What spheres would a mage need to be able to indefinitely provide an unlimited supply of blood to a vampire?

  • \$\begingroup\$ Just any vampire, or a Methuselah specifically? Their dietary needs are more extreme, as I remember it. \$\endgroup\$
    – Mark Wells
    Dec 11 '19 at 17:52
  • \$\begingroup\$ @MarkWells That depends on the edition. \$\endgroup\$ Dec 11 '19 at 17:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ Well I said Methuselah because they have nearly guaranteed high generation and with it high blood reserves and because for the M20 Chronic the love interest of a player is one. \$\endgroup\$
    – Koronus
    Dec 11 '19 at 18:55

Matter 3 can transmute water into blood.

Alter Form: Allows a mage to change the essential nature of a Mattern Pattern, changing its form or even compressing or expanding certain elements of its material properties (i.e. lead to fog). (MtA)

If your storyteller interprets the Vampire sourcebook to mean that blood in and of itself is inert and lacking vitae to sustain a vampire, then the mage can use Prime 2 to instill the blood with a pattern of Life using quintessence.

All of these are the Prime 2 capabilities needed to do so:

Fuel Pattern: Allows the mage to store small amounts of Quintessence in an object. (MtA)

Enchant Patterns: Allows the mage to enchant the natural properties of a Pattern by tapping into its Quintessence, allowing it to interact with ephemeral objects. (MtA)

Create Pattern: In conjecture with other Spheres, the mage can create a simple Pattern out of thin air, by diverging the flow of Quintessence in the Tellurian into the new form he wants to create. (MtA 20 Anniversary ed)

  • \$\begingroup\$ I gave a +1 to this - I think it's correct (with the Prime caveat). However, it doesn't address "endless" or "unlimited." \$\endgroup\$
    – Ghotir
    Dec 11 '19 at 21:10
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Ghotir We haven't been given a time period nor a paradigm for the prospective mage, so creating an infinite blood engine would just be a work of creative writing. The abilities are there, but how they're applied depends on the details of the campaign and characters. A technocrat, for example, would have a wildly different approach than a member of the Akashic Brotherhood. \$\endgroup\$
    – JRodge01
    Dec 11 '19 at 21:18
  • \$\begingroup\$ Our players thought that they would need live and mayby something else so that he would be itself an indefinite bloodstream. Thank you for this other point of view. \$\endgroup\$
    – Koronus
    Dec 11 '19 at 22:14
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Koronus Life, in MtA, is anything capable of changing and evolving. Blood is stagnant, so wouldn't fall under the purview of life. \$\endgroup\$
    – JRodge01
    Dec 12 '19 at 16:39
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Koronus The mage is creating blood in a different vessel. If they're healing themselves, then a combination of Life and Time would likely be needed. \$\endgroup\$
    – JRodge01
    Dec 15 '19 at 15:18

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