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Werewolf: the Apocalypse Glossary

These words are in common use among the Garou.

Abyss
An Umbral realm which is tear in the fabric of creation. The Abyss is a yawning, chasm that consumes
everything that is forgotten or abandoned. In its depths are things long gone and things best forgotten. As
the Apocalypse approaches, it steadily grows larger.

Adren
Garou of the third rank of hierarchy.

Aetherial Realm
Stretching across the Umbral heavens, portions of the Aetherial Realm wend their way across the barrier
between Earth and the Deep Umbra. Powerful Garou tend to Anchorheads, places where travelers may
pass through Earth’s Gauntlet to other worlds; many of these distant realms are staunchly defended by the
Stargazer tribe. Aetherial totems strong influence on this realm — the “planetary Incarnae” of Luna and
Helios are among the most powerful.

Aging and Death
Natural death is not terribly common among werewolves. A werewolf’s regenerative powers can grant him
some measure of added longevity — a werewolf could conceivably live to 120 or so before his body finally
gives out entirely — but there are precious view examples of such elders. Most werewolves die in battle, and
those that don’t usually choose to die in accordance with the Litany rather than face the same of old age
and uselessness.

Ahroun
When a cub is born under the full moon, she grows up full of rage and fury. When her auspice moon
hangs in the heavens, she is eager to unleash her wrath and give into the glory of bloodlust. Like the
wolfman of legend, she revels in violence and feral frenzies, meting punishment with her cruel claws. After
years of intense training, she will howl at the moon that she is Ahroun.

Ancestor
Many Garou have the ability to channel ancestral memory to gain or improve their skills.

Ancestor-Spirits
Garou are faithful to tribe and Gaia unto death… and beyond. The spirits of the long-dead wait in the
Umbra, watching the exploits of their descendants and ready to aid the living with knowledge, wisdom or
perhaps by lending their expertise in combat.

Anchorhead
A spirit gate between the Near and Deep Umbra. (See Membrane.)

Animal Attraction
Werewolves are dangerous. Such is the curse and blessing that all Garou share. And yet, while humans
usually shy away from that Rage, it can also make werewolves appear very sexy.

Anthelios
The portentous Red Star that has recently appeared in the Umbral heavens; largely seen as an omen of
doom. Also called “the Eye of the Wyrm.”

Ape
Slang for homid Garou.

Apocalypse
The age of destruction, the final cycle, the birth of death, the everlasting corruption, the end of Gaia. A
word used in Garou mythology to describe the time of the final battle with the Wyrm. Many consider this
time to be the present.

Arcadia Gateway
Here one may find a dying relic of a bygone age, and perhaps portents of the future. This realm is the
manifestation of the fae in the Near Umbra, a place where emanations imbued with faerie energy act out
the classic roles of fae myth. However the ailing plight of the fae has affected this realm; an Endless
Winter slowly advances across the landscape, destroying the old ways. If Garou seek truths about the Fair
Folk’s past, they had best quest here soon.

Athro
Garou of the fourth rank of hierarchy.

Atrocity Realm
Millennia of suffering from all the world’s victims have created the Atrocity Realm, a place where the
worst cruelties and tortures have been immortalized. No Garou seeks this place for glory — those that
come here do so to learn, no matter how painful the lesson.

Auspice
The phase of the moon under which a particular Garou was born, which is thought commonly to
determine personality and tendencies. The auspices include Ragabash (New Moon; Trickster), Theurge
(Crescent Moon; Seer), Philodox (Half Moon; Judge), Galliard (Gibbous Moon; Moon Dancer), Ahroun
(Full Moon; Warrior).

Awakening
The process of arousing a slumbering (inactive) spirit. When performed on plants, this is known as
sanctification. The Rite of Spirit Awakening is used in this process.

Bane
A generic term for the evil spirits that follow the Wyrm. The variety among Banes is astounding, and they
often have “breeds” of their own, including Scrags, Kali, Psychomachiae and more.

Baptism of Fire
A rite which “baptizes” an infant Garou next to a ritual fire, under the light of their auspice moon, and
attaching a Kin-Fetch to watch over them and then alert nearby Garou at their First Change.

Bastard
Slang for metis Garou.

Bastet
The werecats are rare and usually bitter rivals of the Garou, who distrust their secretive nature. It is
rumored they have stolen or still steal magics. They tend to be loners. They have a number of tribes, each
of which look like different species of wild cats.

Battle Scar
A scar earned by an extremely severe wound in battle, often one that almost costs the Garou his life.
Generally considered glorious to earn.

Battleground
A realm dedicated to war and conflict in all their forms, the Battleground will burn strong as long as
people make war on one another. Spiritual echoes of the great battles of history live on: tribal conflicts
during the Impergium, Roman invasions, Shadow Lord raids on vampire fiefdoms, the two World Wars,
and so on. Spirits, shades, and werewolf camps have also begun gathering around an empty field called
Virago Plain, where they believe the battle of the Apocalypse will begin.

Bawn
A boundary area around a caern, patrolled and monitored carefully.

Berserk Frenzy
In a berserk frenzy, the Garou can see only red and moving shapes. They wish only to reduce these shapes
to mangled carcasses. A berserk Garou shifts immediately to Crinos or Hispo and attacks.

Binding
The process of attaching a spirit to a Garou, making it his servant. Garou generally feel that spirits should
only be bound when needed.

Black Fury
In a tribe composed exclusively of women, the Furies act as defenders of the Goddess and protectors of
her most sacred places. Originating in Ancient Greece, the tribe has since inspired great legends of female
heroes.

Black Spiral Dancer
Garou who turn to the Wyrm are destined to join the ranks of the Black Spiral Dancers. Originally, the
founders of this tribe were known as the White Howlers, but they were conquered and turned to the
Wyrm, and then re-emerged as the Black Spiral tribe.

Blight
Any corrupted area in either the spirit world or physical reality; a realm reflecting either the most perverse
and desecrated ideals of the Wyrm, or the static and dehumanizing agenda of the Weaver.

Blindsiding
A variation on the One by One combat tactic, Blindsiding allows multiple werewolves to attack a single
target without one member putting himself at direct risk. Most of the attackers step into the Penumbra
and move behind the attacker. After waiting an agreed amount of time, the single werewolf left in the
material world rushes at the target, makes an attack and rushes away again. As soon as the Werewolf has
made her attack, her packmates step out of the Umbra and launch their attacks at the unsuspecting target.
As the opponent turns to face these new attackers, the first werewolf returns to launch another attack
from behind.

Bone Gnawer
This urban tribe is tied instinctually to life on the street. Long ago, they began as scavengers in India and
Northern Africa. Now they stalk wherever the homeless and desperate struggle to survive.

Bone Rhythms
A minor rite used to pay homage to one’s totem spirit.

Breed
The ancestry of a Garou, be it wolf, human or other Garou.

Caern
A sacred place; a meeting spot where the Garou can contact the spirit world.

Caern’s Heart
The most sacred part of a caern is its center. This is the spiritual heart of the caern. The caern’s heart is
where the Gauntlet is nonexistent, and hence the place where the most powerful rituals are conducted.
Even an average mortal can sense the power of such a place.

Caller of the Wyld
Invokes honors to the sept’s totem; usually a Theurge.

Celestine
The greatest spirits; the closest things the Garou have to gods. Examples are Luna (the Moon) and Helios
(the Sun).

Charm
A magical ability of a spirit, somewhat similar to a Gift.

Child of Gaia
As peaceful warriors and gentle mediators, the Children favor healing and understanding over bloodshed.
No other tribe is as committed to helping humanity.

Cliath
Garou of the first rank of hierarchy.

Cockroach
The totem spirit of the Glass Walkers.

Concolation
A great moot, wherein many tribes gather to discuss matters that concern the Nation of Garou.

Concord, The
The agreement all the tribes reached nearly 9,000 years ago, after which the Impergium ended. The
traditions thereof are still obeyed today.

Corax
The wereravens are probably the closest things the Garou have to actual friends among the Fera. They are
bringers of news, though they tend to be very discreet about it these days.

Corruption
The act of destroying, devolving or debasing life; also, the often overwhelming effects of the Wyrm’s
actions. In the present age, it often refers specifically to the ecological ruin humans wreak upon the
environment.

Council of Elders
A sept’s ruling body.

Crinos
The half-wolf, half-human war form of the Garou. Affectionately known as the “nine-foot snarling deathbeast”
form, a werewolf in Crinos form wants to do only one thing — kill. The natural form of all metisbreed
Garou, the Crinos is not a form for deliberation, even with other werewolves.

Cub
A newly-changed Garou who has not passed her Rite of Passage.

Curse, The
Other animals, especially humans, can sense the predator in a Werewolf, and they shy away from him.
The higher a Garou’s Rage, the more pronounced this effect.

CyberRealm
The war against the Weaver has come to the glass and steel skyscrapers of the CyberRealm. In the urban
squalor of the streets below, anarchists and idealists gather their forces. High overhead, the Weaver
dominates a high-tech realm. “Corporate ladders” of webs stretch across many vertical miles. Computer
terminals scattered throughout the upper levels grant access to a sub-realm known as the Computer Web.

Dark Umbra
Few werewolves know much about the Dark Umbra, the realm of death. When a werewolf dies, his spirit
returns to the Earth Mother; some Garou linger on as ancestor-spirits to guide their kin, while others are
said to be reborn in different bodies. For this reason, most werewolves have less a fear of death than a fear
of dying poorly.

Deep Umbra
The aspects of the Umbra that lie outside the Membrane. Reality becomes more and more fragmentary
the farther one travels from the Realm.

Delirium
The madness and memory-loss suffered by humans who look upon a Garou in Crinos form.

Disconnection
Werewolves who spend too much time either in the Umbra or away from it may experience disconnection.
This dangerous condition can lead to madness or even Harano. Lone wolves are more likely to suffer from
disconnection than pack members. The cure for disconnection is to step sideways.

Disease
Werewolves are not immune to disease, but they recuperate much faster than humans do. A Garou’s
healing abilities protect her from ever catching minor ailments such as the common cold or the flu. Even
truly debilitating diseases can’t do permanent harm.

Domain
Domains are places in the Umbra sustained by outside spiritual energy, often that of supernatural
creatures. The tribal homelands are the best example. The spiritual strength of each tribe and its tribal
totem creates a realm where they can interact with the reflections of great Garou heroes.

Dream Interpretation
Dreams are an accepted means of receiving wisdom from Gaia among the Garou. The wisdom, however, is
often shrouded in mysterious symbols that only the dreamer can interpret.

Duel
A traditional method of testing dominance, and perhaps the most straight-forward: single combat. Such
contests are rarely to the death.

Elder
Garou of the fifth rank of hierarchy.

Elementals
As the name suggests, these spirits are the manifestation of the raw elements that make up all things.

End Times
See Apocalypse.

Enigmatic Spirits
Most of the spirits that Garou deal with are tied to something concrete and understandable, such as a type
of animal or plant. Some have no such connection, though. Lacking a frame of reference, they are often
difficult to comprehend.

Epiphlings
Spirits that embody an idea or concept, such as peace, envy, death or speed.

Erebus
Gaia’s wrath manifests in caverns below the Umbrascape, where failed Garou atone for their greatest sins.
Sinister broods of black or silver Crinos brutes exact punishment against werewolves. Their charges writhe
in a river of molten silver. Visitors may pass through and learn from the errors of others … or may
challenge the broods for knowledge and power. Charyss rules here, watching from the parapets of a castle
in the center of a silver lake.

Facedown
A traditional method of testing dominance. A contest of wills which the challenger initiates by growling at
his opponent and staring him in the eye with an unblinking gaze. The first werewolf to back down loses.

Faerie
The fair folk are creatures of illusion and enchantment and, if not actually extinct, are so rare that they are
nearly gone.

Falcon
The totem spirit of the Silver Fangs.

Fellowship
A group of Kinfolk who form an alliance. Most Fellowships unify for a certain goal, such as
communication or genealogy.

Fenris
The totem spirit of the Get of Fenris.

Fera
Garou term for shapeshifters other than werewolves; most are presumed extinct.

Feral
Slang term for lupus.

Fetish
A vessel which has a spirit bound to it. The owner of the fetish can invoke the spirit within to perform a
specific task.

Fianna
Exclusively of Celtic descent, the Fianna are known for their wild passions and artistic insight. They are
famous for their skilled bards, great warriors and mystical ties to the fae.

Fleabiter
Slang for lupus Garou.

Flux
Anything is possible in this highly transitory realm. When the Wyld faded from Gaia, it’s said, he left his
heart in deep in the Umbra. Now the Weaver has encased it and trapped it in the Flux Near Realm. Pure
madness and energy surge here.

Fomor
Bane-possessed humans (and sometimes animals) who have turned to the Wyrm and who draw their
power from it. Common enemies of the Garou. The plural is fomori.

Fostern
Garou of the second rank of hierarchy.

Four-Leg
Slang for lupus Garou.

Fox Frenzy
Entering a fox frenzy means that the Garou flees in terror for her life. She shifts to Lupus form and runs,
attacking anything that gets in her way. Once the werewolf reaches a safe hiding place, she will remain
there until frenzy passes.

Frenzy
The popular image of the werewolf is that of a snarling, uncontrollable beast, and that isn’t entirely untrue.
No matter how centered or citified he is, every werewolf carries Rage in his heart. Any werewolf can lose
control and run amok if that Rage is not curtailed. Frenzy is more likely under the fuller moon, and
under the phase of one’s auspice.

Fur Gnarl
A combat pack tactic usually performed by two Garou in rapid succession, this attack consists of the first
packmate stripping away the natural protection (or even artificial armor) of an opponent, leaving a
vulnerable spot for the next packmate to attack.

Gaffling
A simple spirit servant of a Jaggling, Incarna or Celestine. Gafflings are rarely sentient.

Gaia
The Earth and related Realms, in both a physical and a spiritual sense, or, for some Garou, the entirety of
the universe; the Mother Goddess.

Galliard
Cubs born under the gibbous moon are known as Moon Dancers, since they’re inspired easily by the
radiant moonlight this auspice moon brings. Although some may see them as flighty or temperamental,
they have terrific bursts of artistic insight. When the moon is bright, they are often moved to song or story.
Many develop phenomenal memories, especially for the sagas and histories of great Garou. Because of
their great passion and sociable bravado, such cubs become Galliards.

Gamecraft
A traditional method of testing dominance. A contest of skill, cunning or wits. It may be a riddle contest,
a game of chess, a competition to name various hierarchies of spirits or some similar mental exercise.

Garou
What many werewolves call themselves.

Garou Nation
See Western Concordiat.

Garou Tongue
See Language.

Gate
The ancient places have many strong ties. In times past, mighty spirits forged gates between realms in the
Umbra. Gates transport travelers from one location to another instantly. They are permanent constructs
able to withstand any force that a werewolf could bring to bear.

Gatekeeper
Liaison to other septs; monitors the moon bridge.

Gathering for the Departed
This rite is enacted in honor of the newly dead.

Gauntlet
The barrier between the physical world of Earth and the spirit world of the Umbra. It is strongest around
technological (Weaver) places and weakest around caerns.

Get of Fenris
Surviving the harsh lands of Northern Europe, the Fenrir have developed a savage, bloodthirsty and
fatalistic view of life. As one of the most martial tribes of werewolves, they are also unparalleled at dealing
in death.

Ghost
Ghosts are the spirits of dead humans who are somehow prevented from passing on to their final reward
and are marooned in the Dark Umbra.

Gift
A magical ability taught by a spirit to a Garou, in accordance with an ancient pact. Gifts allow werewolves
to focus their spiritual energy to affect the Tellurian.

Glabro
The near-man form of the Garou. The Glabro form is bipedal, and it doesn’t possess obvious fangs or
claws, but the resemblance to a human being ends there. A Garou shifting from Homid to Glabro gains
from 100% to 200% in body weight (all muscle) and six inches in height. Body hair becomes much more
profuse, the teeth and nails elongate, the brow slopes, and the werewolf looks huge and menacing.

Glass Walker
For thousands of years, the Walkers hid in human cities, living as wolves among sheep. Other werewolves
typically mistrust them, not only for their proficiency with high technology, but also for their love of
human cities and culture.

Glen
A domain where the Wyld is supreme. Their earthly reflections are places of great beauty, while their
Penumbral shadows are ideal for meditation.

Glory
Glory represents the physical deeds of the Garou: feats of strength, stamina and agility, such as those that
made Hercules a legend. It also measures bravery, extreme risks and victories in battle.

Gnosis
The connection each Garou has to the Sacred Mother. It is what allows a werewolf to access the spirits
that surround them; it is the essence of the spiritual world.

Grand Elder
Usually a Philodox, the werewolf who speaks for the council.

Grand Moot
A moot convened to discuss the weightiest matters, often those that affect an entire tribe. All werewolves
of the specific tribe within a reasonable distance are required to attend; others may be invited as well, but
only with special permission.

Grandfather Thunder
The totem spirit of the Shadow Lords (and Hakken).

Graves of the Hallowed Heroes
A place near a caern where Garou honor their fallen, and can remember their packmates.

Greet the Moon
A minor rite which is an exuberant paean to Luna.

Griffin
The totem spirit of the Red Talons.

Guardians
Assistants to the Warder.

Gurahl
The War of Rage began against the werebears; some say they turned to the Wyrm, or betrayed the Garou,
or had the power to raise the dead and used it for the Wyrm. It is unknown, but if any escaped the wrath
of the werewolves, they are very scarce.

Harano
Inexplicable gloom, inexpressible longing for unnamable things, weeping for that which is not yet lost.
Some say it is depression caused by contemplation of Gaia’s suffering.

Harrying
Wolves do not attack prey outright, even in packs. Instead, they chase and harass their intended meal
until it collapses from exhaustion. Werewolves use a similar method to attack and confuse enemies.

Healing
Werewolves heal most damage at a frightening pace, when not in breed form. Metis can heal equally well
in all forms.

Hearing
The simplest form of a moot, usually where elders assemble to hear about the adventures of a pack.

Helios
The Garou name for the Sun.

High Umbra
See Deep Umbra.

Hispo
The near-wolf form of the Garou. The Hispo resembles a normal wolf in the same way that the Glabro
resembles a common human. A werewolf in Hispo form looks like the common perception of a
prehistoric dire wolf. The head and jaws are massive, even more so than the Crinos, and the bite of a
Hispo inflicts extra damage. The Hispo can stand on its hind legs, if necessary, but it is much more
comfortable on all fours.

Homid
A Garou of human ancestry. Occasionally used disdainfully by ferals (e.g., “That boy fights like a homid.”).
Also the human form of the Garou. It is the natural form for homid breed Garou and the form in which
they feel most comfortable, Homid form is in almost all ways identical to a normal human being.

Honor
Honor measures a Garou’s sense of duty and history. It speaks of the Garou’s ethics and morals, as well
his personal sense of pride.

Impergium
The 3,000 years immediately following the birth of agriculture, during which strict population quotas were
maintained on all human villages.

Incarna
A class of spirits; weaker than the Celestines, but still greater spirits by any measure.

Injury
Most forms of damage are healed quickly, but a werewolf takes longer to heal damage from fire, electricity,
radiation, toxic waste and other supernatural damage.

Jaggling
A spirit servant of an Incarna or Celestine.

Jaw Lock
The Garou clenches his jaws onto a target’s neck, not to kill, but to immobilize. This attack can be
performed only from behind or atop an opponent, so that the attacker can use his full body weight to best
advantage.

Keeper of the Land
Maintains the health of the caern and bawn.

Kenning
The empathic calling some Garou perform when howling.

Kin-Fetch
A spirit, sometimes bound into a fetish or talen, which serves to alert nearby Garou that a First Change is
about to occur.

Kinfolk
Those humans and wolves who are related to the Garou and are not prone to the Delirium, but who are
not actual werewolves.

Klaive
A fetish dagger or sword, usually of great spiritual potency and nearly always made of silver.

Klaviskar
The ancient tradition of klaive dueling.

Language
Garou are taught the Garou language, also known as the Garou Tongue or High Tongue, as cubs.
Tradition has it that it was developed by the Fianna. Garou language depends as much on body language
and tone as on actual words. Much of it is instinctive, accented by pheromones, growls and whines. It can
be mostly spoken in Glabro, Crinos and Hispo form. The lupine language that wolves use to
communicate with each other is instinctive and can be used by any Garou in Lupus form.

Leaping Rake
A fighting maneuver for somewhat more graceful and lithe Garou, the leaping rake involves jumping past
an opponent and slashing him on the way by. If successful, the maneuver lands the Garou out of range of
the opponent.

Legendary Realm
The legends of the Garou live on. Packs in the Legendary Realm can experience the lives of their ancestors
in this Umbral realm. Incorporating the legends of all the tribes, it has created a mythic fantasy realm, a
place that never was, but will exist until the end of time. Galliards give this realm strength by reciting tales
from the old days.

Litany
The code of laws kept by the Garou.

Lone Wolf
See Ronin.

Long Running
Wolves and werewolves alike are remarkable in their ability to run for long distances without rest. When
long running, Garou can cover incredible distances.

Luna
The Incarna of the moon; powerful spirit patron to all shapechangers.

Lunatic
A Garou who has been driven to insanity by the trauma of their First Change.

Lupus
A Garou of wolf origin. Also the wolf form of the Garou. The Lupus form is the natural state of lupus
Garou, and the pure wolf form is feral and driven by instinct. Used primarily for tracking and travel, the
change from Hispo to Lupus causes the Garou to shed a great deal of muscle and body size. The jaws and
claws shrink considerably, and only the bite does savage. The Lupus form runs at twice human speed and
it is far more perceptive.

Malfeas
Just as the CyberRealm pulses with the growing power of the Weaver, Malfeas bears witness to the
diseased might of the Wyrm. Though the Wyrm itself may make its home in the Deep Umbra, the most
corrupt and demented of its servitors have flocked here, to the realm born of its most hideous dreams.

Mare
A female Kinfolk who serves no purpose other than breeding stock; a derogatory term.

Master of the Challenge
Oversees all challenges, not just martial ones.

Master of the Howl
Leads the Opening Howl for moots; usually a Galliard.

Master of the Rite
Chief of all ceremonies and rites; usually a Philodox or Theurge.

Membrane, The
The barrier between the Near and Deep Umbra. To breach it, an Anchorhead must be found.
Alternatively, the Garou can travel through the Dream Zone.

Metis
The sterile and often deformed offspring of two Garou. Generally reviled by Garou society.

Monkey
Slang for homid Garou. Implies even more contempt than “Ape.”

Moon Bridge
A gate between two caerns; it most often appears during moots.

Moon Path
One of Luna’s many gifts to her children are paths through the mists of the Umbra. A moon path appears
in the Penumbra as a shaft of moonlight. A werewolf who touches the light can find herself travelling on a
moonbeam with the mists of the spirit world swirling all around her.

Moot
A sept or tribal conclave that takes place at a caern. This manner of event serves a variety of social,
political and religious functions.

Moot Rite
The rite which opens a moot and recharges a caern with Gnosis.

Mule
Slang for metis Garou.

Namer
What some Garou call human mages or wizards.

Naming
To the shapeshifters, the process of defining one a physical and spiritual level. The first things’ Names
were given by Gaia, and the Weaver has been traditionally jealous of this power. Mages are often called
“Namers” for their tendency to, in the eyes of the shapeshifters, alter things’ Names to suit their
convenience.

Nanna
A Kinfolk who cares for Garou children or pups.

Naturae
The spirits a Garou is most likely to encounter are nature spirits. Some are the spirits of dead animals that
haven’t yet cycled to life; others are generated from significance (or belief in such significance) of a place or
thing.

Near Umbra
The spirit world surrounding the Gaia Realm.

Obscenity
Slang for metis Garou.

One by One
Sometimes splitting up to fight multiple foes is not the most effective way to take them down. In this pack
combat tactic, the pack concentrates on one member of the opposition at a time, hoping to take them
down one at a time.

Owl
The totem spirit of the Silent Striders.

Pack
A small group of Garou bound to each other by ties of friendship and mission as opposed to culture.

Pact, The
The ancient pact between the Changing Breeds and the spirits. The spirits agreed to empower the
shapeshifters’ rites if properly performed and teach them Gifts, as well as agreeing to enter into material
shells in order to serve their wielders. This is not, however, a one-sided affair. The oldest rule of spirit
negotiations is that nothing is free; a shapeshifter must offer something in return in order to gain a fetish
of any power.

Pangaea
This Umbral realm is a world before civilization; a world before the Impergium. Pangaea is a spiritual
memory of primal Earth, as it was and as it should have been. Dinosaur kings and bronze-skinned human
tribes live on as Pangaean spirits. Packs have been known to degenerate here over time, resembling their
ancient ancestors more with each passing day.

Peeking
Garou are able to peer into the Realm from the Umbra and, with some increased difficulty, the reverse.
While performing this activity, the werewolf becomes completely oblivious to what is happening around
them, unless is wounded. In the Umbra, a peeking Garou’s eyes glow brightly, and her expression is one
of obvious intense concentration.

Pegasus
The totem spirit of the Black Furies.

Penumbra
“Earth’s Shadow;” the spirit world directly surrounding the physical world. Many, but not all, terrain
features have reflections there.

Philodox
Just a half moon is caught between light and shadow, so too are cubs born under this auspice. Werewolves
are faced with many conflicts and contradictions — the struggle between man and nature, the balance of
human thoughts and lupine instincts, existence as a creature of both flesh and spirit or even the conflict
between good and evil. Half Moons can see both sides of any issue, which makes them expert mediators
and judges. As they are prepared for their Rites of Passage, they are taught the intricacies of Garou law.
Such a cub is destined to become a Philodox.

Poison
Like disease, most poisons have little effect on the Garou. The same is true of most human drugs.

Prayer for the Prey
A minor rite similar to the Rite of Contrition, but thanking the spirit of the prey after a kill for giving its
own life that the Garou may survive.

Prophecy of the Phoenix
A famous Garou prophecy, said to foretell the signs that will lead to the Apocalypse.

Protectorate
The territory claimed and patrolled by a pack or sept.

Pup
A synonym for “Cub.” Often used affectionately.

Pure Breed
The quality of a Garou’s breeding; i.e. whether or not he is descended from renowned forbearers is
important in Garou society, and Garou tend to have more respect for those of good breeding.

Ragabash
Children born during the new moon are destined to become great tricksters, for sly creatures stalk unseen
in the darkness when the light of the moon is absent. New Moons are masters of stealth and guile. Their
talent for theft is so great that they often love to mock the orderly ways of Garou society, a trait their
packmates accept grudgingly. With this freedom comes a carefree disregard for society’s laws and a wicked
sense of humor. Such a cub is fated to become a Ragabash.

Rage
The amount of the primal Beast that still exists in a Garou. It is both a blessing and a curse to the Garou.

Rank
As in any military force, rank is of extreme importance among the Garou. It shows respect and determines
status. As a Garou’s rank increases, more secrets of the tribe are revealed, but expectations are higher.
Gaining rank is the way to show members of the tribe your commitment and your trustworthiness. As a
Garou rises in rank, he is allowed to learn more powerful Gifts, given more rights, and gains self-control.

Rat
The totem spirit of the Bone Gnawers.

Reaching
Traveling into the spirit world.

Realms
The worlds of “solid” reality within the Tellurian. Earth is referred to as the Realm.

Red Talon
Composed entirely of lupus Garou, this tribe is well known for its fierce hatred of humans. Talons thrive
whenever they can commune with the mysteries of the wild.

Renown
In order to rise in rank among a Garou’s peers, one is expected to be glorious, honorable and wise, and
thereby gain renown.

Renunciation
When a Garou rejects the auspice under which he was born. Many Garou see this action as a grave insult
to Gaia, but nonetheless a way exists to switch auspices: the Rite of Renunciation.

Revel
A celebration and release of energy and the end of a moot in which, traditionally, Garou transform into
Crinos form and run madly about the area to clear away anything that may pose a threat. Less common in
modern times, this now is reserved for special occasions and replaced by other ways for the most part.

Rite
The outward form of the Garou’s rituals and celebrations. Rites form and reinforce the spiritual and social
ties that bind the Garou to each other and to Gaia herself.

Rite of Accomplishment
This rite is used to honor a werewolf and recognize the trials he has endured to attain his current standing.

Rite of Cleansing
A rite which purifies a person, place, or object, allowing it to be used without fear of Wyrm-taint.

Rite of Contrition
This rite is a form of apology used to prevent the enmity of spirits or Garou whom an individual has
annoyed, or to prevent war between septs or tribes.

Rite of Passage
The seminal rite used to test a cub. Once passed, she becomes an adult and true Garou.

Rite of Summoning
The complex rituals Garou mystics use to call spirits, be they minor Gafflings, totem spirits or even
Incarna.

Rite of Talisman Dedication
This rite allows a werewolf to bind objects to her body, allowing these objects to fir her various forms and
accompany the Garou into the Umbra. Garou with more Gnosis can bind more items.

Rite of the Questing Stone
This rite allows a werewolf to find a person or object of which he knows the name.

Ritemaster
A Garou who guides another through a rite.

Ronin
A Garou who has chosen or been forced to leave Garou society. It is a harsh fate to become a “lone wolf.”

Savage
Also called a “dogpile” by the Bone Gnawers, this brutal attack requires at least three packmates, although
it can involve five or more for larger opponents. This tactic involves one werewolf hurling herself at an
opponent to knock him to the ground, whereupon the rest of the pack rushes him in Lupus or Hispo
form to bite him while he’s down.

Scar
Created during the Industrial Revolution, this Umbral realm once reflected the idealistic efficiency of
mechanical perfection. The Wyrm and Weaver have since claimed the realm as their own, sacrificing
captured spirits to create Wyrm-tainted fetishes. Every employee’s nightmares come to life here. The soul¬-
deadening horrors of the workplace thrive in Scar.

Sept
The group of Garou who live near and tend an individual caern.

Sept Moot
The regular monthly meeting of a sept. Any Garou can attend, although those from outside the sept are
often regarded with suspicion. This meeting is more than a simple voicing of complaints; it often resolves
with a raucous celebration that no Cliath would dare miss.

Shadow Lord
Ruthless, devious and ambitious — the Lords value political power over all else, and they are fascinated by
the politics of Garou society. By struggling against their rivals in Eastern Europe for millennia, they have
become masters of diplomacy and Machiavellian intrigue.

Shrine
A place on a caern’s bawn set aside to meditate or pray. It is a place to do homage to a spirit, to dedicate
victories to a totem, or to ask for aid. Packs often have shrines dedicated to their totem, although Garou
with a close personal tie to a spirit (such as an Ancestor-spirit) may keep a personal shrine as well.

Silent Strider
Once they dwelt in the fabled lands of Khem in Ancient Egypt, but no longer. Now they roam the Earth,
following an insatiable wanderlust. Striders typically join packs that love to travel, often communing with
gypsies, wanderers and the restless spirits of the dead along the way.

Silver
The lunar meal is a werewolf’s greatest weakness and causes a great deal of damage which a Garou heals at
a slower rate unless he is in breed form. When not in breed form, even the touch of the metal causes
damage. Metis are affected by silver in any form.

Silver Fang
Once the unquestioned rulers of Garou society, the Fangs are descended from some of the greatest
werewolves in history. Lineage and ancestry is critical to them. Since their glorious days in their Russian
homelands, they have fallen prey to tragic flaws, often spiraling into despair and madness.

Spirit Track
Another way to travel through the Umbra. Also called an airt. When spirits move through the Umbra,
they part the shadows and mists, creating a track upon which Garou can travel. Spirit tracks are not as
reliable as moon paths, as they follow the course of the individual spirit, be it whimsical or dangerous.

Stag
The totem spirit of the Fianna.

Stargazer
A tribe of Eastern Garou known for their command of mysticism, their contemplative natures and their
enigmatic philosophies. They recently withdrew from the Garou Nation in order to focus their energies on
their ancient homeland.

Stepping Sideways
Entering the spirit world. Many elders consider this term flippant and disrespectful.

Stud
A male Kinfolk who serves no purpose other than breeding stock; a derogatory term.

Summer Country
This is another realm that is steadily fading away, becoming lost in the depths of the Umbra. It is a world
of Gaia’s pure, uncorrupted love, where she offers her bounty to all who would receive it. Some Garou
debate whether it exists at all anymore.

Talen
A simpler version of a fetish which is easier to create and use but more limited in effect. Temporary in
duration.

Talesinger
During moots, the Talesinger takes the spotlight to relate the exploits and deeds of the ancient and
contemporary heroes of the pack, sept and the Garou Nation.

Tellurian
The whole of reality; generally used to refer to bad as well as good.

Theurge
The crescent moon cuts through darkness like a knife, bringing spectral glory to the landscape below.
Cubs born under this auspice are of a mystical disposition, often fascinated by the supernatural and the
spiritual. Long before a Crescent’s Rite of Passage, elders teach her myth, lore, the mysteries of cosmology
and the secrets of the occult. By the time she comes of age, the cub is ready to serve as a Theurge.

Thrall of the Wyrm, The
If a werewolf descends too far into frenzy, his Rage is no longer pure. Instead, he has opened himself up to
be used by Wyrm. How this resolves depends upon the breed of the Garou.

Totem
A spirit joined to a pack or tribe and representative
of its inner nature. A tribal totem is an Incarna, while
a pack totem is an Incarna avatar (a Jaggling equivalent).

Triat, The
The Weaver, the Wyld and the Wyrm. The trinity of primal cosmic forces.

Tribal Moot
A less critical version of a Grand Moot. It is as much a show of solidarity as anything else.

Tribe
The larger community of Garou. Tribe members are often bound by similar totems and lifestyles. If breed
determines a werewolf’s blood and auspice determines his destined role, then tribe can be dais to
determine his family. A tribe is more than a simple ethnic of idealistic classification — it is a social unit of
werewolves bound together by blood, ideals and spirit. Tribal affiliation brings with it many
responsibilities and even unasked-for rivalries — but it also offers a kinship of purpose.

Truthcatcher
A sept position often held by a Philodox; mediates disputes and judges crimes.

Two-Leg
Slang for homid Garou.

Uktena
Indigenous peoples from throughout the world have contributed to this eclectic and mysterious tribe.
Ethnically diverse and intensely curious, they hoard knowledge of magic from all over the world… as well
as a deep understanding of the occult that they dare not share with outsiders; also, the totem spirit of this
tribe.

Umbra
The spirit world.

Unicorn
The totem spirit of the Children of Gaia.

Vampire
Wyrm-tainted walking dead which drink the blood of the living to survive.

Veil, The
A poetic term for the false assumption that the supernatural does not exist, which the Delirium reinforces.

War of Rage
The genocidal war or wars the Garou waged upon the other shapeshifters, called the Fera, when they
refused to acknowledge the werewolves’ dominance.

Warder
A caern’s chief guardian; usually an Ahroun.

Ways, The
The traditions, lore and secrets of the Garou.

Weaver, The
Manifestation and symbol of order and pattern. Computers, science, logic and mathematics are examples
of the Weaver’s influence on the material plane.

Web(s), The
The Weaver’s webs hold all things together. Without the Weaver, there would be no form or substance.
Some young werewolves have dared to use the webs as a highway of sorts. This method of travel is
unmentioned in the traditions of the Garou, and few old ones trust it.

Wendigo
This tribe is descended from Native American Garou. Their strongest septs are in the northernmost
portions of North America, where they endure some of the harshest conditions on Earth; also, the totem
spirit of this tribe.

Western Concordiat
The tribes of Garou which agreed to the laws set forth in the Concord which ended the Impergium.
Synonymous with Garou Nation.

Wisdom
Wisdom celebrates the more mental virtues of a Garou. It includes strategy, cunning and insight. Patience
and a strong connection to the spirit world also help a Garou increase his Wisdom.

Wishbone
This maneuver consists of one of more Garou grabbing the opponent’s extremities and pulling him apart.
It’s not very subtle, true, but it’s a superb way to get an uncooperative foe to talk or to scare the hell out of
any remaining enemies.

Witch
Witches are humans which possess the power to somehow rewrite the laws of nature; they are capable of
performing great miracles or hideous atrocities given enough time and effort. Sometimes used as a
derogatory term by the Uktena, to refer to mages which are motivated by greed and thirst for power.

Wolfhome
Upon reaching the Umbral realm of Wolfhome, all werewolves immediately shift to Lupus form … and
cannot change back. To survive, one must master the ways of the wolf. Here one finds vast stretches of
untouched wilderness, the answers to primal mysteries the world has forgotten, and even urban labyrinths
where animals are hunted and feared. Homids are sometimes sent to quest in Wolfhome when lupus
elders are angered.

Wyld, The
Manifestation and symbol of pure change. The chaos of transmutation and elemental force.

Wyrm Foe
The Wyrm Foe is a sept position usually held by an Ahroun. Its task is to lead the revel to conclude moots.

Wyrm Tunnel
Agents of the Wyrm have carved dark passages through the Umbra and the Gauntlet. Wyrm tunnels
abound with Banes, and the Black Spiral Dancers use them to move secretly through the spirit world.

Wyrm, The
Manifestation and symbol of evil, entropy and decay in Garou belief. Vampires are often manifestations of
the Wyrm, as are toxic waste and pollution.

Wyrmhole
A place that has been spiritually defiled by the Wyrm; invariably a location of great corruption.


Howls

The most powerful, evocative and effective way to communicate between werewolves. Enormous amounts of
information can be condensed into a few wailing sounds.

Anthem of War
Ahroun muster their septmates to war with this battle cry. Moon Dancers use it to tally them if their
morale is waning. The howl can convey where the enemy is, approximately how many are attacking and
how soon reinforcements are needed.

Call for Succor
One pack member may use this howl to commune his comrades if he is in great danger. Some find it
embarrassing, since it sounds like a puppy’s bark for his mother. An expressive howl may include sensory
impressions of what danger is near.

Call to Hunt
A long, low ululation informs the pack of the position of its prey. When done properly, it may also
identify what the prey is, describe its wounds, or even coordinate the tactics of the pack that’s hunting it.

Chant of Challenge
This howl begins very much like the Howl of Introduction, but it is quickly contrasted by a horrible
mockery of an enemy’s deeds, ancestry and odious, personal habits. The Fianna not only invented this
howl as a method of initiating duels, but also further elevated it to a satirical art form. Everyone hearing
the chant can discern exactly why the challenge is taking place.

Cry for Help
See Call for Succor.

Cry of Elation
In the heat of battle, young heroes may think themselves almost invincible, and they may attempt
ridiculous feats of courage that no sane werewolf would attempt. The cry basically means, “Look at me!” or
(as some elders put it), “Watch me do something incredibly stupid!” With enough expression, it may also
convey who should get out of the way, what four or five objects are going to be used, where they will be
inserted in the victim and why the pack’s healer should ready her mystic Gifts if the attempt fails.

Curse of Ignominy
This howl is a horrible, discordant whine used to insult violators of the Litany. As more werewolves lend
their voices to the whine, it becomes increasingly painful. The strain on the listener does not subside until
he joins in the cry. Garou who have fallen into disfavor are subjected to this cacophony. The sounds
convey a mocking account of a villain’s failures and shortcomings. An entire sept can memorize all of the
excruciating details by sharing in the chant.

Death Song
This defiant, passionate challenge in the face of certain death both summarizes the Garou’s life and
prepares her for her impending reunion with Gaia.

Dirge for the Fallen
This dirge is a somber, low-pitched howl used as a requiem for the honored dead. Its length depends on
the status of the fallen. An attentive listener can learn which participants are hurt the most by this tragedy,
and he may even gather brief images of the hero’s deeds, rather like the memories after a great eulogy.

Howl of Introduction
The Litany commands werewolves to respect the territory of others; this howl is the result. It details a
Garou’s breed, tribe and auspice. Some werewolves include parts of their lineage. The Howl of
Introduction may even include a sensory impression of why a visitor is worthy of attention.

Lament for the Fallen
See Dirge for the Fallen.

Snarl of Precedence
This short, violent outburst is directed against a chosen foe, and it usually means, “You’re mine, punk.”
Packs use these snarls to coordinate their tactics, establishing who is attacking whom. A higher-ranking
Garou does not have to recognize this howl — and he even has the right to “steal the kill” from a lesser
werewolf — but most react to a well-executed snarl.

Song of Mockery
A Ragabash can take any other howl and twist it into something perverted and infuriating. Shadow Lords
and cocky Ahroun are common victims of well-timed mockery. And undeniably insulting gesture, it’s the
musical equivalent of “the finger.” If done properly, the recipient can be taunted into attacking or just
losing his composure all together.

Symphony of the Abyss
The Garou’s greatest enemies, the Black Spiral Dancers, unleash an insane reverberating whine as they
stalk their prey. Victims who listen too carefully can identify the fate that lies in store for them. Even those
who don’t are usually terrified.

Wail of Foreboding
Whenever danger approaches, this sound is the general cry of distress. The Anthem of War alerts
werewolves of an attack, but the Wail of Foreboding is typically used for natural disasters, unusual
phenomenon in the Umbra or anything strange that bears further investigation. A practiced Galliard can
give impressions of what the danger may be, but such sensations are usually cryptic or contradictory.

War Cry
See Anthem of War.

Warning of the Wyrm’s Approach
A sharp-pitched howl, followed by a series of brief staccato bursts, announces the presence of the Wyrm’s
minions. If a scout can scent the form of these creatures, he may be able to describe it. All who hear the
howl can see and feel the foulness that surrounds them.

Wyrm Warning
See Warning of the Wyrm’s Approach.


Old Form

These words hail from the distant past of the Garou and many display their Fianna origins. They are no longer
used frequently. However, most Garou know these terms.

Adren
A pupil or a student who learns from a Mentor.

Airts
The magical paths within the spirit world (e.g., Spirit Tracks, Moon Paths, etc.).

Aisling
A journey into the spirit world.

Athro
Teacher, Mentor.

Brugh
Any sort of mystic place, whether a Garou caern or a Wyrmhole. Often a glade or cave located somewhere
in the wilderness.

Charach
A Garou who sleeps with another Garou or has done so in the past. Often used as a word of anger.

Chiminage
A form of “favors done for services rendered.” A werewolf may perform a task as chiminage in order to
repay a spirit for teaching him a Gift, or to repay a sept for allowing him to use its caern.

City, The
An older name for the CyberRealm.

Cliath
A young Garou, not yet of any significant rank.

Fostern
Your pack brothers and sisters; those who are your family by choice.

-ikthya
“Of the Wyrm;” a suffix appended to a name.

Inceptor
A Garou who guides another through a rite. An inceptor is also called a ritemaster.

Moon-Calf
Idiot, simpleton.

Phoebe
An Incarna of Luna, representing the Moon.

Prophecies of Shadow
A series of ten visions brought to the Garou by the Red Talons during the Dark Ages which weighed
heavily upon them at the time.

-rhya
“Greater in station;” a suffix appended to a name.

Urrah
Garou who live in the city; also, the tainted ones.

-yuf
“Honored equal;” a suffix appended to a name.


Rarely Heard

Vocabulary that isn’t always taught to everyone, and is therefore rarely heard.

Abomination
A Garou who has been turned into a vampire. Normally, Garou cannot be so changed, but on extremely
rare occasions, the conversion works.

Abscess
Garou terminology for a Wyld Threshold that forms within the bawn of a Caern or Hive.

Ajaba
The werehyenas are very rare, if they still exist and are not just mythological.

Apis
The wereaurochs are extinct if not wholly mythical.

Boli Zouhisze
A group of urban Chinese Glass Walkers.

Camazotz
The werebats are extinct if not wholly mythical.

Cáscara
Another name for Abominations, used by Spanish-speaking Garou.

Chasm
An older, alternate name for the Abyss.

Circle of Red, The
A coven of mortal occultists who hunted Garou during the Dark Ages.

Den-Realm
A domain in the Umbra created by a Bastet.

Everchange
An older, alternate name for the Flux.

Flaying Plague
A supernatural fever which slew Garou and wolves during the Dark Ages.

Grondr
The wereboars are extinct if not wholly mythical.

Gulf of Night
An older, alternate name for the Abyss.

Infeliz
A group of outcast Garou who attempted to form a tribe in 19th century Mexico. Also called Los
Penitentes or The Bastards.

Kitsune
Werefoxes can only be found in the Far East, among the Beast Courts of the hengeyokai.

Kucha Ekunadu
Red Talons in Africa who mate with the native Painted Dogs.

Maw of the Wyrm
An older, alternate name for the Abyss.

Nagah
The weresnakes are extinct if not wholly mythical. They may also just be Mokolé with different Crinos
forms.

Siberakh
More legend than flesh, this is a group of Garou who haunt the Siberian wastes, and are a mix of ancient
Silver Fang and Wendigo blood, if they truly exist at all.

Skin Dancer
Wyrm-tainted Kinfolk who have learned a Rite which allows them to shift like a Garou.

Storm Umbra
The wild and chaotic Penumbra of the American West of the 19th century; also used to describe the areas
in the Near Umbra that suffered from the Storm Eater’s taint.

Tapestry, The
The Umbra of East Asia.

Tetrasomian
The name used by the Glass Walker tribe during the Renaissance and Enlightenment.

Wasteland
An older, alternate name for the Atrocity Realm.

Wyldhome
An older, alternate name for the Flux.

Tribal Words
Terms used nearly exclusively by only one or a couple tribes.

Ætling
Get of Fenris term for kinfolk.

AFK
Glass Walker term for the way a Garou becomes oblivious to other events while peeking.

Alf
Get of Fenris term for a faerie. The plural is alfar.

Ali’i
Uktena term for Ahroun.

Angalkuk
Wendigo term for Theurge.

Apep
In Egyptian mythology, a monstrous serpent that attempted to swallow the sun regularly. Many Silent
Striders use this name as a synonym for the Wyrm. Also, Apophis, in Greek.

Arm of the Goddess, The
Male leader of a sept’s Children of Gaia. A man who “does Gaia’s will.”

Atropos
A Black Fury term for the Wyld.

Balance
What the Stargazers say the Wyrm once was.

Bard
Fianna term for an entertainer (most Galliards and some Ragabashes).

Belagaana
Uktena term for outsiders, usually those of European ancestry.

Child of Man
Silent Strider term for homid.

Child of Sin
Silent Strider term for metis.

Child of Wolf
Silent Strider term for lupus.

Coup-Counter
A derogatory term mostly utilized by Wendigo and some Uktena to refer to a Garou who seems to
perform his duties and enter battle to gain recognition of his prowess rather than to aid Gaia.

Cut Branch
A Child of Gaia sept position who speaks as a voice for the dead.

Daebaudjimoot
The auspice among Wendigo that corresponds to Galliard, or lorekeeper.

Darkness
What the Stargazers call the Wyrm.

Djehuty
Silent Strider symbol of the Weaver. Also called Thoth in Greek.

Dogpile
See Savage.

Druid
Fianna term for a keeper of wisdom (usually Theurges, Philodox, wiser Ragabashes and a few Galliards).

Eye of Wotan
Get of Fenris term for the Anthelios.

Falcon’s Beak
Silver Fang term for a Galliard.

Falcon’s Ear
Silver Fang term for a Theurge.

Falcon’s Eye
Silver Fang term for a Ragabash.

Falcon’s Talon
Silver Fang term for an Ahroun.

Falcon’s Wing
Silver Fang term for a Philodox.

Firewall
Name sometimes used (half jokingly) to a Warder of a Glass Walker sept.

First People
Uktena term for the humans who first settled the Americas, and their descendents.

First War, The
Red Talon term for the Impergium.

Forseti
Get of Fenris term for Philodox.

Fostring
Get of Fenris term for breed.

Ghost Moon
A Stargazer name for the Theurge auspice.

Gode
Get of Fenris term for the spiritual leader of a sept, often the Master of the Rite.

Godi
Get of Fenris term for a Theurge.

Grandfather Serpent
Uktena term for the Wyrm.

Grandfather Spider
Uktena term for the Weaver.

Grandmother Smoke
Uktena term for the Wyld.

Great Mother
Uktena term for Gaia.

Green Branch
A Child of Gaia sept position who speaks as a voice for the biosphere.

Gûl
Literally “ghoul.” In Arab folklore, gûls are blood drinking, wasting spirits and often none-too-bright.
Silent Striders and other Middle Eastern Garou use this as a pejorative word for vampires.

Haole
Uktena term for outsiders, usually those of European ancestry.

Heart Moon
A Stargazer name for Ahroun. Also, Blood Moon.

Heart of the Goddess, The
A third leader of a sept’s Children of Gaia. One who neither did nor spoke for Gaia, but was simply for
Her. Very rare in current septs.

Heyoka
Wendigo name for the Ragabash auspice.

High-Falutin’
The Bone Gnawer name for the Garou Tongue.

Hives
Red Talon term for human cities.

Holmgang
Get of Fenris term for a challenge.

Horizon
Glass Walker term for the Membrane.

Hov
Get of Fenris term for a sept.

Howling Moon, The
Red Talon term for Galliard.

Hungry Moon
A Stargazer name for Ragabash. Also, Stomach Moon.

Invisible Moon, The
Red Talon term for Ragabash.

Jarl
Get of Fenris term for a sept leader, usually a Modi.

Jormungandr
Get of Fenris term for the Wyrm.

Jotunn
Get of Fenris term for servants of the Wyrm, historical enemies of the Get.

Junk
Bone Gnawer term for salvaged stuff good enough to hold onto, but not good enough to throw away.

Kahuna
An Uktena term for a Theurge, but also a term of respect for mages who work with the Uktena.

Knowing Moon, The
Red Talon term for Philodox.

Kuklos
Black Fury term for a camp among their tribe.

Kumu
Uktena term for a Philodox.

Labrys
A double-headed axe which is a popular weapon among the Black Furies.

Lachesis
A Black Fury term for the Weaver.

Lawgiver
Uktena (and Croatan) term for Philodox.

Len
Get of Fenris term for the bawn.

Listening Moon, The
Red Talon term for Theurge.

Loot
Bone Gnawer term for a salvaged item that works like it’s supposed to.

Ma’at
Silent Strider concept which means the natural and harmonious order of the universe.

Manitou
Name given to spirits that inhabit the physical and spirit world by the Pure Land Garou.

Mantra Moon
A Stargazer name for the Galliard auspice.

Medicine Worker
An Uktena term for a Theurge, but also a term of respect for mages who work with the Uktena.

Mediwiwin
Wendigo term for Philodox.

Mirror Land
A Stargazer name for the Umbra.

Modi
Get of Fenris term for an Ahroun.

Moirai Clotho
Black Fury term for the Wyld. Also, the Spinner.

Moondancer
Uktena term for a Galliard.

Name of Remembrance
Silent Strider name chosen after Rite of Passage to remember where the tribe came from. It is always
Egyptian (or a Greek translation of Egyptian).

Namer
A Black Fury term for the Weaver.

Passion
What the Stargazers call the Wyld.

Patriarch, The
The spirit which represents fatherhood, a villain for the Black Furies.

Peaceleader
Uktena term for a Philodox.

Peacemaker
Uktena term for a Philodox.

Ptah
Silent Strider symbol of the Wyld.

Pure Lands
The mostly native Garou term for the Americas; refers to the belief that the Garou had banished the
Wyrm’s influence from the land previous to the Europeans’ arrival.

Pure Ones
The Garou of the Pure Lands; the Croatan, Uktena and Wendigo. Sometimes used to refer to the humans
native to these lands as well.

Questioner
An Uktena term for Ragabash.

Ragnarok
Get of Fenris term for the Apocalypse.

Reality
What the Stargazers call the Weaver.

Rotagar
Get of Fenris term for a Ragabash.

Sasquatch
The original tribal totem of the Wendigo, before they crossed to the Pure Lands.

Seeing Moon, The
Red Talon term for Ahroun.

Shaman
The Uktena (and Croatan) name for Theurge. Also sometimes used as a name of respect for mages who
work with the Uktena.

Shit
Bone Gnawer term for something absolutely worthless, even to a Gnawer or a bum.

Skald
A Get of Fenris term. When capitalized, a Fenrir Galliard; when lower-case, a Nordic bard or talesinger.

Skyhawk
The tribal totem of Uktena before Uktena, before the crossing to the Pure Lands.

Songkeeper
Name given to Galliards by the Uktena (and Croatan).

Stuff
Bone Gnawer term for one’s personal possessions.

Ta-Mera
“Land of Desire,” the physical world, for Silent Striders.

Ta-tchesert
Literally “The Holy Land,” the Silent Striders’ Tribal Homelands in the Umbra. Also Ta-djesart.

Ting
Get of Fenris term for a moot.

Trasha
A human being who only seems to do much more than waste their life creating garbage for the Gnawers
to loot.

Trickster
Uktena (and Croatan) word for Ragabash.

Tsar
Still occasionally used to refer to the head of the Silver Fangs.

Tuat
The Umbra of Egypt.

Turtle Island
Uktena term for North and Central America.

Two-Handed Moon
A Stargazer name for Philodox.

Urthekau
The name for Egyptian supernatural powers. Some Silent Striders and Egyptian Garou speak of urthekau
interchangeably with Gifts, though they also apply it more generically to the abilities wielded by other
paranormal beings.

Vandring
Get of Fenris term for stepping sideways.

Vette
Get of Fenris term for a changeling. The plural is vettir.

Voice of the Goddess, The
Female leader of a sept’s Children of Gaia. A woman who “speaks Gaia’s will.”

War of Shame
What some Stargazers call the War of Rage.

Warleader
Uktena term for Ahroun.

Warrior
Name given to Ahroun by the Uktena (and Croatan); also, Fianna term for a fighter (Ahrouns and some
Ragabashes).

Washishu
Uktena term for outsiders, usually those of European ancestry.

Wyrm Howlers
Fianna term for the Black Spiral Dancers.

Wyrmbringer
Uktena and Wendigo term for human European colonists and their descendents.

Wyrmcomer
Uktena and Wendigo term for European werewolves who came to America, and their descendents.

Ya’pahe
The Wendigo term for the Ahroun auspice.

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