Campaign of the Month: February 2013
L5R Changing History
Kuni Command Staff (Bushi or Shugenja)
Masters of War
Technique Rank: 3
Path of Entry: Kuni Shugenja 2 or Kuni Witch Hunter 2
Path of Egress: School of origin at 1 Rank higher
TECHNIQUE: SPEAKING WITH THE DARKNESS
Your training and experience enables you to not only detect the likely presence of the Taint in an individual, but it also allows you to determine with reasonable certainty the degree of contamination. You may make a Contested Awareness (Etiquette) Roll against an individual with whom you have had direct interaction (speaking, looking directly at him, etc.) for at least I minute; if you arc successful, you learn the exact extent of the target’s contamination, expressed in terms of his Shadowlands Taint Rank and Points.
Additionally, if you spend a Void Point, you can make an Awareness (Lore: Shadowlands) Roll against a TN of 20 to learn the number and assortment of Shadowlands Powers that the target possesses (Ie., the total number, and the breakdown by Minor, Major and Greater). For each Raise that you call, you may also learn one exact Shadowlands Power that the target possesses, starting with the Minor Powers. then the Major Powers, then the Greater Powers.