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Wrath of Gaia

Rank 3 Silver Fang Gift

The Garou shows himself in full, terrible, glory as Gaia’s chosen warrior. His splendor overwhelms minions of the Wyrm, driving them before him in terror unless they can master their instinctive fear of this predator. An avatar of Gaia herself teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends a Gnosis point and rolls Charisma + Intimidation. Any minions of the Wyrm who look upon the Garou for the next scene must roll Willpower (difficulty 7) and equal or exceed the player’s successes. Otherwise, they flee in terror.

Source: Core book revised.


Gaia’s Vengeance

Rank 5 Red Talon Gift / Rank 5 White Howler Gift

The Garou calls to the spirits of the surrounding forest to attack intruders. The terrain responds as best it can: Rocks roll and smash, vines trip, and water sucks victims under. An avatar of Gaia herself teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Gnosis point and one Rage point then rolls Charisma + Primal-Urge (difficulty of the local Gauntlet). The exact effects depend on the terrain and are left to the Storyteller.

Source: Core book revised / 20th Anniversary Edition


Find the Transgressor

Rank 5 Shadow Lord Gift

Camp: Judges of Doom

With this potent Gift, the Judge calls upon the might of Gaia Herself to determine the exact location of any one named individual that has violated the Litany in some fashion. Use of this Gift is never a trivial undertaking, and those that abuse its power usually suffer dire consequences. An avatar of Gaia Herself teaches this Gift.

System: The user spends two Gnosis and two Willpower, then invokes the will of Gaia to help him find a Garou who has violated the Litany in a particularly foul fashion. If Gaia would agree with the Judge’s assessment of the situation (which is left entirely to the Storyteller’s judgment), he learns the exact location of his quarry. No method of obfuscation, be it supernatural or mundane, can keep the target hidden. The Gift does nothing to help the Judge reach the target and it does not work on Wyrm-creatures (who are shrouded by their patron).

If Gaia disagrees with the Judge’s opinion, or if the transgressor has violated the Litany in only a trivial sense, the Judge instead suffers one aggravated level of damage per Rank of the targeted Garou.

Source: Shadow Lord Tribebook (revised)


Harmonious Unity of the Emerald Mother

Rank 5 Stargazer Gift

The wisest of Stargazers understand that all divisions of the flesh are mere illusion. The only true separation is of spirit — Wyrm from Weaver, Weaver from Wyld, Triat from Gaia. But even then, the great forces of the universe are connected. Drawing upon this wisdom, the Garou banishes the boundaries dividing the mind and body of man from the power of the werewolf. An avatar of Gaia herself teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Gnosis point. For the next day, the Stargazer enjoys the physical Attribute bonuses and regenerative powers of the Crinos form while in Homid. This Gift doesn’t grant Crinos form’s claws, fangs, or expanded senses, nor does it inflict the Delirium.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition


Storyteller

Rank 6 Galliard Gift

Rather than simply telling and retelling the stories of old, or even waiting until the events of the day become the new stories, the Galliard can change the events of the ongoing drama unfolding around her. She may add new “characters,” altering chains of events, and even change the motivations of the major participants. However, as this Gift can literally have world-altering ramifications, the handful of Garou in history that have known it have been loath to actually use it. Rumor has it that the defeat of the Storm-Eater was due partially to use of this Gift — but likewise, rumor also states that the horrific events in Russia during the past century stem from a Child of Gaia Galliard who thought that she knew the way the story would end. No one knows what sort of spirit teaches this Gift; presumably an avatar of Gaia, but since so few Garou even know of the Gift’s existence, no one can say for certain.

System: The player spends one permanent Gnosis point and explains, in as much detail as possible, the change she wants to make to the story. The Storyteller, of course, has final say, and once the “dramatic alteration” is done, the Garou has no further control. Events that she concocts can and do spiral out of control, so utmost care must be taken with the Storyteller Gift.

Source: Book of Auspices


Renew the Cycle

Rank 6 Silver Fang Gift

One of the most potent powers available to the Garou, this Gift allows the correction of a grievous wrong to the natural cycle of Gaia. The undead, whose very existence is an affront to the natural order of things, wither and crumble to dust when struck by the power of this Gift. Whether the undead is a shambling, month-old animated corpse or an ancient vampire, the Fang can destroy it with but a glance.

Only an avatar of Helios of Gaia Herself can teach this Gift.

System: The Garou and the victim enter into a resisted contest of Gnosis versus Willpower (both difficulty 8). The Garou must then spend three permanent Gnosis points to activate the wrath of Gaia. If the Garou wins the contest, the vampire (or other undead) is reduced to its natural state: Elder vampires turn to dust, whereas freshly exhumed corpses simply lose their animation. This Gift forces mummies into a dead season of sleep but does not destroy them.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition.


As In the Beginning

Rank 6 Theurge Gift

The Theurge can tear away aeons of the Weaver’s works for a short while. This Gift rips down the Gauntlet entirely, merging the worlds of flesh and spirit as they were in the days of legend. Moreover, this mended region acts as a shining beacon to Gaian spirits, calling a flood of nature-spirits and other allies to assist the Theurge. An avatar of Gaia Herself teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends three points of Gnosis and rolls Wits + Occult (difficulty of the local Gauntlet). The Gauntlet is torn open within the local area. The thinner the Gauntlet, the wider the rip: from a few rooms in the midst of a skyscraper to an entire mile of landscape in the depths of the Amazon. Friendly spirits of the Storyteller’s choosing come flooding out to aid the Theurge — the more successes, the greater the number or power. The Gauntlet is permanently lowered by 1 in an area where this Gift has been used; this benefit doesn’t stack with repeated use.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition


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