Last Tales of the Broken
Their task is to preserve the legends, prophecies, and history of the Garou, a truly sacred responsibility in an ancient society that stresses oral history and performance. Besides acting as lorekeepers, historians and prophets, they are also depended upon to act as a source of inspiration in times of desperate need, or for celebration in those rare and wonderful times of fortune. Those born under the gibbous moon are considered the most socially adept Auspice, and thus are used as emissaries. Among their pack, the responsibilities of a Galliard include stirring the emotions and energies of his or her packmates, reporting on and representing them at Moots, and providing a walking (and bellipotent) font of knowledge.
Truly mastering their Auspice can take long indeed, as they are charged with the responsibility of gathering and guarding knowledge, a task that is never complete. A Galliard of high Rank is doubly impressive, not only for their renown and experience but also for their considerable social skills and charismatic presence. Sept positions that the bards are suited for include Master of the Howl, Talesinger, and Gatekeeper. They are most likely to enact Rites of Death and Rites of Renown.
Galliards of the Waxing Moon are said to have a more positive outlook and sing inspiring songs of victory and celebration. Those of the Waning Moon are said to be more dour individuals, singing songs and predictions of doom and sacrifice. The fire stirring within them is a dark and devouring one, rather than the white-hot flame of the waxing moon}}.
1 Lore of the Forsaken
2 Werewolf: The Apocalypse
3 Signs of the Moon