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St. Herve’s Folly

Rank 2 Fianna Gift

According to an old folktale, St. Herve once preached to a wolf that had eaten the ox he used to plow with, and the wolf was so ashamed that he agreed to plough in the ox’s place. If the Fianna didn’t murder St. Herve for this, they wanted to. But they also learned a lesson from it, and mischief-minded Fianna now use this carnivalesque Gift to create similar, though more pleasing, results. It convinces a leader of any sort that his status is incorrect and rather that he should serve those whom he rules. It can convince a town mayor to clean the shoes of a homeless person, or an alpha to bow to the will of his omega. The Gift is taught, unfortunately, by an ox-spirit.

System: The Fianna must have a chance to lecture the ruler on why he is incorrect in his position. The player spends one point of Willpower and rolls Manipulation + Expression, difficulty 8. A simple success convinces him to engage in ridiculous acts of subservience to gross lessers. Each success after the first continues this effect for one day. Garou and other supernaturals may resist this Gift by spending one point of Willpower, although if the Fianna continues her lecture and spends another point of Willpower, the victim must continue to resist. Effectively it becomes a bidding war between the victim and the Fianna; whoever has the most Willpower wins.

Source: Players’ Guide to Garou (revised)