Last Update: 14 August 2006
Sleeping Wolf rock
As the hill peaks, the trees clear to reveal a large, curving rock formation.
Called Sleeping Wolf rock, you can somewhat make out a shoulder-like hump, two
eye-like dips, and a sloping stone that could be tucked tail. The tall trees
still block out most of the land and sky, but the view from the rock should be
The top of Sleeping Wolf rock
From here the lands spread out in a thick darkness domed by a magnificent open
sky. You gaze upon a rich blackness of deep velvet brushed with the silver
radiance of starlight. As you stare upward, each star seems to speak a word,
and together, an invisible song chimes in your head. Mixed with this song are
three great feminine voices. The first and most youthful is erratic and
energetic; ranging from wildly jubilant to delirious. The second voice is
strong and steady, yet still beautiful. Its soothing strength fills you with a
sense of well-being. The third and last voice is almost a cracked whisper. As
you listen hints of great secrets touch your mind and the outline of the first
truth forms in your spirit. Listening to this fabled chorus, your bones throb
with an ancient power of time, earth, and the connection between. It is here
that the Garou come to speak with Phoebe, the Lady Luna.
Luna whispers to you:
The Garou have long held my grace and drawn <POWER> from my light. With each of
my three <VISAGES>, the power is changed but not diminished. An auspice is the
combination of visage and <PHASE> which best suits the spirit of a Garou. It
determines ones roles in Garou society and influences ones personality and
tendencies. I can show you the auspice <PATTERN> if you wish.
When you are ready, simply 'choose <visage> <phase>'.
Whether waxing or waning, your auspice will grant a boon for each visage. Masule
for Dailos, Eurus for Tekal, and increased healing for Markas. Beyond this, when
one's visage is matched by the choosen phase, the transformation from human
comes without effort.
glows and knowledge fills your eyes:
Each moon in the sky is one visage of my being. The magenta moon, <DAILOS>, is
the maiden of my spirit. The red moon is <MARKAS> the mother, strong and just.
Last is <TEKAL> the green crone, oldest and wisest. Each Garou can choose one
moon to guide her path and destiny.
Luna's musical voice fills your mind:
There are four phases, dividing my <VISAGES> like the seasons. My glorious
<FULL>, my celestial <WAXING>, my secretive <WANING>, and my hidden <NEW>. Each
phase represents a life path, or role of the chosen Garou.
hums softly and a pattern of knowledge fills you mind:
chaos – magenta
balance – red
wisdom – green
Beo – trickster
Ciall – seeker
Fascaich – hermit
Saob – heretic
Tegais – teacher
Taliad – seer
Dansair – artist
Osnach – smith
Thoir – judge
Curaid – berserker
Fennid – hero
Milih - chief
Glorious in its power, my full face shines with the valor and courage of the
warrior. All Garou can feel its strength as all Garou are truly warriors.
Through my three <VISAGES> follow the <CURAID> berserkers, the heroic <FENNID>,
and the leading <MILIH>.
To create, to form, to record. As my light waxes, new wonders are created and
past events remembered. The Garou crafters, whether artistic <DANSAIR>, skilled
<ONSACH>, or watching <THOIR> gain power from this most fertile light.
My waning light is filled with deep knowledge and spiritual energy. It guides
the way for the <TALIAD> seers, the instructing <TEGAIS>, and even the <SAOB>
heretics. Though often the way to natural Eurus, it can also lead to other
Dark and silent, when my face is hidden it touches only the outcast of the Garou.
For the trickster <BEO>, the searching <CIALL>, and the <FASAICH> hermit, the
new moon is far more than a time of ill omen.
Dailos is the eternal maiden. Eager and mischievous, she is filled with an
exuberance of life and boundless energy. Good or bad, her emotions have no
bounds and range from vigorous mirth to selfish madness. Too free for many, her
followers are the foolish <BEO>, the dissenting <SAOB>, the creative <DANSAIR>,
and the savage <CURAID>.
Other Garou often consider the wild Beo insane. They embrace the path of chaos,
breaking traditions, and acting as self-appointed tricksters. Though sometimes
honorless and usually foolish, they bring laughter to our often too serious
The Saob are another wild lot. Seekers of new ways, gathers of knowledge and
myth, they range from powerful mystics to rich city dwellers. Wanting to find
their own answers, the Saob sometimes go beyond the natural ways and into
The Dansair are the artists, poets, and of course the dancers of the Garou. They
have almost complete freedom in what they create, and create they do. Though the
Dansair embrace the chaotic Dailos, most still follow the tradition of honoring
The Curaid is a berserker. Savage and deeply feral, they live to fight and to
kill. Death is not a fear for these wild warriors. For the Curaid, the fight for
Gaea is waged through slashing teeth and the glory of blood.
A faint halo forms around Luna as she speaks:
Markas, the mother and closest to Gaea, is the favored moon of the Garou.
Balancing will and honor, strength and thought, and lasting justice, her path
promises both success and survival. The children of Markas are the scouting <CIALL>,
the <TEGAIS> scholars, the crafting <ONSACH>, and the honorable <FENNID>.
These moonless Garou are rarely in packs, but have still found a useful role in
Garou society. Acting as scouts and explorers, the Cialls wander the world
searching for and alerting the packs to new dangers and challenges.
A Tegais takes on the difficult and honored role of the teacher. From
instructing young Garou in the ways to spreading new knowledge to the packs, the
Tegais must be both scholar and guardian. For them, the waxing light of my
visage must never fail.
Luna chants in a strong rhythm:
The Onsach are the skilled crafters. From smiths and architects to jewellers and
tanners, these honored Garou build for and supply the needs of the packs. They
do so with a unique Garou style that both mimics and enhances the natural forms
without damaging waste.
The Fennid are the warriors and heroes of the Garou. They protect the sacred
forests and search out the foes of nature. Both solo adventurer and pack
follower, a Fennid balances feral strength with the need for cunning.
Tekas the crone is the moon of wisdom and final understanding. With a calmness
Dailos could never attain, her light illuminates the pattern behind all things
and all times. With this knowledge, her chosen <FASAICH>, learned <TALIAD>,
remembering <THOIR>, and royal <MILIH>, find the resolve to embrace the Garou
From this wisdom, the followers of Tekal can gain honor for their pack faster
Those of the dark wisdom are often the most reclusive of the Garou. Living in
the remote forest, a Fasaich both hunts and sings alone. Rarely speaking out,
their thoughts and path are a mystery to others. Though this deep solitude, a
Fasaich sometimes forms the deepest bonds with earth and sky.
Luna sings in a strong voice:
Most of the great Garou shamans are Taliad. These Garou focus on the spiritual
path of Gaia and strive to master all of the inner Eurus powers. By study of
complex rituals and the constant pursuit of wisdom, the Taliad seek the highest
form of Gaea's balance.
The Thoir are both judges and historians for the Garou. They record the great
events as they occur and remember the chronicles of the past. With their
knowledge of Garou law and traditions, a thoir is well suited for counsel on
disputes and chief decisions.
The Milih are the natural leaders of the Garou usually leading many but
sometimes only themselves. While they often take the role of war chief, they
just as often strive for the wisdom of peace. Fiercely protective of their
people, a true Milih guides the way rather than dominates.
<>choose dailos, waxing
You choose your auspice and define your destiny!
Your moon glows brightly like a hole in the sky, pulsing in a hue that is beyond
description. Moonlight falls like mystic spears, lighting the forest like a
cathedral. A beautiful glows surrounds you and you bask in its awesome light.
Luna beams: Your choice may be wiser than you think.
Livius is surrounded in a halo of moonlight.