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Shadow Weaving

Rank 1 Shadow Lord Gift

Slightly flexing her fingers or claws, the Garou pulls and weaves shadows as she desires — lengthening or shortening them, lightening or darkening, or even twisting them into grotesque and frightening shapes. A shadow-spirit teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Gnosis point and rolls Dexterity + Occult (difficulty 7). For the rest of the scene, the Shadow Lord may warp shadows within 100 yards (91 m) as she wishes. Among other creative uses, this lowers the difficulty of all Stealth and Intimidation attempts by 1.

Source: 20th Anniversary Edition

Ubiquitous Presence

Rank 4 Shadow Lord Gift

Paranoia is a wonderful weapon. It keeps enemies from resting, from thinking properly, and, done right, from ever attacking you. And if you can’t be everywhere at once, at least you can appear to be. The Shadow Lord can curse an enemy with paranoia, giving the victim an unflinching suspicion that the Garou is watching her, even when that belief would otherwise be entirely illogical. Shadow or night-spirits teach this Gift.

System: The player spends one Gnosis and rolls Charisma + Intimidation, difficulty of the victim’s Intelligence x 2. Success indicates that the curse takes effect, reducing all dice pools of the victim by one for each two successes rolled. The effects last for one day and night.

Source: Players’ Guide to Garou (revised)

Seeking the Void

Rank 4 Stargazers Gift
Mantra Gift

The spoken mantra for this Gift is Aum-Ha-Sa-Kha-Prem. The Umbra, also called the Mirror Lands, is a void empty of true matter and built of little more than the ephemeral whorls of spirit substance. Many Garou are reliant upon hard travel within the Umbra. They must find their destination and get to it via moon paths or sniffing out spirit tracks. Stargazers using this Gift have a somewhat easier time getting somewhere in the Mirror Lands – provided that another Garou or spirit is already there. Using this Gift takes the werewolf directly to the location of the chosen individual, no matter where they are at that moment. The Stargazer must be in the Umbra to use this Gift. It is taught by a shadow-spirit.

System: The Stargazer utilizing this Gift must speak the mantra while actually in the Umbra. She also must have with her some piece of the Garou she’s “traveling” to, usually a part of the werewolf’s body (a tuft of hair, a tooth, a claw) or one of the Garou’s possessions (a weapon, an article of clothing). In the case of traveling to a specific spirit, the Stargazer can only travel to spirits she has literally battled with. (Though “battled” can be a battle of wits and intelligence, and doesn’t necessarily need to be a combative conflict.) The player then rolls Wits + Enigmas. The difficulty for the roll is reliant upon the location of the target individual. If the target is in the Penumbra, it’s difficulty 6. If the target is in the Near Umbra, difficulty 7. In the Deep Umbra, difficulty 8. And finally, in the Dark Umbra, difficulty 9.

Source: Stargazers Tribebook (revised)