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  • Ancestor (Agasha)

    *AGASHA [6 POINTS/10 POINTS]* The founder of the Agasha family was an isolated researcher who studied the Elements and learned their secrets. Although much of her family joined the Phoenix, she remains loyal to the Dragon and appears only to those of …

  • Friendly Kami

    *FRIENDLY KAMI [SPIRITUAL] (5 POINTS)* A particular kami has befriended you, and stays in your vicinity at all times. Choose one element when this Advantage is purchased. You gain a bonus of +1k1 to the total of all Spell Casting Rolls made to cast …

  • Cursed by the Realm

    *CURSED BY THE REALM [SPIRITUAL] (4 POINTS)* The influence of the spirit realms can be felt throughout the mortal realm of Ningen-do, and for whatever reason, the essence of one realm in particular has marked you as a foe of all that emanate from that …

  • Haunted

    *HAUNTED [SPIRITUAL] (3 POINTS)* One of your ancestors has chosen to bestow personal attention on you, constantly offering you advice and making demands. Perhaps the ancestor merely wishes you to live up to the ideals of your Clan and family, or …

  • Friend of the Brotherhood

    *FRIEND OF THE BROTHERHOOD [SPIRITUAL] (5 POINTS)* You have studied among your allies at the Brotherhood of Shinsei, and as a result you understand your place in the universe slightly better than most. You may purchase Kiho (rules for Kiho are found in …

  • Ancestor (Soshi Saibankan)

    *SOSHI SAIBANKAN [5 POINTS]* The founder of Rokugan’s modern law-enforcement system was a clever and eccentric man who was nonetheless dedicated to maintaining law and order in a fractious Empire. The guidance of this famous judge grants you a bonus of …

  • Inner Gift

    *INNER GIFT [SPIRITUAL] (7 POINTS)* You possess a mysterious gift that even shugenja cannot fully understand. Monks describe individuals such as yourself as existing in a unique state of harmony with the universe, but then they say that sort of thing a …

  • Wrath of the Kami

    *WRATH OF THE KAMI [SPIRITUAL] (3 POINTS)* The spirits of a particular element have a vehement dislike for you, and when invoked to smite you, they gleefully and enthusiastically comply. This may be the result of a shugenja’s curse, an offense you …

  • Enlightened

    *ENLIGHTENED [SPIRITUAL] (6 POINTS)* Your spiritual journey toward complete harmony with the universe as a whole has begun to reach its destination. In addition to whatever storyline effects your GM may choose to bestow on you, you also find it easier …

  • Friend of the Elements

    *FRIEND OF THE ELEMENTS [SPIRITUAL] (4 POINTS)* The spirits of a certain Element swirl about you at all times, lending their aid when possible even though you are likely unaware of their presence. Choose a Ring when this Advantage is purchased. …

  • Ancestor (Ikoma)

    *IKOMA [9 POINTS]* The founder of the Lion Clan’s family of storytellers and historians was a capable spinner of tales himself, but he was also a cheerful rogue who chased women and brawled without hesitation or fear. Those who are watched over by …

  • Great Destiny

    *GREAT DESTINY [SPIRITUAL] (5 POINTS)* The kharmic cycle has some great purpose in store for you, and the Celestial Order will conspire to keep you alive, no matter what, until your destiny can be fulfi lled. Once per session, when you suffer Wounds …

  • Seven Fortunes' Blessing

    *SEVEN FORTUNES’ BLESSING [SPIRITUAL] (4 POINTS)* One of the Seven Fortunes, the most powerful of all the Fortunes, has taken notice of you and showered you with his or her blessings. These can be powerful bonuses, but sometimes come with expectations. …

  • Kharmic Tie

    *KHARMIC TIE [SPIRITUAL] (1-5 POINTS)* Your destiny is not yours alone, but is bonded to that of another in some fundamental way. You may have been close to this other person during a previous life, or perhaps your destiny destiny in this life will yet …

  • Shadowlands Taint

    *SHADOWLANDS TAINT [SPIRITUAL] (4 POINTS)* You have felt the touch of darkness, and it has not left you unscathed. You possess the Shadowlands Taint, a condition that makes you hopelessly spiritually lost in the eyes of virtually the entire Empire, and …

  • Ancestor (Kakita)

    *KAKITA [12 POINTS]* Doji’s husband was both a duelist and an artisan of renown, author of The Sword, and served as the first Emerald Champion in Rokugan’s history. However, he also started the Crane Clan’s long and bitter feud with the Lion Clan. …

  • Bad Fortune

    *BAD FORTUNE [SPIRITUAL] (3 POINTS)* Kharma is a powerful force, and sometimes it is a destructive one as well. There is something unpleasant in store for you, and you may have no idea what it is until it is far too late. Bad fortunes take an almost …

  • Enlightened Madness

    *ENLIGHTENED MADNESS (4/6 POINTS) [SPIRITUAL]* The touch of divine insight has twisted your mind and soul, driving you to strange and violent acts. Choose either a Ring or a Skill. If you are of the tattooed orders you may also choose one of your …

  • Seven Fortunes' Curse

    *SEVEN FORTUNES’ CURSE [SPIRITUAL] (3 POINTS)* One of the Seven Fortunes has found your behavior unacceptable, and visited his or her wrath upon you. This curse manifests itself in a very real way, and few are ever able to placate beings as powerful …

  • Momoku

    *MOMOKU [SPIRITUAL] (8 POINTS)* There is a fundamental spiritual imbalance present in your soul that no one can explain or rectify, but it has a dramatic impact on your place within the universe, and harmony is a state virtually unknown to you. You …

  • Ancestor (Togashi Yamatsu)

    *TOGASHI YAMATSU [7 POINTS]* The tattooed man who captured Iuchiban’s soul during the Bloodspeaker’s second rampage has no direct blood descendants, but his spirit sometimes appears to guide later tattooed men—you may only take Yamatsu as an Ancestor …

  • Ancestor (Agasha Kitsuki)

    *AGASHA KITSUKI [11 POINTS]* The founder of the Kitsuki family originated the concept of the controversial “Kitsuki Method,” which uses logical deduction and inference to solve crimes. Those who have his guidance gain the ability to “read” others and …

  • Ancestor (Mirumoto)

    *MIRUMOTO [9 POINTS]* The founder of the Dragon Clan’s warrior family was one of the greatest swordsmen of his age, a pragmatic and cunning warrior and brilliant duelist, and a deep rival to Kakita in the pursuit of swordsmanship. He created the Niten …

  • Elemental Blessing

    *ELEMENTAL BLESSING [SPIRITUAL] (4 POINTS)* You are much beloved by the kami of a particular element, although you know not why that might be. As a result, the cost of increasing the Traits associated with one particular Ring, chosen when this …

  • Touch of the Spirit Realms

    *TOUCH OF THE SPIRIT REALMS [SPIRITUAL] (5 POINTS)* Somehow, a fragment of the essence of a spirit realm is present in your soul, and suffuses everything you do. Shugenja characters may purchase this Advantage for 4 points. * *Chikushudo:* You gain …

  • Void Versatility

    *VOID VERSATILITY [SPIRITUAL] [4 POINTS]* You have a great capacity for drawing upon the strength of the Void as it exists within other elements. Select any one non-Void Ring. You may expend spell slots associated with that Ring to use Void spells in …

  • Ishiken-do

    *ISHIKEN-DO [SPIRITUAL] (8 POINTS)* You have that rarest of gifts, the ability to commune with the Void itself. This gift is similar in many respects to the ability to speak to the kami, save that there are no naturally occurring kami of the Void; the …

  • Elemental Imbalance

    *ELEMENTAL IMBALANCE [SPIRITUAL] (2 POINTS/RANK)* The kami of one element favor you, but so much so that their voices sometimes overpower your will and cause your invocations to achieve results other than what you intended. Only shugenja may take this …

  • Luck

    *LUCK [SPIRITUAL] (3/6/9 POINTS)* Fortune favors the mortal man. A number of times per session equal to your rank in this Advantage, you may choose to immediately re-roll any one roll you make, keeping the higher of the two results.