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Reap the Soul

Rank 2 Red Talon Gift

Camp: Dying Cubs

With this Gift, the Garou can spill the blood of a foe on the ground and immediately reap the energy thus released. Talons who overuse this Gift, however, often begin to smell vaguely of charnel to any werewolf using the Gift: Sense Wyrm. A spirit of decay teaches this Gift. Banes are also capable of teaching it, however, only the Dying Cubs themselves know which type of spirit teaches it to the Red Talons most often.

System: The Garou must injure an opponent and spill its blood on the ground. The blood must touch the Earth, not concrete or flooring. The player then rolls Gnosis (difficulty of the local Gauntlet). For each success, the Garou may regain a point of Gnosis or two points of Rage.

Source: Tribebook: Red Talon

Offering of the Slain

Rank 2 Red Talon Gift

Camp: Lodge of the Predator Kings

Human corpses are problematic. They don’t burn well, the Litany prohibits eating them, and if other humans find them, they tent to get offended and search the area thoroughly. Burying them isn’t always an option because humans, being the curious little apes that they are, may eventually dig up an area for whatever reason and find the bodies. The Predator Kings certainly aren’t willing to stop killing humans just because disposing of their bodies is a problem, hence this Gift. With but a touch, the Talon can cause dead flesh to decay and crumble to dust in seconds, giving it up as an offering to Gaia. A spirit of decay or decomposition, as well as some scavenger-spirits, can teach this Gift.

System: The player spends one Gnosis point and rolls Gnosis (difficulty 6, although the bodies of fomori or other Wyrm-tainted beings are harder to dispose of an raise the difficulty by one). For each success, the Garou may decompose one human-sized body (slain metis Garou count as two). The werewolf may use this Gift multiple times in a scene to dispose of numerous corpses, but each use requires another point of Gnosis and a new roll.

Source: Tribebook: Red Talons (revised)