Kindred of the East: Crimson Empires
Imbuing the Jade
Imbuing The Jade, lvl 3
This Rite enables Kuei-jin to imbue jade with properties that allow the gem’s possessor to cross into the spirit worlds or utilize dragon lines. The vampire crafts jade replicas — tiny likenesses of the Kuei-jin — for use when following in the crab’s footsteps, whereas she carves small boats for use when riding the dragon’s tongue.
System: The Kuei-jin must acquire several small pieces of jade. If she wishes to travel to the Yin world, the jade should be white; if to the yang world, red is preferred. Any color of jade may be used for making the boats. The Kuei-jin must fill a bronze bowl with clean water, add an infusion of savory herbs, and set it outdoors in the moonlight for an hour. While the infusion steeps, the Kuei-jin uses a bronze knife to make scratches on each piece of jade she wants to imbue. The scratches must approximate a human-like figure or a boat, but need not be particularly adept renderings. The ritualist expends two points of Chi, then she immerses the jade in the water. Under the moon’s light, the jade assumes the proper form — boat or person. The jade is now imbued with power. travel jades (as they’re commonly called) are usually kept in a small, highly decorated or embroidered pouch. Each Ritual can create 12 travel jades, which may be divided any way the ritualist chooses. The water used in the Ritual becomes charged with Chi and can enhance the growth of night-blooming flowers if poured over them.