miércoles, 6 de abril de 2011
How does one Strike down kindred?? this post is thanks to Clique and Devon Davidson that wondered how one killed a Kuei-Jin. The normal means of execution are different for the undead for they have no vital organs to sustain them a bullet wound means nothing, since most of the times the wound that kills mortals is because of internal bleeding or a vital organ was struck, which kindred do not posses so let us begin.
Blood heal: Every single kindred needs blood to sustain their body, it is the curse of Cain that compels them to kindred, blood is so important that they come to know it as Vitae (latin for Vita Life) because of the blood manipulation in them, a kindred can heal broken bones and body limbs but it depends on the severity of the damage, a broken bone can heal in minutes while an amputated arm may take a few nights.
Bashing Damage: This is every day normal injury being hit by someones fist, falling from a second floor, being beaten by a baseball bat. All of this is considered Bashing or bludgeoning, most mortals can withstand a few of this hits by tensing muscles and enduring the hit, the means that a kindred can withstand is far beyond mortals, since they are dead they can endure a beating and still stand up and return the favor. Bullet wounds are Lethal to mortals but for kindred its merely a nuisance but a shotgun, well that another story.
Lethal Damage: Damage that is potentially deadly is called Lethal Gun shots, knife stab, sword slash all this is considered Lethal to mortals and Lethal to a few kindred also, Kindred can try to endure Lethal damage like if it was Bashing, trying to take a punch so to speak but instead of a punch its a gun shot or a knife stab, this kind of injury can be deadly to kindred because of evisceration, the blood that kindred must employ to heal themselves from this is sometimes too much and a kindred that suffers great injury may enter torpor or meet final death.
Aggravated Damage: This kind of injury is so potent that it takes more time to heal, even to kindred this is Anathema to all in the world of darkness, Fire, Electricity, Claws from a supernatural entity, Sunlight for vampires, silver for werewolves, and Faith for all undead is anathema. Few kindred can recover from this kind of injuries, only by mastering the Discipline of Fortitude that allows a kindred to withstand this kind of punishment for a brief moment. There are rumors of mastery in fortitude that kindred could withstand sunlight.
Kindred that sustain a significant amount of damage may enter a deathlike state called Torpor, in which vampires enter a catatonic state that resembles a corpse but if a vampire enters torpor in his Haven protected in his coffin he can wait for him to heal and be restored in a matter of decades or centuries, if the kindred enters torpor and continues to receive damage then he meets final death.