This Level 5 Rite requires at least three participants, usually more. One or more Warriors attacks the Zmei to distract it, while one or more Defenders guards the Ritemaster. Only one Ritemaster can perform this lengthy rite, and if she is interrupted she must start over from the beginning. The Zmei recognize this rite, and know to target the Ritemaster, hence the importance of the warriors and defenders.
If successful, the rite traps the Zmei deep in the earth, where nothing short of a nuclear bomb can release it for ten generations (at least 500 years).