rolls Manipulation + Enigmas (difficulty of the victim’s Willpower). Each success allows the character to alter one visual or remembered perception for her victim. She can cause a Black Spiral Dancer to confuse the weakest member of his pack for the pack leader or make a rival show up at the wrong caern for an important meeting. No successes means that the Gift fails, while a botch actually arranges the victim’s perceptions so that they work against the character rather than the victim.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Moonriver

Rank 3 Planetary Gift (Sokhta)

By using this Gift, the Garou may swiftly travel across the surface of a body of water which reflects the moonlight. She can follow a river or cross a lake so long as she follows the “trail” of the moon’s light. If the light becomes obscured at any point (such as when a cloud passes across the moon), the effects of the Gift end and the Garou may have to swim or wade to shore.

System: The player rolls Dexterity + Occult. Only one success is needed for the character to gain the ability to travel the “moonriver”. The Garou travels across the water with supernatural speed, typically three times her normal movement rate. No successes on the roll indicates that the moon is either not visible or does not shine over a body of water in the character’s vicinity. A botch allows the character to get midway through her journey before the moon’s light fails, thus stranding the character in mid-stream.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Veil of the Mother

Rank 3 Planetary Gift (Tambiyah)

This Gift allows the Garou to assume a different appearance for a short period of time in order to confuse pursuers or escape detection. Primarily useful in Homid form, the Veil of the Mother alters the physical features of the face, causes the user to seem either shorter or taller by up to 6 inches and changes the body size to reflect a gain or loss of up to 30 pounds. This Gift does not alter the sex or age of the Garou, though it can change skin, hair or eye color and hair texture or length. The Garou may use the Gift on herself or on another individual, usually someone she is trying to hide or draw attention from.

System: The player spends a Willpower point and rolls Appearance + Subterfuge (Difficulty 7). The number of successes indicate the degree to which the character can alter her appearance or that of another individual. One success allows only minor details in height weight, facial features, skin tone and other similar qualities. Three successes causes a complete change in appearance, while five or more successes enables the character to effect a drastic change in her physical form, even to the extent of appearing to be a specific person. (The Garou must, of course, be familiar with the appearance of anyone whose form she assumes). The effect of this Gift lasts for one scene.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Undisputed Ruler

Rank 3 Planetary Gift (Zarok)

This Gift allows a Garou to take over the leadership of a small gathering of humans (whether a paramilitary group of town council) or a group of spirits for a period of up to 6 months. During this time, the targeted group accepts the Garou as their leader, rendering her the honor, respect and obedience due her position. The group demonstrates a high degree of loyalty, obeying the Garou’s instructions in a manner appropriate to her position (as orders if they are paramilitary, or as legally binding decisions if the position is akin to that of a town mayor, for instance). If the Garou uses this Gift in the Umbra, the targeted group of spirits will follow the Garou’s commands as if she were a greater spirit such as an Incarna. This Gift lasts anywhere from a week to six months.

System: The player spends a point of Gnosis and rolls Charisma + Leadership (difficulty of the highest Willpower in the target group). The Gift lasts for a period of time as follows.

One success enables the character to exercise her authority over the group for one week. Two successes extends the period to a month, while three successes give the character leadership for two months. Four successes extends the period to four months, while five successes allows the character six months of undisputed rule. This Gift is only successful against mortals and spirits of no greater than Jaggling status, although “borderline” supernaturals such as ghouls and Kin are susceptible. A failure means that the Gift does not take effect. A botch turns the group against the character.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Lore of the Land

Rank 4 Planetary Gift (Eshtarra)

By eating, smoking or otherwise taking in a portion of the land, the Garou can sense things that happened in the immediate vicinity in the past. For instance, a Garou can mix dandelions from a meadow into a salad which she eats; as a result, she realizes that a group of hunters passed through the meadow three months ago. By chewing on the bark from a tree, the Garou can learn that a surveyor for a corporation measured the land around the tree as part of a planned site for a new factory, or that someone buried a body beneath the tree.

System: The player spends a point of Gnosis and rolls Perception + Empathy (difficulty 7). One success gives the character a piece of past information (“A group of men passed through here several weeks ago”). Additional successes either embellish the first piece of information (“The men wore security uniforms”) or else provide new information about other events (“A battle took place here last year”). The information provided will be as pertinent as possible; the character actually learns the most important (to Garou standards) thing or things that happened within the area, most often information that the Garou can act upon.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Whisper in the Dark

Rank 4 Planetary Gift (Hakahe)

This Gift allows the Garou to determine a fact detrimental to an individual. The Garou may then use that piece of knowledge against the target of the Gift, either by holding it over the victim’s head or making the information public.

System: The player rolls Perception + Empathy (difficulty 8). Each success enables her to grasp one piece of heretofore-unknown information about the target of the Gift. Thus, a character can learn that an individual owes millions of dollars in gambling debts, hides a murder in his past or funds a company that systematically pollutes the rivers in a particular state. Failure means that the character learns nothing, while a botch provides the character with erroneous information leading to the character’s possible embarrassment or dishonor.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Hand of the Sun

Rank 4 Planetary Gift (Katanka-Sonnak)

The Garou’s hand blazes with a terrible heat and gives off a white-hot light, similar to a branding iron. The Garou may touch an individual and mark them indelibly (and painfully) with a brand of shame. Any Garou who encounters the victim in the future immediately recognize the mark as a sign of that person’s treachery, dishonor or other grave crime. Vampires ignite when touched by the Hand of the Sun.

System: The Garou spends a point of Rage and then a point of Gnosis. No roll is necessary for the Gift to take effect, but the character must make a standard attack roll in order to mark her victim. A victim touched by the Hand of the Sun takes two health levels of unsoakable aggravated damage and receives a permanent circular scar. The scar cannot be removed by any means short of amputating the part of the body which contains the scar. The fire lasts for one scene, although the Garou may extinguish it beforehand if she so chooses.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Harmonious Slumber

Rank 4 Planetary Gift (Lu-Bat)

This Gift enables the Garou to create a perfect environment for sleep even in the most difficult circumstances. Under the influence of this Gift, the Garou receives the equivalent of eight hours of restful sleep and awakens refreshed and with his spirits revived.

System: The player spends a point of Gnosis and rolls Stamina + Enigmas (difficulty 7). One success is necessary to affect the character. Each additional success allows him to include another individual in the effects of the Gift. A failure means that the Gift does not work, while a botch inflicts restless sleep on the character, with no benefits. When a character awakens from a successful use of this Gift, he finds that his Gnosis is fully replenished. The nap can last for up to eight hours, although only two hours are necessary to reap full benefits.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Sleep’s Travels

Rank 4 Planetary Gift (Meros)

Through this Gift, a Garou’s spirit may journey to another location while his body sleeps. Once he has arrived at his destination, the Garou may either examine his surroundings, impart a message to someone he sees, or retrieve a small (hand-held) item such as a ring, a set of keys or a piece of paper. Whether the Garou actually causes an object to assume spirit-form long enough for her to transport it from the place she has visited to the location of his sleeping body, or if the Gift causes the retrieved item to relocate from one place to another is unclear. The Garou must have at least four hours of uninterrupted sleep before he is able to begin the sleep journey. Once the journey has ended and the Garou’s spirit has reunited itself with her body, she must awaken naturally. Any disturbance in the sleep pattern negates the effectiveness of the Gift, though it does not otherwise physically threaten the Garou’s life.

System: The player spends a point of Gnosis and rolls Wits + Occult (Difficulty 8). One success enables the character to travel to the desired spot in his dreams and look around. He may overhear conversations but may not participate in them. Additional successes increase his ability to interact with what lies at his journey’s end. Three successes allows him to converse with individuals he meets (who, if he so chooses, see him as if he is really present) while five successes are necessary for the character to transport a physical object to his sleeping form. No successes means that the character simply gets a good night’s sleep, while a botch mot only means that the sleep journey fails but may cause serious disruptions to the character’s sleep patterns or give the character a Derangement.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Mercurial Messenger

Rank 4 Planetary Gift (Mitanu)

This Gift enables a Garou who overhears a conversation or who is entrusted with a message to remember what she has heard. At a later time, the Garou may repeat back verbatim everything heard over a single scene as if she had total recall. The Gift allows the Garou to reproduce voice intonations, accents and speech patterns or mannerisms which match those of the original speaker. In addition, the Garou can approximate the speaker’s actual voice.

System: The player spends a point of Gnosis and rolls Wits + Linguistics (difficulty 7). Each success increases the accuracy of the character’s delivery of the remembered conversation or message. If necessary, the Storyteller may repeat the conversation for the benefit of the character’s audience. A failure means that the character remembers only what the player remembers. A botch introduces serious discrepancies into the repetition.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Challenge of Single Combat

Rank 4 Planetary Gift (Nerigal)

By invoking the name of the Ice Warrior and issuing a direct challenge to an enemy, the Garou can force her opponent to fight one-on-one according to the tacit rules of fair play. The opponent can launch no surprise attacks, employ dirty tricks or accept extra help from comrades or pack mates. However, the Garou using this Gift accepts the same restrictions – neither combatant can break off from the fight until one participant either concedes victory to the other or dies.

System: After the character has issued the challenge, the player spends a point of Rage and rolls Manipulation + Leadership (difficulty of the target’s Willpower). A single success forces the target to forego any unfair tactics and meet the Garou in single combat as described above. No successes means the Gift fails while a botch inspires the target to launch an immediate attack — usually with the help of the opponent’s friends.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Hunter’s Horn

Rank 4 Planetary Gift (Rorg)

This Gift enables the Garou to create a sound so horrible and mind-chilling that it sends enemies into utter panic and causes them to flee an area without regard for direction or destination. Enemies so affected cannot attempt to evade pursuit or disguise their passage. This makes hunting them down and dispatching them a fairly simple task.

System: The player spends a point of Rage and rolls Manipulation + Primal-Urge (difficulty of the highest Willpower in the group). Each success affects one victim with uncontrollable panic, causing them to run blindly from an area. Garou affected by this Gift enter a state of fox frenzy, while others simply become mindless panicked creatures of prey. The effect lasts for an entire scene, during which time the character (and any allies) may hunt down and slay the victims if they so desire. No successes represents a simple failure of the Gift, while a botch affects the user of the Gift instead of her intended victim or victims.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Blank Slate

Rank 4 Planetary Gift (Ruatma)

The Garou can completely remove a single piece of information from her own mind or from that of another. This Gift becomes useful in situations where an individual has come across some dangerous knowledge that might lead to her death for possessing it. The Garou may not only remove the information – such as the identity of the Garou mole within a hostile group or the location of a safe house for ecoterrorists – but she may also smooth over the edges of the victim’s memory so that he does not realize anything is missing. The Garou may also use this Gift to alter her own memories in situations where she feels that this is necessary.

System: The player spends a point of Gnosis and rolls Manipulation + Empathy (difficulty of the victim’s Willpower). A single success allows the character to excise the desired piece of information. Additional successes enable the character to make secondary adjustments to the target’s memory to hide the fact that something is missing. No successes means that the victim retains the memory although she may not be aware that someone has tried to tamper with her mind. A botch may either remove the memory along with other chunks of information or else alert the victim to the unsuccessful attempt so that she knows who has tried to erase parts of her memory.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Shantar’s Loom

Rank 4 Planetary Gift (Shantar)

The use of this Gift allows the Garou to craft some item from the energy provided by either Gnosis, Rage or Willpower. The item may not involve multiple parts or have an overly complex make-up. For example, a Garou cannot make a gun using this Gift, but she can craft a dagger or hunting knife. Although this Gift can’t produce radioactive materials, it can produce such metals as silver.

System: The Garou spends either a Gnosis, Rage or Willpower point and rolls Dexterity + Repair (difficulty 8 for simple items, 9 for more sophisticated ones). (The Storyteller may allow the player to substitute a more appropriate secondary skill possessed by the character for the Repair Ability.) One success produces the item desired, while additional successes refine its quality and durability. The Storyteller may require additional successes to make an item from a less appropriate quality — such as making a child’s blanket from a Rage point, or using anything other than Gnosis to craft a silver knife. No successes means that the Gift fails to produce anything useful and allows the expended point to revert to the character. A botch uses up the expended point and produces an unusable or defective item. The item lasts a day per success.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Mooncat

Rank 4 Planetary Gift (Sokhta)

This Gift allows the Garou to assume form of a small white cat (one of Sokhta’s favored animals). This ability can prove useful for getting into small places (or escaping from such) and remaining hidden. The Garou has the senses of a cat for the duration of the Gift, including good night sight, the ability to absorb information through her whiskers and extreme flexibility of movement – however, she also retains the power of a full-fledged Garou, and is much more dangerous than she looks. Anyone studying the cat closely can tell that it is not a normal feline because the cat’s eyes always reflect the current phase of the moon regardless of the surrounding light sources.

System: The player spends a point of Gnosis and rolls Dexterity + Animal Ken (difficulty 7). Each success allows the character to remain in cat form for one scene, although she can end the gift at any time before the duration runs out. While in cat form, the Garou retains her Lupus-form Attributes, may soak silver as if it were ordinary damage (although silver damage is still aggravated), and can inflict aggravated damage with claw and bite attacks as usual. No successes means that the Gift fails, while a botch results in a transformation into a misshapen creature somewhere between a cat and a wolf. The character may choose to end the Gift immediately if this happens.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Motherly Guardian

Rank 4 Planetary Gift (Tambiyah)

This Gift allows the Garou to “tag” an individual so that she can keep track of her target’s health and welfare. The Garou gains a general sense of the individual’s location at all times and can sense when the target is in trouble and needs assistance. The Gift lets the Garou know what kind of aid the target needs. The Garou must concentrate on her target in order to gain these insights. The effects of the Gift remain in place for a full cycle of the moon.

System: The player spends a point of Gnosis and rolls Perception + Empathy (difficulty of the target’s Willpower) to set the “tag” on the designated individual. Whenever she concentrates on that person, she receives information about the target’s general state of health and present circumstances. A failed roll means that the character is unable to tag the individual while a botch places the tag on the wrong person or else receives erroneous information. When the character attempts to concentrate on the targeted individual, she performs all other actions at a +1 difficulty due to her preoccupation with her charge.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Enthronement

Rank 4 Planetary Gift (Zarok)

The Garou can create small or simple objects out of thin air – including mist, clouds or wind. By shaping the air around him with his hands, the Garou may form a solid block of matter to serve as a chair, create a bowl or cup for holding liquid or construct some other useful item. Alternatively, the Garou can form small, stone-sized balls of air to use as hurled weapons against his enemies. The items last until the Garou disperses them.

System: The player simply rolls Dexterity + Repair (difficulty 7). The character may form one small item of solidified air for each success, or use two or more successes to shape a larger item (such as a throne-like seat). “Air-stones” used as weapons do the character’s Strength + 1 normal damage, and dissipate upon contact with their target (or any other solid substance). In addition, the victim must make a Stamina roll (difficulty 8) to remain on her feet when the “air-stone” discharges its mass. If she fails the Stamina roll, the victim is stunned for the remainder of the round and can take no action.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Earth Heal

Rank 5 Planetary Gift (Eshtarra)

This Gift allows the Garou to help a piece of land recover from blight, Wyrm-taint, poisoning or some other type of environmental disturbance. The Garou gives part of her essence to the damaged land and thus begins a process of renewal that spreads to encompass such details as purifying tainted soil, causing the growth of new plant life or purging signs of the Wyrm’s corruption from the designated spot.

System: The player sacrifices a permanent point of Gnosis and rolls Wits + Occult (difficulty 7 for naturally caused damage; difficulty 8 for Wyrm-taint). Each success contributes to the overall recovery of the designated piece of land; the area can be as large as a few miles, but must constitute a single terrain feature (a lake, forest or mountain, for instance). One success makes minimal but significant improvements in the target area, while five successes results in the area’s return (over time) to a state of unspoiled health and fertility. Although this is a potent Gift, it doesn’t prevent the healed land from being polluted once more. Even so, offering up one’s Gnosis to heal a portion of Gaia if often cause for significant rewards of Honor.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Ebon Binding

Rank 5 Planetary Gift (Hakahe)

This Gift allows the Garou to take her knowledge of someone’s fault, practice or secret vice and bind a fitting punishment to that person. Most often, a target suffers crippling pains when he thinks of indulging in the forbidden action. The Garou may use this Gift to prevent rapists, child molesters, murderers or traitors from repeat offenses (assuming the Garou allows these individuals to live in the first place.

System: The player must sacrifice a point of permanent Gnosis and roll her Willpower (difficulty of the target’s Willpower). Only one success is necessary to make the binding permanent. A failed roll means that the binding is unsuccessful while a botch causes the character to undergo the mental or physical pain she intended to bind to her target — a one-time-only occurrence.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Cleansing Flame

Rank 5 Planetary Gift (Katanka-Sonnak)

The Garou can pinpoint an area (or an individual) and set the target ablaze with an intense and purifying flame that rages for 60 seconds and then dies out completely. The fire can burn out all Wyrm-taint or human-made pollution from an area or cleanse an individual (provided the victim survives) of Wyrm-taint. The fire does not spread beyond the target area or person and cannot be quenched by normal means. For instance, if the Garou targets a house occupied by a Pentex official, the fire blazes through the house destroying any vestige of the Wyrm’s corruption and leaving untouched anything not tainted by the Wyrm.

System: The player sacrifices a permanent point of Rage and rolls her Willpower. The difficulty is 8 to affect an area; the area cannot be larger than a large house. To target an individual, the difficulty of the Willpower roll equals the victim’s Willpower. Living or undead creatures set on fire must roll their Stamina (difficulty 9) or die from the shock. The flame destroys fomori utterly; Black Spiral Dancers who survive the Stamina roll must make Gnosis rolls, difficulty 9, or lose their Wyrm-taint and its accompanying Derangement. Such purified Garou are stripped of all Rank and Gifts; they may well fall again to corruption, but they are given a second chance.

A failure on the Willpower roll indicates that the Garou fails to activate the Gift (and the permanent Rage point is not expended after all), while a botch inflicts one unsoakable health level of aggravated damage on the wielder (and the permanent Rage point is still lost).

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Burden of Knowledge

Rank 5 Planetary Gift (Lu-Bat)

The Garou floods an individual with the knowledge of all her own limitations, making the victim aware of every flaw or failing and reminding her of all the wrongs she has committed or caused. The weight of this enlightenment can either change an individual for the better, or drive her into suicidal despair or murderous frenzy. Few individuals survive the effect of this Gift unscathed. This Gift can sometimes bring an errant Garou back from the edge of corruption or cause an enemy of the Garou to be “born again.”

System: The player spends a point of Gnosis and rolls Intelligence + Empathy (difficulty of the victim’s Willpower). Success causes the victim to experience every negative aspect of her personality and past, including secret vices, shortcomings, failures and other similar faults. The Storyteller should decide what ultimate effect the Gift produces in the victim – either a desire to reform her ways and correct her failings, an impulse to kill herself out of shame and despair or some course of action in between the two extremes. Once the victim has experienced the total effect of the Gift, the intense awareness begins to fade – but residual memories may plague the victim for a long time afterward.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Essential Transformation

Rank 5 Planetary Gift (Meros)

This Gift allows the Garou to convert part of her essence into Gnosis for use in situations which require the expenditure of large amounts of spiritual power. The Garou can either use the Gnosis gained by this Gift to create or replenish fetishes, enact Gifts that require Gnosis or for any other purpose that requires her to spend Gnosis. However, its residual effects are cumulative. Each use of this Gift imbues the Garou’s physical and mental abilities with more and more “spirit substance” until eventually she becomes a spirit creature lacking in material substance. When this happens, the Garou can no longer maintain her earthly existence and must either relocate to the Umbra as a permanent resident (not unlike the members of the Sept of the Stars) or else “die” and allow her spirit to return to Gaia.

System: The player rolls Willpower (difficulty 9). Only one success is necessary for the character to convert one dot in a chosen Attribute into 10 points of temporary Gnosis. Until the character uses all 10 of these points, she has one less dot in the chosen Attribute. When the converted Gnosis is depleted, the Attribute returns to its normal level. However, the Storyteller (and the character) should keep track of the number of times this Gift is used. When the character has used this Gift a number of times equal to her total number of dots in Physical, Mental and Social Attributes, her body loses its material substance and the character becomes a spirit. The character’s fate once this occurs is left to the Storyteller’s discretion, although in most cases this means that the player must retire the character from active play.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Madthought

Rank 5 Planetary Gift (Mitanu)

This trick literally makes the werewolf’s foes too clever for their own good. The Garou can cause her enemies’ thought processes to speed up so radically that they literally think too rapidly to put any one plan into motion. The victim of the Gift can only stand still as his thoughts run away with him, rushing madly from one brilliant plan to another or considering all the multiple alternatives for their “next” action.

System: The player spends a point of Willpower and rolls Wits + Subterfuge (difficulty of the victim’s Willpower). The number of successes determines how many turns the victim stands “lost in thought”. When the victim recovers from the Gift, he is most likely highly disoriented, and may need to regain focus and otherwise discover what’s been happening while he “was out”. A failure simply means that the Gift does not work, while a botch gives the victim not only rapid thought but the ability to translate those thoughts into immediate action — usually to the detriment of the character.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Heart of the Ice Warrior

Rank 5 Planetary Gift (Nerigal)

Usually used only in the most dire circumstance, this Gift renders the Garou impervious to damage long enough to deliver a final blow to her opponent. The exertion causes the Garou to collapse, mortally wounded. Unless healed immediately, the Garou dies, having given her all in battle.

System: No roll is necessary to invoke the Gift, but the player must spend a point of Rage. The character may not dodge when invoking this Gift, but no damage levied against the Garou will impair her in any way until her attack lands — lightning strikes won’t blow her back, and blades can’t sever her limbs.

The character makes her next attack at +4 to her attack dice pool. The player may reroll any 1s rolled on this attack – they simply to not count. In addition, any damage rolls gain four extra dice. After delivering her attack, the character falls to Incapacitated. Unless somehow mystically healed by another using Mother’s Touch or a similar Gift or fetish (regeneration isn’t an option) within the same turn, the character dies at the end of the turn.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Pack Mind

Rank 5 Planetary Gift (Rorg)

This Gift forces a group of foes to behave like a single-minded pack. All individuals must perform the same task at the same time regardless of its appropriateness to a given situation. For example, if one individual fights, all the others fight; if one person attempts to sneak up behind an opponent, all the others make this attempt as well. This Gift lasts for one combat scene.

System: The player spends a point of Gnosis and rolls Willpower (difficulty 8). A single success allows the character to inflict Pack Mind on a group of up to four individuals. Additional successes allow the character to increase the number of people affected in increments of two; five successes, therefore, enables the character to affect twelve individuals. For the duration of this Gift, all the affected victims mimic the actions of their leader – or, more typically, the first person in a group to act each turn. If one decides to speak, all of them attempt to do so; if one throws a left hook, all of them choose this form of combat, ignoring any weapons they may have. Failure means the Gift has no effect, while a botch inadvertently links the character’s mind with another individual for the remainder of the scene. (The Storyteller should decide whether the character becomes linked with a friend or an enemy.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Diplomatic Immunity

Rank 5 Planetary Gift (Ruatma)

This Gift enables the Garou to walk about in the middle of a hostile group without provoking the outbreak of hostilities. The Garou can enter a caern belonging to a rival or walk openly into the middle of a group of Black Spiral Dancers in order to retrieve something or deliver a message. The Garou surrounds herself with an aura of “neutrality” that negates her enemies’ or rivals’ animosity long enough to accomplish her task and leave without incident. The Gift only lasts for one scene, after which all bets are off.

System: The player spends a point of Willpower and rolls Manipulation + Subterfuge (difficulty 8). A successful roll allows the character to interact with a group of potential enemies for the purpose of delivering a message, retrieving an item or delivering an ultimatum. A failure means that the Gift does not take effect (in which case the character would be wise to avoid confronting the intended group). A Botch means that the character believes the Gift is in effect — a belief which will more than likely disappear as soon as she encounters the opposing group.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Drown

Rank 5 Planetary Gift (Shantar)

This Gift causes the lungs of an opponent to fill with liquid. The victim must receive immediate medical or magical assistance or die within a few minutes. The target of the Gift can attempt to help herself but she can do nothing but attempt to expel the fluid. This Gift can either function as a way to capture an opponent, render an enemy helpless or inflict punishment on an individual.

System: The player spends a point of Rage and rolls her Willpower (difficulty of the victim’s Willpower). Only one success is necessary to activate this Gift. The victim must receive help immediately or else die by drowning. The victim may attempt to help herself by trying to cough up or otherwise expel the fluid, but she can take no other actions (including movement away from her surroundings) while she is making the attempt. No successes means the Gift fails, while a botch inflicts the Gift on the character attempting to use it.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Moondream

Rank 5 Planetary Gift (Sokhta)

The Garou petitions Sokhta to grant her a prophetic dream before she falls asleep beneath the light of the moon. She then enters a state of lucid dreaming in which she explores some potential future. The Garou may interact with the creatures and situations she encounters in the dream and, thus, learn the possible effects of certain actions upon the subject of the dream. The Garou may replay the dream several times in order to test various actions and their consequences until she awakens from the dream, eight hours late. Once the Garou has entered her Moon Dream, she may not be awakened until the full eight hours has passed.

System: The player spends a point of Gnosis and rolls Wits + Enigmas. The number of successes indicates the degree of control the character has over her part in the dream. The Storyteller may either take the player aside to run the dream privately or else create a scene that involves the entire troupe (particularly if the subject of the dream also involves the character’s park mates). The dream should give a reasonably accurate picture of the next two or three scenes so that the character may experiment with ways of handling the future, or, perhaps, changing it. No successes means that the character receives no dream while a botch gives the character an eight-hour long nightmare which she cannot remember but which results in a -1 penalty to all rolls involving Alertness.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Bring Forth the Future

Rank 5 Planetary Gift (Tambiyah)

This Gift allows the Garou to call upon Tambiyah to change one facet of the individual’s future. The change must be specific, such as preventing the subject of the Gift from encountering a known situation that will result in her certain death. While this Gift does not guarantee that a foreseen future will be altered, it does allow the Garou to attempt to avert disaster or improve an individual’s lot.

System: The player sacrifices a permanent point of Gnosis and rolls Perception + Enigmas (difficulty 8). Only one success is necessary to effect a change in a future event. The player should explain to the Storyteller which element of the future even she wishes to alter. (For example, “I want my packmate to survive the coming battle against the fomori horde.”). If possible, the Storyteller should arrange events so that the change takes place exactly as stated. The Gift only affects events that will occur within the 24 hours immediately following the activation of the Gift; furthermore, characters cannot ensure the death or destruction of their foes with this power. Only pleas for preservation meet with the Veiled Mother’s approval.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


Grand Gesture

Rank 5 Planetary Gift

By bestowing appropriate gifts on an individual or a group, the Garou increases her esteem and reputation in the eyes of the recipients of her largesse. The targets of this Gift tend to listen favorably to suggestions made by the Gift’s user and to support her arguments or come to her aid in a battle of words or weapons. This Gift lasts for an entire scene. When the effects of the Gift come to an end, the individuals affected may still continue to regard the Garou with some residual respect depending on their experiences while the Gift was active.

System: The player rolls Manipulation + Empathy (difficulty of the highest Willpower in the target group). Each success allows her to affect one individual. While the Gift is in effect, all Gifts or Social rolls involving persuasion are automatically successful against the affected individuals. No successes indicates that the Gift has no effect while a botch makes the targeted person or group resent the character, who suffers a penalty of +1 to the difficulty of Social rolls for the remainder of the scene.

Source: Rage Across the Heavens


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