Kindred of the East: Crimson Empires
Harmonious Shielding of the Guarded Home
Harmonious Shielding Of The Guarded Home, lvl 1
This Rite protects from violation or invasion a Kuei-jin’s resting place or the tomb that contained her mortal body. Similar in effect to the Thaumaturgical Ritual Defense of the Sacred Haven, this Rite prevents harmful influences from entering or defiling the affected site. It also provides a sleeping Kuei-jin with a warning if intruders attempt to approach the site.
System: The individual performing the rite must take an hour to perform a Ritual cleansing of the site. She may use human servants to accomplish this task if she doesn’t wish to indulge in menial labor herself, but she must be physically present during the cleansing. The character then places incense and purifying herbs in a bowl of steaming water and allows them to steep until their aroma fills the room. The final step involves using a small brush to paint harmonious symbols inside the room or around the tomb and draw curved lines or circles to repel demons. (Some versions of this Rite involve strewing grains of rice in a circle inside the protected site.) each point of Chi spent provides 24 hours of protection, but no more than three points may be spent at any one time.