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Rank 2 Red Talon Gift / Rank 2 Get of Fenris Gift (Camp: Glorious Fist of Wotan)

The Garou can reduce the mental faculties of his victim to that of an animal for a short time. An avatar of Griffin teaches this Gift.

System: The player rolls Manipulation + Empathy (difficulty of the target’s Willpower). The effects last for one turn per success, during which the target listens to only his most base instincts and behaves like a wild animal.

Source: Core book revised / 20th Anniversary Edition

Scabwalker Curse

Rank 5 Red Talon Gift

The Red Talon suffuses a target with a superabundance of Wyld energy, making them violently allergic to the Weaver-works of man. Any artificial material blisters and abrades the target’s skin, concrete sidewalks and artificial carpet fibers shred her feet, polyester clothing causes her body to break out in weeping sores, and steel tools blister her hands. An avatar of Griffin teaches this Gift.

System: The Red Talon spends a turn snarling at a target within 20 feet (6 m). The player then spends one Gnosis point and rolls Manipulation + Survival (difficulty 7). The target takes one level of bashing damage per turn of physical contact with any non-natural material (crafted objects formed entirely of natural materials, such as wooden furniture held together with iron nails, are safe). This curse lasts for one day per success, and can easily prove fatal if invoked in the heart of a city.

Source: 20th Anniversary Gift

Feral Lobotomy

Rank 5 Theurge Gift

With but a thought, the Garou can devolve an opponent’s mind to that of an animal, effectively destroying his intelligence. A spirit servant of the Griffin totem teaches this Gift.

System: The player rolls Wits + Empathy (difficulty of the target’s Willpower + 3, maximum 10), and spends a variable number of Gnosis. If successful, the Garou can destroy a target’s Intelligence Attribute permanently. Two Gnosis points must be spent for each point of Intelligence destroyed, and the Garou cannot destroy more points than he rolls successes. Additionally, the target begins acting more animalistic with each point removed.

Source: Core book revised.

Shield of Gaia

Rank 6 Red Talon Gift

The Garou can become so attuned to the laws and rhythms of Gaia that the Weaver’s laws cease to have any affect on her. This Gift can only be used once by any Garou who learns it; its effects are permanent. The Garou becomes immune to the effects of one form of technology, such as bullets, photography (i.e., cannot be photographed), electricity, chemical toxins, etc. This Gift is taught by an avatar of Griffin.

System: The Garou spends a permanent point of Gnosis and chooses the one form of technology to which she will be immune. It is up to the Storyteller to determine exactly what is and is not included in the protection afforded by this Gift. For example, Garou who choose immunity to flame-throwers would not be burned by them, but other flames will act normally upon her.

This Gift does apply against Wyrm-tainted technology, although not Wyrm substances. For instance, a Garou who is immune to chemical toxins may not be harmed by the Pentex acid, but the Bane in the acid can still try to possess her.

This Gift is open to a lot of abuse, but the player and the Storyteller should recognize the spirit of the Gift: it is Gaia’s protection to Her children from the ravages of the Weaver and the modern world. Just how this is interpreted and how much is permitted depends on the mood and atmosphere of a game. However, no player should be allowed to claim immunity from nuclear weapons.

Source: Tribebook: Red Talons