The Rite of Purification

The Rite of Purification, lvl 4

This ritual is used to dispel the spiritual mark left by the Rite of Infamy (see below). A character can’t use this rite on himself; he must find someone of proper enlightenment
(i.e., of equal or greater Dharma rating) willing to use the Rite of Purification on him. Not many Kuei-jin are willing to perform this rite without the okay of their court’s ancestor, especially for some akuma they don’t know. The ritualist must wave smoking incense over a piece of white jade, and leave it where the sun will shine on it for at least a few hours (the ritual is ruined if it rains, or if it is overcast all day).

The next sunrise, the subject of the ritual swallows the jade. After a few minutes, the subject feels searing pain as the sunlight stored in the jade burns away his spiritual impurities; the character takes one level of aggravated damage (which can’t be soaked by any means) and must roll to resist Wave Soul. Then, assuming the vampire succeeded on his Virtue roll, the ritualist takes a ritually prepared blade and cuts the stone out of the subject’s gullet (causing lethal damage; while soak is rolled against this, the subject must endure at least one health level of damage before the piece of jade can be removed, which may take some time for especially tough vampires). The jade, now removed from the vampire, is now
warped and black, stained by the subject’s evil; the subject must take this defiled stone and destroy it in front of the ritualist.

The Rite of Purification

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