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totem is a potent spirit that lends its power to a group of mystically inclined individuals (usually Garou or other fera) in exchange for some token service or tribute.

GlyphTotem

Garou glyph for totem.

OverviewEdit

Among the Garou and most other Changing Breeds, the totem is one of the fundamental binding aspects of the pack. Additionally, each of the tribes of the Garou has its own distinct tribal totem, as do many of the individual Changing Breeds.

Not all of those who have totems are shapechangers. A group of kuei-jin (a wu) is often bound by a totem called a nushi. As well, a number of supernaturals bind totems to individuals instead of groups, among them the Bastet, the Nunnehi changelings, and many Dreamspeakers and shamanistic sorcerers.

In general, only Incarnae can acts as totems. Jagglings are too weak and Celestines need to create Incarnae as avatars for the simple act of communication with any petitioner.

Known TotemsEdit

Totems are divided into aspects. It is not known how Nushi, the Totems of the Nunnehi and other entities that can act as patrons are classified. Some Incarnae, like Raven, Coyote and Sphinx, have multiple aspects that act as separate Totems.

Aspect UnknownEdit

CorruptionEdit

Totems of Corruption are always Wyrm-aligned.

CunningEdit

Totems of Cunning can be Gaian or Wyrm-aligned.

NunnehiEdit

OthersEdit

RespectEdit

Totems of Respect are always Gaian aligned.

StrengthEdit

Totems of Strength are Wyrm-aligned (with one questionable exception). Most consist of fallen Gaian spirits that were turned or sold themselves to the Wyrm.

WarEdit

Totems of War are Gaian aligned.

WisdomEdit

Totems of Wisdom are Gaian aligned.

ReferencesEdit


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