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Rank 1 Galliard Gift / Rank 1 Croatan Gift

By invoking the power of waking dreams, the Garou can place any chosen characters into silent communion. A Chimerling teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Willpower point per sentient being chosen and makes a Manipulation + Expression roll (difficulty of the victim’s Willpower) if the being is unwilling. All those included in the dream may interact normally through the Mindspeak, although they can inflict no damage through it. Their real bodies can still act, although all dice pools decrease by two. The Mindspeak ends when all the participants want it to, or on the turn the Galliard fails the roll against an unwilling member. The beings affected must be within line of sight.

Source: Core book revised / 20th Anniversary Edition

Sense the Demonic

Rank 1 Stargazers Gift

Camp: Demon Eaters

The difference between a servitor of the Wyrm and a demon-possessed mortal is subtle. While most demons emanate perceptible Wyrm-taint, strangely some seem able to mask themselves and escape such notice. Plus, Sense Wyrm doesn’t identify the nature of the taint, so the nature of the creature (that it’s a demon) goes unknown until it’s potentially too late. This Gift helps circumvent that problem. It doesn’t provide a literal sense so much as a spiritual one – the eye in the Demon Eater’s mind registers the disruption in the fabric of reality, and senses the demonic source. This Gift is taught by a chimerling.

System: The player rolls Perception + occult. The difficulty is dependent upon the proximity and intensity of the demon (or demon-possessed victim). Sensing a single demon in the same room would be difficulty 6, sensing a demon across a busy city street would be 7, and detecting a demon’s infernal influence after the creature has already left would be a difficulty 8.

Source: Stargazers Tribebook (revised)


Rank 2 Galliard Gift

The Galliard can enter another’s dream and thereby affect the course of that dream. The werewolf does not have to be anywhere near the target, but she must know or have seen the dreamer. A Chimerling teaches this Gift.

System: The player rolls Wits + Empathy (difficulty 8). If the dreamer awakens while the Galliard is still within the dream, the werewolf is thrown out of the dream world, and he loses a Gnosis point.

Source: Core book 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

Imaginal Mantra

Rank 4 Stargazer Gift

The Stargazer can chant a mantra to banish Banality from the area and awaken Glamour. During the chanting, he must imagine the area as being inherently magical, seeing the rocks, stones and buildings as living things — he must pretend to dream while awake. This Gift is taught by a Chimerling.

System: The player rolls Wits + Rituals and spends one Gnosis point. If successful, any Banality is banished for one scene. In addition, any fae are revealed in their true forms.

Source: Stargazer Tribebook 2nd Edition

Gift of the Spriggan

Rank 5 Fianna Gift

The Fianna may grow up to three times her usual size or shrink to the size of a small puppy. A faerie or a Chimerling teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Gnosis point and rolls Stamina + Primal-Urge (difficulty 8). The effects last for one hour per success or until the Garou cancels the Gift. If the Garou grows larger, she gains three Strength dice for every 100% increase in size. If she grows smaller, she retains her normal Traits, but she may sneak around unnoticed or masquerade as someone’s pet.

Source: Core book revised.

Fabric of the Mind

Rank 5 Galliard Gift / Rank 5 Uktena Gift

The highest-ranked Galliards can bring the products of their imagination to very solid live, crafting creatures from the spiritual essence of dreams. Chimerlings teach this Gift.

System: The player makes an extended roll of Intelligence + Performance (difficulty 8). She can create any form of life she can imagine, assigning it one dot of Traits for each success gained on the roll. The werewolf can take as long as she wants to form the creature, accumulating successes from turn to turn, but once she stops, the dream being takes form and requires the expenditure of Gnosis to keep it manifested. The cost is one Gnosis per scene if the dream being remains relatively inactive (such as doing minor chores or watching a location), or one point per turn if the being engages in combat or similarly strenuous activity. The werewolf must be careful, because if she botches at any point, the dream being escapes her control. It will remain in the physical world for as long as it sees fit.

Source: Core book revised.

Protean Form

Rank 5 Metis Gift

Born misshapen, the metis takes her deformity and makes it a source of power. She can twist her flesh in any number of ways, sprouting a number of unnatural features, from extra limbs to additional mouths to grasping tentacles. A Chimerling teaches this Gift.

System: The character’s ability to partially transform (see p. 286) is permanently modified, allowing her to make almost any grotesque modifications the player can imagine. These modifications must logically bestow one of the following benefits: +2 dice on a certain category of attack rolls (extra clawed limbs for claw attacks, tentacles for clinches, etc), +2 damage on a certain category of attack rolls (a chest-mounted squid beak for extra damage on clinches, arms coated in shark teeth for boosted claw attacks, etc.), or +5 yards per turn of movement (extra legs, vestigial wings, etc.).

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition

Malleable Spirit

Rank 5 Theurge Gift

The Garou can change a spirit’s form or purpose. A Chimerling teaches this Gift.

System: The Garou’s player must best the spirit in a resisted Gnosis roll. The difficulty is based on what the Garou tries to accomplish, while the spirit’s difficulty is the Garou’s Cnosis.

Characteristics (Willpower, Rage, Gnosis; one point changed per success)
Disposition (Friendly, Neutral, Hostile)
Type (Naturae, Elemental, Bane, etc.)

Source: Core book revised.