Werewolf the Apocalypse information source


Prey’s Cry

Rank 1 Red Talon Gift

Camp: Lodge of the Predator Kings

With this Gift, the Talon may emit a cry for help designed to lead a human into an ambush. In years past, the Talons would use this Gift to mimic the death-cry of a deer or a similar animal, since many humans still hunted their own food. In recent years, since most humans wouldn’t know how to kill a wounded animal if their lives depended on it, the Talons use Prey’s Cry to imitate the call of a favored pet or another human. A Raven-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player rolls Wits + Expression. The difficulty varies on how complex the imitated sound is. An animal’s call, such as a dog whining in pain or a rabbit’s death-scream would only be difficulty 5. Imitating a human cry is difficulty 7, while imitating something more specific — “The voice of a young girl” or “a human soldier calling for help” would raise the difficulty to 9. The Red Talon need not actually have heard a human soldier before (for example), but if he uses this Gift successfully, nearby humans will hear a soldier yelling for help.

Source: Tribebook: Red Talons (revised)

Spider’s Song

Rank 2 Ragabash Gift

The Ragabash can steal messages from the Weaver’s web, plucking them from the air or eavesdropping as they race through telephone lines. The Ragabash must be aware that a conversation is happening to listen in on it (though she doesn’t have to know who’s on the other end of the line). For conversations across land lines, the Ragabash must place her ear against a telephone pole or cord; to listen in on cell phone discussions (or even to intercept text messages) she need only be able to see one of the phones being used. Spider- and raven-spirits teach this Gift.

System: The player spends a Gnosis point. She listens in on the conversation (or receives mental translations of text messages) for as long as she keeps her ear to the line or keeps the cell phone user in sight.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition


Rank 3 Homid Gift / Rank 3 Silent Strider Gift / Rank 3 Glass Walker Gift

This Gift allows the user to read or write any human language encountered, no matter how ancient or obscure. Galliards often use this Gift when translating ancient texts to revive old legends or compose new songs for moots. This Gift is taught by a Raven-spirit.

System: After spending one Willpower point, the player rolls her Intelligence + Linguistics. The obscurity and relative age of the language determines the difficulty. A common modern language such as Spanish is difficulty 4. An ancient and obscure tongue, such as Etruscan, would be difficulty 10. The number of successes determines the character’s fluency with the language.

Source: Player’s Guide Second Edition / 20th Anniversary Edition

Dark of Night

Rank 3 Shadow Lord (Hakken) Gift

A Hakken can cause an opponent to become temporarily blinded. Hakken reserve such underhanded tactics for use against minions of the Wyrm. This Gift comes from a raven-spirit.

System: The Hakken spills a vial of ink; the player spends one Gnosis and rolls Manipulation + Subterfuge, resisted by the target’s Gnosis (if any). Each success blinds the victim for an hour.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition

Raven’s Wings

Rank 3 Shadow Lord Gift / Rank 3 Ronin Gift

A lord with this gift is especially close to Raven, and may manifest a spirit avatar in the form of a raven to spy for him. The raven may see and hear, but may not affect the physical world or, in turn, be affected by attacks of any sort.

System: To activate the Gift, the Lord spends a Gnosis point and rolls Wits + Occult (difficulty 6). The raven may be sent up to five miles away for every success rolled,  but is canceled if it goes beyond this range. The Lord must concentrate to see through the raven’s eyes, but need not do so to maintain the raven’s existence. Although the raven is visible in the Penumbra, it cannot be seen in the physical world; by default it sees its Penumbral environment, but can peek across the Gauntlet to the material world. The effects of the Gift last for a scene.

Source: Shadow Lords Tribebook (Revised) / Outcasts

Under the Gun

Rank 3 Shadow Lord Gift

The Shadow Lord lays a curse on her foe, ensuring certain death by bullets. While the curse is in effect, bullets (as well as arrows, hurled knives, and any other missile weapons) are strangely attracted to the target. Although this Gift is useful in battle, most Shadow Lords prefer to use it secretly on a chosen foe before a fight begins, ensuring an “unfortunate accident.” A raven-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The Shadow Lord touches the intended target with her fingertips. The player spends a Gnosis point and rolls Manipulation + Firearms. The curse lingers for one day per success. While it is in effect, the difficulty to strike the target with any sort of missile attack drops by two.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition

Mouthpiece of the Successor

Rank 3 Stargazers Gift

According to an old and almost forgotten Stargazer tradition, a dying Garou may ask for a “mouthpiece” to come sit by his side and listen to him. The mouthpiece would then go to the rest of the sept and deliver the departed Stargazer’s secrets, stories, or last wishes during a funerary moot. Somewhere along the way, this Gift was concocted to aid in this tradition. With it, the mouthpiece may literally “record” the dying Garou’s voice and “play” it back through her own mouth later. The recording is literal – it’s the same exact voice, not the voice of the mouthpiece. Those who know the Gift now rarely use it for its original purpose, for it can be used to record anybody’s voice, for any reason at all. This Gift can be taught by either a mockingbird spirit or an avatar of Raven.

System: When “recording,” the player rolls Perception + Empathy (difficulty 7). The number of successes dictates how long the mouthpiece can vocally chronicle another’s words. Each success allows for up to two minutes of recording to occur. If the Stargazer wishes to chronicle more, the player must make another roll. If the roll botches, the Stargazer using this Gift loses her voice for a single day. When the “mouthpiece” wants to replay the conversation later, she can do so at any time by spending one Gnosis

If the subject is not aware of the Gift’s use (or is aware and seeks to defy its use), the subject may roll Manipulation + Subterfuge (difficulty 7). Every success on this roll removes one of the successes of the Gift-user’s roll.

Source: Stargazers Tribebook (revised)

Fog of War

Rank 4 Fianna Gift / Rank 4 Ragabash Gift / Rank 4 Galliard Gift

No matter how disciplined the army and ordered the plan, a battlefield is chaos. Smoke, noise, hidden enemies and fear can all lead to disorganization. Even in the modern age, mistaken identity leads to “friendly fire” casualties. This Gift exacerbates this problem to often devastating effect. A commander might not see advancing foes, or see foes that aren’t there; a team may fire upon allies, or mistake a command to “advance” for a call to “retreat.” This Gift is taught by a raven- or other trickster-spirit.

System: The Garou sings, howls or plays an eerie song (bagpipes are popular), spends a Gnosis point and rolls Manipulation + Performance (difficulty 8). If successful, foes in hearing range must make a standard Perception roll every turn to be fully aware of what’s happening around them. They lose one success on this roll for every success rolled by the player; if the end result is negative successes, it counts as a botch. Zero successes on a perception indicates confusion, while on a botch the character critically misinterprets what she sees. The Gift lasts as long as the song or howl continues, but the singer must concentrate on the song (and thus cannot engage in combat or other strenuous activity).

Source: Fianna Tribebook (revised)

Seeds of Doubt

Rank 4 Shadow Lord Gift

Talented tricksters, Shadow Lords with this Gift may convince a listener of one false idea, no matter how absurd. The Gift only works if the lie told is not obviously harmful to the listener. It is taught by a Raven-spirit.

System: The Lord spends a point of Gnosis and makes an opposed Charisma + Subterfuge roll (difficulty 8). If the Lord succeeds, the listener will believe the lie until somehow “deprogrammed.” If he fails, however, the listener sees through the Lord’s argument and recognizes the lie for what it is. If the Lord botches, the listener goes into frenzy (unless normally incapable of such, like a human).

Source: Shadow Lords Tribebook Revised Pg.68