| Once you have acquired the necessary Renown, you may submit a request for Rank.
The process of gaining Rank varies from breed to breed. Quite often, Fera may simply acquire their new rank by demanding to be acknowledged for their increase in Renown. Occasionally, they may pass through specific challenges. Garou, on the other hand, must always undergo a Rank challenge - occasionally, mighty deeds may be acknowledged as part of their challenge. Regardless of breed, every character must pass a Rank challenge between Ranks 2 and 3, and for Rank 4 to 5.
A Rank challenge is a transformative event. Once undertaken, it will provide a character with new insight, a greater perspective, new weapons, new resources, or greater knowledge than before. It is possible to fail a Rank challenge.
Any character may acquire up to Rank 3, assuming they meet the Renown requirements and pass their Rank challenges. Acquiring Rank 4 requires a character to hold some official station within their community; this can be a recognized position within a sept or council, or an Alpha position within a pack.
Rank 5 requires an Alpha position within a sept or council, though former Alphas obviously retain their rank once they have been deposed or step down.