Kindred of the East: Crimson Empires
Cloak the Dragon's Passage
Cloak The Dragon’s Passage, lvl 4
Diametrically opposed to the Ritual for tracing the dragon’s blood, this Ritual serves to hide a dragon line and conceal its destination point. Cloak the Dragon’s Passage is a method whereby a Kuei-jin whose resting place lies near dragon tracks may make them more difficult for other Kuei-jin to find, while still maintaining a dragon line for the ritualist’s own use. Once another Kuei-jin overcomes the attempt to hide the dragon line, the Ritual must be reenacted.
System: The ritualist must use a jade boat to travel the length of the dragon line she wants t cloak (See “Riding the Dragon’s Tongue.”). While traveling, she must spend two points of Chi, invoke the dragons’ aid, and stew a mixture of jade powder, crushed gems, and ground ginseng along the path behind her, coating it. Such a mixture can be quite costly, depending on the quality of the materials used. She must fling a handful upon the path every few feet, as she intones please to the guardian dragons. While this Ritual seems to take hours to complete, it actually lasts no longer than the normal journey time. Should exceedingly precious materials be used in the Ritual, the Storyteller may assign a higher difficulty level to vampires attempting to find the cloaked dragon track (to a maximum of 10).