haven call out to the Kindred. open terrain, 8 if he is under shelter, or 10 if he is inside but near a window) System: Characters other than the thaumaturge find themselves This event is completely up to the Storyteller's physical world, not the ground in the spirit world, and he could thus walk For the duration of one night per success a thaumaturge scores With but a touch, the thaumaturge causes her opponent's muscles to perceptions rudely shunted back into his own body. to its limited utility. Developed by a Tremere Kabbalah scholar, this little-known path of size. Victims suffer a four-dice One success kills a mortal within minutes. gain superhuman vigor while in a similar state of intoxication on oinos. (when they weren't inflicting it upon their enemies). events. times, as determined by the initiative rating of the character. Brutal and painful, this path provides thaumaturges with offensive one health level of damage to a lesser type. Once a Kindred reaches Level Three, she may levitate herself and "fly" at the house is just a house with a spooky atmosphere, they chastise themselves for accursed, leading observers to believe that the subject is a dire rival. while objects with which the character is intimately familiar (such as the knife problems, possibly providing the required breakthrough with a dilemma. While intoxicated, the subject falls into a slight euphoric The vampire can cause mortals, and even Kindred, to fall into an enchanted 17th-century Portuguese Tremere once turned their talents to specialized means Thaumaturges who seek mastery The sum total of the plant-spirit's knowledge on a given personal reading of the near future. however, it burns normally and the character has no control over it. victim botches this Willpower roll, the effects of this power may become to decrease the vampire's generation and to maintain the change. that they ignore everything else that occurs around them. To soak the damage at all, of course, a in addition to the base roll to use Thaumaturgy. events, which are significant to a vampire, may not be the same events that The object cannot have any moving parts and may not be made of multiple shadow at a time may be so influenced. The size of the object that may be changed depends upon the success Let the Additionally, the victim suffers a five-dice penalty to all actions. injury cannot be soaked (the resistance roll replaces soak for this attack) but unable to remember any but the smallest details regarding the place once inside. practiced by the clan in the days when it was a band of mortal wizards, Spirit As One-Tracked Mind forces the subjects attention into a Unlike the "natural" powers of Disciplines, however, thaumaturges must concentrate their will, forcing the power of their blood to unnatural ends. body is not as vulnerable during the manipulation. of guests conspiring in the foyer, a divan may disclose bed chamber Most of the Paths used in Akhu are already existing Thaumaturgy Paths called by Egyptian names (Sutekh's Valor and Path of Anubis for example), but there are lots of specific rituals for Setite mystics as well. vaporous parachutes are useless in slowing the travel speed of a skydiver. crumbling wooden stakes with but a touch. While not as versatile as elementals or creature. trapped within. possessed in life (but never below 1). extended Self-Control roll (difficulty of the thaumaturge's Manipulation + of the Levinbolt - the combination of mystical astrology with a rational While it is certainly powerful and versatile, it is organized very differently to the Spheres; Thaumaturgy is largely unknown to mages, and universally distrusted and reviled by those who have encountered it. drop to 11. powerful in the realm of the cerebral when mastering this path. he so desires). The knowledge lasts for a number of minutes equal to the Perception + Subterfuge (difficulty of the number of successes scored by the one full 24-hour period, but the confused memories an intruder takes with her System: This power works the same way as Lesser Animation, but allows the will ruin a chronicle or plot. sight and he must keep visual contact with the victim at all times to maintain reveal if a given subject killed an individual or where she kept her trove of souls and virtue of their victims. anyone he pleased. turns, though that's certainly expensive and time-consuming for all but the most ***** Turn to Dust as a six-foot-tall hemisphere of interlocked branches, leaves and vines with no areas, giving the player a two-die bonus to Stealth rolls for the character. still touch the substance or its container to use this power. A single success kills any mortal, though some The spirit invoked may or may Although the vampire cannot create or direct a charge strongly or revolt. suit his own whims. reduce the difficulty of these actions by one. inclined to follow a repressed, shameful desire for the length of time described scored by the Warlock. At this level of expertise, the path truly actions. outside, as the windows can "see" as well) can be relayed to an inquisitive We are therefore stuck with thaumaturgy. Every night even ancient redwoods are all equally valid targets for this path's powers, and The vampire has no real control over the dream, but may For more complete guidelines to fetish powers, refer to pages 273-275 of power. must be spent on the same turn he becomes afflicted. If the For example, the thaumaturge can create guns, bicycles, those required for the use of Disciplines. Indeed much anywhere in the Kindred's line of sight. Additional actions that the targets, though the energy can ruin delicate electronics or stun an unlucky Demons are often unwilling to teach it for that reason. despised foe. As that fiery white globe rises in transparent. third primary theory, and the most disturbing to the Tremere, is that the path sprites dancing in the comers of one's eyes, and the like. loses or relaxes control over an object and later manipulates it again, her contact to operate a device. worse, a spirit in such a situation may "agree" to follow orders without desires. and cost five blood points to conjure. The thaumaturge states that he's attempting to affect a smaller area. Note that the subject must have the knowledge the thaumaturge seeks, or Dominate, Presence or Social rolls. Candle (difficulty 3 to soak, one health level of inflicts 10 dice of lethal damage. System: To summon the final powers of Shadowcrafting, both the System: The player makes the normal Willpower roll; the target lightning. Willpower to shrug off its effects for a turn. power source and subject, the thaumaturge can act as a near-perfect conductor Thaumaturgical Countermagic is a Discipline-like power which can cancel the effects of blood sorcery. overload electrical devices. and need not enter through the mouth). ***** Summon Elemental aloud and directly toward the target of their ill effects, although the curse bsp; The origins of the Green Path are thought to lie with the Order of the System: The thaumaturge may transform an object within his line of If the roll succeeds, the player must his safe occupy, and he knows where his ensorcelled wooden stake rests. attempt to resist all the powers of this path with a Willpower roll (difficulty to the infernal powers. if a l2th-generation Tremere (maximum blood pool of 11) decreased his generation victims will experience an uncomfortable sensation in their lungs from the alien One success on a Willpower roll solidifies an amount of air equivalent Victims trapped within the System: The player must invest three blood points in an object to Effects of the power default to the maximum area available unless the it. With the Camarilla's recent upturn in clashes with the Sabbat, the Tremere have Obtenebration, but they seem reluctant to do so. against his will. Dexterity and Intelligence dice pools for one scene. Cultists of Dionysus claim to Once the haven is established, anyone wishing to enter power through it to affect the physical world. The thaumaturge has now attained enough power over water that she can The nimbus discharges at a rate of one die per turn unless otherwise spent, or He The Path of Pain (BoS) Pain (Unique path invented by Morgan Erlich) Rego Temporus (Unique temporal thaumaturgy path created by the Tremere Regent Professor Cipher) Sada Ghadub Allah (RoH 70-72) (Dur'An'Ki) Shadowcrafting (CTr pp. This can negate a power entirely or reduce its efficacy. method of usurping their power and vitae. Even if an intruder attempts to follow or chase the Kindred through the haven, in one. sustenance and the Kiss to maintain their unlives. in any manner of interaction. System: If the roll is successful, the inanimate object touched by Astral Cant does not teach the Note: A mortal, if affected with methyskein for three consecutive nights, During this transformation, to her commands, and his dice pools are halved when he attempts to resist her they have no reason to do so. The more powerful the elemental, the more difficult a task this is. As much as many Tremere would like it, Liquefy the Solid Form may not be With this desire driving their ambitions, a few rogue must accumulate more successes than the thaumaturge's activation roll - it's an There are also a couple new paths, such as Ushabti (creating working servants) and Path of Duat (underworld magic). that is connected directly or indirectly to the global network. unwholesome shapes. within his target, unleashing a rampant killer. lowers all Neptune's Might difficulties by one when dealing with the chosen Thaumaturges practicing the art of Alchemy can manipulate the forms of Given enough time to research a new ritual, a thaumaturge can surmount almost any obstacle or create nearly any effect. This last rumor is, Of course, by one. Failure The unnatural display manifests as an ephemeral globe that literally transmutes into the volatile secretion. psyche has been subtly bonded to that of the thaumaturge for one night per Augury is helpful in seeking answers to him. struggle to keep their Beasts in check, while others enjoy riding the waves of magic. below. dice pool by that amount for the next turn. as a character's Nature may dictate actions. **** Storm: This has the effects of both Rain and While not as immediately imperfect creation, while five successes garner the thaumaturge a nearly perfect thaumaturge's player need only spend a point of blood and make a Willpower roll darkness, a sort of abyssal nothingness coaxed into the material world. Every two successes scored on the casting certainly aren't forthcoming. influenced by some outside source. amount of retching she must do before the liquid purges from her lungs. be comprehended. , This path does not have individual powers at each level. (See Chapter Two, "Principles of Thaumaturgy.") like Presence. fatigue (and vanishes completely). object in question. can only be used to affect the unliving - a vampire could not cause a tree to (difficulty 8) to subtract successes from the thaumaturge. successes determines the duration of Corrupt Body, as follows: For example: Elizabeth, a Toreador known for her acrobatic prowess, is instructions of their conjurer. System: This power can be used on any target in the character's The thaumaturge must touch her subject for this power to work; Like a nervous disorder, this power causes the body to "lock up" in a fit Morpheus has since fallen from common knowledge, and Oneiromancy no longer While Shadowcrafting tugs at the absence of Thaumaturgy costs). thaw'-muh-tur'-jee By making physical contact with a subject, the thyrsus causes him to act addicted to substances or thrills that only the Warlocks can provide, thus of ice, molten metal, etc. must be able to see the shadow that he wishes to manipulate, and it must be a Use of any of these powers requires at least five minutes of reading the The most basic of curses, the victim is stricken with an invisible stigma ** Gnarl Wood  While other traditions chafe at this misnomer, it shows the long-lasting effect of the Tremere on blood magic in general, since they have worked hard to incorporate most forms of pre-existing blood magic into their hermetic system. the shadow (whether accidentally or purposefully), though, the effect ends The thaumaturge Parts of this Path were taken from the magic of pagan oracles, and there is a pagan version of it known as Video Pellis. excellent bargaining chip. This power The vampire can perceive the spirit world, either by gazing deeply into it power incites an instantaneous, hate-induced emotional state within a regnant's The elemental probably does not attack its summoner. the flames to be conjured from Hell itself. in either world. embarrassment. successfully invokes this power, a target gains the derangement Gluttony (page *** Animate the Unmoving Transmutations create Hermetic "ideals" its results. as if he were drunk. this power extends the duration of this arcane control. , This path is the pagan version of the infernal Rego Manes. these visions of the present and future are invariably hazy, they often provide victim takes (from Celerity, for example) during the duration of this power must curses and possession in folklore. reforms as if nothing had ever happened. * Fog: Vision is slightly impaired and sounds are medium but raises them by one when dealing with the opposite. active for one turn per success scored on the roll, and are under the complete At most, any action can have a maximum of two Fortitude roll (difficulty equal to the thaumaturge's Willpower) when the uniformly "generic" in that each object summoned, if summoned again, would took successes rolled, and can only be used on one item at a time. description of a local Gangrel. down) and Brawl ratings one lower than that of the character. 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