In the Circle of Crone Covenant book, page 36 talks about a ritual to hide black veins caused by diablerie:
The Amaranth, or Amaranthus, is a beautiful flower with rich crimson petals. This word is also a term for the act of diablerie — an ironic term because the flower was one sacred to the goddess Artemis, representing a symbol of “unwithering immortality.” One of the flower’s nicknames is “Love-Lies-Bleeding,” because the way its flowers droop almost like blood dripping to the ground. Most Kindred, Acolytes included, consider diablerie an unforgivable crime. Some, however, secretly hold the act in high esteem. One sect of Acolytes in particular — a secret society of sorts, whose membership is kept hidden from even those in their own cults — believes that the Amaranth is a beautiful and necessary thing. This sect, calling itself the Lovers of Artemis, believes that the act of diablerie is the truest form of love and protection one can offer another Kindred. By consuming the soul, the soul lives on separate from the Beast. The soul becomes healed. And so, once a year, the members of this sect go out and commit diablerie on those closest to them. Somehow, they’ve concocted a Crúac ritual to keep the black veins from showing in their auras. Some say this ritual was taken from Aztec vampires long ago, and it requires a mixture of blood, honey and the actual Amaranthus flower. (Others say that the ritual requires far worse things, including the sacrifice of mortal children.) Whatever the case, to see the black veins in the diablerists’ auras, a vampire must gain an exceptional success on his Aura Reading roll.
The ritual does not mention how many cruac dots are required to execute it, nor is any duration or fixed cost given. Also, as we're using blood sorcery rules, instead of cruac dots I need to convert the ritual into a theme ritual. So my questions:
- Which themes would be appropriate and what dots?
- Should the caster use one of the sacrifices mentioned in the description or would blood suffice? (since in blood sorcery the cost of cruac is blood unlike theban sorceries sacrifices).
- What is this "Lovers of Artemis" sect? Are they some kind of bloodline with this power being part of their unique discipline, or just a group of cruac mages forming a cult around Artemis? They are not mentioned in any other book.