The Whelp’s Rite
It’s thought that long ago a young Visionary, much younger
than the rest of his pack, found that he was outpaced by the rest
in speed, strength and martial capability. Normally, this would be
a thing corrected over months or years, and the young Cahalith
would be expected to work hard to keep up, but at the time his
pack was at war with a pack of the Pure and any day expected a
deadly assault. They knew they would likely die, and the young
werewolf knew he would be only a burden to the rest of his pack.
He went out into the night and prayed to Luna, calling out with
his most soulful howls and pleaded with Luna that there might be a
way he could be of aid instead of a hindrance. Luna, taking pity on
him, gifted him with the following rite. Dice Pool: Harmony Action: Extended, each roll represents 10 minutes of prayer
to Luna and the transference of self from the Gibbous to his pack.
The rite has no set number of necessary successes — the ritemaster
may continue with the rite as long as she can muster the
uninterrupted prayer. (His packmates must be within sight for this
to work, however.) Roll Results Dramatic Failure: Luna’s grace is not garnered, and the rite
fails entirely. The ritemaster suffers a terrible wound across his
throat, a single aggravated burn scar. Failure: No successes are added. Success: For every successful turn that the ritemaster harnesses
this rite, those pack members within sight can downgrade
all damage done — aggravated damage becomes lethal, lethal
damage becomes bashing, and bashing damage has no effect at
all on the members of the pack. However, this comes with a sig
nificant downside: for every turn the ritemaster sings this prayer
(successful or no), he suffers one point of aggravated damage.
Exceptional Success: As with success.