Primal Urge

(PU)

Primal Urge is essentially a measure of how werewolfy you are – your spiritual power and the strength of your attunement to the Hisil.

  • Primal Urge sets the cap on your Attribute and Skill dots, though these can still rise higher than the cap while in forms beside Hishu
  • As Primal Urge increases, so too does your maximum Essence pool, and the total Essence you can spend per turn.
  • Your max turns in Gauru form is your PE + STA (in Hishu)
  • PU is always added to your ability to resist supernatural powers (WoD 103), if such resistance is possible
  • As your Primal Urge rises, your ability to relate to and influence non-Wolf-Blooded humans suffers, resulting in a rising penalty to all social rolls other than Intimidation.
  • At PU 6+, Werewolves experience Essence Bleed when not in the Hisil. Once reduced to 0 Essence, the Uratha must be brought to a Locus, where he will regain 1 Es and awake after an hour, and may then regain Essence in the usual fashion

Consult this table for the benefits and drawbacks associated of your Primal Urge.

PE Att/Skill Max Max Ess/Ess x turn Social penalty Ess Bleed
1 5 10/1 -1
2 5 11/1 -1
3 5 12/1 -2
4 5 13/2 -2
5 5 14/2 -3
6 6 15/3 -3 1/day
7 7 20/5 -3 1/12 hours
8 8 30/7 -4 1/10 hours
9 9 50/10 -4 1/8 hours
10 10 100/15 -5 1/4 hours

Primal Urge

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