Kindred of the East: Crimson Empires
Reflecting the Inner Face
Reflecting The Inner Face, lvl 3
This Rite reveals and then strips away magical alterations to a person’s appearance. By maneuvering a creature between two mirrors aligned according to the principles of feng shui, Kuei-jin can temporarily circumvent a disguised creature’s illusory appearance.
System: Properly positioning the mirrors calls for a roll of Rituals + Perception (difficulty 6). This positioning is good until the next sunrise, after which the currents of feng shui will have shifted just enough to require the repositioning of the mirrors. As long as the mirrors are properly aligned, any creature whose appearance has been altered through magical means runs the risk of being detected should he pass between them. Assuming the mirrors have been positioned properly, the creature’s true appearance manifests in whichever of the two mirrors he isn’t looking at. Kuei-jin or other creatures who have an understanding of feng shui may figure out that the mirrors serve some purpose, though most won’t know what it is. Improperly positioned mirrors may reveal nothing, false images or, in the case of only slight misalignments, the disguised creature’s true appearance, but only in the mirror he’s currently facing