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Rank 3 Stargazer Gifts

A list of all Rank 3 Stargazer tribe Gifts for Werewolf: the Apocalypse, compiled from all source books, using the revised edition of books when available. For Stargazer Gifts of all ranks, see All Stargazer Gifts.

Sense Balance

Rank 3 Philodox Gift

As the arbitrators of the Garou Nation, the Philodox have developed an attunement with the precarious forces that balance the world and the individual alike. This Gift allows the user to detect an overabundance of any of the prime forces of the universe, whether Wyrm, Wyld or Weaver. It can point out a Bane manifestation at an industrial plant or mental instability in a packmate. A cat-spirit teaches a friendly Garou this Gift in exchange for  a warm fire and promise not to chase her kin.

System: The Gift requires the expenditure of one Gnosis point. With a successful Perception + Enigmas roll (difficulty 8) the Garou can feel the balance, or lack thereof, within an area, person or inanimate object. Wyrm manifestation feels dense and oily, Weaver presence feels cold and unyielding and Wyld energies feel warm and trembling. Such manifestations are more subtle than ones detectable through Gifts such as Sense Wyrm.

The Philodox must focus and be at peace for this Gift to work properly. Distractions, such as combat or exhaustion, disrupt any benefits of the Gift — the Garou can find only her own imbalance in such instances.

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


Conundrum

Rank 3 Stargazer Gift

A Stargazer with this Gift can introduce an unsolvable problem into a victim’s mind. Depending on the effectiveness, the target could be completely immobilized by her new, fascinating train of thought. The effect varies with every individual, but it usually derives from the target’s personality: A computer-hacking Glass Walker might try to discover the last digit of pi, while a Bone Gnawer might try to reason why, indeed, did the chicken cross the road. An avatar of the Chimera teaches this Gift, but the Garou must first solve her instructor’s puzzle.

System: The Stargazer rolls her Manipulation + Subterfuge (difficulty of the target’s Wits + Enigmas). The number of successes indicates the complexity of the problem and the extent to which the target is distracted. Each success also subtracts one die from the target’s Dice Pools for an equal number of rounds. Each Willpower point the target spends reduces the effectiveness of this Gift by 1.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition.


Merciful Blow

Rank 3 Stargazer Gift

The Garou can subdue a foe in combat without harming him. A mongoose-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The Garou spends one Gnosis point, attuning himself to the body of his foe. If his next blow (hand or weapon) strikes and does damage before soak is rolled, the player may then roll Perception + Medicine (difficulty of the opponent’s Wits + Dodge). One or two successes on this roll cause the opponent to keel over helpless for the next turn. Three or more successes paralyze the foe for the entire scene. This Gift inflicts no actual health levels of damage.

Source: Core book revised.


Clarity

Rank 3 Stargazer Gift

This Gift grants the ability to see through fog, pitch darkness and even recognize illusions or invisibility. A wind-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player rolls Perception + Enigmas (difficulty 7). If the Stargazer attempts to see through someone else’s illusion, the number of successes rolled by the creator must be matched or beaten by the Garou.

Source: Core book revised.


Seven Mile Leap

Rank 3 Stargazers Gift

Camp: Trance Runners

The name of this Gift is a bit of a misnomer, since it doesn’t technically allow a Trance-Runner to leap seven miles up into the air. What it does do, however, is effectively increase the tautness and tension of her muscles, making her a light and powerful adversary. She can move quickly, jump to obscene heights, and land safely. This Gift is taught by any bird-spirit.

System: Once learned, this Gift is always “on.” It allows the Trance-Runner to triple the distances she can jump.

Source: Stargazers Tribebook (revised)


Bird Bones

Rank 3 Stargazers Gift

Camp: Trance Runners

Trance Runners are known for being notoriously light. Their bodies, little more than bones and tightly-corded muscle, can move fast and flexible partly due to their legendary “hollow” bones. It allows them to run quickly over almost any surface.

System: The Trance Runner is able to run upon almost any surface without penalty. The roll is always Dexterity + Athletics, but the difficulty is variable depending on the danger, complexity, or frailty of the surface.

Surface Type       Difficulty

Water                     5
Snow                      6
Lava                      7
Razors                   8
Wall                        9
Ceiling                    10

Source: Stargazers Tribebook


Wind’s Returning Favor

Rank 3 Stargazers Gift

A Stargazer may use weapons, but most need none. This Gift allows a Stargazer to take an opponent’s weapon upon their attack. This Gift is taught by a wind-spirit.

System: The player spends one Willpower point and rolls Dexterity + Athletics in response to an opponent’s close-range Melee attack (difficulty equals the opponent’s Wits + Melee). The Stargazer’s successes take away the successes on the opponent’s attack roll; if the Stargazer’s successes outnumber the opponent’s, she steals the attacker’s weapon and may use it on the following turn.

Source: Stargazers Tribebook (revised)


Mouthpiece of the Successor

Rank 3 Stargazers Gift

According to an old and almost forgotten Stargazer tradition, a dying Garou may ask for a “mouthpiece” to come sit by his side and listen to him. The mouthpiece would then go to the rest of the sept and deliver the departed Stargazer’s secrets, stories, or last wishes during a funerary moot. Somewhere along the way, this Gift was concocted to aid in this tradition. With it, the mouthpiece may literally “record” the dying Garou’s voice and “play” it back through her own mouth later. The recording is literal – it’s the same exact voice, not the voice of the mouthpiece. Those who know the Gift now rarely use it for its original purpose, for it can be used to record anybody’s voice, for any reason at all. This Gift can be taught by either a mockingbird spirit or an avatar of Raven.

System: When “recording,” the player rolls Perception + Empathy (difficulty 7). The number of successes dictates how long the mouthpiece can vocally chronicle another’s words. Each success allows for up to two minutes of recording to occur. If the Stargazer wishes to chronicle more, the player must make another roll. If the roll botches, the Stargazer using this Gift loses her voice for a single day. When the “mouthpiece” wants to replay the conversation later, she can do so at any time by spending one Gnosis

If the subject is not aware of the Gift’s use (or is aware and seeks to defy its use), the subject may roll Manipulation + Subterfuge (difficulty 7). Every success on this roll removes one of the successes of the Gift-user’s roll.

Source: Stargazers Tribebook (revised)


Cunning Koan

Rank 3 Stargazers Gift

The character can cut through any falsity, illusion or bullshit with a few choice words. The words cannot be profane and must come in the form of a short haiku poem or koan. This Gift is taught by a crow-spirit or a Chimerling.

System: The player rolls Wits + Expression and spends one Gnosis point. Any illusion designed to fool others is revealed as such — even Bastet Den-Realms can be discovered with this Gift. In addition, anyone attempting to He at that moment is revealed as a liar — his words instead speak his true intent.

Source: Stargazers Tribebook


Walk the Web

Rank 3 Stargazers Gift

The Stargzer can walk through Weaver realms without attracting attention. Pattern Spiders will ignore her and go about their business. The character must chant a mantra through sub-vocalization (mouthing it silently). This Gift is taught by various Enigmatics. However, if the Stargazer takes direct action against any Weaver minions, the effect of the Gift is canceled and the spiders will come.

Source: Stargazers Tribebook


Anahata

Rank 3 Stargazers Gift
Awakening the Serpent Fire Gift: The Serpent Fire gifts must be learned in order, from 1 – 5.

The heart center stirs, opening the Garou up to normally unseen perceptions concerning others. She can sense what they are feeling and know the best way to make them listen to her (although they cannot be coerced into acting against their wills).

System: The player rolls Charisma + Empathy and spends one Gnosis point. For the rest of the scene, the Stargazer can sense the surface emotions (anger, frustration, joy, etc.) of those who directly interact with her. After three or more turns of interacting with that person, the player may make a Perception + Empathy roll; each success lowers difficulties on any rolls to sway that person, and he will be especially receptive to wisdom or advice from the Stargazer. The Stargazer can also attempt to avert any angry action against herself in such ways.

Source: Stargazers Tribebook (revised, 2nd ed.)


Burning Fire-Mind

Rank 3 Stargazers Gift
Mantra Gift

The spoken mantra for this Gift is Aum-Hana-Daha. It signifies the burning, fiery nature of anger and wrath, and relates directly to a werewolf’s usage of Rage. Rage, like fire, is an uncontrollable, all-consuming entity. It cannot be leashed or tamed, and can leave much damage in its wake. The Stargazers, as a rule, are not opposed to using Rage, but they understand that it can run rampant – and unmitigated Rage is a terrible weapon to behold. This Gift allows a Stargazer to punish other Garou for attempting to access this unmanageable source of power needlessly. Any opponent of the Stargazer feels the anger literally sear their flesh. This Gift is taught by a fire-spirit.

System: The player rolls Manipulation + Primal-Urge (difficulty 6) and spends one Rage point. This Gift remains active for two turns per success rolled. Any Garou within ten yards of the Stargazer who spends Rage takes an automatic, unsoakable level of lethal damage per Rage point spent. If the roll to use this Gift botches, the Stargazer loses all of her temporary Rage points.

Source: Stargazers Tribebook


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