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Way of the Samurai

Heroic courage is not blind. It is only so far that skill and technique can carry you. The second sword is sideways across the chest to intercept the enemy’s cut, then swing about, using the speed of his cut. Extremely well used and has major flaws, which may be too numerous to mention.

He helps his fellower men at every opportunity.

A single shadow of doubt will be your downfall. A samurai who throws tge life away in a useless and selfish gesture is not behaving honorably, but rather is failing in his duty to lord and clan.

If there is a Virtue which competes with Courage for universal acceptance, it is Duty.

Niten teaches that when an opponent moves with great urgency and strength merely let him go by. Click here to edit contents of this page.

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This Dragon Clan related article is a stub. Errors The following errors occurred with your submission. Samuai “plus” sign indicates that an item is close to the next highest condition. There are two concepts taught by Shinsei: It teaches you to see what you are not meant to see. 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.


The true inner strength of a samurai becomes apparent during difficult times.

Show one thing, be intent on another. Conversely, the notoriously crude and pragmatic warriors of the Crab Clan tend to discount or ignore Courtesy, although the courtiers of their clan practice it as avidly as any. 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.

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Nothing will stop him from completing what he has said he will do. Niten teaches to practice showing something other than your true intentions, and practice it as often as possible. Seppuku is usually not something a samurai can do at will. A man can o5r you with one, but if your mind is broad, he cannot fool you with all of them. They quickly came to be accepted by all the clans in Rokugan, and as the roles of samurai evolved to include courtiers and artisans, the Code of Bushido evolved into a complete philosophical view of the role and duty of the samurai.

Way of the Samurai

Even the Scorpion recognize that Sincerity is very tactically valuable, since if they say and do everything with complete conviction, their enemies will never know when they are lying or tell the truth. The cover oc the book has the same rice-paper with blue binding look that other d20 Rokugan books have.


For example, if you use the Lion clan kata Gentle Blade of Winter inflicts a -1 penalty to attack or their an opponent every time the character inflicts damage upon the opponent. Believe in xamurai, not from other people, but from yourself. He develops a power that must be used for the good of all. A Rokugan character who trains at a given dojo receives a social benefit in certain bonuses to skill rolls primarily social with members of their dojo, and receive a training benefit in th form of a limited version of the know the school feat that only applies to members of their own dojo as a bonus feat.

Face is a vitally important aspect of samurai culture. The samurai kneels and makes three cuts across his belly, disemboweling himself. If you fight as you would stand normally, your mind does not need to shift to be ready. Conversely, a samurai with true Honor will follow the ways of Bushido even when the society around him becomes corrupt and his superiors expect him to behave dishonorably solely because they command it. It is living life completely, fully, wonderfully.

Samurai are civilized men and women, not barbarians, and are expected to behave with courtesy and proper manners at all times. Bushido is comprised of seven Virtues: