lunes, 4 de abril de 2011
These Kindred are not chosen by a Sire like Vampires are, but they are ordained by a higher source for they were once champions, Heroes of old that were corrupted by the greed of consuming Chi of other beings, and so they were cursed, falling from grace from their former roll of champions to an existence of feeding on Chi to sustain themselves. Since that time, the Kuei-Jin have sought redemption through enlightenment.
when a man that has lived a less than exemplary life he goes to hell where his soul is shredded for Chi, but sometimes one strikes a deal and finds a way out. And so the second breath occurs, where that mortal is given life for a second time but as a hideous monster, he rejoins the land of the living as a cannibalistic demonic hell beast. If not caught, these creatures will go on killing sprees and rampages of destruction which is why the capture and civilizing of infant devils is a critical part of Kuei Jin society. All Kuei-Jin begin in Hell and then graduate to a mad cannibal in a human body; it is only through discipline and by the way of the whip that they can move above that level.
Kuei Jin are less tied to their bodies than might be expected - because they are spirits wearing bodies, they can take an enormous amount of damage, including a Death that wipes out the body and forces the Kuei Jin to seek out a new host.The Kuei-Jin hunger for Chi as kindred hunger for blood, although they take more pleasure from food and sex than the damned do. With the right chi, Kuei Jin can even withstand the sun for a short period of time.