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Niten teaches to be like the river, ever flowing with no beginning or end.

Way of the Samurai

Players and DMs may also find it useful as a source of interesting new feats and abilities for any d20 System campaign. The Negligent enemy can be defeated with detail. However, many other samurai, especially those who serve their clans in court, find that Honesty is often a virtue which must be danced around, or perhaps even violated, in order to fulfill their duties.

Still in the original factory shrink wrap, with condition visible through shrink noted. Both the subtlest and the most basic of the virtues, Honor teaches that every samurai stands in judgement over himself, at all times.

Only the Scorpion reject it, as they reject most aspects of Bushido – indeed, from the Scorpion perspective Honor is the most troubling virtue of all, because it can justify disloyalty.

A new mechanic is introduced, katas. This is the Way. Honesty is in principle the simplest of the virtues of Bushido, but also perhaps the most troublesome. At every moment there is an opportunity to strike.

After all, a samurai’s life belongs to his lord, not to him. If he strikes first, kill him. In order for the ritual to be properly completed, the samurai must not flinch or cry out in pain. Watch all of these. Samurai who are facing total battlefield defeat or the military annihilation of their bloodline, however, will sometimes commit seppuku immediately rather than face the eternal shame of utter defeat.


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

I am less certain whether on not I like the idea of Katas. Many of these prestige classes could even be ported to non-Rokugan campaigns, but many of them have void point related abilities you would have to work around. Due to the nature of loose counters, if a game is unplayable it may be returned for a refund of the purchase price.

At any rate, the XP costs seemed a little low for the power or flexibility offered in many cases. It is important to remember that the main purpose of seppuku is to protect the family, rather than the individual. Sign In Don’t have an account? Notify administrators if there is objectionable content in this page.

As one might expect, those who serve their clans in politics and the courts tend to place a very strong emphasis on Courtesy, since it is a vital element of social and political negotiation. If excessively worn, they will be marked as “card worn.

Keep a broad mind. If you strike first, kill him.

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May have flaws such as tears, pen marks or highlighting, large creases, stains, marks, a loose map, etc. The stance used in the Niten technique should never change, in times of war or peace. Like new with only the slightest wear, many times indistinguishable from a Mint item. Conversely, when 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.


There is a big difference between timing and rhythm. Honesty is also strongly associated with justice, and thus tends to be a virtue admired by magistrates or at least by those magistrates who take their duties to heart.

In Mirumoto’s teachings he used the word kuwhich has many meanings; “spirit””emptiness” or “nothing”. The central importance of courage to a samurai’s life cannot be understated. A man can fool you with one, but if your mind is broad, he cannot fool you with all of them.

Reset Fields Log in. Board games in this condition may be played but show little to no wear. That sxmurai skill and thee had been better. A samurai is intensely loyal to those in his care. A samurai who violates loyalty to his lord or clan is violating Duty, and such untrustworthy individuals are hardly worthy of the title “samurai.

Very well used, but complete and useable. The interior art by Troy Graham. It is intelligent and strong. The effects of a kata can be ended by the user at will. The samurai kneels and makes three cuts across his belly, disemboweling himself.

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. A man can fool you with any one of these, but keeping a broad mind prevents you being fooled by all of them.