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The h. He saw H, a dozen feet away, I. She slashed at flimwith her knife. He caught the blade with his bare hand, grim. K'iyoshi spoke a short word of pmyer: The. Hey head snapped back, and he pushed her away wiJh a muttered curse. She looked up at him, grinning behind her tmmpClrent blood a-rmor, unharmed by his a. From the Simplest spell to the most powerful artifact, all magic is powered by the kami: elemental spirits with their own thoughts, desires, and quirks.
This book features not only a wealth of new spells, magic Items, and prestige classes that deal with Rokugani magic, but also gives a variety of new options and ideas for dealing with magIc for DMs and players alike.
Those who prove capable of communicating with the kami are treasured commodities of the clan, and are always given the finest education. The birth of shugenja follows distinct bloodlines for the most part, and each Great Clan has at least one family that is strong in magic. Occasionally shugenJa are born outside of these families. Shugenja are rarely born outside the samurai caste.
When this does happen, it is usually the result of ronin intermingling with peasants or samurai who cannot keep their affairs discreet. Individuals with the gift of magic are usually offered training with a shugenja school, possibly one of many small ronin schools scattered about the Empire.
Those who possess the ability to command the kami but do not enter shugenja training are almost nonexistent. When this happens, it is usually a result of ignorance of one's true potential rather than a conscious act.
The gi. An individual who knows he possesses magic and does not seek training in its use is essentially turning his back on the kami, a disrespectful and blasphemous act. A55InG Unlike most other spellcasting classes, maintaining one's abi1- ities as a shugenja requires an- extraordinary amount of focus. The kami are not jealous masters; they are in fact rather indifferent toward mortals much of the time.
Knowing how to please them, how to hold their attention, is a demanding and ever-changing art, It is their very indifference that requires a shugenja to focus so intensely. By turning his own attention to other things, he loses the attention of the naturally fickle and enigmatic kami, As rare asmnlticlass shugenja may be, they are not entirely unheard of.
Depending on their class, a multiclass shugenja can fulfill a variety of roles. The following section briefly details the likelihood of different possible combinations, and their role within the Empire.
It is too absorbed in the physical and detached nom the spiritual for their taste. Occasionally Kuni shugenja take levels as aIighcer so that they might become more capable defenders of the Carpenter wall, or Moto sbugenja become. Those who embark on such careers are viewed with respect and admiration by their kin, but are met with disdain by shugenja of "purer" clans.
These shugenja usually focus upon the wrathful spirits of earth and fire, and are as dangerous as the powers they represent. They generally lead eventful, ifhrief, lives. Most shugenja look upon the role of ranger with similar distaste, with the exceptions found most often among the Unicorn. Both of these clans have a close connection to nature. For these individuals, learning the skills of a ranger is seen as a broadening of one's awareness of the world rather than an abandonment of it.
Rangers in Rokugan normally do not have spe llcasring abilities unless they originate from certain clans or races. Shugenja may not take levels as a samurai This is not due to any disrespect between samurai and shugenja. Quite the opposite is true; samurai and shugenja fulfill two very different roles in the Celestial Order, roles that must be kept distinctly separate.
Even the kami recognize this. Those born to samurai families with the power to call upo. In a way, they already possess their own command over the kami that dwell within their blades.
Magic of Rokugan: Legend of the Five Rings
A sourcebook of spells for Oriental Adventures. It is worth noting that while it looks like any of the other dual system supplements for both Oriental Adventures and Legend of the Five Rings, it only provides mechanics for the former, not the latter. Publisher's Blurb: The magic of Rokugan is unlike that of other campaign worlds - each spell, each magic item has a life of its own. Each bit of magic contains a spirit with its own will and desires. Magic of Rokugan not only introduces a great number of new magic items and spells usable with any d20 System campaign, but also contains many new optional rules for "awakened" magic items.
Magic of Rokugan
The magic of Rokugan is unlike that of other campaign worlds - each spell, each magic item has a life of its own. Each bit of magic contains a spirit with its own will and desires. New item creation feats and shugenja prestige classes are also included. Fans of the Legend of the Five Rings collectible card game or role-playing game will certainly recognize many of these updated items, but there are a number of new surprises as well.
Magic of Rokugan: Oriental Adventures
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