Current Flame experiment notes
>Spend a few li buying fancy brands of fenjui, and name / label them.
4 li spent.
- Golden Dragon
- White Sky
- Blazing Water
- Sparkling Star
- Heavenly Gate of Pearls
- Smoothest Silk Spread Across the Fruited Plain
>Taste each yourself first (6 successes on a Wits roll with food/perception skill).
Throwing in two dice of fortune (Yin/Chi) to each roll:
Successes: 7, 5, 6, 6, 5, 6 (Spend 2 Chi to make up the shortages)
>Light six stands (invoke the Yang, 6 Magic Ritual).
Successes: 6, 7, 8, 5, 7, 7 (Spend 1 Chi to make up the shortages)
>For each, heat, and then light on fire. Bring in six people - have them wander around, and pick the one that they think smells most like celebration, and the one that they think casts the most joyful light. Each must make two per rolls, to be added together. You want at least 2, at least 4, at least 6, at least 8, at least 10, and at least 12, among the 6.
- Cai Wen: 6 + 4 = 10
- Anto: 5+ 5 = 10
- Min Feng: 7+ 7 + 14
- Xiao Fa: 5+ 4 = 9
- Grasshopper: 3 + 3 = 6
- Master Zhou: 6 + 5 = 11
So, Cai Wen and Master Zhou think that Smoothest Silk Spread Across the Fruited Plain smells the most like celebration, while Anto and Xiao favor Heavenly Gate of Pearls. Min Feng votes for Golden Dragon, while Grasshopper thinks Blazing Water is the best for celebration.
For most joyful light, Cai Wen and Xiao Fa think Sparkling Star is the best, while Anto and Master Zhou vote for Heavenly Gate of Pearls. Mi Feng still likes Golden Dragon, and Grasshopper still likes Blazing Water.
Overall, Heavenly Gate of Pearls gets the most overall votes. (Determinations made by taking rolls mod 6 and consulting the list in order.)
>Have each person extinguish a flame which is not their favorite, while you channel the Yin (6 successes Magic Ritual), and also requires that everyone involved make a Tao roll for luck and not get zero. (Zero successes means that some flames don't get blown out).
Yin and Tao rolls:
- Cai Wen: 1, Me: Yin: 6, Tao: 2
- Anto: 2, Me: Yin: 6, Tao: 3
- Min Feng: 2, Me: Yin: 5, Tao: 2 (spend 1 Chi)
- (Down to 4 Tao at this point here)
- Xiao Fa: 3, Me: Yin: 6, Tao: 1
- Grasshopper: 0 (+1 Chi spent), Me: Yin: 6, Tao: 1
- Master Zhou: 1, Me: Yin: 6, Tao: 1