Last Tales of the Broken
A philodox is born under the half moon. Philodoxes take up roles that are related to that of judges and mediators. They make the best judges because they “see both sides” of a situation best (relating to the light and dark sides of the half moon), and can thus make fair judgment that suits everybody best.
The Philodox is the “middle” Auspice.
Their role reflects this – it is their duty to mediate, counsel, and keep within them a balance between the conflicting elements of the Garou. They are also keepers of the law, those who uphold the Litany. As such, they are also judges and of great importance in discerning the truth and making important decisions. They are considered leaders (although most often leaders during times of peace), and tend to carry a sense of authority about them. Within their pack, Philodox are often leaders, but it is always their responsibility to ensure that the pack acts according to the Litany, and also to maintain order and balance among them.
These Garou tend to occupy a number of important Sept positions, including Truthcatcher, Gatekeeper, Keeper of the Land, and Master of the Challenge. Along with Theurges the Philodox are considered to be masters of Rites, with Punishment Rites and Rites of Accord as their focus. Their Renown is Honor, which can be harder to obtain and keep than other Renown.
Philodox of the Waxing Moon are considered to be particularly calm and fair, and supposedly make better arbitrators. Those of the Waning Moon are thought to be perfectionists and more nervous than their waxing kin, and are associated more with maintaining order and balance.
1 Signs of the Moon
2 Werewolf: The Apocalypse
3 W:tF; Lore of the Forsaken