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Rank 4 Red Talon Gifts

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

Recycle / Render Down / Rot Weavertech

Rank 3 & 4 Red Talon Gift
Rank 4 in the 2nd edition Player’s Guide, Rank 3 in 20th Anniversary. Different books gave this gift different names.

Red Talons who posses this powerful Gift can destroy any man-made substance. Plastics, alloys and any other material not found in nature disintegrate with just a touch. Lawn chairs dissolve into oily puddles and steel melts into iron and carbon.

The cockroach-spirit, which has witnessed the human’s secret creation rites, knows the Gifts that can dissolve almost anything.

System: The Garou must touch the material for the Gift to work. Only materials that science has manufactured are viable targets. For instance, a wooden chair would be unaffected, whereas a plastic chair would melt to the ground. The Garou then must roll her Rage against a difficulty determined by the item’s complexity. The difficulty ranges from iron (difficulty6) and ordinary plastics (difficulty 7) to rare and complex metal alloys (difficulty 9). Every success reduces five pounds of the target material to its base components.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition / Player’s Guide 1st Edition / 20th Anniversary Edition

Territory / Predator’s Many Eyes

Rank 3 & 4 Red Talon Gift / Kucha Ekundu (Red Talon) / Rank 3 White Howler
Rank 4 in the Red Talon tribebook; rank 3 in the 20th Anniversary Edition

The Red Talon with this Gift doesn’t need to patrol his hunting ground to know what transpires there. With bit a moment of concentration, he may extend his senses to any area he has marked. This Gift is taught by a wolf spirit.

System: To use this Gift, the Red Talon must first mark one or more areas with his own urine. A Talon may have a number of marked locations equal to his Gnosis (and does not have to establish such a mark in every place that he urinates). Thereafter, the player may roll Perception + Primal-Urge (difficulty 7) to extend the Talon’s senses to that location. The character can sense the area as though standing in the same place he was in when he marked the area originally. The scent marks last for one week per dot of Gnosis the character possesses (for wilderness) or one day per dot of Gnosis (for urban environments).

Kucha Ekundu (African Red Talons): The Kucha Ekundu don’t regard themselves as “Lords of the Savannah,” especially given the strength of Africa’s other Fera, but they still wish to do their job as Garou. This Gift facilitates that job, allowing the werewolf to “mark” a predator and thereafter look through its eyes.

System: As the Red Talon Gift: Territory. The Red Talon needs not urinate on the animal it wishes to mark; the player must merely roll Charisma + Animal Ken (difficulty 7) while the predator is in sight. Using this Gift on other Fera is possible but requires the Fera’s consent. In all other respects, this Gift functions as Territory.

White Howlers: White Howlers can mark a land as their own by carving sigils in stone in the area. Stones marked in this way can be used over and over, by the Garou who carved them. The duration remains the same; the werewolf reactivates the gift by adding additional details to the stone in question.

Source: Red Talon Tribebook (revised) / 20th Anniversary Edition

Clenched Jaw

Rank 4 Ahroun Gift / Rank 4 Get of Fenris Gift (Camp: Mjolnir’s Thunder) / Rank 4 Red Talon (Kucha Ekundu) Gift

The werewolf with this Gift can bite down with such power that her grip won’t loosen until she chooses to do so; even in death, her jaws bite down. A wolf- or hyena-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: After making a successful bite attack, the player may invoke this Gift by spending a Rage point. For each successive turn she opts to maintain her grip, she makes a bite attack roll (difficulty 3). While foes can make a resisted Strength roll to break the grip (suffering an additional health level of damage in the process of tearing free), the Garou may add half her Willpower to her dice pool.

Source: Core book revised / 20th Anniversary Edition


Rank 4 Red Talon Gift / Rank 4 Bunyip Gift

The Garou turns the ground into a sticky morass that catches foes and prevents them from escaping or even walking. An earth elemental teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends a Gnosis point and rolls Manipulation + Primal-Urge (difficulty 7). Each success changes the ground into a quicksand-like bog for a 10-foot radius. Anyone trying to move through it (except the Garou) moves at half walking speed, and he may not execute combat maneuvers that require overland movement. Additionally, all other combat maneuvers take a +1 difficulty penalty.

Source: Core book revised

Pain of the Land

Rank 4 Red Talon Gift

Camp: Dying Cubs

The Dying Cubs often take the fight to the Wyrm by waging battle in already tainted locales. This often weakens the Garou, but this Gift evens the odds somewhat. Taught by an earth elemental, Pain of the Land makes the werewolf even more deadly when fighting on tainted ground. She fights as though the putrescence of the corrupted land, be it a landfill, a factory, or simply a city spurs her on and feeds her Rage every second of the battle.

System: Once learned, this Gift is always active. During combat, the difficulties on all attack and damage rolls decrease depending on the level of Wyrm-taint in the area. Fighting in a large city might decrease such difficulties by one, whereas fighting in a Black Spiral Hive would be worth a -3 to combat difficulties. Note that this Gift does not decrease soak difficulties, nor does it aid in using Gifts not directly related to attack or damage (so while the Ahroun Gift: Falling Touch would receive the benefit, the Philodox Gift: Weak Arm would not).

Source: Tribebook: Red Talons (revised)

Form of Akhlut

Rank 4 Red Talon Gift

Inuit myth tells of Akhlut, a killer whale that turned into a wolf to walk on land. The legends are almost right, of course. This Gift allows a Red Talon to take on an aquatic form such as a fish, dolphin or whale. It is believed by some that this Gift is how the Red Talons spread from their original lands to other continents. The Gift is taught by the spirit of an appropriate pelagic animal, although the Red Talons respect the orca most of all.

System: Two Gnosis points are required to activate this Gift, and then the player rolls Stamina + Primal Urge, difficulty 8. Each success allows the Red Talon to become a more powerful aquatic denizen. One success might allow the Red Talon to become a goldfish, three a dolphin and five the genuine killer whale of legend.

Source: Players’ Guide to Garou (revised)


Rank 4 Red Talon Gift

Natural wolves will eat as much as possible when food is available, for they never know when their next meal will arrive. With this Gift, a Red Talon can do much the same thing with Rage, Gnosis or Willpower, storing such energy against the day when she will need it. A wolf-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: Upon learning this Gift, the player chooses which Trait (Rage, Gnosis or Willpower) her character can store. Thereafter, the character can hold three more points in the appropriate Trait than her permanent rating. These extra points must be regained as usual, and they do not add extra dice to rolls involving these Traits. To amplify more than one Trait the character must lean the Gift (i.e., pay the experience cost) a second time.

Source: Core book revised.


Rank 4 Red Talon Gift

The Garou must be in a mountainous or otherwise tectonically unstable area. The Garou causes an avalanche, mudslide, etc. to engulf his foes. The Gift is taught by an earth elemental.

System: The Garou spends one Gnosis point and then rolls Manipulation + Survival (difficulty determined by the Storyteller based on the instability of the terrain). The more successes, the more powerful the effect. On a botch, the Garou is caught in the avalanche.

Source: Corebook 2nd edition

Howl of Death

Rank 4 Red Talon Gift
Howl Gift

A Talon blessed with this Gift may infuse her howl with Rage and pain, causing grievous wounds to one target. The werewolf must be able to see her target clearly, and the target must be able to hear the howl. Only the intended target is affected by the Gift, though anyone else who hears it is disquieted and frightened.

System: The player rolls Charisma + Primal-Urge (difficulty 6). Each success inflicts one level of lethal damage, which the target may soak if he is able. The damage manifests, should anyone care to look, as massive internal damage, as if the target’s innards suddenly rupture.

Source: Tribebook: Red Talons (revised)