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Frigus

ChilloftheGrave
Chillofthegravetakesthecoldgraspofdeathwithinavampiresunbeatingheartandprojects
itdirectlyintothemindofthosearoundhim,givingtheillusionofadeathlycold.Thisgoesmuch
furtherthantheslightdropintemperatureNightmaretendstocause,activelychillingitsvictims
tothebones.

Cost:None
DicePool:None
Action:Instant
Duration:Scene

Everyonewithinthepresenceofthevampirefeelsasiftheyrecoldtothepointoffreezing.
Sincethisisamindaffectingeffect,ithampersVampiresjustasmuchasanyoneelse,andmay
evenaffectcreaturesnormallycompletelyimmunetocoldattheStorytellersdiscretion.While
undertheeffectsofChilloftheGrave,itisincrediblyhardtorouseyourselftoaction.Victims
takeapenaltyequaltothevampiresFrigusdotsoninitiativerolls.Theytakethesamepenalty
toallphysicalactionsincombat,butthispenaltyisreducedbyoneforeveryroundofcombat,
asthewarmthofbattleslowlymakestheworriesovertemperaturedisappearandfade.
Inaddition,victimsreceivea2toallmentalandsocialskillrolls,asthecoldweighsheavilyon
themind,pushingallbutthemostbasicsurvivalinstinctsbacktotherecessesofthemind.
Victimsdonotregisterthevampireasthesourceofthesuddendropintemperature.
Technologicalsensorsareunaffected,buttheillusionissufficientlyconvincingthatthebody
reactstoitasonewouldexpect(goosebumps,shivers,evenforVampires)andincludeslittle
breathclouds.VampiresmayLashOutattheoneusingFrigus,andiftheyaresuccessfulthey
areimmediatelyexcludedfromtheeffect.Theywouldhavetoguesswhotheoriginatoris.

BrainFreeze
Yourfrostytendrilsofmentalmanipulationcreepintothevictimsmindwithjustaglance,
slowinghisthoughtprocessandfreezinghisconvictions.Peopleaffectedfindthemselves
almostfrozeninthemoment,marchingaheadwithoutanythingchangingtheirmentalor
emotionalstate,likelittleicequeensandkings.

Cost:1Vitae
DicePool:Frigus+Intelligence+Empathyvs.Resolve+BloodPotency
Action:Contested,defensereflexive
Duration:Onenight,orBP+1NightsifthevictimwasalreadyundertheeffectofChillofthe
Grave
DramaticFailure:Thevampireslipsup,andtheeffectbackfiresascoldspreadsthroughhis
ownmind.HegainstheFrozenMindconditionatthesamestrengthhisvictimwouldhave
suffered,exceptthedurationisalwayslimitedtojustonenight.
Failure:Thevictimsthoughtsrunalongunimpeded.

Success:ThevictimisaffectedbytheFrozenMindconditionforthedurationspecifiedabove.
ExceptionalSuccess:ThevictimgainstheFrozenMindcondition,andallattemptstosway
histhoughtsoremotionsrequiretwomoresuccessesthantheyusuallywouldtoachieve
successorexceptionalsuccessforthedurationofthecondition.

Newcondition:"FrozenMind"
Yourthoughtshavebeenslowedasifenclosedinablockofice.Youfinditextremelydifficultto
stiryourthoughtfacultiestoanysortofchange.Forthedurationofthiscondition,youremotions
andopinionsstayexactlythesameastheywerewhenthisconditionstarted.Youareunableto
changeyourmindaboutanything,evenwhenprovidedwithproofthatoneofyourpreviously
heldbeliefswasjustplainwrong,orthatsomeoneisnotdeservingofanemotionyouholdfor
them.Becauseofthis,youdonotevenrealizeyouareunderthiseffect,thoughyoumight
realizeyouwereonceitfades.Outsidesourcescantrytoswayyou,buteveryonetryingto
affectyourmindorchangeyouropinions/emotionswithsupernaturalabilities,socialskillsor
rationaldebatesuffersapenaltytotherollequaltothefrigusdotsoftheonewhoputthis
conditiononyou.
CommonCauses:thefrigusdiscipline.
Beat:Endangeryourself,yourendeavorsoryourfriendsduetoyourinabilitytochangeyour
emotions,plansoropinionsdespiteofclearandobviousdangerorbadeffects.
Resolution:Likeabove,butmorethanjustgettingintroubleyoumustactuallysufferabreaking
pointduetotheeffect.Alternatively,thedurationrunsout(SeeFrigusdiscipline).Inthelatter
case,donottakeaBeat.

TouchofIce
YoutakewhatyoustartedwiththeChilloftheGraveonestepfurther,reachingoutandpulling
yourvictimdeeperintotheillusion.Withatouchhisbloodseemstofreezeinhisbody,andhis
fleshbecomesrigidandslow.

Cost:1Vitae
Requirement:Thevampiremusttouchthepersonhewishestoaffectwhilethatpersonis
undertheChilloftheGraveeffect.
DicePool:Intelligence+Skill(Medicine?)+Frigusvs.Stamina+BloodPotency
Action:Contested,defensereflexive
Duration:Scene
DramaticFailure:Thevampireslipsup,andtheeffectbackfiresascoldspreadsthroughhis
ownveins.HegainstheFrozenBloodconditionforthescene.
Failure:Thevictimsbloodfailstoslow.
Success:ThevictimisaffectedbytheFrozenBloodconditionfortherestofthescene.
ExceptionalSuccess:ThevictimgainstheFrozenBloodcondition,andimmediatelyreceives
anamountofbashingdamageequaltothevampiressuccessesthevictimsstaminadots,to
aminimumofone,asactualiceseemstosettleinhisflesh.Thisisanomenofthepowersto
come

Newcondition:"FrozenBlood"
Yourbloodslowsalongsideyourentirebodyasyouarewrackedbyafeelingofdeadlyfrost.It
mayjustbeanillusion,butthenoceboeffectisstrongenough.Aslongasyousufferfromthis
condition,youtakeapenaltytoSpeedequaltotheFringusdotsoftheonewhoplacediton
you.Inaddition,yourbloodslows,whichhasdivergenteffectsbaseduponyournature(Kindred
orHuman).

TheKindredexperiencetheslowingoftheirbloodasadifficultyinaccessingtheirVitae
reserves.Theirrateofvitaeexpenditureisbasicallycutinhalf.ABP1Neonatewouldthus
needtwoturnstoactivatea1dotDiscipline:1tochargeup,thesecondtoactuallyuseit.Due
totheslowingofactionsthatcomeswiththis,aKindredmustannouncewhatDisciplinetheyre
chargingupwhentheystartexpendingvitae,andisforcedtogothroughwithusingthe
Disciplinenomatterwhat.Forinstance,aNeonatechargingupCelerityinordertodashawayto
safetyisforcedtouseCelerityatsomepointonhisnextturn,evenifthesituationchangesand
henolongerwantsto(theonechasinghimhasgivenup,forinstance).

Forhumans,theslowingofthebloodtranslatesindifficultydoingphysicalactions.Allreflexive
actions(asidefromdefensiveones)becomeInstantinstead.Instantactions(suchasanattack)
insteadtaketwoconsecutiveturnstocarryout.Samelimitsaboutchangingyourmindmidway
throughapply.
CommonCauses:thefrigusdiscipline,sexualintercoursewithagoddessofsnowandice
Beat:
Resolution:Theconditionfadesnaturallyattheendofthescene,withoutgrantingaBeat.

Crystalize
Youunderstandthemysteriesofcoldfully,havingspentsomuchtimeperfectingitsillusionthat
youarenowabletoimpressitontoyourvictims.Heatabandonsthem,andthecoldsneaksin.It
crystallizesintheirblood,creepsintotheirfleshandbones,slowlyfreezingthemfromwithin.A
briefboutofconcentrationspellstheirdoom.

Cost:2vitae
DicePool:None
Action:Instant
Duration:Scene

AllthoseinthevicinityofthevampirewhosufferfromtheFrozenBloodconditionstarttofreeze
fromtheinside.RollthevampiresIntelligence+Frigus+BloodPotencyreflexivelyeveryturn,
contestedbyareflexiverollofeachvictimsresolve+bloodpotencyindividually.Eachvictim
whoscoreslesssuccessesthanthevampiresuffersthedifferenceinbashingdamage.The
victimcontinuestotakedamageaslongasheorsheisinthearea,regardlessoffalling
unconsciousortorpor.Becauseofthefullbodyfreezingeffect,vampiresarejustasaffectedas
mortals,thoughtheycanofcoursespendbloodtohealandtrytocountertheeffect.

Fimbulwinter
Withthepowerofcoldandicenowfirmlyunderyourcommand,youtakecontroloverthe
temperatureofyourdomain.Intheblinkofaneyeyourdominionturnsintoafrozenhellscape
trappedinaneternalblizzard,itsdeadlycoldfreezingallthoseinsideinmereminutes.Youare
abletocontrolwarmthalittlebitaswell,makingtemptingsafehavensfromtheblizzardwhen
andwhereyouwantthem.Thepowerisstillillusory,butbynowtheillusionissotangibleand
realtoyourvictimsmindsthatithardlyseemstomatter.

Cost:39Vitaeand1Willpower
Requirement:ThevampiremustspreadVitaearoundtheareahewishestoclaim,markingthe
gateways,exits,andlandmarks.ThreeVitaeisenoughtosecureanapartmentorsmallhouse,
sixcancoverabrownstoneoralleyway,andnineisenoughtocoveramansionorsimilarly
largebuilding.Afterspreadingblood,hemustslumberforafulldayinthelocation.Hecan
spreadthebloodlettingprocessoverseveralnights,buthemustspendeverydayasleepinthe
locationuntilhisworkiscomplete.Theareaabsorbsthebloodthathespills,makingitinvisible
toKindredsenses.
DicePool:None
Action:Instant
Duration:1weekperdotofBloodPotency

Oncethevampirehasthusclaimedthearea,heisthenfreetostartaFimbulwinterasan
Instantactionatanypointinthedurationoftheeffect.HemaylettheFimbulwintergoonforas
longasthedurationlasts,andturnitonandoffatwillasoftenashelikeswithintheduration.
ThevampireisalwaysimmunetotheeffectsofhisownFimbulwinter,anddoesnotneedtobe
presenttostartorendaFimbulwinter(butseebelowforoneeffectthatrequireshispresence).
Allothersinsidethesuddenblizzardhelloficearetargetedbyachillingeffectwhichdealsone
pointofautomaticbashingdamageforeveryresolveroundsspendinside.

Inaddition,theblizzardmakesitextremelyhardtosee,inflictingseverevisualpenalties(4,
appliestoattacks,spotting,etc)andmakingnavigationextremelyhard,eveninside.
ThevampiremaysingleoutplaceswithinthedomainthatareunaffectedbytheFimbulwinter.
Theseareinsteadcozyandwarm,likeablockhutwithabigfireplaceduringawinterstorm.He
canspecifyorchangetheselocationsfromanywherewithinhisdomainasanInstantaction,as
manytimesashewants.Athisbehest,oneormoreoftheselocationsmayalsospreadthreads
ofwarmththroughoutthedomain,whichvictimswillautomaticallysenseandbecomeawareof.
Theywillthenusuallywandertowardsthisperceivedareaofsalvation,onlytofindthevampire
isluringthemdeeperintohisdomainor,worse,straightintoatrap

Theillusionisonlyvisiblefrominsideoftheeffect.Thoseoutsidewitnessnothingstrangeatall.