|•||One of Us|
|You are a dedicated caretaker of your hive, and your connection to them runs deep. So deep in fact that you've begun to identify as much with bees as you do with Mortals. One of your Touchstones is a beehive, nurtured and fed by you. As a Touchstone, it is damaged only when either someone besides yourself interferes with them, they are harmed or if they abandon you. Your conviction must be aligned to this mentality.|
|••||Honey for Money|
|You’ve established a flourishing Apiary business that produces enough income to sustain a modest lifestyle, complete with storefront, Beehives and an enthusiastic employee to run it for you, letting you spend your nights as you wish. You get 2 dots in Resources to reflect this income and a 2 dot retainer who will run your business for you, but is unwilling to do unrelated tasks.|
|The Hive you’ve cared for has grown enough to send off swarms to establish satellite hives around the city, but they frequently send back scouts to share what they’ve seen with you.
It takes some work to sort through the information as the scouts see much, but with direct questions you can always find valuable secrets on the secret ongoings of the Domain. You can gain three secret pieces of information once per story by spending a few hours with your apiary. This interaction is based on mystical connection and outsiders looking in just see a strange one sided conversation.
|You've established a flourishing hive of Vulture Bees, a breed of bees that feed not on the pollen of flowers, but on any available corpses. After feeding them your vitae over time, they've become more productive, and the honey produced has gained a distinctly deeper red tint. It is not only a delicious treat for Kindred, but satiates the Beast like human blood would. You get 5 dots in Herd: Blood Honey, which can be harvested at will but carries no resonance, and it lasts a week after being collected before it inevitably spoils as a new batch is ready. When you’ve slaked 2 points of hunger or more on this honey, you feel invigorated and alive, letting you activate Blush of Life for free until your next feeding. The bees will do fine feeding on the animals that naturally die in the area, but could over time clean a human corpse leaving only the bones, should you need such a service.|
|Your connection to your charges has grown strong, settling deep in your instincts. You often feel uncanny insight well up from the back of your mind, aiding you in endeavours relating to knowing the city and its people, at least in the areas where your charges move through. You gain an additional 2 dice for all Streetwise rolls, and once per story you can gain access to 4 dots of Influence or a single 4 dot Ally for a session by leveraging secrets that various bees have come across and revealed to gain the service of a powerful mortal.|
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