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The Togashi Tattooed Order
The monks of the Togashi order, known as ise zumi, are the most recognizable and well known members of the Dragon Clan, due in large part to their highly unorthodox appearance. The Togashi monks embrace a strange philosophy that includes as part of its doctrine extensive tattooing of their bodies with ink crafted from divine blood of the Kami Togashi. These tattoos confer incredible, supernatural abilities that defy explanation even by the most powerful shugenja. Due to their behavior, which tends to be unusual even for a monk, the ise zumi are both revered and feared by the people of Rokugan, who never truly know what to expect from these mysterious figures. Togashi monks specialize in unarmed combat and supernatural feats of athleticism, with a wide variety of other abilities thrown in for good measure. Generally speaking, a Togashi monk can lend support to other characters in whatever capacity is necessary, and usually bring unique abilities to the table as well.
TOGASHI TATTOOED ORDER [MONK]
Benefit: +1 Void
Skills: Artisan: Tattooing, Athletics, Defense, Jiujutsu, Meditation, any one Lore Skill, any one non-Low Skill
Outfit: Robes, Bo, Traveling Pack, 5 koku
RANK 1: BLOOD OF THE KAMI
The blood of the Kami is barely diluted in the ruling line of the Togashi order, and the brothers chosen to serve the Dragon as Togashi vassals receive the mystical blood of a god in the form of unique tattoos. You gain two Tattoos at this rank.
RANK 2: BODY OF STONE
Mastery of the body is the first essential step of a monk’s journey toward enlightenment, and martial arts are the perfect tool to bring the body and spirit into harmony. You gain a bonus of +1k1 to the total of all unarmed attack and damage rolls.
RANK 3: BLESSING OF THE KAMI
As an ise zumi continues his journey of self-discovery, accumulating new experiences along the way, he will eventually be judged worthy of additional insight in the form of new tattoos. You gain two additional Tattoos.
RANK 4: WILL OF STONE
Perfect mastery of the flesh is an indication that a soul’s journey is nearing its end. You may make unarmed attacks as a Simple Action rather than a Complex Action.
RANK 5: TOUCH OF THE KAMI
Insight into the true nature of the universe is the reward for a soul that seeks true mastery of the spirit. You gain two additional Tattoos.