Supernatural Social Organizations
Used exclusively by Garou, and almost exclusively by the more
traditional Garou, such as Gaia's Sentinels and the Ferals. It refers
to a Garou-only social group who have dedicated themselves to
each other and, usually, to some purpose and/or Totem.
Used almost exclusively by [lion-shapechangers], although some
groups of [bastet] of other species will use it in preference to
"kumi," as it indicates a social grouping of only [bastet] who have
dedicated themselves to each other and, usually, to some purpose and/or
Used exclusively by Mages, indicating a social grouping of Mages
(primarily) and their associates and lackeys (secondarily) who share
territory, a headquarters of some kind, and, sometimes, a purpose.
Used exclusively by groups of Mages, folk magicians, and similarly
gifted humans, indicating a social grouping of "normal" humans that
does not incorporate any supernatural creatures, without the social
hierarchy implied by "Cabal." The covenant will usually share
territory, a headquarters, and, sometimes, a purpose.
Used to indicate a social grouping of all kinds of supernatural
types, but also used by groups consisting of only shapechanger
Kinfolk. The term indicates a group of individuals who have dedicated
themselves to each other as a family. Sometimes they share a
dedication to a purpose and Totem, but often it is a group of people
who have gathered themselves around a number of close personal
relationships, rather than banding together for some great Reason.
[Linguistic note from El: 'Kumi' seems to be a very flexible word which means anything from "clique" to "corporation." My dictionary defines it as "1. group; team. 2. class (school)." However, Sia swears she's also seen it used in business names - possibly like "The Such-and-Such Group" in English. It seemed versatile and
previously unclaimed by WW. It is 'kumi' when it stands by itself, and 'gumi' when it comes after another word like, say, 'Kenshin.' (Kenshingumi)]