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Primal Instinct

Rank 2 Red Talon Gift

The Red Talon can strip away the layers of humanity that cover up man’s basic instincts. A human assaulted with this Gift finds himself behaving like a beast. Momentarily losing all civility, the human strips naked, runs through the streets, growls at threats and makes numerous, uninvited overtures toward members of the opposite sex. All thoughts of business meetings, color television and BMWs vanish in favor of the basic drives of survival.

Red Talons use whatever means necessary to force ape-spirits to teach them this Gift.

System: The Red Talon must spend a Gnosis point and roll Manipulation + Animal Ken (difficulty equal to the target’s Willpower). The number of successes indicates the extent to which the human target loses his humanity. One success causes a certain absent mindedness and preoccupation with food and sex. Five successes, on the other hand, probably causes the raving target to be locked up and tranquilized.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition.