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Carthians p. 182
Status (Carthians) ●
Empathy Skill ●●
Effect: The Carthians borrow freely and widely from mortal organizations. One organization from which some borrow is Alcoholics Anonymous. Others were Embraced after the advent of widespread group therapy. If Kindred were in a support group before they died, they almost certainly feel some inclination to get in one after.
Encounter groups for Kindred are scheduled opportunities for vampires to discuss personal matters in what’s supposed to be a safe, nonjudgmental and supportive environment. They can discuss practical things (“How do I keep his wife from finding out?”) and more emotional issues (“I keep getting romantically involved with my — you know — the people I feed on.”) The advice varies widely in terms of actual value, but one side effect of an encounter group is that it can help you learn the signs of real emotional trauma, as well as the tells of incomplete honesty.
When making rolls with the Empathy Skill, characters who have this Merit may reroll 9s as well as 10s.
|9-again only applies to Skill checks, not Discipline usage. This also requires a monthly Glimpse or Scene with other members to keep active, as per intended restriction on p.181.