Kindred of the East: Crimson Empires
Behold the Spirit's Doorway
Behold The Spirits’ Doorway, lvl 2
Finding entry points into the spirit worlds allows a Kuei-jin to enter without the need for jade replicas or high levels of Prana Disciplines. Since gateways open to specific destinations, using them is more accurate than simply picking a spot and crossing over there, then having to seek out the proper location the traveler wishes to visit. Gateways always exist within a dragon nest, although not every dragon nest serves as a gateway. These doorways into the spirit worlds lead to either the Yin or Yang World. Although rumors of gateways into the Yomi World persist, no Kuei-jin has ever located one. Vampires who wish to find a gateway must travel to an area where they believe such a passage exists, then use the Ritual to determine its exact location, whether it’s Yin or Yang, and what the gate’s terminal point is.
System: Upon reaching the place where she believes a gate to be, the seeker inscribes a kaja ideogram symbolizing “gate.” The medium for this inscription can be a scroll on which the seeker draws the appropriate characters, a length of silk twisted into the shape of the ideogram, a chalk drawing made on pavement, sprinklings of powder — even several rocks laid out in a gatelike pattern. While drawing the characters or forming the gate, the seeker intones a plea to the denizens of both worlds and beseeches them to grant her the vision she needs. She lights incense and waves it over the pattern. The gateway then becomes visible.