|Society||Society of the Holy Wound|
| Lantern Moth Grail Heart|
Winter Edge Forge
|Azoth, the Byzantine Tinct, Sthenic Venom|
|“||The Knock permits no seal and no isolation. It thrusts us gleefully out of the safety of ignorance. [The Knock is the principle that opens doors and unseams barriers.]||„|
Knock is the Principle of The Mother of Ants, The Horned-Axe, and The Meniscate, and of openings. It is associated with wounds, locksmiths, burglars, and oracles. Its followers are characterized by intense dreams, visions of other places, perceptiveness, manual dexterity, and a disconnect with reality. It is the aspect the Society of the Holy Wound is dedicated to.
A Locksmith's Secret [ Knock 2 ]: "Sooner or later, every locksmith has the Dream. Now we recite its seven phases... [Nearly every summoning rite requires Knock influence. This lore will provide it.]"
An Iguvine Rite [ Knock 4 ]: "Every door in the Mansus requires its sacrifice before it will open. The Iguvine Rites prescribe the manner of the sacrifice. [Nearly every summoning rite requires Knock influence. This lore will provide it.]"
A Consent of Wounds [ Knock 6 ]: "To open certain Ways, one must first open oneself. This practice outlines that opening, in the name of the Mother of Ants. [Nearly every summoning rite requires Knock influence. This lore will provide it.]"
Mysteries of Opening [ Knock 14 ]: "The Mother of Ants is the child of two rivers. The Horned-Axe is the last god-from-Stone. The Meniscate was born in the Moon from Light. The Wound and the Threshold and the Revelation are all the Gate's aspects, and here is their secret doctrine... [Nearly every summoning rite requires Knock influence. This lore will provide it.]"
Knock fragments can be upgraded using any same level fragments of everything but Secret Histories.
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|'The Mother of Ants'||8||Even in the days of Elam, she had begun to appear thus.|
|Consecrated Lintel||8||This is the skull of a door through which power has passed.|
|Frangiclave||12||There are keys that open doors; then there are keys that destroy them.|
|Icon of St Agnes||4||St Agnes of Bohemia was renowned for her pious dedication to the mortification of the flesh. This icon makes for grisly viewing.|
|Azoth||12||Store this only in containers of a pure element, and never permit it to grow warm. Perhaps it isn't the final solvent that the alchemists sought. But it will do, for our purposes.|
|Sthenic Venom||8||From time to time, the Mother of Ants has also been called the Daughter of Venoms. This substance opens the body in uncountable places.|
|The Byzantine Tinct||4||The profound purple worn in only Histories, where Tyrian dye was not rich enough for emperors. It is difficult to bar entry to one wearing this colour.|
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