Nageteppo

Although Rokugan rejected the sinister lure of firearms after the Battle of White Stag, the secrets of gaijin pepper were not completely purged from the Empire. The knowledge of how to make and use the substance was covertly preserved by certain hidden groups, mainly the Scorpion shinobi and the Daidoji Harriers. Gaijin pepper can be used to craft nageteppo, small egg-shaped ninjutsu weapons. Nageteppo are thrown using Ninjitsu (Nageteppo) / Agility rolls.

NAGETEPPO (SMOKE)

Standard smoke nageteppo are used to confuse enemies during an ambush or to cover a retreat. They are small and relatively fragile egg-shaped devices containing a mixture of gunpowder and alchemical substances.

  • Keywords: Ninja, Small
  • DR: 1k1
  • Special Rules: Smoke nageteppo may be thrown up to 30’. When they are broken (either by accident, crushing, or most commonly by being thrown against a hard surface) the contents ignite and emit a thick cloud of choking white smoke. The smoke covers an area roughly 15’ diameter and obscures all vision within (those inside the smoke are considered to be Blind). The smoke normally lasts five Rounds before it disperses, although it can be blown away in a single Round by a strong wind. If a smoke nageteppo directly strikes a person, the burning smoke charge inflicts 1k1 damage per Round for two Rounds (or until extinguished with dousing, smothering, etc).
  • Craft: Craft: Explosives / Intelligence at TN 25, and requires access to gaijin pepper and alchemical supplies. Making smoke nageteppo is a touchy business; failing to hit TN 10 when doing so results in a small explosion, inflicting 2k1 damage.

NAGETEPPO (INCENDIARY)

Incendiary nageteppo are somewhat larger and more awkward to throw than their smoke-making counterparts. They are usually used to ignite fires during surprise attacks or raids—for example, shinobi who are targeting an enemy supply dump will bring incendiary nageteppo. They are similar in design to smoke nageteppo, but are larger and the gunpowder/alchemical mixture inside is designed to explode and burn fiercely rather than merely emitting smoke.

  • Keywords: Ninja, Small
  • DR: 3k2
  • Special Rules: Incendiary nageteppo can be thrown up to 25’. When an incendiary nageteppo is broken the contents ignite violently and spray outward, igniting everything within 5’. Someone who is directly hit by an incendiary nageteppo will take 3k2 damage per Round for three Rounds (or until the fire is doused/smothered). Someone who is caught in the spray radius takes 1k1 damage per Round instead. The fire from an incendiary nageteppo is hot enough to ignore 3 points of Reduction.
  • Craft: Craft: Explosives / Intelligence at TN 25, and requires access to gaijin pepper and alchemical supplies. Making nageteppo is a touchy business; failing to hit TN 10 when doing so results in a small explosion, inflicting 3k2 damage.

NAGETEPPO (METSUBISHI)

Similar in size than incendiary nageteppo, these fragile egg-shaped devices are packed with poisonous metsubishi powder.

  • Keywords: Ninja, Small
  • DR: 1k1
  • Special Rules: Metsubishi nageteppo may be thrown up to 25’. When they are broken (either by accident, crushing, or most commonly by being thrown against a hard surface) the contents ignite and emit a cloud of noxious fumes covering an area of roughly 5’ in radius. The smoke quickly dissipate, lasting only one Round. Persons caught in this area are affected by the metsubishi, unless they are wearing a mask or mempo. If a metsubishi nageteppo directly strikes a person, the burning smoke charge inflicts 1k1 damage. A mask or mempo do not offer any protection against metsubishi effects in case of a direct hit with the nageteppo.
  • Craft: Craft: Explosives / Intelligence at TN 25, and requires access to gaijin pepper, alchemical supplies and metsubishi. Making metsubishi nageteppo can be hazardous; failing to hit TN 10 when doing so results in a small explosion, inflicting 2k1 damage, and releasing the metsubishi.

Nageteppo

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