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Rank 1 Shadow Lord Gift

Camp: Lords of the Summit

Lords of the Summit don’t remain such for long unless they can see their enemies coming. This Gift gives the Lord a heightened sense of awareness, and also reveals a few details about the enemies he’s about to face. A Stormcrow teaches this Gift.

System: The Lord rolls Perception + Awareness (difficulty 7). A single success is all that’s needed to determine the number of opponents in the area. Two reveals the type(s) of opponents, while three or more reveal progressively more detailed information. The effects of the Gift last for a scene.

Source: Shadow Lord Tribebook (revised)

Fatal Flaw

Rank 1 Shadow Lord Gift

The Shadow Lord can discern a target’s weakness, granting an advantage in combat. A Stormcrow teaches this Gift.

System: The Shadow Lord must concentrate for one full turn. The player rolls Perception + Empathy (difficulty of the target’s Wits + Subterfuge). Success grants the Garou an extra die of damage during combat with that target. Additional successes grant knowledge of further weaknesses (although no further damage bonus is gained). Five successes reveal all of the target’s flaws.

Source: Core book revised.

Rains of Mercy

Rank 1 Shadow Lord Gift

Though this Gift surprises many non-Shadow Lord Garou, it is only because they forget the Shadow Lords follow a god affiliated with rain, and they come from a harsh land. Even the Darwinist Shadow Lords known that their Kin need to be fed, and the rain summoned with this Gift made sure those favored by the Lords never went hungry. A Stormcrow teaches this Gift

System: The Shadow Lord spends one point of Gnosis. By the end of the day, rain pours down in an area around the Shadow Lord. The size of this area depends on the Shadow Lord’s rank; it affects a radius of 15 minutes’ walk for each Rank the Lord has achieved, so an Athro can affect a region one hour’s walk in radius from his location. This Gift cannot summon harsh storms, but does produce a heavy downpour.

Source: Players’ Guide to Garou (revised)

Clap of Thunder

Rank 2 Shadow Lord Gift

The Garou slams her hands together and creates a mighty thunderclap that stuns those who hear it. A Stormcrow teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Gnosis point. All characters within 10 feet, friend or foe, must succeed in a Willpower roll (difficulty 8) or be stunned and unable to act for one turn. On a botch, the effect lasts for one scene. The Garou must be in Homid, Glabro or Crinos form to use this Gift.

Source: Core book revised.

The Spirits’ Displeasure

Rank 2 Theurge Gift

Theurges use this Gift as a form of mystical warning against those who have offended the spirits. It causes the victim to suffer ill luck, and to witness an omen from his own culture indicating foreboding or cosmological displeasure. Note that many modern people may not recognize an omen as an omen, but they will still find it unsettling by it’s very nature. A Stormcrow teaches this Gift.

System: The Theurge spends a point of Gnosis, burns an effigy of the victim and rolls her Manipulation + Occult (difficulty 7); the intended target does not need to be present. Sometime in the same story the Gift is used, the target will botch an important (but not life-threatening) roll automatically, or suffer botch-like effects at one time in his everyday life.

Source: Book of Auspices

Direct the Storm

Rank 3 Shadow Lord Gift

Having a packmate who is prone to frenzy isn’t safe for anyone. With this Gift, the Shadow Lord can direct the primal instincts of a frenzied Garou — friend or foe — causing him to attack targets of the Lord’s choice. A Stormcrow teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends a point of Gnosis and rolls Willpower (difficulty of the target’s Rage). Success indicates that the Shadow Lord controls the target’s frenzy and can set him on anyone she chooses. Using this Gift on a Garou in the Thrall of the Wyrm is possible, but doing so requires the player to roll Rage (difficulty 7) to check for frenzy for her own character.

Source: Core book revised.

Paralyzing Stare

Rank 3 Shadow Lord Gift

The Shadow Lord directs a terrifying glare at a target, causing her to freeze in terror. A Stormcrow teaches this Gift.

System: The Garou concentrates for one turn. The player spends on Gnosis point, and rolls Charisma + Intimidation (difficulty of the target’s Willpower). Each success freezes the target in place for one turn. The target must be able to see the Garou.

Source: Core book revised.

Icy Chill of Despair

Rank 3 Shadow Lord Gift

The Shadow Lord with this Gift can appear to grow larger and more imposing, becoming a terrible, shadowy version of herself. This change in aspect can severely intimidate any onlookers. A Stormcrow teaches this Gift.

System: The werewolf concentrates for a turn; the player spends one Gnosis and rolls Manipulation + Intimidation, difficulty 7. Anyone who means the Shadow Lord harm must make a Willpower check, difficulty 8, and score more successes than the Lord does in order to act normally. Failure means that the victims must spend Willpower to attack, take action against or even verbally oppose the Shadow Lord. This Gift doesn’t give the Lord actual control over her intimidated victims – they’re simply too spooked to actively oppose her.

Source: Shadow Lords Tribebook Revised Pg. 67

Strength of the Dominator

Rank 4 Shadow Lord Gift

The Garou draws on a target’s anger to feed his own. A Stormcrow teaches this Gift.

System: The player rolls Wits + Intimidation (difficulty of the target’s Willpower). For a number of turns equal to the successes scored, the target will lose a point of Rage per turn, while the Shadow Lord gains that Rage. The character can use this Gift only once per target per scene.

Source: Core book revised.


Rank 5 Shadow Lord Gift

With the power of this Gift, the Shadow Lord becomes the ultimate alpha, compelling all others to follow her orders. A Stormcrow teaches this Gift.

System: The player spends one Gnosis point and rolls Charisma + Leadership (difficulty 8). All in the vicinity must roll Willpower (difficulty 8) and match or exceed the Garou’s successes to avoid the effects of the Gift. If the werewolf wins by one success, the targets follow any order they don’t mind following. Getting three successes means that the targets will treat the Garou as their alpha and fight for him. Getting five successes means that the targets will follow him into the Abyss or perform other virtually suicidal actions.

Source: Core book revised.