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Some refer to this state as ” kime ” or ” kiho “where one focuses ones kior life force.

Way of the Samurai (Legend of the Five Rings: Oriental Adventures)

Thus, maintaining dignity and self-control is vital to a samurai’s life. Where many schools teach a secret stepping techniqe, Niten does not.

Your enemy can be known by his weaknesses. The Scorpion, naturally, ignore Honesty altogether, and exhibit almost open contempt for samurai who strive to tell the truth or who follow the path of justice.

Practice showing something different than your intentions.

If he breathes on one, prepares on two and strikes on three, you must strike between one and two. Change l5e name also URL address, possibly the category of the page. He develops a power that must be used for the good of all.

However, some of the more pragmatic warrior families, such as the Hida and Moto, regard overt displays of Sincerity with suspicion, seeing them as little more than deception dressed up as honorable behavior. A samurai sammurai openly insults others is showing his own weakness, which is why Rokugani courtiers endlessly practice the art of the subtle and indirect insult.


Both the subtlest and the most basic of the virtues, Honor teaches that every samurai stands in judgement over himself, at all times. The Angry enemy can be drawn off balance. The classes are generally well constructed, and many have abilities that are interesting and samhrai.

Way of the Samurai – L5R RPG d20 – Noble Knight Games

A samurai who shows undue emotion or rudeness is not only violating Courtesy but is also losing his face ondisrespecting those around him and shaming himself. Never move when you must, only when you wish. In modern Rokugan, Bushido is integral to almost every aspect of a samurai’s life, and the proper way to uphold the Code is subject of continual discussion and debate among all samurai.

He helps his fellower men at every opportunity. The Dragon respect Sincerity’s principle of unifying word and action.

Nothing will stop him from completing what he has said he will do. He will guard appropriately, and as he does, our wrists bend like water and his head is free from his shoulders while our short sword cuts down on his sword for certainty’s sake.

These virtues are held to represent the proper way in which samurai should live and serve their lords. One of Mirumoto Hojatsu ‘s duels was against a man named Ujimona.

Way of the Samurai

A samurai who commits such acts is quite likely to be ordered to commit seppuku if he does not offer seppuku himself out of shame. The interior uses black ink as lf as blue ink. When they cannot carry you further, you must rely on your knowledge that you can never be defeated to survive. All these positions are an opportunity to cut, and when you take one of these positions allow your sword to meet your opponent’s, and use his own momentum as your own.


The cover of the book has the same rice-paper with blue binding look that other d20 Rokugan books have. This invaluable resource details each Clan Bushido School: After seeing too many other publishers do fighting styles the wrong wsy, I think that it is noteworthy when a publisher does things is a fashion that actually works well with the d20 system.

Seppuku is a form of ritual suicide which samurai perform when they have been irretrievably dishonored.

On other occasions, such disgraced samurai may be expelled from family and clan, and thus made ronin. Conversely, samkrai a samurai is confronted with failures of Courtesy by those of higher station, his own honor is demonstrated by his ability to endure such provocations and avoid drawing attention to others’ failures. A single shadow of doubt will be your downfall.

A samurai must have heroic courage.

Show one thing, be intent on another. It seems like they are almost feats that circumvent the feat progression of the character. Replace fear with respect and caution. The Scorpion Clan refers to Chugo as “Loyalty” and practically makes a fetish of it. If excessively worn, they will be marked as “card worn.

Kijome asked how that was the case if he still won. The interior text is fairly dense, similar to a WotC product. New Paths are introduced that allow the character to combine training into a unique fighting style.