Wolves in Wolf's Clothing
A Tribe is a group of Uratha who take as a totem one of the Firstborn, the powerful wolf spirits who were among the original children of Father Wolf. Each Tribe promotes their patron’s attitude to or agenda behind the hunt.
While packs are the primary social unit among werewolves, tribes are the most widespread unit of broader organization. There are eight tribes: three among the Pure, and five among the Forsaken, also known as the “Tribes of the Moon”. Membership in a tribe denotes membership in one of these groups, and the majority of werewolves join one. The ideals and beliefs of each totem are fairly broad, allowing for great variety in their followers, and consequently Uratha may not feel close kinship with other members of their tribe.
Uratha who belong to no tribe are known as Ghost Wolves
Followers of Destroyer Wolf, the Blood Talons focus on the raw potency of the Uratha, encouraging growth as warriors and primal beings.
“Offer no surrender that you would not accept.”
Followers of Death Wolf, the Bone Shadows focus on the spirituality of the Uratha, concerning themselves with the Hisil and its inhabitants.
“Pay each Spirit in kind.”
Hunters in Darkness
Followers of Black Wolf, the Hunters in Darkness focus on the sanctity of Uratha interests, guarding what is truly special from defilement and destruction.
“Let no sacred place in your territory be violated.”
Followers of Red Wolf, the Iron Masters focus on the adaptability of the Uratha, embracing the achievements of Man while attempting to keep balance.
“Honour your territory in all things.”
Followers of Winter Wolf, the Storm Lords focus on duty inherited by the Uratha from Father Wolf, seeking to lead others in his noble image.
“Allow no one to witness or tend to your weakness.”