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Rank 1 Planetary Gifts

A list of all Rank 1 Planetary Gifts for Werewolf: the Apocalypse, compiled from all source books, using the revised edition of books when available. For Gifts of a different rank, see the All Planetary 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


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