Every Moot begins with the Howl, and it is typically led by the Galliards of the Sept. One Galliard serves as the Master of the Howl for the Moot, and he or she leads the songs and chants that begin the Moot. It is the responsibility of the Master of the Howl to summon the other Garou of the Sept to the Moot, and then to perform the Moot Rite that officially opens the Moot. It is also the duty of the Master of the Howl to see to it that there is a smooth transition from one section of the Moot to the next. No two Septs have the same Opening Howl; each is distinct. Opening Howls can also vary in tone depending on a Moot's purpose: a howl marking a Sept's recent triumph in battle might be martial in tone, while a howl calling Garou to a Moot during which criminals will be judged might be more menacing. However, it is the role of the Fool -- normally the province of one of the Ragabash auspice -- to question each assertion made during the Opening Howl. In turn, the Garou unite in affirmation of their heritage by refuting the Fool's claims.