The Wolves of Brandenburg
Tradition says that armies already wavering and giving way have been rallied by women who, with earnest entreaties and bosoms laid bare, have vividly represented the horrors of captivity, which the Germans fear with such extreme dread on behalf of their women, that the strongest tie by which a state can be bound is the being required to give, among the number of hostages, maidens of noble birth. They even believe that the sex has a certain sanctity and prescience, and they do not despise their counsels, or make light of their answers
- Tacitus, Germania
Brigitte is an Ancestor Spirit of the Get of Fenris; a tall, pale, towheaded woman dressed in ancient finery. She wears not only the best garments produced by the ancient Germans, but also treasures obtained from Rome.
As an Ancestor spirit, Brigitte has taught some of the Garou their Homid Gifts. Her demeanor is a bit imperious as she was respected highly in life, and her memory deserves no less. To those who honor her memory, she dispenses with the knowledge as a king dispenses treasure to his most favored warriors.
Brigitte originally lived as a homid Fenrir Philodox during the early Roman Empire. She lived outside the boundary of Roman Germania in the wilds beyond the Rhine. The ancient Germanic peoples believed some women were prophetesses and communed with the gods. As one of the Garou, Brigitte fulfilled this role and became worshiped as a deity by most of the tribes among the German barbarians. She served as an arbiter between tribes to resolve their disputes, and legend holds even the Romans made use of her in dealing with a conflict with one of the unfederated Germanic tribes. In her role as arbitrator, the envoys were not admitted to her presence; an interpreter conveyed their messages to her and reported her pronouncements.
Brigitte achieved much Renown during her lifetime, and the Get of Fenris kept her remembered in their tale singing and legends. After her death, her spirit remains one of the Ancestors many Get of Fenris, particularly females of any auspice, contact.