"Meditation on inevitable death should be performed daily. Every day when one's body and mind are at peace, one should meditate upon being ripped apart by arrows, rifles, spears and swords, being carried away by surging waves, being thrown into the midst of a great fire, being struck by lightning, being shaken to death by a great earthquake, falling from thousand-foot cliffs, dying of disease or committing seppuku at the death of one's master. And every day without fail one should consider himself as dead." -The Way of the Samurai

Killing and Dying

Mortals die easy. A mortal dies when it takes one level of damage of any type beyond that which makes it Incapacitated. (E.g. a healthy human who takes 8 our more levels of damage in a scene will die.) Also, an Incapacitated mortal will die if not provided with medical care or otherwise healed within 12 hours of receiving its injuries. A mortal with lesser injuries is presumed to be able to obtain necessary medical treatment unless an intervening factor prevents.

Ghouls are harder to kill than mortals. A ghoul without vampire vitae in its body dies like an ordinary mortal. Otherwise, a ghoul dies if it suffers any aggravated damage, except from the sun, while Incapacitated. (Examples of applicable aggravated damage include vampire fangs or Wolf Claws.) Any person with Vampire Lore 1 can kill any ghoul if the ghoul is in the person's control and the ghoul is Incapacitated.

Vampires are very, very difficult to kill. A vampires meets final death if, while Incapacitated or in torpor, it receive at least one level of aggravated damage when the vampire has no vitae. (Examples of aggravated damage include fire, sun, vampire fangs, or Wolf Claws.) Any person with Vampire Lore 1 can kill any vampire if the vampire is in the person's control and the vampire is either Incapacitated or in torpor.

The Many Faces of Death

All vampires and ghouls who die should check +death to see what happens to their character when it dies a true, final death. The information revealed with +death should be integrated into any death scene.

Command Usage
+death Displays information on how your character would die when it finally comes to an end.
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