The Silent Striders were exiled from their homeland of Egypt by the Followers of Set by means of a magical curse, and have been roaming the world ever since. They are involved in the world of Wraith: The Oblivion and Vampire: The Masquerade more than any other werewolf tribe.
Since their exile, they have traveled the world, and their kin are now the Gypsies, better known as the Roma. Through their travels the Silent Strider hope to find ways to lift the curse, that not only prevents them from finding rest within their former homeland, but also has spiritually severed them from their ancestors, and by extension their spiritual heritage. Many serve as messengers and couriers, traveling from caern to caern as a global information network.
In the Tribebook for the first and second Edition of the game some young cubs were mentioned as the firsts to have spiritual connection to the tribal ancestors in several millennia. The Tribebook for the revised Edition introduced a special Merit to allow player characters to be one of those young garou. In the story section of the final book of the game series, detailing the Apocalypse, it is explained how the curse was weakened to allow these young garou to have such a connection.