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PostSubject: Advancing in Rank ( Examples and Renunciation )   2/8/2011, 11:26 pm

Advancing in Rank

To be eligible to advance in rank, a character needs to
have attained the number of permanent Renown points
listed next to that rank on the Renown chart. The amount
in each Renown category varies by auspice. For example, in
order to attain the next rank, a Philodox of Rank 2 needs 2
Glory, 6 Honor and 2 Wisdom.

Gaining the required points is only half of the process. A
character must also challenge a werewolf of equal or higher rank
to the one he wishes to attain. The character may choose whom
to challenge, but the elder chooses the nature of the contest,
and she may make it as easy or as hard as she wishes. If the
character wins, the elder is honor-bound to accept the character's
new rank. There are several standard contests, but the Elder can
devise her own or even have a simple dominance challenge
(which includes facedown, gamecraft or combat).

((Advancing in Rank in the Onorogo Pack is strictly up to Hayate.))
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PostSubject: Re: Advancing in Rank ( Examples and Renunciation )   2/8/2011, 11:27 pm

Renunciation

Occasionaly, 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 (see p. 1 5 7 ). The Garou renounces position and
auspice and claims another auspice. It represents a new birth
Occasionaly, 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 (see p. 1 5 7 ). The Garou renounces position and
auspice and claims another auspice. It represents a new birth
and the death of the old life, so it is a step never taken lightly.
He must adopt a new name and lose all but three permanent
Renown points (thus starting out at Rank 1), At the end of the
rite, he may ask a spirit to teach him one new Gift from his new
auspice. He doesn't lose the Gifts he learned previously, but he
may not learn new Gifts from his old auspice.

Once the rite has been completed, the werewlBfesentially
has a new life. It is considered bad form for old acquaintances
or loved ones (except for packmates) to speak to him
with any familiarity. Only when a Garou again attains her
previous rank may she reestablish old friendships.
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PostSubject: Re: Advancing in Rank ( Examples and Renunciation )   2/8/2011, 11:29 pm

Examples


Example of Gaining Renown
Song of Fire is a Galliard of Rank 2. He has 4 Glory,
3 Honor and 3 Wisdom currently. He has more Honor
than necessary for Rank 3, but he needs another point of
Wisdom. Upon gaining 10 temporary Wisdom points,
Song of Fire asks an elder to perform a Rite of Accomplishment
for him. The elder sees the potential in the likable
lad, so he agrees. At the next moot, the elder performs the
rite, and all the sept honors the lad's achievements. Song
of Fire loses all of his temporary Wisdom Renown and
gains another point of permanent Wisdom.


Example of Gaining Rank
Now Song of Fire wishes to challenge for Rank 3.
He stands before Warfrost and challenges the canny old
elder to recognize him. Warfrost knows that the youngster
has a silver tongue and can fight passably, but, like
many of his moon, the lad's heart rules his head.
Warfrost smiles and nods, saying, "I will, if you challenge
me properly — say, with the Skyfire Spear in your
hand." The young Galliard groans, for the legendary
weapon lies at the center of an Umbral maze.

With luck and some quick thinking (not to mention
a couple of nights of game play), Song of Fire confronts
Warfrost, brandishing the spear that shines as brilliant as
lightning. The old veteran laughs. " Well done. Go forth,
and let all know that you are Song of Fire, Adren of the
Fianna! And lad," Warfrost adds in a less formal tone,
"I'll expect to hear the story of the spear's taking some
night soon." Song's only reply is a wild whoop of joy.
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PostSubject: Re: Advancing in Rank ( Examples and Renunciation )   2/8/2011, 11:30 pm

Why Renunciation?

Why would a Garou renounce something as fundamental
as her auspice? Occasionally it is mandated, as a
punishment for heinous crimes that don't quite warrant
death. Most often, though, it is self-imposed. Sometimes
young Garou feel quite at odds with the role that has been
chosen for them, or perhaps they simply feel a lack of
purpose that they hope the change of direction will cure.
Elders do their best to find a better solution before such
a drastic step is taken. Sometimes, emotional trauma —
grief over love lost or self-loathing — drives the Garou to
renounce all she is. The most respectable reason for
renunciation is when a werewolf renounces his name in
order to focus on a single purpose (usually vengeance or
a Herculean task or quest). If the renunciate manages to
complete her goal, she usually regains her name and old
rank. (She may gain an even higher rank at the
Storyteller's discretion.) Renunciates are viewed with
suspicion for refusing to bear the burden Gaia bestowed
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