Can a vampire use blood to ghoul a carnivorous plant, like a Venus fly trap?

  • \$\begingroup\$ In Requiem, you can ghoul certain plants, carnivorous and not. They're called mandragora, and have many unusual effects based on the clan of the domitor. \$\endgroup\$
    – Jadasc
    Commented Sep 8, 2016 at 14:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Jadasc Why not post an answering comment as an answer? \$\endgroup\$
    – Chemus
    Commented Sep 8, 2016 at 14:58
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Chemus Because the querent wants a Masquerade answer, and that's not one. \$\endgroup\$
    – Jadasc
    Commented Sep 8, 2016 at 16:42

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Nope, according to the rules (click HERE to see the White Wolf Wiki page for the Ghouls that clarify your question).
Mortals (a "normal human being" in the classic World of Darkness, see HERE for further informations) can be ghouled, and also animals, but they tend to mutate for the presence of Vitae in their system.

Citing the Wiki:

Ghoul is a term used to describe a minion created when a vampire gives a bit of his or her vampiric vitae to a mortal without draining his or her of blood first (which would create another vampire instead).
Animals can also be ghouled, a tactic particularly favored by the Nosferatu. Animal ghouls tend to grow larger and mutate, the result being a somewhat horrifying parody of the original creature. In addition, almost all ghouled animals develop a taste for blood, regardless of their original diets.

A vampire can temporarily control plants using the Thaumaturgy Path "The Green Path".

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    \$\begingroup\$ Well, if you want to "control" plants, you can try "The Green Path" of Thaumaturgy. :) \$\endgroup\$
    – Ixpo
    Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 9:36
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    \$\begingroup\$ Can you quote the part of that page that you're saying answers the question? I'm not seeing anything jump-out obvious, or I would edit your answer to do it myself. Could you do the honours? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 14:26
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    \$\begingroup\$ @ixpo I KNEW there was something with a plant somewhere. Must have remembered the green path then :) \$\endgroup\$
    – Thomas E.
    Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 16:50
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    \$\begingroup\$ after posting this I later found this: Ghouls examines the life and lot of those who serve vampiric masters. From in-depth rules on being a ghoul, to ghoul families and systems for creating them, to Vitae-fed plants known as mandragora, this book fully explores the effects of the Blood on mortal lives. whitewolf.wikia.com/wiki/Ghouls_(book) Which is enough for me to start off letting my player experiment with trying to make this happen. \$\endgroup\$
    – lathomas64
    Commented Jul 13, 2016 at 19:05
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    \$\begingroup\$ @lathomas64 As noted above, that's a book for Vampire: the Requiem, not Masquerade. \$\endgroup\$
    – Jadasc
    Commented Sep 9, 2016 at 12:13

Yes you can but its really uncommon and most storytellers will not allow it. In Mexico City by Night, The Lasombra Caridad de Flores has many plant-ghouls (pp. 58).

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    – UrhoKarila
    Commented Sep 8, 2016 at 14:33
  • \$\begingroup\$ Page 58 of Mexico City By Night does not say that she ghouls plants, only that she bleeds into the soil \$\endgroup\$
    – Tritium21
    Commented Sep 9, 2016 at 9:17
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Tritium21 To ghoul or not to ghoul, that is the question \$\endgroup\$ Commented Sep 9, 2016 at 12:37
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    \$\begingroup\$ 100% Ghouls as the same book refers: "The Lasombra Caridad de Flores feeds her tenebrous vitae to her plants as part of rites to honor Persephone, the Greco-Roman goddes of death. (...) Caridad Spent years breeding her GHOUL PLANTS, and they would take at least as long for anyone else to duplicate". -Mexico City By Night, page 115. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Sep 12, 2016 at 15:08

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