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Some ronin shugenja are self-trained. This is the rarest and most difficult path for a shugenja to follow, as it requires incredible determination and intellect. Only those who are born with the most prodigious gifts of the kami can follow this path, since others generally give up long before their lesser talents let them accomplish anything of note.
Benefit: +1 Willpower
Skills: Athletics, Hunting, Meditation, Spellcraft, any three non-High Skills
Outfit: Sturdy Robes, Wakizashi, any 1 weapon, Traveling Pack, Scroll Satchel, 5 bu
Affinity/Deficiency: Self-taught shugenja typically have great holes in their training as a result of the trial and error method by which they learn the ways of the kami. You may choose any one non-Void Element in which to have an Affinity. You automatically gain a Deficiency in the opposing Element and in any one other Element of your choice.
Technique: The Kami’s Gift — Those who are self-taught possess an affinity for the kami that many among the clans would envy. When you spend a Void Point on a Spellcasting Roll, you add +2k2 instead of +1k1. Unfortunately, you do not automatically gain additional spells when you advance in Rank; you must seek them out on your own.
Spells: Sense, Commune, Summon, and any five spells you can cast (no spells may be in Elements for which you have a Deficiency).