Kindred of the East: Crimson Empires
Rite of Jade Tea
The Rite of Jade Tea, lvl 2
As with many jade-oriented rites, the Rite of Jade Tea was developed by the Korean Kuei-jin of the Green Courts. This rite helps them detect and secure supplies of jade.
The ritualist leaves a yellow jade or gray jade coin in a small bowl of spring water and recites a prayer above it, thanking the spirits of jade for their gifts.
System:A Charisma + Rituals roll is made, difficulty of the local Wall. If the ritual is performed correctly, the Cathayan will find that the jade has dissolved in the water and formed a clear yellowish or gray liquid (depending on the jade used) known as “jade tea.” Once the vampire drinks the jade tea, she will be able to detect and identify jade in her immediate vicinity (Perception x 8 feet) for the remainder of the night. A successful Perception + Rituals roll (difficulty 7) is sufficient to detect any jade present, with additional successes providing more information about the jade — amount, nature (raw or worked), quality, location, type (red, green, white), etc.