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Breath-Drinking is detailed in VTR: Mythologies Buy it from DriveThruRPG! Now in Print!, a book to address several classic legends and rumors about vampires and how they relate to White Wolf's Kindred. It is a discipline that allows Kindred to gain Vitae, by drinking people's breath, as opposed to directly drinking their blood. It is associated with no clan, covenant, or bloodline, allowing any vampire to learn it at out-of-clan cost, provided they can discover the secret art through experimentation, or find someone to teach them.

Breath-Drinking has some unique limitations; it cannot be done at all below Blood Potency 3, and the amount of breath that can be taken from a target is dependent on the vampire's Blood Potency.

Those with knowledge of Breath-Drinking can also purchase a merit to apply that knowledge to gaining sustenance from livers, which is a much simpler, but significantly less delicate task.

The full details may be found in VTR: Mythologies Buy it from DriveThruRPG! Now in Print! for Vampire: The Requiem.

Powers

  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Sips of Breath - Steals breath away from a target slowly, over the course of an hour or more, converting their breath to Vitae.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Stolen Breaths - Allows breath to be stolen from a target covertly, such as in conversation or through laughing.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Vaulted Lungs - Increases the amount of breath that the user may steal in a single action, and allows them to appear more human while Breath-Drinking.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu bullet.png Spirit Thief - Halves the amount of time needed to use any Breath-Drinking power.
  • Menu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.pngMenu hover bullet.png Drink With Thine Eyes - Steals breath instantly and reflexively from a passing target, who is unaware of what has just occurred.

References

Vampire: The Requiem Disciplines

Common:

Animalism · Celerity · Obfuscate · Resilience · Vigor

Clan:

Auspex · Bereschligost · Dominate · Majesty · Nightmare · Praestantia · Protean · Vitiate

Covenant:

Ahranite Sorcery · Coils of the Dragon · Crúac · Thanatology · Theban Sorcery · Veneficia

Bloodline:

Abjurism · Amphivena · Asphyx · Bhumisparsa · Bloodworking · Blut Alchemie · Cachexy · Carrefour · Cattiveria · Choronzon · Constance · Courtoisie · Crochan · Dead Signal · Despond · Domus · Embrocation · Essentiaphagia · Eupraxia · Getsumei · Gifts of the Alu · Gilded Cage · Gustus · Hypnagogia · Impurity · Insomnium · Institutionalize · Kamen · Kingjan · Licencieux · Linagem · Lithopedia · Memento Mori · Meminisse · Mimetismo · Mortualia · Nahdad · Nburu · Nepenthe · Obtenebration · Ortam · Perfidy · Phagia · Ralab · Sakti Pata · Scourge · Serendipity · Shihai · Spiritus Sancti · Stigmatica · Sublunario · Suikast · Sunnikuse · Taurobolium · Tenure · Tezcatl · The Show · Web · Xinyao · Zagovny

Other:

Ars Speculorum · Blood Tenebrous · Breath-Drinking · Chary · Continence · Dementation · Detournement · Hamartiaphage · Mengilai · Mérges Sorcery · Psychogenics · Spoiling · Vodoun