"...and in this you repent for furthering your own weak bloodline," Kyzan snarled, hand firm on the Amir Chief's neck as he held her submerged in the still-hot wine of her children's veins. She thrashed and fought, but it was only in the utter cessation of her movement that he let her go.
A Red Baptism is an ancient Faeo
method of execution practiced by The Kyzanate
of the Tremulous Era. In it, the subject of the execution was drowned in the freshly-drained blood of their offspring (or their kith and kin if no offspring were to be had). This was typically the punishment for treason, cowardice, or resistance to the Kyzanate.
Sovereign Kyzan personally re-popularized and favored this method of execution, and would personally carry it out against his rivals.
##In Modern Times
While this is not openly practiced or mentioned in any measure it is rare that any ritual ever leaves the long memory of the Verin and falls entirely out of practice.