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Thaumaturgical Countermagic is a Discipline-like power which can cancel the effects of blood sorcery. As its name suggests, it specifically targets Thaumaturgy, though it can be used with reduced effectiveness against other forms of blood magic. The secrets of Thaumaturgical Countermagic are even more jealously guarded by the Tremere than the paths and rituals of Thaumaturgy itself, for it is a skill which any vampire may learn, even if they are incapable of mastering blood magic.

TheoryEdit

Very little information is given about Thaumaturgical Countermagic beyond its mechanical effects, but the fact that it does not rely on knowledge of Thaumaturgy, and has reduced effectiveness against other magics, may suggest a link to the Paradox that plagues mortal mages. While vampires do not subscribe to the consensus reality of Mage: The Ascension, it's possible Thaumaturgical Countermagic is a mystical refutation of the unnatural uses to which blood magic stretches the power of Vitae. If so, it probably works particularly well against Thaumaturgy because it's an unnatural fusion of Hermetic wizardry and Kindred power, while other blood sorcery generally grew out of magical traditions which always involved blood or death, making them less "unnatural".

ReferencesEdit

Vampire: The Masquerade Disciplines

Abombwe · Animalism · Auspex · Celerity · Chimerstry · Daimoinon · Dementation · Dominate · Flight · Fortitude · Melpominee · Mytherceria · Obeah · Obfuscate · Obtenebration · Ogham · Potence · Presence · Protean · Quietus · Sanguinus · Serpentis · Temporis · Thanatosis · Valeren · Vicissitude · Visceratika

Blood Sorcery:

Abyss Mysticism · Akhu · Countermagic, Thaumaturgical · Dur-An-Ki · Mortis · Nahuallotl · Necromancy, Voudoun · Necromancy, Western · Sadhana · Sihr · Thaumaturgy · Thaumaturgy, Dark · Thaumaturgy, Sielanic · Sorcery, Assamite · Sorcery, Anarch · Sorcery, Koldunic · Sorcery, Setite · Wanga

Defunct:

Bardo · Deimos · Kai · Kineticism · Maleficia · Nihilistics · Rift · Spiritus · Striga

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