Werewolf the Apocalypse information source


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

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

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


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

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