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In game terms, Bastet Gifts work just like Garou Gifts (see Werewolf, pages 113-114). Unlike the dogs, however, most werecats learn their Gifts from each other, or by watching others perform tricks, then practicing until they can do the trick themselves. This passing of secrets is one of the hallmarks of a clever cat; the Bastet who can't teach herself new tricks is regarded as a poor example of the Folk. Even so, spirit allies often have to be found to teach Bastet the most powerful secrets; one of the greatest assets of having a Jamak is the wisdom that it can convey. Werecats without a Jamak have to track down new sources of Gifts.

The heart of most Gifts, as Bastet understand them, is a puzzle, some conundrum which offers an insight into power. Once you figure it out, everything makes sense and the Gift comes flowing into your memory, to be used whenever it's needed. These puzzles often involve symbols and twisted logic; an example could be: "To pass without a shadow/One must lap the waters of the Yungla River/Spit them onto Mother's breast/And sing the silent quest,/Then look into your own waters and decide/To leave no mark of passing." Understanding such enigmas, and figuring out how to apply them in practical ways, takes time. Other insights can include snatches of eavesdropped conversation that, when you string them all together, make a certain kind of sense. Werecats know intuitively when something they hear or see is significant, and even the dullest ones can exercise impressive powers of recall and deduction when piecing them together.

... Unless a Gift specifies otherwise, these powers may be used in any of the cat's five forms. ...

Source: Bastet Breedbook, page 94.

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