The Kumo, also referred to as Goblin Spiders, are the Eastern pendant of the Ananasi. They are, however, regarded as traitors by their race, for they have chosen to ally with the Wyrm over their Queen.
Like their parent breed, the Kumo have no Rage and are unaffected by silver, instead using blood to fuel their powers. In addition to this, however, Kumo are vulnerable to weapons made out of hong mu, a rare and fragrant variety of red rosewood.
- Homid: As their western counterpart.
- Metis: In contrast to the Ananasi, the Kumo encourage interbreeding and raise them as epitomes of perfection. Metis Kumo eat their way out of their mother's belly, and are born in the Lilian form.
- Arachnos: As their western counterpart. Arachnos Kumo are more rare than in the West.
The Kumo are consolidated into three families dedicated to different Aspects of the Triatic Wyrm. The families watch their monopoly, eradicating any offshoots that would threaten their supremacy.
- Blessed of Rati: Dedicated to the Beast-of-War, the Blessed are the most sensual of the three families, glorifying the passions and desires of the flesh. They prefer the taste of Yang-energies (blood from living beings).
- Children of Nareau: Dedicated to the Eater-of-Souls, the Children are curious and wise, but also capable of great cruelty. They care not for the taste of their victims.
- Marawa's Brood: Dedicated to the Defiler Wyrm, the Brood revels in outright destruction and annihilation. They prefer the taste of Yin-energies (blood from corpses, or vampires).
The Kumo have access to the four regular forms of the Ananasi, Homid, Lilian, Pithus and Crawlerling. However, their Lilian form have an extra set of lungs that can breath water, and their Pithus form have a supernaturally tainted venom that even affects supernatural creatures.
Outside the Way of Emerald Virtue and without Auspices, the Kumo are not really respected by the other Fera, who see them as traitors and dangerous enemies. Kumo learn Ragabash gifts and progress in Rank with a total of seven Renown in any combination of Glory, Honor and Wisdom.
Version differences and clarifications Edit
In CB20 there are some rule updates. Homid Kumo start with 1 in Gnosis, just like their western cousins. A Kumo starts with one general Ananasi Gift, one Hatar Gift (expanded with their own gifts), and one Ragabash Garou Gift. The stats on their different forms are now identical to that of their western cousins. The Kumo learn Gifts from spirits, mostly from banes. Despite that their breed as a whole serve the Wyrm, only the most corrupted Kumo smell of the Wyrm. They do not revere Queen Ananasa, but still seem to play a part in her plans.
Main article: Ananasi Errata and Clarifications