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Silence the Slain

Rank 1 Red Talon Gift

Camp: Winter Packs

Perhaps the most disturbing Gift the Red Talons as a tribe have access to, Silence the Slain allows a Garou to cut a victim off from any means of help by rendering him unable to make sounds of any kind. Even pounding his fists on the windows of a passing car will not disturb the passengers therein. A pain-spirit teaches this Gift, the better to enjoy the agony of being hunted down when potential aid stands deafly by.

System: The victim must see the Garou in order for the character to activate this Gift. The player spends one Gnosis point and rolls Charisma + Intimidation (difficulty of the target’s Willpower). If the roll succeeds, the target is unable to make sound for one scene. The target cannot speak, and cannot make sound by touching an object. However, the pain-spirit teaching this Gift becomes offended if the werewolf attempts to use Silence the Slain as a “silencer” for an ally, often cursing the Red Talon by removing her ability to howl for a time.

Source: Tribebook: Red Talons (revised)

Sound of Suffering

Rank 2 Stargazers Gift
Mantra Gift

The spoken mantra for this Gift is Aum-Kama-Rudra. Life is suffering. Among the Stargazers this is not a philosophy, this is fact. Once someone realizes that suffering is the dominating force within the universe, he can move past it onto a fuller, richer life – or so the theory goes. With this Gift, a Stargazer can inflict a temporary “realization of suffering” onto a single individual. The individual affected by this Gift is beset by a swell of sadness, and they can’t help but break down into hitching, wracking sobs. For the duration of this power, the target is left feeling both empty of substance and full of the world’s pain. This Gift is taught by both pain- and rain-spirits.

System: The player spends a single Willpower point and rolls Manipulation + Empathy (difficulty 6). The target is incapacitated for one turn per success rolled as she is afflicted by terrible sorrow and sobbing. The subject may defend if attacked, and she also may take action if circumstances are putting her own life at risk.

Source: Stargazers Tribebook (revised)

Visceral Agony

Rank 3 Black Furies Gift

The werewolf’s claws change to barbed, wicked talons dripping with black venom. While wounds caused by these claws cause no extra damage, the pain alone they inflict is crippling. A pain-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends a Rage point before the character attacks. Any wound penalties the target suffers as a result of this attack are doubled (i.e., a foe at Wounded would lose four dice). If the target is in frenzy or otherwise resistant to pain, he still suffers normal wound penalties.

Source: Core book revised.

Body Wrack

Rank 4 Black Furies Gift

The Fury causes a target immense, crippling pain. The Fury needs only point to the target for this Gift to be effective. A pain-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends a Gnosis point and rolls Strength + Medicine (difficulty of the opponent’s Stamina + 3). Each success causes the victim to lose one die from all dice pools as pain wracks her body. The effects last for one scene.

Source: Core book revised.

Balor’s Gaze

Rank 4 Fianna Gift

This Gift emulates the power of one of the Fianna’s legendary enemies. One of the Garou’s eyes glows a livid red color, and all enemies caught in his gaze are stricken with pain. A pain-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Rage point and one Gnosis. She must then roll Perception + Occult (difficulty 8). For the rest of the scene, any foe at whom the Garou glances must roll Willpower (difficulty 8 (and equal or exceed the player’s successes or double over in pain. Any beings thus affected take wound penalties as though they were at Crippled (-5 dice to all actions), regardless of their current health. Any characters already at Crippled are considered Incapacitated.

Source: Core book revised.
Horrible taunting of SV hunters

Sometimes a spec is genuinely broken and trivializes the other classes. In those cases, we try to address the issue. However, sometimes players just haven’t discovered the optimal way to play a particular class. For example, Unholy, Survival and Subtlety have the capability to perform far better than most people realize.

Whelp Body

Rank 4 Ragabash Gift

With this Gift a Garou may deliver a devastating curse upon a foe’s body, causing it to weaken or palsy. Many consider the use of this power on a foe to be a declaration of unending war. Either a pain-spirit or a spirit of disease teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends on Gnosis point and rolls Gnosis, and the target resists with his own Gnosis roll. The Garou’s difficulty is the opponent’s Willpower, while her victim’s difficulty is the Ragabash’s Gnosis. (Victims without Gnosis roll Stamina without any adjustments for supernatural powers or the like.) Each success scored by the Ragabash allows him to remove one point from any of the victim’s Physical Attributes. The effect is permanent, although the victim may restore these Attributes via experience. This Gift may be used only once ever against a given opponent.

Source: Core book revised.

Open Wounds

Rank 4 Shadow Lord Gift

The Garou may cause the next wound he inflicts to bleed profusely, weakening the target further. A pain-sprit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Gnosis point and rolls Strength + Medicine (difficulty 7). If the Shadow Lord’s next attack does any damage, the target will bleed continuously, losing one health level per turn for a number of turns equal to the number of successes rolled. This hemorrhaging is considered lethal damage.

Source: Core book revised.

Wounding Lies

Rank 5 Shadow Lord Gift

For all their ability to prevaricate or misdirect when the need is there, few Shadow Lords – particularly elders – like being lied to. This Gift is the ultimate expression of that conceit; it forces those whom the Lord is interrogating to speak the truth or suffer the consequences. A person that lies to the elder suffers great wounds that mystically appear across his body with each untruth. A pain-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Gnosis and rolls Charisma + Intimidation (difficulty of target’s Willpower). If he succeeds, the power takes effect; for the rest of the scene, each fib the subject tells inflicts one level of aggravated damage on the subject, which cannot be soaked. Even half-truths open small, stinging wound (no actual damage, but painful and obvious). A Garou targeted by this Gift may overcome the effect by spending a number of Gnosis points equal to the interrogator’s successes. Most others usually begin telling the truth after the first wound or two (the Storyteller may call for a Willpower check, difficulty 8, to keep silent). Some Shadow Lords heighten the effect by claiming that silence will wound the target just as surely as lies will – an untruth on the Lord’s behalf, but one that gets results.

Source: Shadow Lords Tribebook Revised