Kyocera Ru wrote:Secret names, however, are given at infancy. Is it just that secret names are useless and have no mystical power until you are Blooded?
wastevens wrote:In my Shanri- the details haven't been set by a Risk yet, and so are subject to change.
However, my interpretation of matters would be that one of the abilities of the Blooded is to Name- specifically, to Name their children with a Secret Name. So, the children of Ven have Secret Names even before undergoing the Blooding ritual.
A Veth raised to Blooded status would be given a Secret Name as part of the Blooding Ritual, by whomever was performing the Ritual.
Both ideas are very interesting takes on the subject and would love to see that being the subject of a Research thread for the SRI. Nice going!