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spiritmagpie

Mimic

Rank 2 Galliard Gift

The Garou can alter her voice such that she can imitate any sound or voice she has heard, including sirens, gunshots, musical instruments or even specific quotations. The Gift does not allow the creation of new sounds, but new combinations can have interesting effects. Magpie-spirits know this Gift, but learning it from them can be an embarrassing and frustrating process.

System: Once the Garou learns this Gift, she can reproduce anything she hears. When simulating another person’s voice (or animal speech) she can only iterate what she has heard and cannot improvise new speech. Clever Garou create new combinations to form new sentences, but they often sound choppy. The player must roll Charisma + Performance (difficulty 6) if the intended audience suspects a ruse or knows the original voice very well (a relative, long-time friend or packmate, for instance).

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition.


Thieving Talons of the Magpie

Rank 5 Ragabash Gift

The Garou can steal the powers of others and use them herself. These powers can be Garou Gifts, spirit Charms, vampiric Disciplines, True Magic or any other such power. Naturally, a magpie-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player must gain three successes on a Wits + Stealth roll (difficulty of the target’s Willpower). If successful, the Ragabash can use the specified power (and the victim cannot) for each successive turn she is willing to spend a Gnosis point. The werewolf’s Gnosis is substituted for any Traits exclusive to the victim that might be necessary to work the power, such as a vampire’s blood pool or a mage’s Arete. The Ragabash must know something about his target’s powers, and he must target a power in the terms by which he would understand it.

Source: Core book revised.


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