Dust to Dust

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Oblivion Ceremony ••

  • Prerequisite: Ashes to Ashes

Using Dust to Dust, the necromancer builds on the power of Ashes to Ashes, and, instead of destroying the corpse utterly, gains the ability to disguise the manner of a corpse’s death or even make the corpse look like it belonged to a different person. Dust to Dust renders the body in every way as though it had died in a manner of your choosing and, if successful, erases all traces of any other injuries or reason for its death. Once you have successfully invoked this power on a corpse, even other practitioners of Oblivion cannot tell that the corpse has been tampered with.

  • Cost: 1 Rouse Check
  • Dice Pool: Resolve + Oblivion
  • System: The necromancer anoints the true corpse with a variety of funerary oils and incenses. They then make a Ceremony roll against a base difficulty of 3, though dramatically changing the cause of death or making the corpse look like a different person can increase the difficulty, sometimes significantly. However, the necromancer may also benefit from the decreased difficulty of performing the Ceremony in places where the Shroud has been thinned, per Where the Shroud Thins.

Difficulty adjustments: Body has suffered significant physical trauma, e.g., gaping wounds, that are being hidden: +1 Body is decomposed or dismembered: +2 Body is changed to look vaguely different or like an unnamed individual: +1 Body is changed to look like more or less like someone who the viewer has met before: +2 Body is changed to look like someone famous or with whom the viewer is intimately familiar: +3

  • Duration: Permanent

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