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===All-Seeing Eye===
===All-Seeing Eye===
Modes: B, P Threshold: 15/10
Ritual: Prayer, Sermon
Range: Self Duration: Scene
Roll: Intuition+Theurgy
The Rite of the All-Seeing Eye allows the theurgist to observe
Duration: 1 Scene
a place he is not presently at. It must be somewhere familiar
Range: Self (Special)
to him (he must have stayed there for at least one full day and
night), and it must be no more than a kilometer away. The range
This ritual operates in the same fashion as the Sixth Sense psychic ability "Far Sight".
can be extended by spending temporary Faith Points, each point
spend adding a “0” to the number of kilometers (1 point=10
kilometers; 2 points=100 kilometers; 3 points=1000 kilometers
and so on). While experiencing this clairvoyance, the theurgist
is oblivious to his own surroundings. He may explain what he
sees to those nearby, but he will not hear their questions or
comments. The rite lasts for as long as the theurgist wills it, or
until he falls asleep.
===Clear Mind===
===Clear Mind===

Revision as of 12:28, 28 October 2012

Rites of Ven Lohji

All-Seeing Eye

Ritual: Prayer, Sermon Roll: Intuition+Theurgy Duration: 1 Scene Range: Self (Special)

This ritual operates in the same fashion as the Sixth Sense psychic ability "Far Sight".

Clear Mind

Modes: P Threshold: 10 Range: Self Duration: Scene This rite helps to clear the mind and guide its focus for meditation. The subject receives a +2 goal number to all Discipline, Inquiry and Art based tasks for the remainder of the scene.

Oath to Saint Ven Lohji

Modes: P, S Threshold: 15/10 Range: Sensory Duration: Drama Inspired by the Oath of Fellowship that the saints pledged to one another at the time of their worst trial, this rite binds a group together in friendship and trust, and is a theurgical version of the sacrament of Holy Congress. The pledge must be made at the start of some specific task (lasting one drama), such as a journey or mission. Every member of the pledge receives a +2 bonus to any goal number when performing meditation, contemplation and artistic endeavors. Theurgist members receive the same bonus when casting further rites of Saint Ven Lohji. Betraying the pledge comes at a terrible price, as Oathbreaking is a Mortal Sin tarnishing one’s soul mirror. The +2 bonus is turned into a ‑2 penalty to all goal numbers, lasting till the offender is redeemed by undertaking a pilgrimage or some other holy trial. In addition, Oathbreaking theurgist members of the pledge can no longer call upon rites of Saint Ven Lohji.

Rending the Veil of Unreason

Modes: P Threshold: 10 Range: Sensory Duration: Turn This rite lets the theurgist perceive a person’s soul mirror reflection of the light of the Celestial Sun, thereby gaining insight into that person’s conviction and sins. The reflection takes the form of a miniature of the Holy Flame, burning in the heart region of the target’s aura. The size of the reflected Flame is determined by the target’s Faith rating, and it’s shining strength by the target’s temporary Faith rating. The Flame fills about 10% of the person’s torso area per Faith rating, and shines with approximately 10% of the strength of Urth’s Sol per temporary Faith Point. As the soul mirror is “tarnished” by sinful actions and intentions, the theurgist may discern the type and extent of the target’s sinful ways. Sin “Tarnish” Pride Narrow vertical streaks Greed Broad horizontal streaks Lust Violet bubbles rising from the bottom Envy Greenish streaks pointing inward from the outer edges Sloth Thick bluish bubbles rolling down from the top Sin (continued) “Tarnish” Wrath Reddish streaks radiating from center Oathbreaking Cracks; one for each oath broken, with sizes depending on the oath importance

Second Sight

Modes: P Threshold: 10 Range: Sensory Duration: Turn The Second Sight rite allows the theurgist to perceive the hidden nature of someone corrupted by occult or diabolic means. A psychic’s Urge may for example be seen as a dark fetal form in the psychic’s brain (lower Urge levels), or a fully formed shadow moving independently and defiantly of the psychic (higher Urge levels). An Antinomist takes on some demonic appearance, horns and hooves, beastly face, bat wings, or other such attributes (the more powerful the Antinomist, the more attributes he manifests), while the demon possessing him can be seen as a disgusting creature coiled up inside. Another theurgist’s Hubris is momentarily experienced by the caster, while the non-human features concealed by a Symbiot infiltrator will become apparent and so on. The gamemaster should tailor the Second Sight description to the situation and targets in question, using the above as guidelines. The Second Sight rite also indicates to the theurgist the details of any theurgic rite in effect near him, such as its general type (hostile, protective, healing, informative, manipulative etc.), its target, and its caster.

Zeal Aura

Modes: B, P, S Threshold: 15/10/5 Range: Self Duration: Scene The theurgist shuts down all her occult faculties and renders herself immune to theurgy, psychism, antinomy, demonic possession, and other forms of occultism. She can neither herself use nor be the target off any kinds of occult powers for the duration of the rite.