Werewolf the Apocalypse information source


Scent of Running Water

Rank 1 Ragabash Gift / Rank 1 Red Talon Gift

The Garou can mask her scent completely, making herself virtually impossible to track. A fox-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The difficulties of all rolls to track the Garou increase by two. This Gift becomes an innate ability to the Garou who learns it. She need not expend any points or make any rolls. However, the Ragabash may still leave a scent behind if she decides to do so voluntarily (which may be necessary to blend in with wolf packs).

Source: Core book revised.

Obscure the Truth

Rank 2 Ragabash Gift

Not many Garou can look a Philodox in the eye and get away with bald-faced lies. The Ragabash with this Gift has an edge over all his kin. She can calmly explain that the sky is green or gleefully regale her comrades with the exploits of a lone, heroic Ragabash and have no fear of being called on her prank.

The ever-deceptive fox-spirit might teach this Gift to a Garou. Then again, he might just say he’s teaching you the Gift.

System: By spending a Gnosis point, the Ragabash gains an air of sincerity that is nearly impossible to penetrate. Once activated, consider the Ragabash’s Subterfuge to be double its normal rating.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition.

Predator’s Leap

Rank 2 Red Talon Gift

While any lupus werewolf can lean the secrets of jumping great distances, the Red Talons have refined the Gift to great effect when chasing or ambushing a foe. By employing this Gift, the Talon’s leap “tracks” a moving target, allowing her to pounce on her prey even if said prey has dodged or fled while the Talon is in mid-leap. A fox- or (sometimes) a cat-spirit teaches this gift.

System: The player must roll to leap as usual, as detailed on page 197 of Werewolf. She spends a point of Rage and rolls Wits + Primal-Urge (difficulty 7); the leap is counted as a Rage action, and does not affect the dice pool. Any successes on the roll are subtracted from an opponent’s successes to dodge or flee from the Talon, before the Talon’s attack roll is made. The Talon may then attack normally.

Source: Red Talons (revised)

Liar’s Craft

Rank 3 Ragabash Gift

The Ragabash can tell the most outrageous of lies and have them accepted as truth — for a while, at least. This Gift is taught by a fox-spirit.

System: The character first tells his lie, then the player rolls Wits + Subterfuge (difficulty of the target’s Wits + Subterfuge, or the highest rating in a group of listeners). One success convinces a single individual, while three successes are needed to dupe a crowd. Since the roll is made after the lie is told, this Gift always carries some element of risk.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition