Death Gifts

Gifts of Death allow a Shifter to manipulate the border between this world and the next in subtle but effective ways. They are usually taught by Death-Spirits or by Spirits of animals associated with death (such as vultures, serpents, ravens or jackals).

• Death Sight

To understand something, one must first be able to perceive it. The shifter with this gift is able to adjust his sight to see the impressions left by death. He can see ghosts and perceive the spiritual imprint left where a person or higher animal died, though the knowledge could bring him grief. While this gift is in effect, a character’s eyes turn a milky white, as if covered with cataracts, but he can still perceive what’s going on around him.


Cost: None

Dice Pool: Perception + Occult.

Action: Immediate.


Roll Results

Botch: The shifter perceives the world as souls see it - people look like they're decaying, buildings crumbling, etc. This lasts for one hour per botch level. Ie. -1 botch, 1 hour, -2 botch, 2 hours, etc.

Failure: The shifter is unable to adjust his sight.

Success: For the duration of a scene, the character’s sight is attuned to the dead. The shifter can perceive ghosts, even if they would ordinarily be invisible.


After Activation

Cost: None.

Dice Pool: An Intelligence + Occult roll can be made for the shifter to detect any “stains” of death in an area.

Action: Immediate.


Roll Results

Botch: The shifter will find himself with wrong information. Ie. Mistaking a shadow for a stain, etc.

Failure: The shifter is unable to detect any stains of death.

Success: Success allows the shifter to see a phantom bloodstain wherever a creature at least the size of a cat died within the last lunar month.


System

The size of the bloodstain reveals the rough emotional discharge of the death. A human being who died peacefully and a dog who died in pain leave approximately the same size stain (about the size of a human torso). The darker the stain, the more recent the death. This gift cannot reveal anything more about the circumstances of any death in question, although a shifter can use both this gift and Spirit Echo to pinpoint and analyze the scene of a murder.

The effects of Death Sight apply only when a character is in the physical world.

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