Pain Chain (Rank 3)Edit

A doctor who treats only the symptoms of a disease doesn't cure it, but merely prolongs the patient's suffering. The Children of Gaia likewise know that only attacking the pawns of the Wyrm merely prolongs the Apocalypse War, rather than ending it. This Gift helps them to go after the Wyrm itself by sensing who's pulling whose strings, and even understanding who's pulling theirs in turn. It is taught by a dog-spirit.


The player spends one point of Gnosis and rolls Perception + Investigation (difficulty 8). Each success lets you move "up the chain" one step, revealing the name and face of the next person delivering orders to your target. A single success would reveal that the corporate oil baron is being ridden by a particularly manipulative Bane, two would let you know which Black Spiral Dancer summoned the Bane, and three might tell you who that Black Spiral Dancer's alpha is. None of this informs the Child of Gaia where these people are, but it gives them firm names and visual impressions to go after.

Source: Player's Guide to Garou