Kindred of the East: Crimson Empires
Commune with Itugen
Commune with Itugen, lvl 4. Dark Ages, Mongol Era
This rite is performed in hiding. The Wan Kuei who wishes communion with the Earth Mother must surrender himself to her completely, and travel deep into a cave until no moonlight or starlight is visible. Such caves are well known to the Wan Kuei, of course, who must hide from the sun each day; caves which bear the marks of the heavy traffic are inappropriate for this rite as the ritualist must sanctify the cave he wishes to use before beginning.
A wan kuei chooses to commune with Mother Itugen for one of two main purposes; to gain her gift of fertility or to gain her gift of strength. The performance of the rite is similar in each case. The vampire burns incense and carefully writes a long prayer onto a prisitine scroll. He then burns the scroll- by this time, the cave may be too smoky for a mortal to breath or for the scroll to burn properlty, so care must be taken- and meditates for several hours. When this time has ended, if his meditations have been true, the Wan Kuei will receive the gift asked for.
The character must perform the rituals described above; the player then rolls Stamina + Occult diff 7.
If the character seeks Itugen’s gift of fertility and achieves four or more successes, any or all chi in her system is converted to Yang Chi, at the character’s discretion; if she becomes Yang-imbalanced at this point she may be able to sire or bear a dhampyr (as appropriate). If the character seeks Itugne’s gift of strength, each success temporarily adds one die to the character’s strength- based dice pools for a duration equal to one full night.