Negurakori Schools

Wamori Guardian

[Bushi]
Bonus Attribute: Agility
School Skills: Defense, Etiquette, Investigation, Meditation, Lore: Theology, any one courtly or military skill. Either Weapon: Samurai or Kenjutsu and Sōjutsu.
Emphasis: Void Recovery (Meditation)
Honor: 5.5
Outfit: Daishō, Medium Armor, Traveling Clothes, Any one Weapon, Personal Effects, 5 Ryō.

Rank 1 - Beneath My Branches
You may use the Guard action as a Free Action (You still can not guard more than one target at a time). If you use the Guard action as a Free Action, the character you are guarding only gains +5 to their Armor Target Number. When you spend a Void Point to Boost a non-damage roll, you may spend an additional Void Point. If you do, gain +1k1 to that roll (this stacks).
In defense of their charges, a Wamori Guardian stands as firm as oak.

Rank 2 - A Dark Canopy
At the start of your turns you may select a mark within 30'. When your mark is the target of a spell or casts a spell, you may increase or decrease the Target Number of the Spellcasting test by 5. When you are the target of a spell, you may increase or decrease the Target Number of the Spellcasting test by 5.
The kami flow like sap through the world. Within the reach of a Guardian's influence, that flow may be altered.

Rank 3 - My Leaves Fall
You may attack as a simple action when attacking with a [Samurai] weapon.
A Guardian's strike is as inevitable as the autumn cold.

Rank 4 - One Tree Among Thousands
Each Readying Phase, if at least one other character spent a Void Point, you may activate this technique and gain a Temporary Void Point. The Temporary Void Point lasts until the end of the encounter. You may activate this technique only two times per encounter.
In the thick of battle, a skilled Guardian moves in sympathy with their comrades, both in the World and in the Void.

Rank 5 - The Roots Entwine
You may spend up to two Void Points on Standard Void Point Uses each round. Whenever you spend a Void Point, you gain a Temporary Void Point. This Temporary Void Point lasts until the the start of the Readying Phase.
The greatest of Guardians are able to tap into a deep well of power, like roots drawing from an underground pool.

Wamori Artisan

[Geinin]
Bonus Attribute: Intelligence
School Skills: Calligraphy, Etiquette, Sincerity, Any two Artisan skills, Any one Lore skill, Any one courtly or military skill.
Emphasis: Void Recovery (Meditation)
Honor: 4.5
Outfit: Daishō, Fine Clothes, Tools for each chosen Artisan skill, Personal Effects, 5 Ryō.

Rank 1 - The Forest's Mysteries
When you gain this technique, choose any one Artisan skill. When you spend a Void Point to Boost a test using that skill, you gain +1k1 (this stacks).
For hundreds of years, the Wamori Artisans have drawn inspiration from the vast forests of their homeland. Their work is proof that there is always more to learn.

Rank 2 - Speak to the Heart
Once per month, you may test your chosen Artisan skill against Target Number 15 and present a new piece of art you have created with that Artisan skill. For every point you exceed this target number, you gain 1 Temporary XP that you may only use to buy the Allies advantage. When buying the Allies advantage in this way, the devotion may not be purchased higher than 2. When buying the Allies advantage in this way, you may only purchase it targeting characters present. The advantages you buy in this way last for X weeks, where X is your School Rank.
The best works of art bypass the senses to touch the spirit directly, for true beauty is felt, not seen.

Rank 3 - The Art of Language
When you would test a Social skill, you may choose to gain +Xk0, where X is your chosen Artisan skill's rank, and lose -Yk0, where Y is your ranks in the tested Social skill. The GM may limit the use of this technique if the targets of the social roll have little appreciation for art, or for your specific art form.
Artists seldom speak with such passion as they show when discussing the finer points of their art.

Rank 4 - Nourish the Soul
Once per day, you may present a piece of art you have created for at least 15 minutes. If you do, test your chosen Artisan skill against Target Number 30. If you are successful, all witnesses to the presentation regain one Void Point.
Great art is universal, and touches on the truth at the heart of everything. Through it, so too may the observer touch that truth.

Rank 5 - Centerpiece
While in court, and while a piece of art you have created is being presented, you may activate this technique. If you do, all witnesses to the presentation of your choosing recover one Void Point. If you witness the presentation (even if you are the presenter) you regain an additional Void Point. Each character can only benefit from this technique only once per day. (You may activate this technique as often as you like, but it will only affect characters who were previously unaffected.)
For the most skilled Artisans, one perfect work may say as much as a thousand other lesser examples.

Nareha Scholar

[Miyabito]
Bonus Attribute: Intelligence
School Skills: Courtier, Etiquette, Governance, Lore: Theology, Meditation, Sincerity, any one Lore skill.
Emphasis: Courtesy (Etiquette)
Honor: 6.5
Outfit: Calligraphy set, Daishō, Fine clothing, Personal Effects, 5 Ryō.

Rank 1 - History is My Shield
When testing any Lore skill, gain a Free Raise. When you spend a Void Point to Boost an Etiquette roll, gain +2k0 (this stacks).
A Nareha Scholar knows better than anyone the wisdom of the past.

Rank 2 - A Pattern Reveals Itself
While in court, you may spend a full day observing (GM's discretion). If you do, test Lore:History/Perception against Target Number 20. If you are successful, gain +2k0 to all Social skill Tests and Contests in the court for the next two days. At the end of the two days, if you are still in the same court, you may test Lore:History/Perception against Target Number 20. If you are successful, extend the effect for another two days. (You may continue extending this effect indefinitely so long as you remain in the court and continue to pass the test).
Everything that has happened will happen again. The trick is to learn to see it coming.

Rank 3 - Keeper of Tradition
You gain +X to all Social skill Tests and Contests you make, where X is your Governance skill rank. You may converse with another character for an hour. If you do, test Governance/Intelligence against Target Number 25. If you are successful, the targeted character gains +X to all their Social skill Tests and Contests for the next two days, where X is your Governance skill ranks. Using this technique on a character more than once per two day period resets the duration and potency of the effect (it does not stack, but if your governance skill changed between uses, it uses the new value).
Guided by a Scholar's advice, even a boor may become a bastion of tradition.

Rank 4 - An Obscure Fact
If you would fail a Social skill Contest as the target, you may activate this technique. If you do, you may retest your skill using Intelligence rather than the original Attribute, keeping the higher of the two rolls (even if the original attribute was intelligence). You may activate this technique only once per contest.
When defending one's point, it helps to know more than the person challenging it.

Rank 5 - A Living Library
When testing any Lore skill, gain +5k0.
What the greatest of Scholars have read once, they will remember forever.

Itsumaru Sage

[Onmyoji]
Bonus Attribute: Intelligence
School Skills: Calligraphy, Lore: Theology, Medicine, Meditation, Spellcraft, Any one Lore skill, Any one Courtly skill.
Emphasis: Cipher (Calligraphy)
Honor: 4.5
Outfit: Daishō, Robes, Scroll Satchel, any one weapon, Personal Effects, 5 Ryō.
Spells: Entreat, 3 spells of your Elemental Affinity, 2 spells of a second element that is not opposed to your Elemental Affinity, 1 spell of any third element, 1 spell of any fourth element.
Elemental Affinity: Any one element. (Void is an element)
Elemental Deficiency: None.

Soul of the Elements
When casting a spell that benefits from your Elemental Affinity, you gain a Free Raise to the Spellcasting test.

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