Last Tales of the Broken
What great stories can you tell? What have you fought? What deeds can you be proud to howl?
The Garou have an oral tradition stretching back for centuries, and they have the Galliard to thank for it. The pursuit of Glory is something that most werewolves share, regardless of auspice, Elders and others judge attempts at garnering this type of renown. To these Elders, Glory is more than simply taking territory or winning a battle or contest. They ask if those deeds are memorable. Can a lesson be learned from the retelling of the story? Indeed, is it even worth retelling? Glory incorporates elements of Honor. After all, if a werewolf wishes to claim Glory for his actions, he must proudly claim credit for them.
Glory also includes valor and bravery. A glorious werewolf is expected to be unafraid of danger. If he acquits himself well, the Garou remember him and spread his stories to the Galliards of the tribes, even if he dies in battle — which may be small consolation to some. Elders don’t expect Garou to leap headlong into suicidal battles. While martyrs make for good stories, a warrior who honestly seeks his own death in battle probably does so for reasons of Purity or Honor, not Glory.
Base Expectations: Garou expect other werewolves to be brave, to forge on in the face of fear and to meet each day with the knowledge that it could be their last. They also expect a healthy respect of the past. Glories that belong to one’s ancestors can inspire and guide the current generation. Finally, it’s important to keep an eye on tomorrow, fighting battles that will have greater consequence in the long run. By remembering the lessons of the past and anticipating the challenges of the future, a werewolf can stand tall in the now.
Feats of Glory: Winning a battle or outmaneuvering a foe in a spectacular or especially triumphant way; winning a battle in the name of a lover, ancestor or totem; telling an epic story that is later repeated by others; telling a stirring rendition of a traditional tale; acting as inspiration to fellow werewolves; any other monumental feat of bravery, tradition, valor or daring.
GM Note to Players: I will discount Renown like Glory from time to time based on actions I noticed in game. Of course, this is to help point out what renown you might spend XP on.