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Ragabash Gifts

A list of all Ragabash Auspice Gifts for Werewolf: the Apocalypse, compiled from all source books, using the revised edition of books when available. For Ragabash Gifts of a specific rank, see the Werewolf Gifts section.

Scent of Running Water

Rank 1 Ragabash Gift / Rank 1 Red Talon Gift

The Garou can mask her scent completely, making herself virtually impossible to track. A fox-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The difficulties of all rolls to track the Garou increase by two. This Gift becomes an innate ability to the Garou who learns it. She need not expend any points or make any rolls. However, the Ragabash may still leave a scent behind if she decides to do so voluntarily (which may be necessary to blend in with wolf packs).

Source: Core book revised.


Infectious Laughter

Rank 1 Ragabash Gift

Laughter is the tool with which Gaia’s tricksters promote enlightenment and the knife that slashes through the veil of Rage. When the Ragabash laughs, those around her are compelled to follow along, forgetting their grievances. A coyote- or hyena-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The Ragabash must make some comment mocking the present situation in which she finds herself, then laugh at it. The player then rolls Manipulation + Expression (difficulty of the highest Rage rating of anyone listening). Success causes those who hear the Ragabash’s comment and laughter lose hold of their ire, and forget what it was that had them upset in the first place — although their temper will return if they are reminded of what the New Moon has made them forget.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition


Blur of the Milky Eye

Rank 1 Ragabash Gift

The Garou’s form becomes a shimmering blur, allowing him to pass unnoticed among others. Once the Garou has been seen, however, this Gift is negated until the viewer has again been distracted. A chameleon-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player rolls Manipulation + Stealth (difficulty 8). Although he doesn’t become truly invisible, each success increases the difficulties of all Perception rolls made to detect him by one.

Source: Core book revised.


Liar’s Face

Rank 1 Ragabash Gift

The Ragabash wraps herself in such a deceitful attitude that nothing she says can be trusted — not even the clear and unvarnished truth. The werewolf may make a single truthful statement, and no human who hears it will believe her. A platypus-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: After the character makes a truthful statement, the player spends one Willpower point and rolls Charisma + Subterfuge (difficulty 7). This Gift is automatically effective on humans, causing them to believe the Ragabash is lying. Supernatural listeners whose Willpower rating is lower than the Ragabash’s successes also refuse to believe the Ragabash’s words.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition


Hush

Rank 1 Ragabash Gift

Though Ragabash are teachers, one thing they can’t always teach is when to keep one’s mouth shut. Maybe a brash Ahroun is about to say something unfortunate to a bigger Ahroun, or perhaps a talkative cub is about to reveal too much about what she knows. In such situations, this Gift acts as a temporary stopgap; it makes the target fumble for words, lose his train of thought or become momentarily distracted. Beside keeping friends from saying stupid things, the Gift can also be used against insulting rivals or the fomori calling in reinforcements. Because of the bond between packmates, it is easier to use this Gift within the pack — after all, it’s for the greater good, right? A mockingbird-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player rolls Wits + Subterfuge (difficulty is the target’s Wits + 4; for a packmate reduce the difficulty by one). Every success stalls the target for one turn, preventing the target from communicating verbally (although other forms of communications, such as sign language or writing, are still possible.

Source: Book of Auspices.


Open Seal

Rank 1 Ragabash Gift

With this Gift, the Garou can open nearly any sort of closed or locked physical device. A raccoon-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player rolls Gnosis (difficulty of the local Gauntlet rating).

Source: Core book revised.


Sense of the Prey / Pulse of the Prey

Rank 2 Ragabash Gift / Rank 2 Black Furies Gift / Rank 2 Red Talon Gift / Rank 2 Silent Striders (Camp: Seekers) Gift / Rank 2 Get of Fenris (Camp: Hand of Tyr)
Name changed to Pulse of the Prey in 20th Anniversary Edition

If he knows anything about his prey, the character can track it down as rapidly as he can travel. This unerring sense of direction operates anywhere, and it is useful for tracking spirits through the Umbra as well as finding beings on Earth. A wolf- or dog-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: No roll is required unless the target is hiding actively (intent alone is not enough), in which case a Perception + Enigmas roll is made against a difficulty of the target’s Wits + Stealth. If the target is a spirit, the difficulty is the spirit’s Gnosis.

Source: Core book revised / 20th Anniversary


Blissful Ignorance

Rank 2 Ragabash Gift / Rank 2 Bone Gnawers Gift / Rank 2 Silent Strider Gift

The Garou can become completely invisible to all senses, spirits or monitoring devices by remaining still. A chameleon-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The Garou’s player rolls Dexterity + Stealth (difficulty 7). Each success subtracts one success from the Perception + Alertness rolls of those looking for the character actively. If no one is doing so, then just one success indicates complete concealment.

Source: Core book revised.


Trickster Beacon

Rank 2 Ragabash Gift

Known as the “Kick Me Gift” by particularly irreverent New Moons, this places a spiritual beacon on the unwitting target, attracting the local troublemaking spirits. While potentially lethal pranks are off limits, anything else is fair game: items are moved or lost temporarily, the target is surrounded by jeering spirits in the Umbra or momentarily loses his way in familiar territory. The beacon cannot be removed or hidden (and the target can never see it although all spirits and perceptive Garou can), but an eloquent and lucky victim may be able to “buy off” the spirits with the appropriate chiminage. This Gift is taught by any trickster spirit.

System: The Ragabash expends a point of Gnosis and touches the target (a pat on the back or handshake do as well as a punch). The player rolls Wits + Enigmas (difficulty is the target’s Rank +2; difficulty 5 for non-shapeshifters). The Gift effects last for one day per success. A botch marks the Ragabash instead (the unfortunate must roll against himself to determine how long the plague of spirits lasts, and a botch on the second roll means a full lunar month). Even spirits agree there is such a thing as carrying a prank too far. A Ragabash who uses this Gift more than once per lunar month or against a given individual more than once per season risks becoming the target of the spirits’ attention (subtract one success form the die roll for each consecutive use of the Gift.

Source: Book of Auspices.


Obscure the Truth

Rank 2 Ragabash Gift

Not many Garou can look a Philodox in the eye and get away with bald-faced lies. The Ragabash with this Gift has an edge over all his kin. She can calmly explain that the sky is green or gleefully regale her comrades with the exploits of a lone, heroic Ragabash and have no fear of being called on her prank.

The ever-deceptive fox-spirit might teach this Gift to a Garou. Then again, he might just say he’s teaching you the Gift.

System: By spending a Gnosis point, the Ragabash gains an air of sincerity that is nearly impossible to penetrate. Once activated, consider the Ragabash’s Subterfuge to be double its normal rating.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition.


Slip of the Tongue

Rank 2 Ragabash Gift

Sensing the truth is the purview of the Half Moon, but the trickster is adept at obtaining admissions of guilt, however accidental. By engaging in a conversation (heated or otherwise), the user of this Gift can make the target accidentally remark on what she wished to hide (“of course I had everything to do with his death… I mean, nothing to do with it!” or “The necklace isn’t here, search all you like, but don’t bother with the study, that’s so obvious!”) The slip may only arouse already suspicious minds, but it may fluster the target enough to cause some more tangible admission of guilt, like a confession or an attack. This Gift is taught by a Gaffling of Falcon or by any truth spirit.

System: The Ragabash must engage the target in a conversation relating to the suspected crime or action. The player and target make a resisted Manipulation + Subterfuge roll, difficulty of the opponent’s Willpower. One success allows a subtle slip only noticeable to the already suspicious, while five results in the spilling of damning information no judge could discount.

Source: Book of Auspices.


Emergency Exit

Rank 2 Ragabash Gift

Sometimes things go sour, and the most important thing a pack can know is the way to the nearest exit. This Gift allows a Ragabash to smell out the nearest exit from a realm or enclosed space; obviously, it’s at its greatest use in hostile and unfamiliar Umbral territory. Rat-spirits teach this Gift.

System: The player must spend a Willpower point and roll Perception + Survival, difficulty 8. One success indicates general direction; the more successes, the more information the Ragabash receives. This Gift doesn’t point to the safest exit out — the exit may be guarded, or lead somewhere worse than the Ragabash’s current surroundings — only the closest.

Source: Umbra


Alter Scent

Rank 2 Ragabash Gift

The Garou can change his scent trail to evade a hunter of leave a false trail. The Garou can reproduce any scent he has encountered, from deer to diesel trucks. A skunk-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player rolls Wits + Primal-Urge to reproduce any scent the Garou has encountered (difficulty 6). The number of successes determines the accuracy of the false scent. Garou with this Gift can reproduce the aroma of other Garou or even inanimate objects.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition.


Spider’s Song

Rank 2 Ragabash Gift

The Ragabash can steal messages from the Weaver’s web, plucking them from the air or eavesdropping as they race through telephone lines. The Ragabash must be aware that a conversation is happening to listen in on it (though she doesn’t have to know who’s on the other end of the line). For conversations across land lines, the Ragabash must place her ear against a telephone pole or cord; to listen in on cell phone discussions (or even to intercept text messages) she need only be able to see one of the phones being used. Spider- and raven-spirits teach this Gift.

System: The player spends a Gnosis point. She listens in on the conversation (or receives mental translations of text messages) for as long as she keeps her ear to the line or keeps the cell phone user in sight.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition


Taking the Forgotten

Rank 2 Ragabash Gift

The Ragabash with this Gift can steal something from a target, and his victim will forget that she ever possessed the stolen item. A mouse-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player must score three successes on a Wits + Stealth roll (difficulty of the victim’s Intelligence + Streetwise).

Source: Core book revised.


Fly Feet

Rank 3 Ragabash Gift

Like an insect, the Garou can now cling to vertical surfaces. She can walk along walls or hang from a ceiling. The adhesive grip of the Garou can even assist her when catching falling objects or seizing handholds when she is falling! A fly-spirit, naturally, teaches this Gift.

System: The Garou can automatically activate this Gift with a Dexterity + Athletics roll. The difficulty depends on the surface. For instance, wood or stone is difficulty 5; glass or ice is difficulty 9. Moving along the ceiling increases the difficulty by 1. The Storyteller should halve all movement rates unless the player rolls five or more successes.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition.


Impunity

Rank 3 Ragabash Gift

One of the Ragabash’s jobs is to voice uncomfortable truths. Unfortunately, not all tolerate that role, and those who most need to hear the truth are often least willing to listen. No Moons must be quick on their feet to avoid a furious elder who’s been called on the carpet by a subordinate. With this Gift, the Garou may tell a respected leader he screwed up without becoming the dead messenger. The Gift is taught by a cat-spirit.

System: By succeeding in a Charisma + Subterfuge roll (difficulty 6), the Ragabash can avoid the worst reprecussions of his statements. The target(s) must make a Willpower roll (difficulty 6 plus the No Moon’s successes) to punish or attack the speaker for the rest of the scene. Each attempted use of this Gift in the span of a lunar month adds an additonal +1 to the No Moon’s difficulty. Note that whatever the Ragabash says must be clearly and completely true from the user’s point of view — no prevarication or double entendres are possible. For example, “Your nephew broke the Litany” would work if said Garou ate a policeman, but not if he failed to respect a Black Spiral’s territory. (Though a simple opinion, such as “You’re being an idiot,” is  acceptable if heartfelt). The Storyteller is the final arbiter. If the Ragabash attempts to misuse this impressive Gift, not only will he not realize it didn’t work until after he speaks, but Cat will make her displeasure evident.

Source: Book of Auspices


Riddle

Rank 3 Ragabash Gift

Taking their cue from numerous trickster legends, some Ragabash love to confuse their targets with unusual quizzes and mysterious puzzles. Those with this Gift add a little spiritual punch into the mix, slowly driving their targets mad with riddles. A spirit servant of Sphinx teaches this Gift.

System: The player must first create (or find) a riddle to be told. It must have a solid answer that can be understood by most people. After telling it to the victim, the player spends one Gnosis. From then on, the victim will be driven to distraction by the riddle and until he can solve it, he suffers a +1 difficulty to all rolls. In addition, every morning the victim loses one Willpower. Should this drain him entirely of Willpower, he will go a little crazy, most commonly by barricading himself in his room for a day and refusing to come out. At the end of the day, however, the riddle will no longer concern him.

Source: Players’ Guide to Garou (revised)


Open Moon Bridge

Rank 3 Ragabash Gift

The Garou has the ability to open a moon bridge, with or without the premission of the totem of that caern. A Lune teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends on Gnosis point. See the Rite of the Opened Bridge for more information on opening moon bridges. The maximum distance that can thereby be covered is 1,000 miles.

Source: Core book revised.


Gremlins

Rank 3 Ragabash Gift

The Ragabash can cause a technological device to malfunction merely by touching it. This Gift actually disrupts the spirit energy within the device that aids its function. If the Garou can frighten the spirit sufficiently, it will flee the device, causing it to malfunction permanently. A Gremlin teaches this Gift.

System: The player rolls Manipulation + Intimidation; the difficulty is determined by the complexity of the item. The more successes the Garou obtains, the more the deice is damaged. Five successes disable the device permanently (the spirit has fled). Good roleplaying might certainly warrant one to three additional dice at the discretion of the Storyteller.

Device
Computer
Phone
Automobile
Knife
Difficulty
4
6
8
10

Source: Core book revised.


Liar’s Craft

Rank 3 Ragabash Gift

The Ragabash can tell the most outrageous of lies and have them accepted as truth — for a while, at least. This Gift is taught by a fox-spirit.

System: The character first tells his lie, then the player rolls Wits + Subterfuge (difficulty of the target’s Wits + Subterfuge, or the highest rating in a group of listeners). One success convinces a single individual, while three successes are needed to dupe a crowd. Since the roll is made after the lie is told, this Gift always carries some element of risk.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition


The Usual Suspects

Rank 3 Ragabash Gift

The wary Ragabash often wants to keep tabs on others, whether to know the location of a wandering cub or trail a suspicious government agent. The Usual Suspects allows the user to know the general whereabouts of several subjects at any time. Owl-spirits or urban spirits of Wisdom teach this Gift.

System: The Ragabash can keep tabs on a number of individuals equal to her Gnosis rating. To choose a target, the New Moon must either have an unobstructed view or have a strong scent trail of the target and make a Gnosis roll (difficulty 7). Thereafter, by spending a Gnosis point and concentrating for three turns (the player rolls Perception + Enigmas, difficulty 8 for physical beings or Gnosis rating for spirits) the Ragabash can sense the general location of the target. Successes increase accuracy; one success would give “Southwest, a mile or two away,” while give would allow “South-southwest, 1.3 miles, on the porch of his house.” If the Garou already has a maximum number of targets saved, she muse “lose” one before acquiring another.

Source: Book of Auspices


Pathfinder

Rank 3 Ragabash Gift

The werewolf can strike implausible trails through pristine wilderness and the urban jungle alike, locating the fastest and shortest routes from one place to another. A crow-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player rolls Perception + Survival (for wilderness) or Streetwise (for urban environments) against difficulty 7. The number of successes equals the quality of the path she blazes and how much she decreases her travel time. Every success reduces travel time by approximately 10 percent, up to a maximum of half the original travel time. The difficulty of any rolls to track the werewolf increase by two when this Gift is active; this decrease is cumulative with other similar effects, such as Scent of Running Water.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition


Fog of War

Rank 4 Fianna Gift / Rank 4 Ragabash Gift / Rank 4 Galliard Gift

No matter how disciplined the army and ordered the plan, a battlefield is chaos. Smoke, noise, hidden enemies and fear can all lead to disorganization. Even in the modern age, mistaken identity leads to “friendly fire” casualties. This Gift exacerbates this problem to often devastating effect. A commander might not see advancing foes, or see foes that aren’t there; a team may fire upon allies, or mistake a command to “advance” for a call to “retreat.” This Gift is taught by a raven- or other trickster-spirit.

System: The Garou sings, howls or plays an eerie song (bagpipes are popular), spends a Gnosis point and rolls Manipulation + Performance (difficulty 8). If successful, foes in hearing range must make a standard Perception roll every turn to be fully aware of what’s happening around them. They lose one success on this roll for every success rolled by the player; if the end result is negative successes, it counts as a botch. Zero successes on a perception indicates confusion, while on a botch the character critically misinterprets what she sees. The Gift lasts as long as the song or howl continues, but the singer must concentrate on the song (and thus cannot engage in combat or other strenuous activity).

Source: Fianna Tribebook (revised)


Madness Season

Rank 4 Ragabash Gift

A fine line often exists between madcap humor and the precipice of insanity. The New Moon’s understanding of this boundary enables her to send enemies teetering off the brink into lunacy. While this Gift does no lasting harm to the victim, it can make him an object of ridicule and scorn… and grant a measure of respect to the Ragabash who uses it. Any spirit of Luna can teach this Gift.

System: The player expends one Gnosis point and makes a resisted Manipulation + Subterfuge roll against the target’s Willpower. One success causes the victim to become gibbering and helpless in a fit of madness for a number of turns equal to the Ragabash’s Gnosis rating; three successes causes the madness to last the remainder of the scene. With Storyteller’s discretion, four or more successes may render the victim incoherent for a longer period of time.

Source: Book of Auspices


Umbral Dodge

Rank 4 Ragabash Gift

The Ragabash finds that the best way to deal with an enemy is to send him far away — perhaps to a place where he’ll learn the folly of his ways. She may tear open a hole in the Gauntlet while dodging an enemy’s attack, sending them to the land of spirits. A trapdoor spider-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: When attempting to dodge a close-range attack, the player spends one Gnosis point and increases the difficulty of the dodge by one, or to the rating of the local Gauntlet, whichever is higher. If the dodge succeeds in avoiding the attack completely, the attacker is dropped into the Penumbra (or into the physical world if this Gift is used in the Penumbra).

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition


Luna’s Blessing

Rank 4 Ragabash Gift

When the moon is visible in the night sky, silver refuses to cause the Garou aggravated wounds. Indeed, if the moon waxes full, silver weapons may well turn on those who would wield them against the character. A Lune teaches this Gift.

System: For each strike against the Garou, the wielder of the weapon must roll three extra dice on the attack; these dice are ready only to check for botches. The Garou can soak and regenerate silver as if it were bashing or lethal damage (depending on whether the silver is part of an edged weapon or not), but only when the moon is in a visible phase above the horizon. Therefore, the Garou is still vulnerable during the new moon.

Source: Core book revised.


Whelp Body

Rank 4 Ragabash Gift

With this Gift a Garou may deliver a devastating curse upon a foe’s body, causing it to weaken or palsy. Many consider the use of this power on a foe to be a declaration of unending war. Either a pain-spirit or a spirit of disease teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends on Gnosis point and rolls Gnosis, and the target resists with his own Gnosis roll. The Garou’s difficulty is the opponent’s Willpower, while her victim’s difficulty is the Ragabash’s Gnosis. (Victims without Gnosis roll Stamina without any adjustments for supernatural powers or the like.) Each success scored by the Ragabash allows him to remove one point from any of the victim’s Physical Attributes. The effect is permanent, although the victim may restore these Attributes via experience. This Gift may be used only once ever against a given opponent.

Source: Core book revised.


Thousand Forms

Rank 5 Ragabash Gift / Rank 5 Black Furies Gift

Most trickster archetypes are shapeshifters, and the Ragabash is no different. The Garou with this Gift may change herself into any animal between the sizes of a small bird and a bison. The Garou gains all the special powers (flight, gills, poison, sensory abilities, etc.) of the animal she mimics. She may not take the form of Wyrm-beasts (not that she would wish to!), but she may take the form of mythical beasts with some extra effort.

Black Furies: The Fury that chooses to risk taking the form of a mythical beast typically honors Pegasus by assuming her form.

System: The player spends a Gnosis point and rolls Intelligence + Animal Ken. The difficulty varies, rising higher the farther removed from the Garou’s natural form the desired animal is.  For example, an ape or panther (mammals of roughly equal mass) might be difficulty 5, while an alligator (a reptile of slightly larger size) would be difficulty 7, and a frog (a much smaller amphibian) would be difficulty 0. Mimicking mythical animals is always difficulty 10.

Source: Core book revised.


Blank

Rank 5 Ragabash Gift

“Consider it a bio-electrical blackout.” That’s how Pat O’Reidy described this Gift, and it remains the best description there is for it. For a short period, everyone in the room simply goes blank. They still stand upright (unless they were laying down to begin with, but eyes close, senses go dead, and nobody moves. Meanwhile, the Ragabash can move about without being seen, or can take actions they otherwise couldn’t. Any actual attempt to harm someone will break the communal trance, so slitting their throat while they remain unconscious won’t work. But you could certainly pick someone up, put him in the trunk of a car, and take him elsewhere. A spirit of electricity or an electric eel spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends three Rage and rolls Gnosis (difficulty 8). Each success “blanks” every person in a room for one turn. Supernatural creatures (including vampires, mages and imbued hunters) can make a resisted Willpower roll (again, difficulty 8) against the Ragabash’s Gnosis roll. Every extra success the Ragabash gains over his target blanks the victim for one turn.

Source: Players’ Guide to Garou (revised)


Thieving Talons of the Magpie

Rank 5 Ragabash Gift

The Garou can steal the powers of others and use them herself. These powers can be Garou Gifts, spirit Charms, vampiric Disciplines, True Magic or any other such power. Naturally, a magpie-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player must gain three successes on a Wits + Stealth roll (difficulty of the target’s Willpower). If successful, the Ragabash can use the specified power (and the victim cannot) for each successive turn she is willing to spend a Gnosis point. The werewolf’s Gnosis is substituted for any Traits exclusive to the victim that might be necessary to work the power, such as a vampire’s blood pool or a mage’s Arete. The Ragabash must know something about his target’s powers, and he must target a power in the terms by which he would understand it.

Source: Core book revised.


Turn the Moon

Rank 5 Ragabash Gift

This Gift essentially makes a werewolf “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.” For a short period of time, the New Moon can change the auspice of another werewolf to whatever she deems appropriate. Any spirit of Luna can teach this Gift.

System: The Ragabash spends a Willpower point, and the player rolls Manipulation + Primal Urge. For each success, the target must spend a day in his new auspice. The Ragabash can end the effects of the Gift earlier, if she so chooses. The target loses access to specific auspice Gifts, gains or loses enough temporary Rage points to bring him to the base minimum for the appropriate auspice, and suddenly finds his thinking influenced by the duties of the new auspice. For example, if the Ragabash changes an Ahroun into a Philodox, he’ll start trying to lead by example, feel an urge to settle disputes and try to bring things around him into balance (an opportunity for some fun and creative roleplaying). The New Moons of rank use this Gift to teach a lesson to those taking the duties of their auspice too much to heart, and it can be quite effective at showing them a different perspective.

Source: Book of Auspices


Violation

Rank 5 Ragabash Gift

Those few Garou privy to the secret of Violation know well the hate and revulsion of others. This power requires the Garou to make physical contact with the target, but once that has happened, the victim is quickly overwhelmed with feelings of defilement. To learn this Gift, the Garou must confront a malevolent spirit such as a pain- or hate-spirit (though not a Bane) in spirit combat; if he wins, he may wrest  the knowledge of this Gift from it.

System: The Garou rolls Manipulation + Primal-Urge (difficulty of the target’s Willpower). For the next turn, and for a number of turns equal to the number of successes, the victim cannot spend Rage or Willpower. Additionally, the difficulties of all Willpower rolls are increased by two, while the difficulties of Rage rolls are decreased by two (the victim may not be able to direct his anger, but he definitely feels it).

Source: Core book 2nd Edition


Weakest Link

Rank 5 Ragabash Gift

With this Gift, a New Moon can delve into the hearts and minds of a given pack. He can sense the fears and concerns of either friends or enemies to the best help or harm them. Armed with this knowledge, the Ragabash can guide his own pack in attaching foes or use his own peculiar brand of wisdom to facilitate peace and healing. Any Weaver spirit can teach this Gift.

System: After spending a Willpower point, the player rolls Perception + Enigmas. With each success above one, he can find out crucial information on two packmembers per success. For example, with two successes, he can target two packmembers; with three, he can learn about four packmembers. The Storyteller should word things in a descriptive way; she needn’t give specific rank or auspice, for example, but might point out who’s leading and who’s following. Moreover, this Gift can clue in a Ragabash on specific fears or phobias he can best use to his advantage. At the Storyteller’s discretion, he might also discern the ranking of pack members, who has the most Rage and Gnosis, and possibly certain Merits or Flaws. Storytellers should be generous, as this is a rare and powerful Gift.

Source: Book of Auspices.


Firebringer

Rank 6 Ragabash Gift

This powerful Gift allows a Ragabash to pull the ultimate stunt, stealing a supernatural power and turning it into a Gift. Moreover, the Gift can be taught to others, as if the New Moon was a spirit teacher. The difficult part is that the Ragabash has to endure having the power used on her first, but after that, she makes it her own to teach, but alas, not to use herself. A powerful spirit, such as the avatar of a trickster Incarna, teaches this Gift.

System: Survival, smarts and sacrifice are key to acquiring this Gift, though no specific dice rolls are needed. First, the Ragabash must suffer through the effects of the power (such as vampiric Discipline, or a mage’s rote) being successfully used on her. Then, she can take her experiences, work with the appropriate spirit and turn the power into a Gift she can teach to others. The Ragabash cannot herself use the Gift, and moreover, she now has a vulnerability to its effects. The next time she encounters another supernatural using the power, the enemy is at one difficulty less to use it on the New Moon (the power more easily affects the Ragabash). Any supernatural power acn be co-opted in this way, including Wyrm-tainted powers. In this way, the werewolves can turn the might of the Wyrm back on itself. Because of the sacrifice involved, the New Moon usually gains considerable Renown for not only “stealing” the knowledge of the supernatural power, but also teaching it to others. Storytellers should feel free to be creative and innovative in bringing powers from other games (Such as Vampire and Mage) into the Werewolf universe. The Storyteller determines the level of any Gift gained in this manner, as appropriate.

Source: Book of Auspices


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