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Vampire Sphere rules for custom materials

  • 1- You may develop or join a custom bloodline. For more information, see: Custom Bloodlines Approval Guide
  • 2- You may develop a custom devotion or grab an existing approved custom one.
  • 3- Each covenant has its own slice of special powers, you may develop one custom power in the vein appropriate to your covenant. Sorceries for Lancea/Circle, Scales for Ordo, Laws for Carthians, or Oaths for Invictus. If you are a part of multiple covenants, you may still only have one custom power and it must fit with one of the covenants you have appropriate status with.
  • 4- You may have custom items crafted as per the normal rules server-wide. No splat-specific enhancements are available from or to the outside, but they're interchangeable within the sphere. (So Lynx can make cool stuff for other vampires, but not for mortals, and changelings can't give you any of their neat stuff). For more information, see: Crafting System
  • 5- You may have a custom Mask or Dirge, which you may work out with the Vampire ST during character creation.



You may have one of each as pertaining to #1-3, but only one at character creation, and new custom bloodlines cannot be made in character creation.

For #4, you may choose to have one at character creation instead of a different power or bloodline, and you may gain 1 more each month, though there is no retroactive clause there. If a month goes by without such a purchase, you simply lose your opportunity.

For clarity on crafting things, it is the recipient of the item who is restricted to one per month. A crafter may make as many in a month as there are 'customers', so long as those customers have not already received their allotted item. You can buy a 'stack' of the exact same custom item if you want to have some to hand out to others during plots (like a set of comm headsets), but this counts as your one item for the month, and there is no way to stack the bonuses between said items, and you may not buy a stack of, for example, throwing knives you intend to personally use all at once. You must also be able to afford the availability of the item. All expenses come from the crafter and it is up to them to work out with their customers how to recoup those costs, subject to some oversight so that I know where the resources are coming from, etc.

None of the rulings I have posted here supersede any rulings made in other splats and all are subject to change to conform to server-wide standards.

Coil Of Voivode Scales

Scale of Cleansing

Prerequisite Coils: Taste of Fealty

Procedure: The Dragon prepares a potion made with the Dragon's blood, animal sinew, and the subject of the addiction. The potion must be used in the same manner as the addiction.

  • If it must be smoked, then it must be rendered down, drained, dried, and then smoked.
  • If it must be drunk, it must be heated until boiling and then they must drink it at the highest temperature they can stand.
  • If it must be injected, then it must be boiled, strained and then they must inject it in multiple sites around the body.

Regardless of the method used, once all of the potion is inside the body the subject begins to get violently ill. They begin to vomit up a black viscous substance that turns to ash within seconds of leaving the body. The longer they have been subject to the addiction, the longer they vomit the substance up.

Outcome: This process is repeated once for every addiction the subject has. Each time roll a number of dice equal to the Dragon’s Coil of the Voivode. Success on any roll permanently removes the addiction. Despite the inclusion of the Dragon’s Vitae, it does not create a bond towards the Dragon.

Created by David8029


Feast for Famine

Prerequisite Coils: Taste of Fealty

Typically stored blood loses potency for Kindred, meaning long term survival in lean times is difficult when hunting is scarce. This Scale allows the Defiant to collect and store blood long past its expiration.

Procedure: With their own vitae and a mix of trace chemicals (blood thinners, anticoagulants, aspirin, etc) the Dragon prepares storage containers to store collected blood. Over the course of an hour, the Dragon rolls Composure + Medicine/Science, and spends one vitae to treat a number of vessels equal to success rolled. The vitae used in this procedure acts as a preservative, becoming inert and does not form a bond.

Outcome: The stored blood will last at full potency equal to the Dragon's Blood Potency Rating in months. After which the blood becomes rancid and unpalatable.

Created by Nbdyhome

Devotions

Healing Embrace (Resilience ••, Protean ••)

By turning their physical Disciplines inward, the Kindred is able to fuel the vitae meant for the embrace into their would-be Childe.

Cost: 1+ Vitae
Dice Pool: None
Action: Reflexive
Duration: Scene
The embrace is a transformative experience and with the right touch, practitioners of this devotion can make it a healing experience. Not without a price though, paid in pain and blood. The sire may choose to heal their would-be childe during the embrace by spending blood, in excess of that needed for the transformation, to heal wound levels as if they were the sire’s own.

This doesn’t only apply to fresh wounds, long healed injuries may be reopened and healed in this fashion though it proves for an excruciating experience. The wounds must be reopened using Protean claws. This devotion can only take place during embrace.

This devotion costs 2 experience to learn.

Created by Muse

Memory Lash (Auspex ••••)

Setting aside subtlety, the vampire turns the subject’s own memories against them in a disorienting wave of jumbled recollections and phantom sensations.

Cost: None
Dice Pool: None
Action: Reflexive
Duration: Instant
Memory Lash upgrades the effects of Lay Open the Mind, allowing the vampire to inflict the Insensate Tilt in place of uncovering a memory. The victim of the Insensate Tilt is always aware this comes from a foreign source, though they cannot identify the source (unless the vampire chooses to be identifiable).

This devotion costs 2 experience to learn.

Created by Crepe

Masks

Daredevil

A daredevil isn't satisfied with a comfortable life. She needs to be close to ruin or death to feel alive, and so seeks out risk for risk's sake even at the cost of others.
Single: Take a risky or dangerous path when there is a safer alternative.
All: Risk final death as a foreseeable result of your own choices.

Created by Blight