Body Thief Societies

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Society of Infinite Nobility

The Society of Infinite Nobility has existed for centuries, passing down the mystical secrets of how to switch from body to body, supporting its members.

Once upon a time, you absolutely had to have aristocratic blood in your veins to even be considered. Wealth was a bonus, but hardly an acquirement, the society was aware that wealth was something that could always be rebuilt, and in fact often helped provide its members with the tools to do just that. In more recent times, though, they have changed somewhat in this, and now accept the wealthy elite of North America and other parts of the world, if their family pedigree is good enough and goes back for enough generations... the nouveau riche need not apply...

It's something like a rather sinister Mayflower Club.

Benefits

  • Defining Merit: Willpower Drain
  • Advantages: Body Thieves of this society can purchase Resources and Support Network at half the cost, to represent that A) this is a Society for which wealth is second nature and B) they band together and help one another out.. after all, this is about ensuring that "noble society" lives on, and who else will understand them?.
  • Disadvantages: All members of the society follow the same ritual of transference, and believe that they cannot enter a victim who has not first had their willpower drained. If this power is not first used upon the victim, nothing will happen, they remain stuck in their current body.
  • OOC Contact: Noir

Members

  • None at this time

Society of the Golden Haze

Relatively young as societies go, only from the 19th century and not a millenia-spanning organization, the Most Excellent Order Of The Golden Haze is a relic of the spiritualist movement in Europe during the 19th century, appropriating mystic traditions from Asia, Africa and elsewhere into an occult amalgam intent on creating a transcendental experience. This allowed them to leave their bodies behind, and it worked. The details of this ritual are such that the transference creates a heady ecstatic trance in the victim, while creating a disorienting effect in the body thief. Its members tend to be mystics, psychics, shamans and oddball yoga enthusiasts, who create networks of followers with whom they can exchange consciousness in what amounts to a religious experience.

Benefits

  • Defining Merit: Emotional Urging
  • Advantages: When performing this ritual, the experience is quite eye opening and even pleasant to the victim, causing them to automatically fall under the effect of Emotional Urging to create an ecstatic state. So long as the body thief does not kill their own body to do a permanent swap, victims tend to find the experience a positive.
  • Disadvantages: Upon entering the new body, the Body Thief must adjust to their new chemical equilibrium and has a harder time doing so than most others. They must succeed on an extended resolve+composure meditation roll requiring 5 successes in order to gain full balance, otherwise they suffer from intoxication and the effects of a toxicity 2 poison until they succeed.
  • OOC Contact: Noir

Members

  • None at this time