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Garou Names & Labels
« on: January 29, 2018, 12:23:19 PM »
Garou names


Here I will be explaining the deed names and names given to players based on their tribe.  Majority of these names are given to you by elders or those in higher ranks in the hierarchy, depending on the tribe. If you have any questions regarding deed and/or Garou names then ask.

Black Furies: Black Furies choose their names in honor of powerful females. Some are named after goddesses like Eris or Kali, while others name themselves after modern women like Harriet Tubman, Z. Budapest, Lucretia Howe, and Amelia Earhart.

The more traditional Furies do not use the common names for the Auspices when speaking of one another, rather they refer to them by the tribal auspice titles: Ahroun is called Warrior. Galliard, Artisan; Philodox, Mother; Theurge, Crone (or Wise One); and Ragabash, Daughter.


Bone Gnawers: These Garou have names that reflect some aspect of their personality (usually having to do with food) or character, or tell a story about them. For example, Burger head loves hamburgers and will do anything to get them. Go-Cart is famous for motorizing shopping carts and driving them around. They usually take a new (more human) name when they reach elder status (Mother or Father).

Children of Gaia: Children of Gaia keep their homid or lupus names until they have a sacred vision. The vision may show them a site of great purity, or a path they are to follow. After that, they change their names to express their vision. Some change their names several times in a lifetime as they develop.

Examples: Quester Tree-Talker, True Silverheels, Morning Glow, Robert Side-Splitter, One-Song, Rebecca Freedom, Sojourner In The Halls of Heaven, Pearl River.


Fianna: Fianna and their Kinfolk take their names from Gaelic, the old tongue of Irish. This is done out of loyalty to the past and to help maintain the integrity of the Irish people and their ways. Examples are: Finegas, Cormac, Goll mac Morna, Caoilte mac Ronan and the like. More Gaelic names and their translations can be found in the historical section of any library.

The Fianna also give themselves names typical of Garou heritage such as Screams-in-the-Night, Runs-in-Starlight, Brother-of-Dawn, and other nature-oriented names denoting the particular Garou's affinity with the wilds.


Get of Fenris The Get of Fenris believe in choosing names that reflect their temperament as well as the deeds they have done in battle, and many will add a title to their names that reflects some aspect of the Norse Mythology. Many of the Get respond to their homid names even at formal moots, adding the homid name to their Garou name in the process. Full recitals of the names of Get elders have been known to take several minutes. The Get of Fenris are also known to scoff at the regular titles given to auspices and caerns by the other Garou, feeling that the standard Garou titles are simply too common.

Get Auspice Names: Ragabash (Rotagar),Theurge
(Lrodi), Philodox (Forseti),Galliard (Skald), Ahroun
(Modi)

Homid Names: Lars, Jurgi, Sven, Tor, Stefan, Hans, Dieter, Kurt, Rolf, Inge, Ilse, Willemina, August, Gustav, and derivatives of many Norse god names.

Garou Names: Thunder-Howl, Bloodfang, Fastclaw, Car-Basher, Tree-Leaper, Stormbright, Building-Breaker.

Here is one example of how a newly named Get of Fenris might formally introduce himself: “I am Jurgi Hautala-Bloodfang, Claw of Gere, Modi of the Get of Fenris.”

Here is another example of how an older, more experienced Get would formally introduce himself: "I am Kevin Harbough, the Warmonger, A-Thousand-Scars, Wyrm-Ripper, Caern-Protector, Warder of the Sept of Crescent Moon, Modi of the Get of Fenris.”


Glass Walkers: These Garou usually take very "human" names, though on occasion they will adopt tongue-in-cheek "native" names like "Space-On-Disk", "Dim Array", and "Clears-The-Screen."

Red Talons: A Red Talon's true name is his howl name, pronounceable only in Lupus, Hispo or Crinos form. They also have Garou deed names, such as Blood Eye or Moon Howl.

Shadow Lords The Shadow Lords originated in the Balkans, and many Eastern European names are used by the tribe: Bela, Boris, Nikos, Anya. Many Lords take or are given names that reflect their connection to their mythical father: Paw-that-Shatters, Breathes-Lightning, Roar-of-Storms. Other names are taken simply because they sound intimidating; Ironclaw, Skullcracker.

Silent Striders: The vast majority of Silent Striders have Egyptian names. They take great pride in their heritage, and so they sometimes take the names of their rulers and old gods: Ptah, Bes, Ramses, Bast, Anhur and Anubis.


Silver Fangs: The Silver Fangs usually have the names of European and Moslem noble families mixed with the names of great Garou. They carefully oversee their homid and lupus breeding stock, and kill any who would attempt to sully the line by bringing in other genes. Arranged marriages are still the norm among Silver Fang's human kin.

Examples: Lord Hadrian Grace-Unto-All, Edmund Dante, Ravenna Lothair, Jacob Morningkill, Alexandria de Provence, Suleiman Nicopolis, Loba Carcassone, Juliana Windsor.


Stargazers: Stargazers almost always give up their original names after completing the Rite of Passage. They usually choose two names, one in honor of a mentor and one that arises from some inner prompting. The former are called Honorifics, the latter Whispers. The Whispers are often Haiku-like phrases.

Examples: Jung Snow-Falls-Bright, Charlemagne Redstain, Antonine Teardrop, Soren Rain-Puddle-By-Mmoon, Lao Two-tongues.


Uktena: Most older Uktena are of Native American stock, and have names that reflect that heritage. Younger Uktena have ventured farther afield,and their names can come from any group which has been oppressed or outcast from the monolithic Wyrm-tainted society. Uktena of the lupus breed tend toward Amerindian names. Names are often accompanied, or entirely replaced, by a deed title, describing an event in the Uktena’s life. Once example is Running Creek, who became “He-Breaks-Their-Will” after a vision quest in which he faced down a pack of spirit Garou.

Wendigo: The Wendigo almost always choose Native American names in the language of their human Kinfolk. The name of a Wendigo in Garou society is seldom the same as the one used inhuman society;they may sound similar,but the meanings are apt to be different.

Homid Names: Sitting Bull, Mourning Dove, Springing Elk,Yellow Dog,Whirling Medicine Cloud Sacred Horses Ghost.


Garou labels

Garou can recognize each other, whether it be in their lupine forms or any other forms, they can be recognized by their appearance, features, etc. Examples of such are: voice & howls, battle scars, tattoos & glyphs on the fur, colors of the fur, etc.

I recommend every Garou in their wolf forms request a label that would make them easily recognizable out-of-character so it would not cause any confusion when in-character. For example, there are three white wolves together, they all have the same fur but who is who? In-character you would know exactly who is who, Garou can differentiate between each other.

Examples: /labels > "Covered in battle scars resembling the Warder", "General appearance and tone of voice resembles A-Thousand-Scars"

Come up with your own or base them off of these two examples if need be. This will make your lives easier, you will never have to worry about being called someone else's name, mistaken for someone else's actions, etc.


I also want to add (if you can) try not to add your real name, try to add your wolf name or something other wolves are familiar with such as your nickname. It'll prevent meta-gaming.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2018, 11:15:10 AM by Southern »

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Re: Garou Names
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2018, 02:29:52 PM »
glass walkers quite small info

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Re: Garou Names
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2018, 02:34:11 PM »
It's what information that was provided in the book, you take what you get. It's here for those who cannot access said book.

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Re: Garou Names
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2018, 02:56:38 PM »
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Re: Garou Names
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2018, 03:04:59 PM »
Glass Walkers tend to have human names other than being named after technology, etc. It's not much more information needed.

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Re: Garou Names & Labels
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2018, 10:55:01 AM »
Garou labels are highly recommended.