In the 1880’s, a terrible storm began to brew in the last years of the American Frontier. Bound once before by a Wendigo/Uktena/Croatan alliance, the arrival of the European Garou and death of the Croatan allowed it to work its way free over many decades. Once freed, it began to consume other spirits of the Wild West, and grew to hurricane-scale. A living, sentient, never-ending storm, present in both the Umbra and the physical world, possessing features of the Wyrm, the Wyld, and the Weaver, the Storm Eater looked like a possible early Apocalypse.
The Storm Eater was stopped by the Rite of Still Skies, in which 13 elder Garou gave their lives. The Storm Eater was placed into a fetish throne. The living avatar of the totem Rattlesnake, known as Draco, was instrumental in conducting the ritual. Draco disappeared immediately afterwards and Rattlesnake apparently went dormant.
In 1995, the corrupted Draco attempted to free the Storm Eater. The great Bane nearly broke free, but the Phoenix Caern of Visions had predicted the risk and was able to direct Garou to prevent yet another early Apocalypse. The Phoenix Chronicle depicts the events of that conflict. Draco himself was freed from the Storm Eater’s control at this point and the totem Rattlesnake was reawakened.
In 2003, at risk for yet another Storm Eater escape, Rattles the Sky, Draco, the totems Rattlesnake and Dana, in collaboration with Silver Night, the Archmage known as Jack, and Uktena Elder Reads Signs Clearly attempted a radically different goal – to purge the creature of enough of its Wyrm-taint to use it as a weapon against the Wyrm itself.
Other than Silver Night and the mortally-wounded Reads Signs Clearly, all of the aforementioned individuals (and many others) died during the ritual or during the following battle with Set, when the Storm Eater was indeed used to destroy Set’s heart, defeating the Eater of Souls and spearheading the Gaian victory in the Battle of Phoenix. Reads Signs Clearly died about an hour later.
Both Set and the Storm Eater are believed to have been destroyed in the ensuing cataclysmic explosion, and no sign of them have been seen in seven years. The Eater of Souls is believed to be dormant, as it is presumably impossible to destroy.