Realm Wisdom (Rank 2) Edit

A wise Garou knows to obey the laws of a realm for maximum results; however, sometimes those laws aren't immediately obvious. Although experience is the best teacher, sometimes a Philodox needs to take a shortcut. By channeling the wisdom of a realm's spirits, the Philodox can intuitively guess important facts about the realm. This Gift is taught by an ancestor-spirit.


This Gift works in any realm or zone. The player spends one Gnosis point and rolls Perception + Law against a variable difficulty; the more obscure or less traveled the realm, the higher the difficulty. For example, trying to glean wisdom about the CyberRealm or Battleground might be a difficulty 6, whereas learning the laws of the Null Zone might be a 9. Each success gains a relevant fact about the realm, to a maximum of five successes. The Storyteller determines which facts are most relevant: for example, if the player gains only one success in the Abyss, the Storyteller might feel that the most important fact is "don't fall in; if you fall into the Abyss, you're lost forever." This Gift functions only once per visit to any given realm, and doesn't prevent redundancy; a Philodox might "learn" the same fact twice in successive visits to a realm.

Source: Umbra: The Velvet Shadows