In modern Rokugan, Bushido is integral to almost every aspect of a samurai’s life, and the proper way to uphold the Code is subject of continual. The L5R 4e Resource Guide: Code of Bushido & The Way of the Crane The set -up of the new 4e L5R more easily allows the use of materials. All Samurai are expected to live by a strict code of ethics known as Bushido ( which literally translates to “The way of the warrior”). The principles.

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Age of Ravens: The L5R 4e Resource Guide: Code of Bushido & The Way of the Crane

Courage A Samurai lives at all times three feet from death, for that is the reach of a katana. Later material bushiido, of course, give every Clan some kind of martial arts form.

In its ideal form, Bushido values each of these virtues equally, and a samurai is expected to adhere to all of them with equal vehemence.

In a clan where treachery and lying are a ov of life, there has to be one thing that can be counted on, and for the Scorpion, that is Loyalty. Death is the least that a samurai may face – he must be prepared to endure humiliation, dishonor, shame, and failure for the sake of Duty.

The sidebar concepts- on naming, mons, the Sparrow Clan, and other topics- offer rich additional details.

Code of Bushido (RPG)

Create account or Sign in. All Samurai hold honour in high regard with the possible exception of the Scorpion: Bushido is not merely enforced by social convention or superior authority, but by each samurai’s own heart and soul. He is not as other men. He must remain faithful to lord, family, clan, and comrades no matter what temptations may fall in his path. The Unicorn and some of the Dragon are famous for their straightforwardness, while the Scorpion ignore this virtue completely.


He is responsible for it and all the consequences that follow. Maintaining face is sometimes compared to wearing a mask, a mask which must be kept on every hour of every day, concealing one’s true feelings beneath on. A samurai who openly insults another shows only their own weakness, which is why all courtiers practice the art of subtle and indirect insult.

Code of Bushido

Game of Thrones Rittenhouse. Doctor Who Signature Collection. Posted by Cod Francis at 1: The Unicorn Clan is famous for its straightforward and direct ways, even in the subtle world of politics, and the Kitsuki family of the Dragon Clan was founded on the search for truth above all else.

But no, the game only allows you to tell him that you killed his wife. If an opportunity does not arise, he goes out of his way to find one. Conversely, codf a samurai is confronted with failures of Courtesy by those of higher station, his own honor is demonstrated by his ability to endure such provocations and avoid drawing attention to others’ failures.

Because a person received numerous lives, buahido often placed little value on their current incarnation. Without this outward show of respect, we are nothing more then animals. Chapter Two covers the various families of the Crane. The section on arts here is hugely useful however.

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Indeed, entire samurai families have been known to commit suicide under such circumstances. The Crab however take a dark view on Sincerity, believing it to be a form of deception hidden behind honour and have been known to use “Oh, how sincere” as an insult. Samurai who are facing total battlefield defeat or the military annihilation of their bloodline, however, will sometimes commit seppuku immediately rather than face the eternal shame of utter defeat.

Shenron’s Advent Starter Deck. A Busjido is not only respected for his strength in battle, but also by his dealings with other men.

A samurai must always be ready to serve his lord in whatever way is required, no matter what the cost. Some clans take Compassion more fully to heart, however, and seek to offer guidance and help to the lower castes. They call it “Loyalty” and they reserve the most severe punishment for those that violate it: The mechanics of an RPG often allow and push players towards telling: Note that I leave aside any and all mechanical material and questions for purposes of these reviews.

Chapter Three is pretty exclusively character mechanics save for a couple of interesting sidebars. The concepts here are excellent- with some really nice details on philosophies of the sword and culture.