Kindred of the East: Crimson Empires
Inquisition of the Prying Magistrate
Inquisition of the Prying Magistrate, lvl 3
Through the use of this rite, a Crane can inquire into the truth of a matter. By restraining a subject (the subject can simply sit still voluntarily) and performing this hour rite over him, the target is rendered unable to lie. He can choose not to speak, and he can speak on other topics or not actually answer the question, but while he remains seated or restrained, he cannot lie.
The ritualist must spend an hour performing the rite, which involves incense, prayers and the symbolic (or real) beating of the subject. The victim may be tortured, subjected to the Obligation Discipline or otherwise persuaded to talk and the rite will still function. However, if he leaves his chair, the effect ends, so restraints are advised when the rite is used on unwilling subjects. if the subject is a Wan Kuei, he may make the usual Po roll (diff 9) to escape mind control, and if tortured, he may enter fire soul.