Skinchanging is the art of assuming an animals form through the use of a special cloak or garment.
It is a form of Hedge Magic and does not require the gift. There are are numerous Skingchanging ‘traditions’ through out the world and it can be associated with any of the Realms of Power. Hermetic Wizards generally rely on there own magic for shapechanging, thought some are skinchangers as well. House Bjornaer are not skinchangers, there heartbeasts are a deeper and more powerful form of magic.