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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)


Rank 2 Wendigo Gift

The Warpath camp acquired a this Gift similar to the Black Furis’ Curse of Aeolus to cover their ecoterrorist activities. The Wendigo calls up a thick, eerie fog that obscures vision and unnerves her opponents. The Wendigo can see through the fog, but all other have trouble navigating by sight. A rain spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player makes a Gnosis roll. The difficulty varies according to the surrounding terrain and humidity: 4 near the sea, 6 under normal circumstances, 9 in a desert. The Wendigo can see normally, but others caught in this fog halve their Perception scores (with regards to sight only). The fog is quite unnerving, and everyone except the Wendigo and her packmates loses a die from all Willpower dice pools.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition.