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jonathan.w.ingram@exgate
03-24-1998, 11:13 PM
The Book of Priestcraft has a decent section on investiture, but it raises a
lot of questions for me. For instance, it doesn't talk about what happens
when a blood character invests another blooded character. Some specific
situation examples would have been helpful.

In the mean time, what do you think of these situations:

* Scion A, Basaia minor 20, is invested by scion B, Anduiras major 30.
What happens to scion A's bloodline? Is it: Basaia, minor, 22? Basaia,
minor, 30? Basaia, major, 30? Anduiras, major, 30? Anduiras, minor, 40?
Anduiras, major, 40? Basais, major, 50? Anduiras, major, 50?
* Scion C, Anduiras, major, 25, is invested by Scion D, Anduiras,
minor, 15? Is scion C's bloodline now: Anduiras, major, 26? Anduiras, major,
33? Anduiras, major, 40?

Maybe I missed something in the rules, but I don't recall anything
specifically relating to these examples. It has to be possible, because
regents often invest their heirs just before the regent dies so as not to
weaken the bloodline. If A were a commoner, he (or she) would simply get
Anduiras, major, 30; D as a commoner would get Anduiras, minor, 15.

In short, the two questions raised by the examples given above are:

* Can investiture alter the derivation of the recipient's bloodline?
The strength?
* In investitures between two blooded participants, how are the new
bloodline strength and score determined?

While I'm interested in hearing everyone's opinion, I'm particulary
interested in Ed Stark's take on this question.

Jonathan

Memnoch
03-25-1998, 02:24 AM
The forced (unwilling) divestiture of a blooded scion to another blooded
scion/regent works exactly like bloodtheft, excepting that the donor
regent/scion does not necessarily die.... yet...

Check the last section of the Investiture Chapter under Bloodline
Investiture...
It states: " As one might guess, bloodline investitures between blooded
enemies are rare, since bloodtheft generally serves the same purpose without
the trouble of a ceremony."

The willing divestiture (the donor being willing that is)...works as it
states under the Bloodline divestiture section.

All of this is on Page 81 of the Book of Priestcraft.

Memnoch
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From: jonathan.w.ingram@exgate.tek.com
To: birthright@MPGN.COM
Date: Tuesday, March 24, 1998 5:38 PM
Subject: [BIRTHRIGHT] - Investitures


>The Book of Priestcraft has a decent section on investiture, but it raises
a
>lot of questions for me. For instance, it doesn't talk about what happens
>when a blood character invests another blooded character. Some specific
>situation examples would have been helpful.
>
>In the mean time, what do you think of these situations:
>
>* Scion A, Basaia minor 20, is invested by scion B, Anduiras major 30.
>What happens to scion A's bloodline? Is it: Basaia, minor, 22? Basaia,
>minor, 30? Basaia, major, 30? Anduiras, major, 30? Anduiras, minor, 40?
>Anduiras, major, 40? Basais, major, 50? Anduiras, major, 50?
>* Scion C, Anduiras, major, 25, is invested by Scion D, Anduiras,
>minor, 15? Is scion C's bloodline now: Anduiras, major, 26? Anduiras,
major,
>33? Anduiras, major, 40?
>
>Maybe I missed something in the rules, but I don't recall anything
>specifically relating to these examples. It has to be possible, because
>regents often invest their heirs just before the regent dies so as not to
>weaken the bloodline. If A were a commoner, he (or she) would simply get
>Anduiras, major, 30; D as a commoner would get Anduiras, minor, 15.
>
>In short, the two questions raised by the examples given above are:
>
>* Can investiture alter the derivation of the recipient's bloodline?
>The strength?
>* In investitures between two blooded participants, how are the new
>bloodline strength and score determined?
>
>While I'm interested in hearing everyone's opinion, I'm particulary
>interested in Ed Stark's take on this question.
>
>Jonathan
>
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