Kindred of the East: Crimson Empires
Rite of the Gracious Courier
Rite Of The Gracious Courier, lvl 1
This Rite allows a Kuei-jin to function within a formal court setting without drawing undo attention. Though she doesn’t, and in fact can’t, contribute to the court proceedings in any substantial way, those in attendance remember the Kuei-jin’s presence and the fact that she behaved with decorum.
System: Starting at the beginning of the session of court, the Gracious Courier quietly chants a mantra while standing away from the focus of attention. The Kuei-jin s allowed to move slowly should protocol dictate but must keep chanting and not speak to anyone or otherwise draw attention to himself. For the duration of the chanting and so long as there’s no serious disturbance in the court, no one engaged in the court’s proceedings will disturb him. If court business requires that the Gracious Courier be addressed, questioned, or otherwise interacted with, the addressing Kuei-jin must succeed in a Willpower roll (difficulty 8), otherwise the Kuei-jin forgets to call on him. Should the Kuei-jin cease chanting, or combat or some other unusual development disrupt the normal flow of court proceedings, this Rite ceases to provide protection. This Rite has no effect outside a formal court setting.