This ritual allows the vampire to poison victims by touch alone. The ritual causes the vampire to produce a magical effect similar to poisoning in the first person she touches after casting the ritual. The victim rolls Stamina + Fortitude (difficulty 8). [DM: 0 successes places the victim in torpor or a coma.] One success means victim survives, but has terrible cramps for the night and increases his difficulties by two. If he makes two successes, the victim feels a little queasy, increasing all difficulties by one. If the victim rolls three or more successes, he does not feel a thing. The vampire Thaumaturgist using this ritual must rub a little juice from bittersweet, deadly nightshade, or some other potent form of nightshade on her hand for the ritual to work.