Kindred of the East: Crimson Empires
Restoring the Dharmic Balance
Restoring The Dharmic Balance, lvl 4
This Rite restores a fledging Kuei-jin who has fallen from her Dharma and relapsed to the state of a chih-mei (Dharma zero). Another Kuei-jin, usually an elder or — at the very least — a more enlightened individual, must perform this Rite for the fallen vampire. The subject undergoes a Ritual cleansing involving water, the burning of incense, and the recitation of mantras. If the Rite succeeds, the chih-mei returns to her senses and begins her Dharmic journey once again.
System: In most cases, the chih-mei must be subdued and forcibly brought to the place of purification — usually some site that is rich in Chi or that has some significance to the performer of the Rite or the subject. After completing the steps outlined above, the Kuei-jin enacting the Rite rolls Wits + Expression or some other appropriate Ability (difficulty 9). The number of successes gained is subtracted from 10. the difference is the difficulty for a sustained Willpower roll by the subject. One such roll may be made per night, so the Rite may need repeating several times. Once the subject achieves 10 successes, the Rite succeeds in restoring a Dharma rating of 1 to the subject, thus bringing her back from the ranks of chih-mei and allowing her to resume her “normal” existence as a Kuei-jin.