Kindred of the East: Crimson Empires
Dream of the Suffocating Cat
Dream of the Suffocating Cat, lvl 2
The Devil-Tigers often utilize supernatural methods to punish sinners in subtle fashions. Moral lessons are better driven home through the influence of seemingly impersonal forces than through demons rending the flesh of sinners, believe the Devils of Heaven. Through the use of Dream of the Suffocating Cat, the victim is struck with night terrors – dreams of suffocation that leave the target sleepless and weary.
The ritualist must have some part of the victim- hair, nail clippings, blood and tears are common choices. By making a facsimile of the target and performing a 20-minute rite over it, he sends very minor spirits of wickedness to trouble her dreams. The target must make a Stamina roll (diff 4) or suffer the effects of the Nightmare flaw and having failed his Willpower roll. For every two nights the rite is repeated, the difficulty of the stamina roll goes up by 1, to a maximum of 8. if the target sleeps on holy ground, is blessed by a priest or otherwise takes shelter in an area free of negative influences, she is safe from effects of the rite for that night, but the difficulty of the Stamina roll does not decrease.