Auspice

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 excellent.


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.







AUSPICE

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>'.


Power

Luna asserts:

     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.


Visages

Luna 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.


Phase

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.


Pattern

Luna hums softly and a pattern of knowledge fills you mind:



Phase

Dailos chaos magenta

Markas balance red

Tekal wisdom green

New

Beo trickster Ciall seeker Fascaich hermit

Waning

Saob heretic Tegais teacher Taliad seer

Waxing

Dansair artist Osnach smith Thoir judge

Full

Curaid berserker Fennid hero Milih - chief



Full

Luna roars:

     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>.


Waxing

Luna speaks:

     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.


Waning

Luna sings:

     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 truths.


New

Luna whispers:

     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

Luna giggles:

     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>.


Beo (new)     trickster

Luna raps:

     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 struggle.


Saob (waning)     heretic

Luna sings:

     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 darkness.


Dansair (waxing)     artist

Luna purrs:

     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 past.


Curaid (full)     berserker

Luna shouts:

     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.


MARKAS

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>.


Ciall seeker

Luna chants:

     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.


Tegais (waning)     teacher

Luna instructs:

     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.


Onsach(waxing)     smith

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.


Fennid (full)     hero

Luna sings:

     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.


TEKAL

Luna murmurs:

     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 destiny.

Luna continues:

     From this wisdom, the followers of Tekal can gain honor for their pack faster than others.


Fasaich (new)     hermit

Luna moans:

     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.


Taliad (waning)     seer

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.


Thoir (waxing)     judge

Luna recounts:

     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.


Milih (full)     chief

Luna announces:

     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.

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<>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.