Cub These werewolves are treated as little more than children by others of their kind. They know almost nothing of their new society, but most are eager to learn. To move on to cliath, a cub must go through his Rite of Passage.
Cliath Most werewolves are of this rank. It is dangerous to remain a cub very long and the minions of the Wyrm and even old age begin to thin out the higher ranks.
Fostern A werewolf who gains enough esteem to join the ranks of the fostern is expected to be broadly knowledgeable about all of werewolf society. In furtherance of this, they are sent to distant Caerns as emissaries and foster students, hence the name.
Adren Werewolves at this rank begin to acquire small amounts of political power, whether they wish to or not. Serious rivalries develop or deepen at this stage.
Athro Political power continues to grow and the werewolf is expected to take on serious duties for his sept. Athro often take on the most important missions and hold positions of power and esteem.
Elder Rarely do werewolves live long enough to become an elder. Most elders are the last of their packs and they are treated with the greatest of respect, even if they do not currently hold a title.
Werewolves increase in Rank by increasing their Renown: Glory, Honor, and Wisdom. The requirements to increase Rank vary by Auspice; an Ahroun will need to focus on Glory, while a Philodox will not advance if he doesn’t increase his Wisdom.