Campaign of the Month: February 2013
L5R Changing History
This School is updated in Legend of the Five Rings Role-playing Game, Third Edition. Originally appeared in Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying in the Emerald Empire and Second Edition Player’s Guide.
RANK 1: THE WAY OF THE LION
Bushi of the Akodo School hone their fury until it is as precise as a blade. Few obstacles stand in the way of a well-trained Akodo strike. You may ignore your target’s bonus TN to Be Hit from armor or gain a Free Raise when attacking. Also, you may gain a Free Raise on your first melee attack against an opponent who has declared a Raise on an attack against you since your last turn. Though these two effects are cumulative, you gain inly one Free Raise for an enemy who Raised against you, no matter how many times they actually Raised. When rolling for damage or for a contested Battle roll, you may add your Water Ring to the total.
RANK 2: STRENGTH OF PURITY
Akodo-trained warriors are known for their dedication to bushido, and take a fierce satisfaction in defeating dishonorable foes. Before you rolling to attack, you may choose either your attack or damage roll and declare that you will add twice your Honor Rank to its total. You may spend a Void Point to make an Honor Roll even if you have already made one this session, and only lose half the normal amount of Honor for failed Honor Rolls and tests of Honor.
RANK 3: STRENGTH OF MY ANCESTORS
Like all Lion, students of the Akodo Bushi School are taught an unusually deep reverence for their ancestors. You gain an additional attack per round, one for you and one for the ancestors watching over you, and you now add twice your Water Ring to your damage rolls (replaceing the damage bonus gained at the first Rank).
RANK 4: TRIUMPH BEFORE BATTLE
Students of the Akodo School enter conflict fearlessly, knowing in their hearts that only glorious victory or glorious death awaits. You may declare two Raises against an opponent in Full Defense Posture and, if your attack is successful, cause them to lose the benefits of the Full Defense Posture. You may now use Strength of Purity to add twice your Honor to both attack and damage rolls at all times.