The werewolves, or Garou as they call themselves, are broken into many tribes. Each Garou belongs to a tribe by birth (although some tribes insist on a test of some sort to prove worthiness) or by adoption.
The existing tribes and their stereotypes are as follows:
- Black Furies - Fierce women-only tribe based on the legendary Greek Amazons.
- Bone Gnawers - Often underestimated mongrels who scour the back alleys.
- Children of Gaia - Fanatical hippy characters who idealise peace and love nature.
- Fianna - Rooted in their Irish traditions, they're musicians, drunkards and worthy opponents.
- Get of Fenris - Warlike tribe proud of their Teuton heritage and are generally unscrupulous.
- Glass Walkers - Technogeeks who have no qualms about utilising machinery for their gains.
- Red Talons - Unforgiving, unrelenting wolves who hate humanity to the core.
- Shadow Lords - Backstabbing, treachery, corruption. All the things best not seen, they do.
- Silent Striders - Once, they were part of the proud Egyptian empire, now they roam the world - nomads.
- Silver Fangs - The werewolf royalty. Pure bred Russian wolves cursed by their inbreeding.
- Uktena - Mystical shamanic tribe of Native Americans. Known to do everything only for themselves.
- Wendigo - Restless, vengeful tribe of Native Americans, who emulate the destructive North wind they worship.
The extinct or rare tribes are as follows:
- Bunyip - Extinct native Australians massacred by the those who would claim the continent for themselves.
- Croatan - Extinct native Americans who sacrificed their lives to combat a great evil that arrived in their land.
- Stargazers - Already a rare tribe, the recent destruction of their Tibetan home has caused them to go into hiding.
- White Howlers - In an arrogant attempt to destroy evil, they were assimilated. The survivors are now known as Black Spiral Dancers.