Ronin

Ronin Bushi Shools (click for more detailed list)

  • Disciples of Sun Tao
    • Brief Description: A group on honorable Ronin who follow the teachings of Sun Tao
    • Major Views: Honor is the key to strength
    • Focus: Dueling
  • Forest Killers
    • Brief Description: A collection of Ronin bandit groups said to be controlled by an unknown central figure
    • Major Views: We’ll exact revenge on those who abandoned us
    • Focus: Organized banditry from forests
  • Towagoto’s Army
    • Brief Description: A band of ronin and peasants dedicated to hunting down Oni and their ilk.
    • Major Views: It’s up to everyone to combat the forces of Kokujin
    • Focus: Combat against dark forces
  • Tengoku’s Justice
    • Brief Description: A collection of Ronin bandit groups who make their homes in mountians
    • Major Views: Strike hard, fast, and brutally
    • Focus: Organized banditry from mountain
  • Tessen
    • Brief Description: Ronin who believe in protecting peasants while the Clans are busy fighting each other
    • Major Views: A samurai’s first duty is to protect those who cannot protect themselves
    • Focus: Offering protection
  • Claws of the Wolf
    • Brief Description: A band who viciously eliminate anything they perceive as a threat to Ryukugon
    • Major Views: Anything that threatens the balance in Ryukugoni society must be purged.
    • Focus: Espionage
  • East Wind
    • Brief Description: Mercenaries dedicated to ridding city streets of crime.
    • Major Views: Protecting our cities’ people is the most honorable thing a Ronin can do
    • Focus: Supplementary police force
  • Eyes of Nanashi
    • Brief Description: Governing force of the scattered ronin led towns and villiages
    • Major Views: Just because we’re ronin doesn’t mean we can’t be civilized
    • Focus: Non-lethal conflict resolution
  • Winter’s Bloom
    • Brief Description: A band of ronin who have set up a base of operations in Autumn Star. Controlling the Ronin Refuge.
    • Major Views: This is our new home, and our new turf. You want to live here you gotta play by our rules.
    • Focus: Extortion
  • Moonless Riders
    • Brief Description: Nocturnal scouts who are adept at horse riding.
    • Major Views: Your eyes must be open even in darkness
    • Focus: Scouting and nighttime operations
  • Silent Blades
    • Brief Description: A group of assassins who offer their skills to the anyone willing to pay.
    • Major Views: Lives are cheap, but we’ll gladly accept payment for them
    • Focus: Assassinations
  • Broken Guard
    • Brief Description: A mercenary group specializing in anti-calvary tactics
    • Major Views: Any warrior who must ride a beast into battle is a coward
    • Focus: Anti-calvary
  • Hidden Sword
    • Brief Description: A band of volunteers who patrol the outskirts of countryside
    • Major Views: The gaps between cities and town must be protected as well as the settlements
    • Focus: Anti-bandit
  • Machi-Kanshisha
    • Brief Description: A band of Ronin who fight with their namesake’s smoking pipe, from a specific city.
    • Major Views:
    • Focus: NOn-lethal combat with the machi-kanhshisha weapon
  • Serpents of Sanada
    • Brief Description: A band of samurai pirates, who have amassed a small fleet of ships
    • Major Views: When you’re prepared, a ship even with mantis protection is easy pickings
    • Focus: Pirating
  • Snow Riders
    • Brief Description: A group of ronin who sell their services through the winter months
    • Major Views: A little snow shouldn’t stop samurai from performing their duties
    • Focus: Samurai tasks in the winter
  • Seven Waves Mercenaries
    • Brief Description: A large organization that includes members from each great clan.
    • Major Views: There is great strength in diversity
    • Focus: 7-man samurai teams, each from a different clan
  • Sword of Yotsu
    • Brief Description: A brotherhood of Ronin who are given a family name for their services
    • Major Views: The greatest honor is sacrificing yourself in the line of duty
    • Focus: Protecting the defenseless
  • Weavers
    • Brief Description: A secretive organization, whose member’s identities are only known to its leaders
    • Major Views: Unknown
    • Focus: Unknown
  • Iron Gauntlet Brotherhood
    • Brief Description: A band of elite mercenaries, whose previous organizations have been disbanded or destroyed
    • Major Views: Those who have survived great loss are stronger for it
    • Focus: Mercenaries
  • Shadowed Steel
    • Brief Description: 8 separate groups. Each leader answers only to, and is known about by, the head of a single Great Clan
    • Major Views: We do what we are asked to keep the Empire secure
    • Focus: Elite ninjas
  • Wolf Legion
    • Brief Description: Almost a minor clan to itself, they ahve tasked themselves with the Empire’s defense
    • Major Views: The greatest honor comes from defending the Empire, even against those in the Clans
    • Focus: Rokugoni defense

Ronin Shugenja Schools (click for more detailed list)

  • Self Taught Shugenja
    • Brief Description: The rarest form of a Shugenja, these ronin have a high affinity for the spirit world, but lack formal training.
  • Dutiful Disciple Shugenja
    • Brief Description: A gifted individual who has been able to enlist the aid of a master to teach them the ways of the spirit world.
  • Ronin Order Shugenja
    • Brief Description: A shugenja who has been taught formally by an non-clan organization such as The Brotherhood or Ronin brotherhood

Ronin Courtier Schools (click for more detailed list)

  • Scales of the Carp
    • Brief Description: A large network of smugglers who allow goods to be traded even when 2 clans are at war
    • Major Views: Blood soaked ground shouldn’t be a reason to stop the movement of goods, right?
    • Focus: Smugglrs
  • Silken Promises Geisha
    • Brief Description: A network of spies who also act as geisha. Sell their information to the highest bidder.
    • Major Views: Pillow talk can empty your coffer quicker than a pickpocket
    • Focus: Information brokers
  • Master of Games
    • Brief Description: A formal school used by ronin. They excel at using their low status to their advantage in social situations.
    • Major Views: Its amazing what you can get away with when others don’t pay attention
    • Focus: Diplomacy

Templates

Ronin Bushi School Template – Includes ninja as well
Ronin Shugenja School Template
Ronin Courtier School Template – Includes artisans as well

Ronin

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