He could be doing a pathetic attempt to spy on the guild and sell that information elsewhere. I wouldn’t trust him with a butter knife, much less a guild membership.
Thank you for saying this Bettie.
P.S. Dear macho alpha butch men. If you get triggered by getting the strings of your rotten, impotent heart pulled, I’d suggest acquiring a safe space.
P.P.S Congratulations. Now you know what’s it like to have your agency tampered with without your consent. You have a whole eternity to meditate on this lesson before you decide to intentionally provoke someone to near-frenzy in the Night Market or decide to ash them because they said a couple of mean words. Don’t have your mouth write checks that your ass can’t claim.
I’ll get to preparing a bloodstone in the coming nights too.
Once we have a more substantial report we can share it with the guild. Feel free to use the setup to contribute with your own research.
:: The following are compiled, summarized notes from a number of occult books. Each statement has numbered references ::
Necromancy: the magical practice of raising the dead, either through raising the spirit or perhaps even the body of a dead person. There are many different ways of doing this, through many different traditions and religious groups. There are different cultures that talk with the dead, seek visions or guidance and try to bring them back in some ways. In Voodoo for example the spirits can ‘ride’ a living person to interact with the physical world and they all have their own personality come through. But that is temporary, so something more permanent would require a different method
Necromancy can also be used can be used to divine the future, or use the dead as a weapon, or find out hidden knowledge. Necromancy also has its own wealth of rituals.*
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Since we’re diverting away from graveyard hunting for the time being, this is my report of the event that I witnessed a few nights ago when I decided to snoop around. I apologize if it seems a little convoluted, but I wanted to make sure I included every minute detail.
I went to one of the municipal graveyards in Holy Hill, just to see if there has been some magickal residue or occult workings on the area. Someone fucking with the graveyards, engraving symbols around, things of that nature. What I did find was a spirit, who seemed to float around an unmarked mausoleum. At first, the spirit didn’t seem to notice me. It did, after a while. I waved at it and came a little closer hoping it will notice me. The spirit didn’t seem too happy to see me, but more than anything it just seemed scared and anxious. Its lips moved but no sound came out. I told the spirit that I think someone might have intentionally disturbed their rest or is planning on doing so, and I wanted to know more about it. Initially, I tried to communicate with hand gestures, but after a few interactions, the voice came through. I didn’t get the answers to my questions. However, the spirit seemed aware that it has passed on and it told me that it was “on a different plane” and it “shouldn’t be back” and it “shouldn’t be here”. It knew that its presence here was a mistake, or that there was something wrong at the very least. I asked it if it knew who brought it back, or when, but it simply said that it “has to go back to where it belongs.” It floated around the mausoleum, and it vanished. Funnily enough, I could feel it’s lingering presence. Like something was -there- and the sensation quickly dissipated. I left after that.
I can craft the bloodstones too. For added protection, I can ward them as well. We can tell them we need samples of their blood to properly ward the items.
However I am a little concerned about how this will affect everything in the future. I don’t know if I’m entirely comfortable with the idea of the entire city knowing that the Tremere are churning out items that can help mitigate Presence and other similar abilities.
Name: Melanie Green
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