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Possessed a sourcebook for Werewolf: The Apocalypse detailing fomori, kami, drones, and gorgons, for use as player characters or as NPCs. It was the Werewolf book for the Year of the Damned.

Summary[]

From the White Wolf catalog:

Spirits Made Flesh
The Fomori: luckless hosts taken over by the evil spirits of the Wyrm. The Drones: humans rebuilt by the Weaver into a more "perfect" form of life. The Gorgons: creatures of the wild places, infused with Wyld energy. The Kami: spirit servants of Gaia given flesh. They are the hands of the greatest powers set to "walk the Earth". They are the Possessed.
Your Soul is No Longer Your Own
The Year of the Damned rolls on with Possessed, the definitive Werewolf guide to mortals inhabited by the spirits of the Triat and Gaia. Here is full creation information on the various shock-troops, infiltrators and servants of Wyrm, Weaver, Wyld and Gaia. Stock your chronicle with new antagonists, or even accept the devil's bargain and play a possessed character of your own. The choice is yours – but once made, there's no turning back.
Possessed contains:
  • Detailed information on fomori, Drones, gorgons and Kami, with sample breeds of each
  • Full character creation rules for playing possessed characters
  • Tons of powers, Taints, Backgrounds and more

Chapters[]

Legends of the Garou: Cry for Help[]

Offers a glimpse at the process of possession and how not all fomor are born from bloodlust or given to war.

Introduction: Two Made One[]

  • Common Traits: Soaking Damage, Delirium, Healing
  • Spirit Charm: Domination

Chapter One: Wretched Worms (Fomori)[]

Takes a long look at the shocktroopers of the Wyrm, the fomori. However, there's much more variety to these blasphemous hybrids of Bane and flesh than one might think; formori are all the more dangerous when they're subtle, and some might yet seek redemption. Whether they find it or not, however, isn't solely up to them.

Chapter Two: Perfection (Drones)[]

Details the Drones, the result of the Weaver's infusing human hosts with spirit matter in order to create more suitable servitors. Guidelines for supernatural Drones (which don't play by the rules of ordinary "possessed") are also included.

  • Sample Drones
    • Reassurances - Stats
    • Bricklayers - Stats
    • Soldiers - Stats
    • Servers - Stats
    • The Unchanging - Shapeshifter Drones, Stats

Chapter Three: Wild Effigies (Gorgons)[]

Covers the gorgons, the result of the fusion of a Wyld-spirit with an animal, plant or even mineral host. Neither ally nor enemy to the Garou Nation, the gorgons are a wild card that can help or hinder any pack.

  • Wyldling Types
    • Wyld Elementals - Wyldling, Stats
    • Passions - Wyldling, Stats
      • Charm: Draw Pathos
    • Scofflaws - Wyldling, Stats
    • Gyres - Wyldling, Stats
    • Serpentines - Wyldling, Stats
  • Gorgon Breeds
    • Elemental Gorgons - Stats
    • Nereids - Stats
    • Puddlefoot - Stats
    • Reavers - Stats
    • Sangreal - Stats
    • Tommyknockers - Stats

Chapter Four: Spirits of the Earth (Kami)[]

Provides a treatment of the Kami, who are more often than not allies to the Changing Breeds. Even so, they keep their own counsel, so much so that the Garou don't even know for certain how the Kami come to be - they see the hand of Gaia's involvement, but little else.

  • Animal and Plant Hosts
    • Chubak - Animal Kami, Stats
    • Raeshak, the Elephant King - Animal Kami, Stats
    • Sequoia - Plant Kami, Stats
  • Flesh-Borne Spirits
    • The White Wolf (Ice Elemental) - Flesh-Borne Spirit, Kami, Stats
    • Ipchak (Naturae) - Flesh-Borne Spirit, Kami, Stats
      • Power: Great Destiny
  • Human Hosts
    • Tika - Human, Kami, Stats
    • Ngambe - Human, Kami, Stats
    • Eva Brownstone - Human, Kami, Stats
  • Animate Lands
    • The Elephant Graveyard - Animate Land, Kami, Stats
    • Hazanko - Animate Land, Kami, Stats

Chapter Five: Clothed in Flesh (Character Creation)[]

Deals with character creation, should the players and Storyteller be interested in playing a game with one or more possessed characters under player control. The rules presented here should allow players to create characters roughly balanced with each other (if not necessarily with shapeshifters.)

  • New Traits (Fomori, Drones and Gorgons only)
    • Autonomy
  • Backgrounds
    • Consecrated
    • Cult
    • Fetish/Equipment
    • Symbiosis
    • Geasa
  • Merits and Flaws
    • Spirit's Mark (2 point Merit or 2 point Flaw)
    • Hidden Power (2 point Merit)
    • True Symbiote (4 point Merit)
    • Unpossessed (5 point Merit)
    • Known to the Enemy (3 point Flaw)
    • Unwilling Victim (4 point Flaw)
    • Soul Rot (5 point Flaw)

Appendix: Powers and Taints[]

Lists all the various powers and Taints that a player or Storyteller might need to create whatever possessed character suits the chronicle's needs. Some of these powers are highly potent, but be warned - none of them are free.

  • Powers
    • Animal Control (2)
    • Animate Self (1-5)
    • Armored Hide (2)
    • Aura of Tranquility (5)
    • Berserker (3)
    • Bestial Mutation (5)
    • Blending (1)
    • Body Expansion (2 or 4)
    • Brain Eating (6) - Fomori Only
    • Bulky (3)
    • Chaos/Stasis Engine (2 or 4/6 points)
    • Command the Earth (3) - Kami Only
    • Computer Link (1)
    • Curse of Gaia (5)
    • Cybersenses (2) - Drones Only
    • Darksight (1)
    • Devour (4)
    • Dispersion (4/6)
    • Ectoplasmic Extrusion (3)
    • Electrical Field (3)
    • Elemental Resistance (1 per dot)
    • Enchanting Voice (3)
    • Enhanced Attribute (2 per dot)
    • Entropic Touch (4)
    • Extensible Limb (1 per limb)
    • Extra Limbs (2)
    • Eyes of the Wyrm (3) - Fomori Only
    • Flight (3/5)
    • Foot Pads (1)
    • Fungal Touch (4/6)
    • Gaseous Form (5)
    • Hazardous Breath (varies)
    • Heart Sense (3) - Kami Only
    • Homogeneity (varies)
    • Horror (1/2/7)
    • Immunity to the Delirium (1)
    • Infectious Bite/Touch (5)
    • Invisibility (5)
    • Invulnerability (3-7)
    • Liquid Form (5)
    • Longevity (1+) - Kami Only
    • Lord of the Land (2-5)
    • Magnetokinesis (6) - Drones Only
    • Malleate (6)
    • Mask Presence (4)
    • Matter Weave (4)
    • Memory Caress (1)
    • Mind Blast (5)
    • Mind Rape (6) - Fomori Only
    • Natural Weaponry (special)
    • Nightmare Command (3) - Fomori Only
    • Peaceful Fighting (1)
    • Piercing Gaze (1) - Kami Only
    • Plant Animation (3)
    • Plant Kinship (1) - Kami Only
    • Pliant Bones (2)
    • Poison (3)
    • Poison Tumors (3) - Fomori Only
    • Reassuring Presence (3)
    • Regeneration (5/7)
    • Sanity Rending (4)
    • Season's Blessings (1) - Kami Only
    • Self-Immolation (5)
    • Sense Gaia (2)
    • Shadowplay (4)
    • Silent Speech (2)
    • Size (4/6)
    • Skinchanger Kinship (1) - Kami Only, but a Storyteller may allow Fomori to take Black Spiral Dancer Kinship
    • Skinshift (4)
    • Spirit Awakening (1) - Kami Only
    • Spirit Gift (Gift Level +1)
    • Spirit Kinship (3)
    • Spirit Rending (6) - Fomori Only
    • Spirit Sense (2)
    • Spirit Static (3) - Drones Only
    • Spirit Ties (varies)
    • Stasis Cocoon (5)
    • Stasis Touch (4)
    • Step Sideways (5)
    • Succubus' Veil (6)
    • Taint Suppression (2 per die)
    • Tar Baby (3) - Fomori Only
    • Thick-Skinned (4)
    • Transformation (3/5) - Kami Only
    • Triatic Scent (2)
    • Triatic Sense (2)
    • Universal Tongue (4) - Kami Only
    • Unnatural Strength (6)
    • Veil Breach (5)
    • Voice of Reason (3) - Drones Only
    • Voice of the Wyrm (4) - Fomori Only
    • Wall Walking (4)
    • Webbing (5)
  • Taints
  • Drones cannot take Taints
    • Addiction (1-5)
    • Bane Attractor (3)
    • Derangement (3/2/1)
      • Amnesia
      • Delusions of Grandeur
      • Hallucinations
      • Homicidal
      • Manic
      • Multiple Personalities
      • Obsession
      • Paranoia
      • Sadism/Masochism
    • Fading (5)
    • Harsh Tenant (3/4)
    • Infested (3/4/5)
    • Spirit Reflection (4)
    • Teledementia (5)
    • Twisted Healing (3)
    • Uncontrollable Power (varies)
    • Urges (3)
    • Vulnerability to the Delirium (1)

Background Information[]

  • Ads at the back of book include: Werewolf: The Apocalypse Revised Product List, Year of the Damned and Moonstone books (VTM and WTA).
  • Props are given to Chris Horvath, Kimmaree Horvath, Tiffany Jendruch, Ally Chilson, and Michael Goodwin for their input and assistance for the book.

Memorable Quotes[]

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Characters[]

  • Legends of the Garou: Cry for Help
    • Speaks Until Sunrise, Samir the Jackal, "The Galliard Who Speaks 'Til Sunrise - Galliard Silent Strider
    • Ahmed - Fomori, died
    • Shamara - Human, Ahmed's Wife
  • Chapter One: Wretched Worms (Fomori)
    • Julia Waterford - Glass Walkers Kinfolk, Valkenberg Foundation coordinator
    • Victor Helms
    • Steven Kensington, "Sings-With-the-Wind" - Children of Gaia Theurge, Steven-smoke to "Lys"
    • Zoe or Zöe McKenna, "Brigid’s Noble Soul" - Ahroun Fianna, Zoe-meat to "Lys"
    • Crazy Preacher Man - Fomori, Died
    • Corina Blaine, "Fangs-on-the-Cutting-Edge" - Glass Walker, Corina-metal to "Lys"
    • Pain Hunters - Bane
    • Austin St. James - Theurge Garou in Maryland
    • Lysistrata, "Lys" - Lupus Garou, Zoe's, Steven's and Corina's Packmate
    • Raina Fader - Corax
  • Chapter Two: Perfection (Drones)
    • Kennedy Fair-Optic - Glass Walker Theurge
    • Kleon Winston - Athro
    • Jonas Albrecht - Silver Fangs
    • Frances Raye Automancer - Glass Walker
    • Marja the White - Black Fury, Theurge
    • Rite-of-Violence - Garou
    • Myria - Garou
    • Constance - Garou
    • Coyote’s Howl - Garou
    • Ramble-Creek - Garou
    • Vaughn Ten-Silver-Bullets - Ahroun Glass Walker
  • Chapter Three: Wild Effigies (Gorgons)
    • Julian
    • Amethyst Wing-Mender - Black Fury Theurge, from the Sept of Bygone Visions
    • Great-Howl-Rising - Garou
    • Nathan Shines-in-the-Shadow - Garou
    • Longpaw - Garou
    • Cloud-Caller - Garou
    • Susan White Moon - Garou
    • Corey - Garou
    • Barbed-Wire-Scars - Lupus Garou
    • Jack-alpha - Garou
    • Connie - Garou
    • Sterling Woods - Garou
    • Tamala Engine-Strong - Garou
    • Smokin’ Joe - Ragabash Garou
  • Chapter Four: Spirits of the Earth (Kami)
  • Chapter Five: Clothed in Flesh (Character Creation)
    • Laslo - Fomori
    • Michael - Possessed
    • Celeste - Possessed
    • Carla - Possessed
    • Dr. Tyler - Human, Died

Terminology[]

Abscesses, Apologues of the Wyld (Oral Tradition on Gorgons), Bane, Charm, Clarification, Drone, Eye of the Wyrm, Fomori, Gaian Spirit, Gauntlet, Gorgon, GWNet, Ice Pack (Silver Fang House), Jackal Fever, Kami, Lunatic, OneSong, Pentex, Periphery, Powers, Project Aeneid, Puppeteer, Questing Pack, Sept of Bygone Visions, Sept of the Hand of Gaia, Siren Cosmetics, Slaughterhouse Video, Spirit, Threshold, Triatic Spirit, Umbra, Valkenberg Foundation, Weaver-Spirit, Wyldling, Wyld-Spirit,

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