Rage Across York
Talk The Talk
This is some random terminology and such
Apocalypse: The age of destruction, the final cycle, the
birth of death, the everlasting corruption, and 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
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).
Bane: Evil spirits that follow the Wyrm. Many different
kinds of Banes exist, including Scrags, Kali, Psychomachiae
Cliath: A young Garou, not yet of any significant rank.
Fera: Garou term for shapeshifters other than werewolves;
most are presumed extinct
Fomori (singular “fomor”): Humans who have turned to
the Wyrm and who draw their power from it. Common
enemies of the Garou.
Gaia: The Earth and related Realms, in both a physical
and a spiritual sense; the Mother Goddess.
Garou: The term werewolves use for themselves.
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
Glabro: The near-man form of the Garou.
Harano: Inexplicable gloom, inexpressible longing for
unnamable things, and weeping for that which is not
yet lost. Some say it is depression caused by contemplation
of Gaia’s suffering.
Hispo: The near-wolf form of the Garou.
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.
Impergium: The 3,000 years immediately following the
birth of agriculture, during which strict population
quotas were maintained on all human villages.
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.
Litany: The code of laws kept by the Garou.
Lupus: A Garou of wolf origin. Also the wolf form of
Ronin: A Garou who has chosen or been forced to leave
Garou society. It is a harsh fate to become a “lone wolf.”
Sept: The group of Garou who live near and tend an
Stepping Sideways: Entering the spirit world. Many elders
consider this term flippant and disrespectful
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
Triat, The: The Weaver, the Wyld, and the Wyrm; the
trinity of primal cosmic forces.
Tribe: The largest social unit of Garou. Tribe members
are often bound by bloodlines, similar totems and
Umbra: The spirit world.
Weaver, The: Manifestation and symbol of order and
pattern. Computers, science, logic, and mathematics
are examples of the Weaver’s influence on the
Wyld, The: Manifestation and symbol of pure change;
the chaos of transmutation and elemental force.
Wyrm, The: Manifestation and symbol of evil, entropy,
and decay in Garou belief. Vampires are often considered
manifestations of the Wyrm, as are toxic waste