Rite of OstracismEdit

This rite is a fairly common punishment for lesser crimes, yet its effects can be devastating during wartime. This rite estranges the punished Garou from her tribe, sept, and sometimes even the pack. The tribe will thereafter treat the individual as a nonentity. She is ignored as much as possible and forced to fend for herself for even basic needs, although no hostile actions are taken against the non-wolf (in theory at least, although some Garou have been known to injure ostracized Garou "accidentally"). In a life-or-death situation, the tribe (friends and packmates in particular) might aid the offender, but even then only grudgingly. Otherwise the punished Garou is ignored utterly. Garou present at this rite form a circle (around the chastised Garou if present), and each participant calls out (once to Gaia, then to her brethren) the name of the offender, followed by the words: "of all Gaia's children, I have no such brother/sister". The speaker then turns widdershins to face away from the circle. Once all present have spoken, the Garou drift away into the night.


This punishment normally lasts from one phase of the moon to the next. If can, however, last as long as the sept or tribe leaders desire. For serious crimes the punishment may even be decreed permanent, essentially exiling the offender form her tribe.

The ostracized Garou loses one point of Glory, five points of Honor, and one point of Wisdom.

Source: Werewolf the Apocalypse

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