Werewolf the Apocalypse information source


Touch of Death

Rank 4 Silent Strider Gift

The Garou can inflict visions of death upon an unsuspecting opponent. Worse, these visions are highly personal premonitions of the opponent’s untimely demise, as if someone “had walked over his grave.” The fear this creates is paralyzing; in the worst cases, the victim falls catatonic and cannot be revived for days. On recovery, the stricken individual cannot remember details of what so terrified him, simply that involved his death. Victims who survive the encounter with the Eater of the Dead are forever marked with a white lock or patch of hair. This Gift is taught by a death-spirit.

System: The Garou must touch her victim; the player rolls Dexterity + Brawl if in combat, Dexterity + Stealth if sneaking up unnoticed, or Manipulation + Subterfuge if casually touching him in the course of conversation. On success, the player spends two points of Gnosis and rolls Manipulation + Occult (difficulty of the victim’s Willpower). If the Eater of the Dead achieves more successes than the target has Willpower, the victim becomes catatonic with fear. if the successes are fewer than the target’s Willpower, the target suffers a -1 penalty to all dice pools for each success due to the debilitating fear. In both cases, the successes are eliminated at a rate of one per day — a catatonic victim does not awaken until all of the initial successes are eliminated.

Source: Tribebook: Silent Striders (revised)

Havgan’s Healing

Rank 5 Fianna Gift

Named after the foe Pwyll dueled with in the Otherworld, this powerful Gift lets wounds alternately harm and heal the Garou, giving the Fianna a critical edge in a sustained battle. A death-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: To activate this Gift, the Fianna must spend two Gnosis points and concentrate for one turn. For the duration of the scene, any health levels that are not soaked alternately harm or heal the Garou. The first blow to strike the Garou injures him as normal; with the second blow, any damage that is not soaked (and the player must roll soak as  normal) instead is treated as healing. Bashing wounds heal bashing damage, lethal wounds can heal bashing or  lethal damage, and aggravated wounds heal all forms of damage. The third blow injures, the fourth heals, and so on. Wounds suffered from silver can never heal, however; they inflict damage as normal, and “use up” that blow — for instance, a Fianna wounded by silver by the fourth blow after activating this Gift takes unsoakable aggravated damage as normal, and the fifth blow will injure, not heal. (However, any aggravated damage taken on the sixth  blow and every other attack after that could heal the silver damage.) Any wounds left unhealed by the end of the scene must be healed as usual.

Source: Fianna Tribebook (revised)