Primal Instinct (Rank 2)Edit

"Immediately what had been said about Nebuchadnezzar was fulfilled. He was driven away from people and ate grass like cattle. His body was drenched with the dew of heaven until his hair grew like the feathers of an eagle and his nails like the claws of a bird." - Daniel 4:33.

There's no proof that the Red Talons ever managed to send King Nebuchadnezzar into the wilderness, but this Gift provides all the tools they'd ever need to do so. As in the biblical verse, this Gift robs a human of their higher thought, and instead they tear away their clothes, scavenge (or, more terrifyingly, hunt) for food, and attempt to mate with the opposite sex in ways that are certain not to engender a positive response. Red Talons force the secret of this Gift from ape-spirits.


After spending one point of Gnosis, the player rolls Manipulation + Animal Ken, difficulty the human's Willpower. The number of successes determines the extent of the animalism. One success makes a human slightly distracted, hungry and sex-obsessed. Five creates a raving beast. Note that most humans have a Willpower of 2-3, thus making it highly likely that this Gift will be exceedingly effective.

Source: Player's Guide to Garou