Kindred of the East: Crimson Empires
Binding Goods, lvl 2. Dark Ages
Wan Kuei are protean creatures, prone to changing their forms, sprouting spikes and growing to several times their normal size. Obviously, this can make the matter of maintaining a dignified appearance difficult, to say nothing of the problems of holding onto valuable equipment during these many changes. Binding Goods is a magical rite by which the vampire ‘attaches’ clothing and harnesses to himself, so that they accompany her through any changes she makes. While clothing and belts and so forth may change size, the items attached to them do not. A jina’s treasured belt-knife may not fall off when his clothing tears apart as he grows into his Demon Shintai form, but neither will it grow to the size of a long sword to match his newly gigantic hands.
The vampire must perform a night-long rite over the items to be bound to her person, at the end of which they are harmonized with her spiritual energies. They will change to fit her, no matter what shape she assumes, and will disappear completely if she assumes an animal shape or a shape which otherwise cannot utilize them. Also, if the vampire pierces or shreds them while assuming a new form, the cloths will be whole again when the vampire returns to her normal human shape.
A vampire can only have as many items bound to her as she has points of hun, and this ‘capacity’ cannot be reclaimed without the destruction of one or more bound items. A popular way to humilitate one’s rivals or enemies is to steal their bound goods and secret them somewhere remote or dangerous.