Chimerstry

• Ignis Fatuus
By spending a willpower point, the vampire may create a static illusion involving one sense. She must be able to sense it to be able to create it, or sustain it. If it is revealed to be an illusion, or she leaves the vicinity, it disappears.

•• Fata Morgana
Spending 1 WP and 1 Blood, the vampire may create a dweomer, a static illusion involving all senses. She must be able to sense it to be able to create it, or sustain it. If it is revealed to be an illusion, it disappears. For instance, a vampire could make section eight housing look like a chic boutique or a cardboard box feel like a matress.

••• Apparition
Having created an illusion, the vampire may spend a blood point to make it move. This movement is limited to a specific pattern, and may not be changed once she has stopped concentrating on the illusion.

•••• Permanency
Having created an illusion, the vampire may spend a blood point to cause it to remain for as long as she is in the general vicinity, even if she can no longer sense it. It remains permanent until dissolved.

••••• Horrid Reality
More than just simple illusions, the vampire can project hallucinations directly into a victim's mind, so the target is thoroughly convinced of their reality. This can actually harm people. A hallucinatory fire can and will burn him, for instance. This effects only one person at a time, and although other people can try to convince the victim that his terrors are just a hallucination, he won't believe them.

Roll: Costs 2 WP to set in motion and remains an entire scene. To hurt your victim, you must roll Man. + Subterfuge, difficulty of the victim's Perception + Self Control. Each success inflicts one health level of damage on the victim; if the player wishes to inflict less, he may announce a maximum before rolling. This power cannot actually kill its victims, though its side effects might (heart attack, for instance, from fright). A victim "killed" by an illusory attack loses consciousness or enters torpor and all injuries disappear once the victim is truly convinced that she wasn't actually harmed. This might actually take a while, or even psychological therapy.