Sup /tg/, one of my players has recently been bitten by a vampire and the party is going to cure him, I have stuck in a plot device that lets him treat the symptoms for X amount of weeks and I need some interesting ingredients for the party to obtain to make the potion. The more strange, wonderful and bloody awkward to obtain the better.
Kill the head vampire
Make him read the bible
Starve him of blood
Give him blood, but only from Lawful Good Paladins who do so willingly and they bless their blood beforehand
Holy Water Bath
anything that goes against the party's ideals in order to obtain it.
If the party is really good maybe something that requires murder.
This will force the party to evaluate just how far they are willing to go to achieve this goal and even if they are cured of vampirism they can never be cured of the guilt
Vampirism is a curse one way or another. Give them an assortment of random materials for a ritual and refuse to reveal the final ingredient before they've completed it up till that point. Then reveal that final piece to by for the vampire to kill and feel guilt for it to prove they are still human in soul. And it has to be genuine guilt that one cannot bluff through no matter what. After that he must down wolfsbane infused holy water by the bucket load while reciting holy mantras and then to ensure the vampirism is truly gone he must atone for his sins one way or another.
>he becomes a fatsucker
And thus a billion-dollar business is born.
How about the same as when forging gleipnir?
The sound of a cat's footfall
The beard of a woman
The roots of a mountain
The sinews of a bear
The breath of a fish
The spittle of a bird
Even more so look at Buffy the vampire slayer. Spike, a nasty vamp, decided to get his soul back and had to go through trials of different sorts. Like walking through an entire hall filled with crosses, filled with fire, something about jumping into a sea of holy water in order to get a holy symbol that burned any vampire who touched it.
Or how about a walkabout in the holy plane?