Shinjo Luke


Legend of the Five Rings, Third Edition

Old First Edition Sheet

Rank 7,
Insight 303

WAR DOG: Ki-Rin War Dogs

Glory 6.2 Honor 2.2 Status 4.5 Shadowlands Taint 0


Earth 3 Stamina 4 Willpower 3
Water 4 Strength 4 Perception 4
Fire 3 Agility 3 Intelligence 3
Air 4 Reflexes 4 Awareness 4
Void 3
Skill Trait Rank Roll Emphasis/Mastery Abilities
Heraldry INT 3 6k3
Etiquette INT 2 5k3 The TN of any contested social rolls against you is increased by five
Courtier AWA 3 6k3
Medicine INT 1 4k3 Herbalism.
Lore: History INT 1 4k3
Investigation Various 5 Notice.
Instruction Int 5 8k3 + 2 Insight
Horsemanship Various 10 +7 insight. You gain a free raise when you use this skill. You can fight when mounted, You may use full defense and full attack when mounted, Your mount uses your TN to be hit if it is higher. You earn a free raise for melee attack against unmounted opponents. you may make a move as a simple action when mounted.
Archery AGI 10 13k3 Yomanri, Horsemanship. Reduce range penalties by 20. +7 Insight and Free Raise
Kenjutsu AGI 5 8k3 Free Raise. You may now spend an additional void point on a single damage roll. +2 Insight
Yarijutsu AGI 5 8k3 You inflict 2k0 additional damage against mounted or large opponents when using a polearm. Free Raise. +2 Insight
Defense AGI 5 8k3 May declare Full Defense Posture at beginning of round. Free Raise. +2 Insight
Hunting PER 5 9k4 +2 insight. Free Raise
Battle PER 5 9k4 + 2 insight. Free Raise. Once per combat, you can make a Reflexes/Battle roll TN 20 after you or one of your comrade strikes successfully an enemy. If you succeed, roll one die and add it to your initiative.
Jiujutsu AGI 4 7k3 Hisoudo
Animal Handling Int 10 10k3 Falcon, Dog, Horse. You may tame a common domesticated animal. You may teach an animal a complex trick. You can tame an animal that cannot be normally domesticated Free Raise. You can tame an animal that cannot be normally domesticated (Lions, Bears, Wolves) if you have the appropriate emphasis (TN 40). You can command any animal you have trained with a subtle body language +7 Insight
Commerce AWA 5 8k3 Make an Awareness/Commerce (Merchant) roll TN 20 to pay/receive 10% less/more koku when buying/selling an item if it is possible. + 2 insight. Free raise
Piloting Int 2 5k3
Explosives INT 4 7k3
Stealth AGI 5 8k3 +2 Insight and Free Raise. May move at 1/3 speed while being stealthy.


15k4(10k6) + 8 (+ 5 additional if on foot)

Armor TN Bonus:

8/14 (Riding Armor)

TN to Be Hit (REF x 5 + Armor + Modifiers):

49 / 35 ( horseback armored/unarmored) 43/35 (on foot armored/unarmored) +5 from War Dog

Primary Weapons

Weapon Attack Damage Notes
Katana (Daisho) 8k3 + (10 on horse/ 5 off horse) 8k2 Free Raise + Free raise mounted vs unmounted. Legendary Quality. Given by Megumi.
Wakizashi (Daisho) 8k3 + (10 on horse/ 5 off horse) 5k2 Free Raise
Day-Kyu of Anekkusai 13k3 + 10 & Free Raise + (10 on horse/ 10 off horse) Varies based on arrow. See below May bring to hand as long as bow is on person or attached to his steed. Uses wielders str trait for damage. 600’ Range
Willow Leaf Based on bow 6k2 Must common arrow. × 15
Armor Piercer Based on bow 5k2 Ignore half armor (rounded up). x10
Flesh Cutter Based on bow 6k3 Double armor bonus to TNtbH. x10
Rope Cutter Based on bow 5k1 2 Free Raises for called shots vs inanimate objects. x3
Humming Bulb Based on bow 4k1 Produces whistling sound as it travels thru air. Good for signaling or distractions. x2

Wounds (Earth x 2 per level, Earth x 5 for Out)

Wound Level Penalty Total Notes
Healthy +0 6
Nicked +3 12
Grazed +5 18
Hurt +10 24
Injured +15 30
Crippled +20 36
Down +40 42 Cannot Stand, move faster then a crawl or speak louder then a whisper. TNtbH 5. May spend a void point to act
Out 57 Unconscious for a number of hours equal to wounds at Out Level. Cannot act. Once at max wounds you die.

School Techniques

Shinjo Bushi
Rank 1 The Way of The Unicorn When on Horseback may add his Horsemanship skill rank to all Weapon Skill Rolls. When on foot may add half (rounded up) to all Bugei and Initiative Rolls. Add Water Ring to all Initiative Rolls.
Shinjo Horsebowman
Path Hanari’s Technique While on horseback, all penalties you receive to your attack rolls made while using a bow are reduced by 5. You gain three Free Raises to make an additional attack while using a bow.
Shinjo Scout
Rank 1 The Ki-Rin’s Grace You may use Stealth while on horseback. While in the Full Defense Posture, may add Stealth rank to TNtbH.
Shinjo Bushi
Rank 2 Dance of the Blade In most fighting styles parrying is instinctive.The Unicorn, however, have mastered the ways of parrying and counterattacking without hesitation. When you are in the Full Defense Posture, any opponent who attacks you and misses may be attacked the following round with a number of Free Raises equal to your School Rank.
Rank 3 The Four Winds Strike The sweeping Unicorn style allows a Unicorn warrior to move with incredible speed. You may make an additional attack per round. Additionally, you add twice your Water Ring to the total of all Initiative rolls, replacing the benefit from Rank 1.
War Dog Master
Rank 1 Speed of the Ki-Rin War Dog Masters are trained to move as fast as the animals they command. In addition to being surprisingly speedy when they move across land, they arc deceptively quick in battle. You may move as if your Water Ring is 2 Ranks higher. Also, you gain a bonus in rolled dice equal to your War-Dog School Rank to your Initiative Rolls. Furthermore, when you are within 10’ of a Ki-Rin war dog, you gain a bonus of +5 to your TN To Be Hit, and all of your war dogs that arc within 10’ of you gain a bonus of +5 to their TN To Be Hit as well.
Rank 2 Resolve of the Ki-Rin You gain a bonus in rolled and kept dice equal to your War Dog School Rank when you make a Skill Roll in any of the following skills in which you have at least 1 rank Animal Handling, Athletics, Deceit, Hunting, Stealth, Traps, or any Lore Skill In addition, when you spend a Void point to reduce the number of Wounds you take from a single attack, you reduce the number of Wounds by 15 (rather than the usual 10). Finally, all of your war dogs that are within 10’ of you gain a +1kl bonus to their attack rolls.
Rank 3 Ferocity of the Ki-Rin The Ki-Rin breed is an especially ferocious type of dog. When a War Dog Master bonds with Ki-Rin war dogs, he teaches a lot of tricks to the animals, but he also learns a lot from them. One of the qualities the War Dog Master comes to share with his war dogs is the beasts’ bloodthirstiness in battle. You gain a bonus to the totals of your attack and damage rolls equal to your Honor Rank + 1. You also gain a +1k1 bonus to all damage rolls. In addition, you gain a bonus to your Stamina Rolls equal to your Water Ring. Finally, all of your war dogs that are within 10’ of you gain a +1k1 bonus to their damage rolls. You may spend a Void Point to reduce damage done to a war dog by 15.



Kata Name Preparation Time Duration Benefit


The youngest of three brothers. His two older brothers followed the path of their father in order to increase the Unicorn Clan’s monetary value by traveling outside of the Empire and bringing back items to be sold to the rest of the Empire.

It was Shinjo Luke’s grandfather who spend time raising him and training him in the art of the bow and the ways of the samurai. Because of this training Shinjo joined the Shinjo Bushi School and was able to participate in the Topaz Championship.

Shinjo Luke

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