The Enlightened Society of the Weeping Moon is a secret society which achieved its height of popularity in the Victorian Era. They're devoted to the reverence of the Wyrm in its guise as the Moon, and are devoted to the Prophecy of the Weeping Moon: one night, Luna herself will descend upon the Earth, purifying it with righteous tears.

Garou naturally considered these beliefs blasphemous, but the Society was difficult to ferret out due to its ties to mortal society.

Structure Edit

  • Most Enlightened Magister, the Grand Unveiler of Secrets: The highest position within the society.
  • Tenders of the Lunar Lore: Similar to the Most Enlightened Magister, but limited in scope to a given "Collective" of three or four states.
  • The Circle of Stars: The group of Society members who govern activities within a given state.
  • Revealers of the Mysteries: Distinguished Society members with the authority to start a new chapter, if they desire. The most senior Revealer of a given chapter was probably the founder, and referred to as the Malviosin.
  • Initiates, Acolytes, Novices, Vestals: The bulk of the Society, albeit not truly "members."

The Society additionally assigns roles to its members based on the phase of the Moon under which they were born, another element which angers the Garou.

  • Absent Moons: Those born under a New Moon, it is the responsibility of Absent Moons to challenge the presuppositions of others as the Society's visionaries and innovators.
  • Horned Moons: Born under a crescent moon, the Horned Moons are attuned to spirits and magic, and are revered in the Society for their wisdom.
  • Balance Moons: Those born under a half-moon, these dispassionate, rational thinkers are commonly investors or bankers.
  • Nascent Moons: Born under a gibbous moon, the Nascents are charismatic carousers, performers, and celebrities: vital for building popular opinion of the Society.
  • Harvest Moons: Members born under the full moon, these are the brutes and thugs of the Society, used when more subtle action has already failed.

History Edit

  • 1873
    • The Enlightened Society of the Weeping Moon begins an "enrollment drive." Membership soars to over a thousand full members.[5]
  • 1913
    • The last anyone hears of the Enlightened Society of the Weeping Moon. Its coffers raided, occult libraries plundered, and allies scattered, the sect dies as members of the different Moons undertake their own endeavors.[5][6][2]

Background Information Edit

  • The Latin in the Society's crest, Societas Erudita Lunae Lacrimandi, translates as the Enlightened Society of the Weeping Moon.

References Edit

  1. WTWW: Frontier Secrets, p. 48
  2. 2.0 2.1 WTA: Werewolf Storytellers Companion Revised Edition, p. 59
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 WTWW: Frontier Secrets, p. 56
  4. WTWW: Werewolf: The Wild West Rulebook, p. 40
  5. 5.0 5.1 WTWW: Frontier Secrets, p. 57
  6. WTWW: Frontier Secrets, p. 61
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