Harano

In the Modern Nights, Harano becomes a serious problem for many Garou who are faced with the seemingly desperate and hopeless battle against the Wyrm and the slow and painful death of Gaia through humanity’s shortcomings. Harano is an inexplicable gloom and inexpressible longing for unnameable things; some say it is caused by the contemplation of Gaia’s suffering. Garou who suffer from Harano are prone to depression, lassitude and sudden mood swings. They may not act at all or may explode into intense but ill-advised activity.

Garou of every tribe suffer from Harano but the Silver Fangs are especially prone to it. Some Garou believe that the Silver Fangs’ burden of Harano is greater than others’ because the Fangs in someway did more to cause Gaia’s suffering than did the other tribes. Proposing such a theory is enough to provoke a violent response from some Fangs; most are wise enough to keep silent on this matter.

System

A Werewolf must test for Harano when they suffer a deep spiritual/emotional wound while possessing no Gnosis. The character rolls their current Willpower + Primal Urge. This represents the Werewolf’s psychological fortitude at that moment (Willpower) and their connection to their feral nature (Primal Urge). On a Success, the character regains one temporary point of Willpower, as they are able to regroup and fight off the depression attempting to claim them. On a failure, the Werewolf suffers from the Melancholia Derangement for the remainder of the story. Finally, on a dramatic failure the Werewolf falls into Harano.

A Werewolf in Harano may not use her Rage, suffers from the Melancholia Derangement, and all Gnosis expenditures cost one more.

All this being said, Harano is extremely rare. Most Werewolves die before they fall into this state, and those at risk often instead enter Frenzy/Rage as their anger takes hold. However, it still does occur and so rules should exist.

Harano

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