Kindred of the East: Crimson Empires
Trace the Dragon's Blood
Trace The Dragon’s Blood- lvl 1
To trace the dragon’s blood is to utilize one’s own Chi to call out to the streams of Chi that flow between dragon nests. In essence, yin calls to Yin and vice versa. The Ritual allows Kuei-jin to see all the potent lines of Chi power within visible range and identify them as Yin or Yang Chi. Once the Kuei-jin can clearly see the lines, she’s able to tell where they lead (unless they have been deliberately cloaked, an effect that requires a Ritual known only to very powerful Kuei-jin).
System: The Kuei-jin chooses a vantage point where she can cast her Ritual (obviously, standing atop a mountain gives a greater viewing area, but the lines may be some distance away, thus necessitating a new casting when the Kuei-Jin gets close enough to utilize the line she saw from afar). She then spends a point of Chi and concentrates on locating the dragon lines, as she petitions the local dragons for assistance. A small token pleasing to the dragon (jade, lucky money, aromatic herbs, incense, or an additional point of Chi) must then be sacrificed. The ritual generally takes anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes, depending on how elaborate the petitioner makes it. The Kuei-jin need not make any roll to succeed unless the lines are cloaked. If they are, the vampire must roll Perception + Occult (difficulty 8) to discern where the lines lie. Their destination points are, nevertheless, not readily perceivable. At the Storyteller’s discretion, particularly elaborate or inventive Rituals can lower the Rite’s difficulty number by one or two points.