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Akodo Bushi School
RANK 1: THE HE WAY OF THE LION
Bushi of the Akodo School home their fury until it is as precise as a blade. You may either ignore the portion of an opponent’s Armor TN derived from Armor, or gain a Free Rise when attacking. ( You do not ignore Reduction from the Armor wjile choosing the first option. ) Alsi, you gain a bonus of +1k0 to the total of all attack rolls on your first melee attack against an opponent in skirmish, or against any opponent who has declared a Raise on an attack against you since the last turn. You only add a total of 1k0 for an enemy who Raised against you, no matter how many times they actually Raised.
RANK 2: STRENGTH OF PURITY
Akodo-trained warriors are know for their dedication to bushido, and take a firce satisfaction in defeating dishonorable foes. During skirmish you may add your Honor Rank to the total of any single roll during your Turn. You may not increase the damage rolls in this fashion, nor can you do this while assuming the Center Stance.
RANK 3: STRENGTH OF MY ANCESTORS
The Akodo bushi attacks twice, once for himself and once for his ancestors. You may take attacks as a Simple Action instaed of a Complex Action while using weapons with the Samurai keyword.
RANK 4: TRIUMPH BEFORE BATTLE
No foe beyond the reach of the devoted Lion warrior. Once per skirmish, you may designate an opponent during the Reactions Stage. You may ignore any Armor TN bonuses your target receives from his Stance during the next Round.
RANK 5: AKODO’S FINAL LESSON
Mastery of the Akodo Bushi School imparts an unshakable faith in victory. When you make Raises on any Bugei Skill Roll, if you meet or exceed the original TN ( before Raises ) but fail to meet the Raised TN, you still succeed withour the benefits of Raises.