Eternally Resting Mind Technique
Cost: 10m, 1wp; Mins: Awareness 5, Essence 5; Type: Simple
Keywords: Combo-OK, Sickness, Martyr
Prerequisite Charms: Entombed Mind Method, Essence Disruption Attack
Pasiap as Gaia has bid sleeps. This helps to stabalize the Earth essence of the world and in so doing it makes life that much more easier for mortals. The sleep of such a powerful being though is dangerous in its own way and in the early days of his rest there were plagues caused by his dreaming mind as he slowly fell into a safe and harmonious sleep. It was called White Stone Sickness after the element of jade holy to Pasiap and those who suffered it would sleep eternal. The player rolls Manipulation + Awareness against a difficulty equal to the targets Essence. Success means they have contracted the White Stone Stickness. As a Martyr effect the Dragonblood does not need to roll. The target catches the disease.
White Stone Sickness on its own has a Virulence of 5, an Untreated Morbidity of 6, a Treated Morbidity of 4, and a Difficulty to treat of 4. Instead of Resistance though Integrity is used for the rolls. It does not normally spread though except in the presence of powerful earth essence but rarely spreads beyond such bounderies of powerful energy. This disease can cripple and even kill the Exalted. For mortals if left untreated after one day they are at -1 dice penalty, then -2 for 2 days, then -4, for 3 days, then they fall asleep. If they are not cured over the next 4 days they will sleep eternally, never aging, never needing food or water or air and their bodies flesh taking on a white look and hard feel. Any magical attempt to wake them will kill them. For the Exalted double these times. Even for Celestials after 8 days of sleep the only way to free up the Exalted soul within was to slay them.