A klaive is a ritual weapon of the Garou made to be used in Homid, Glabro, or Crinos form with equal ease. They are rare weapons not only because they are made of silver, but because of the spiritual traits they possess. Their manufacture and use are deadly to Garou, (and often, Kinfolk will act as klaive-smiths).
A klaive can be about as small as a Bowie knife, and a Garou who carries a klaive loses one point from his effective Gnosis rating. A War-spirit is usually bound into the klaive, allowing the weapon to inflict aggravated damage upon non-Garou foes. Without the spirit, a klaive doesn’t inflict aggravated damage. However, a Garou doesn’t need to attune a klaive that has no spirit in it. The art of klaive fighting is called Klaivaskar and is taught only within a Tribe .
Pulling a klaive on another Garou is considered a grave action, for a klaive duel is most often a duel to the death. Nonetheless, klaive duels among Garou are becoming increasingly common as the wilds dwindle and tribal friction grows.
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