Bastet Lore

Bastet Lore 1

  • Shapeshifting Cats exist
  • Uses of the different forms (Homid, Sokto, Crinos, Chatro, Feline)
  • Knows of the ability Padaa
  • Understands the danger of accidental shifting
  • Basic understanding of the conflict between the Nyota Jamaa: Cahlash, Rahjah, and Nala
  • Knows the Bastet's role in the conflict between the Nyota Jamaa
  • Understands that Bastet keep secrets
  • Understands the importance of secrets and the use of Tahla
  • Understands the nature of the relationship of a Kuasha and their Tekhmet
  • *Learns of their Priyo: Daylight, Twilight, Night
  • Social standing is based on a rank system
  • Awareness of the rank titles of the Bastet
  • Knows that the rank system is based on Ferocity, Cleverness, and Honor
  • Knows of the Bastet Tribes
  • Knows that Jamaa can Gift a Bastet with individual powers
  • Knows the code of laws among the Bastet, the Karoush
  • The Bastet do not form packs and tend to be loners
  • Knows the enemies of the Bastet - the Children of Cahlash: The Asura and Dakat
  • Outsiders would know one or two of the Bastet forms, but not necessarily all of them

Bastet Lore 2: The beginning of Knowledge

  • Has a basic knowledge of major events in Bastet history
  • Taught the Yava of their tribe (Unless Bubasti - see Changing Breeds 1)
  • Knows of the "Common Language" of the Bastet: Kheuar
  • Knows Kheuar
  • The Bastet are cut off from the Umbra
  • Taught that though they are cut off from Ahu and Chaya, a Bastet can still make friends among the Jamak and gain partial access to the Umbra
  • Know about Den-Realms
  • Knows how to find a Taghairm
  • Knows of the formal challenge tradition of Hanshii
  • Has heard of other and may have met other Twilight Folk
  • Has heard of other Killi species called Garou
  • Has basic understanding of the Legends of the War of Rage and the atrocities committed by the Garou
  • The Bastet are the "Eyes of Gaia"
  • Understands that the Bastet in their role as the "Eyes of Gaia" watch not only the Dakat and other Servants of Asura, but also the Killi, the Shining Children, and other Shadow Folk.
  • Learns the basic Rites of the Bastet: Kuasha, Moon, Need and Taghairm
  • Knows some of the Gifts available to them that they don't already have
  • Outsiders would know of one or two Bastet gifts they had witnessed or heard about

Bastet Lore 3: Favored by Seline (Typically known by the Aka)

  • Understands the simplified history of the Bastet as per Changing Breeds 1
  • Lying about Renown: Know that they can "embellish"
  • Knows of the gifts available to all Bastet
  • Has heard of other Killi such as Corax, Nuwisha, etc. (other types depend on Bastet Tribe)
  • Knows they can swipe the gifts of the Killi
  • Certain Bastet know they can learn the Art of Shadow Craft (Ceilican, Bubasti, Qualmi)
  • Has heard of the lost tribes: the Ajaba and the Ceilican
  • Knows of the Ahu and the Chaya
  • Knows that the Shadow Folk are real
  • Knows of the "Burning Times"
  • Has basic knowledge of the most notable Bastet (Ilani and Bon Bhat) of one tribe (for Bastet, their own tribe) in history and around the world
  • Outsiders would know of several Bastet gifts and would recognize them as such. They will also most likely have spoken to at least one Bastet Outsiders will be able to name at least one tribe and know something about it

Bastet Lore 4: Regularly discovering long buried Secrets (Typically known by the Tilau and Ilani)

  • Knowledge of the more complete Bastet history as per Changing Breeds 1
  • Deeper understanding of the War of Rage and the "Burning Times"
  • Has been part of, or at least heard of, one Taklah
  • Has heard rumors of the Hengeyokai (Unless Khan or Bagheera who get this at x3)
  • Privy to some of the secrets of your tribe
  • Has heard rumors about the rarest/most obscure Killi and may be able to substantiate them, (Ananasi, Gurahl, Mokole, Rokea) (Some of these may be known at x3 depending on Bastet's Tribe: i.e., Mokole to Bubasti)
  • Outsiders will have spoken to a couple of Bastet of different tribes and understands some of the differences between them

Bastet Lore 5: Aware of the "Big Picture" (What the Bon Bhat Know)

  • Privy to Major Secrets of your Tribe
  • You know enough Secrets, People, Chaya, Jamak, Killi, and Shadow Folk to make an informed decision about Nationwide and Worldwide matters
  • Knows of the Hengeyokai (If Khan or Bagheera)
  • Less confident that the Nagah are truly dead
  • Perhaps the Ceilican aren't really dead
  • You are sure the Bubasti aren't everything they seem