Beggars are an all-too-common feature of of the Bubasti homelands. As a kindness (and perhaps as a bribe to the gods), the shadowcats developed this secret, which allows one to conjure up a small bit of food or money to give to a beggar. Naturally, the cat can use the 'alms' for himself, but they taste slightly bitter and leave the palm greasy if used for selfish means.
The player spends a point of Gnosis and rolls his Gnosis against difficulty 6. Each success creates a handful of food or cheap copper coins(no bills, silver or gold). Most Bubasti disguise this 'miracle' by reaching into a sack or box before sharing this wealth.