*Note, no notes for the game during Feburary where the Cabal Traveled to England, investigated the theatre, talked with the Jen Smith (The Maurauder) and had a subsequent fight with the conspiracy where we killed a couple of vampires, accidentally gilgulled a mage and reqound time to restore him.
When reading the Yellow Sign there is an Arete roll diff. 9 (6 if you have Spirit 3) to successfully summon the Man in the Pallid Mask
Yellow sign can:
Primary Effect must accrue a certain number of successes (not as high as Ex Libras Necro) if successful if you know enough of a ritual you can ask for insight in to that ritual – result is an Arete of 6 for that ritual and having the primary sphere at 6, and for any success over required can apply those successes to other spheres in the ritual. Only works for one usage, can never get same insight again.
Book also suggest that the Man in the Pallid Mask can free a trapped soul (this is an either or thing) or restore a shattered avatar.
It is a play of courtly intrigue in a fantastical realm where everyone is waiting for Mipm for either redemption or damnation. As soon start reading need to make a willpower roll difficulty 9 or a Mind 5 effect goes off so your personality is re-written to be one of the characters in the play. Must make roll every day reading. If you fail the book will also disappear and they won’t know. If you are an enlightened reader you only have to make difficulty 6 and if you have Mind 1 you don’t have to roll at all. You then have to make an Arete roll difficulty 4 if you have Mind 1 or 9 if you don’t – this is how you deduce that book exists to summon the Mipm rather than just being a play. If you botch any of the mage only rolls the Mipm comes right away and you die or disappear. If you fail you become obsessed with summoning the Mipm.
Jen Smith has read it and her Marauder Craziness is warping everyone in the area take rolls from and act out the ritual.
Having skimmed it all and looked at it Elen can know what the ritual actually is – which is to read the last page out loud. There is an arete 9 or 6 if you have Spirit 3 – see top.
Everyone involved in the ritual can ask the Mipm something, the ritual being the final page. Audience don’t count but still go batshit insane. Also anyone in last scene gets a go.
Current audience and the people whose behaviour has already changed are likely already insane.
Also the book is trying to get away and the marauder-ness is making it not – this means that she has finished reading it and was driven crazy by the book resulting in obsession and she has likely not summoned the mipm, when it is done she will be dead or loose knowledge of the thing that made her go crazy – either way the book goes away in all likelihood.
Mipm appears to each person individually. Each mage getting a request must make the Arete roll difficulty 9/6 – need between 4 and 7 base number of successes. Can spend willpower, can spend quint to to lower difficulty – resonance matters.
Red Sign (still needs to be fully read) – straight Arete roll and may involve tenth sphere and allows plugging in of other rituals. Red sign may give insight on or invoke 10th sphere.
Ex Libris Necro (Rudy, Melissa and Elen has a prepped reading of Ex Libris Necro) – requires Life 4 (Elen, Rhea), Matter 2 (Elen, Ethan), Prime 2 (Elen, Rudy, Melissa, Ethan, Starshine), Spirit 2 (Rudy, Melissa), Time 2 (Elen, Starshine). People already here, who get an ask, are Elen, Melissa, Starshine, Rudy, Lucas, might be able to quick transfer in Ethan.
Yellow Sign – as above, going on now
1+4 to Elen, Rudy; 2+4 to Lucas; Elen 165+60(Arete), Rudy 155+70(Arete), Lucas 148+72(Arete)