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The Mark

Rank 1 Bone Gnawer Gift

The Garou can mark a person or place with a scent only other werewolves can sense. The mark is subtle; placing it isn’t. This Gift is taught by lost-dog-spirits.

System:¬†Using this Gift requires one Gnosis and a stream of the Garou’s urine. The Garou must use his own fluids to mark his victim. Any Garou with at least one dot in Primal-Urge can sense the mark within line of sight. With three dots in Primal-Urge, the Garou can sense it up to a mile away. If the user of this Gift has five dots in Primal-Urge, he always knows where the mark is. The effects last for twelve hours, then persist until the following sunset or sunrise (whichever comes first).

Source: Tribebook: Bone Gnawers (Revised)


Rank 1 Bone Gnawers Gift

Gommonly used by Bone Gnawers residing in a sept controlled by other tribes, this Gift ingratiates the Bone Gnawer to a pack’s or caern’s totem for a short time. While the Gift is in effect, the Gnawer is treated as a member of a pack with regards to using the totem’s blessings and any pack tactics the pack knows. If used on a caern toem, the totem looks favorably upon the Bone Gnawer. The Gnawer may then perform the Rite of the Opened Caern, if he knows it, without fear of retribution. A lost-dog-spirit, a spirit servant of Rat, teaches this Gift.

System: The Bone Gnawer must know the name of the totem in question. He must also prostrate himself before the caern’s center or the pack’s leader and wiggle forward on his stomach like a begging dog. The player rolls Charisma + Subterfuge. The difficulty varies based on the totem’s opinion of the Bone Gnawer, which is left to the Storyteller’s discretion. Success indicates that the character gains the previously mentioned benefits for one day, and that the totem will not look favorably on a Garou who mistreats the Bone Gnawer without cause. This Gift usually won’t cause any bad feelings from the sept or pack in question as long as the Bone Gnawer minds his manners. However, using it too often certainly will.

Source: Core book revised.

On Patrol

Rank 2 Bone Gnawers Gift

This Gift extends the duration and rang of Scent of the True Form or Sense the Unnatural; the Garou needn’t have either one of those Gifts before learning this one, but this Gift is useless without them. Bone Gnawers who hang out on strategically chosen street corners have a chance to sniff out supernatural creatures in the neighborhood. Using the Gift takes about an hour. During that time, if a Wyrm-tainted creature passes within about a city block, there’s a chance the werewolf will pick up his scent. Galliards use this Gift while performing on street corners; Ragabash do the same thing while begging for change. Lost-dog spirits teach this Gift.

System: Spend one Gnosis and roll Stamina + Occult (difficulty 6). The effects last for one hour and extend for a city block. (In the wilderness, the range depends on the Garou’s sense of smell.) Alternatively, a Garou with the Gift: Pulse of the Invisible can use it with On Patrol to watch activity in the Penumbra, even while hanging out in the physical world. As one would expect, a Bone Gnawer sitting on a street corner reacting to stuff that isn’t really there looks like he’s strung-out, drunk, stoned or insane. Even while “chemically enhanced,” he can still sense the taint of the Wyrm around him.

Source: Tribebook Bone Gnawers (Revised)