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  • Void Fist

    * *Ring/Mastery:* Void 4 (Atemi) * *Type:* Martial Unlike other atemi attacks, the Void Fist is a normal unarmed strike that would appear, if observed, to be damaging to its target. This is an illusion, however, as its true purpose is to use the …

  • Eight Directions Awareness

    * *Ring/Mastery:* Void 5 * *Type:* Mystical Some monks are at a state of harmony with the world to such extent that they are aware of everything around them. While this Kiho is active, you become aware of all living things within a distance equal to …

  • Harmony of the Mind

    * *Ring/Mastery:* Air 5 * *Type:* Mystical A gift often possessed by members of the Brotherhood is the ability to quickly and accurately gauge the strength of others, a useful ability both in assessing new applicants to the order and in determining …

  • Riding the Clouds

    * *Ring/Mastery:* Air 3 * *Type:* Mystical By aligning his chi with that of the wind, a monk can make his body light and buoyant, dramatically increasing the distance he can leap. While this Kiho is active, you may make a Simple Move Action to leap a …

  • Stain Upon the Soul

    * *Ring/Mastery:* Air 3 (Atemi) * *Type:* Martial This is a basic martial technique known to many sects of the Brotherhood, but one that is decried by several orders as impure and wicked. Its ease of use and its terrible effect on others are the …

  • Steal the Air Dragon

    * *Ring/Mastery:* Air 7 * *Type:* Kharmic This Kiho borders upon the Mystical, but is not quite as overt as those slivers of enlightenment. By drawing his chi inward, a monk can make himself less noticeable and more prone to being easily overlooked. …

  • Dance of the Flames

    * *Ring/Mastery:* Fire 6 * *Type:* Martial Filling one’s chi with the power of Fire has considerable effects on one’s speed as well as one’s temperament. While this Kiho is in effect, you may make unarmed attacks as a Simple Action rather than a …

  • Flame Fist

    * *Ring/Mastery:* Fire 3 (Atemi) * *Type:* Martial By mingling your chi with another’s while Fire is ascendant within your body, you can disorient and confuse an opponent, inhibiting their actions. An opponent struck by this Kiho’s activating _atemi_ …

  • Chi Protection

    * *Ring/Mastery:* Water 4 (Atemi) * *Type:* Martial Perhaps the strangest application of the _atemi_ technique, this Kiho permits a monk to restore or enhance the flow of chi through another’s body, hastening the healing of wounds or other ailments. …

  • Ride the Water Dragon

    * *Ring/Mastery:* Water 3 * *Type:* Kharmic To walk with the Water Dragon’s power is to harness the incredible restorative abilities of the ocean. While this Kiho is active, for a number of Rounds equal to your Insight Rank, you recover Wounds equal …

  • Touch the Void Dragon

    * *Ring/Mastery:* Void 4 * *Type:* Internal Certain orders of the Brotherhood are adept at aligning their chi with the dominant Element in the environment around them, drawing strength from the world. While this Kiho is active, one of your Rings and …

  • To the Last Breath

    * *Ring/Mastery:* Void 3 * *Type:* Kharmic With a simple exhalation, a monk can expend his energy into the universe around him, allowing others to partake of it as they wish. Any one selected individual within twenty feet when this Kiho is activated …

  • Breaking Blow

    * *Ring/Mastery:* Fire 3 * *Type:* Martial Fire destroys all it touches, and a monk harnessing his Fire chi can achieve similar effects. While this Kiho is active, your unarmed strikes inflict full damage to all non-metal substances, including wood …

  • Embrace the Stone

    * *Ring/Mastery:* Earth 5 * *Type:* Mystical By focusing their chi like that of the mountain, monks may become like stone themselves, turning aside blows and ignoring damage. When you activate this Kiho, you gain a Reduction Rating equal to twice your …

  • Rest, My Brother

    * *Ring/Mastery:* Earth 5 (Atemi) * *Type:* Martial Easily among the most difficult and most sacred of all Kiho, this technique is restricted to a handful of orders within the Brotherhood. It functions by reversing the chi flow of a Tainted individual …

  • Root the Mountain

    * *Ring/Mastery:* Earth 5 * *Type:* Internal As the Crab say, the mountain does not move, and neither does one who shares its strength. While this Kiho is active, attempts to use the Knockdown Maneuver against you require two extra Raises to be …

  • Song of the World

    * *Ring/Mastery:* Void 3 * *Type:* Kharmic By listening to the song of the elements around him, a monk may perceive the universe slightly ahead of all others. You must target an opponent within fifty feet when activating this Kiho, and succeed at a …

  • Waves in All Things

    * *Ring/Mastery:* Water 4 * *Type:* Mystical Water flows through all things, including the earth. You may make an unarmed attack by striking a body of standing water or the earth. The effects of this strike are felt by one opponent who is in contact …