Schools by Type

Bushi schools

These schools focus on the physical aspects of samurai life, primarily combat. Each school uses a series of 5 Techniques. Bushi can never become Shugenja.

  • Crab Clan
    • Hida Bushi
    • Hiruma Bushi
    • Hiruma Yojimbo (path)
  • Crane Clan
    • Daidoji Iron Warrior
    • Doji Warrior-Poet (path)
    • Kakita Bushi
  • Dragon Clan
    • Mirumoto Bushi
    • Hojatsu’s Legacy (path)
  • Ki-Rin Clan
    • Otaku Battle Maiden
    • Shinjo Bushi
    • Ujik-Hai Bushi (Moto Bushi)
  • Lion Clan
    • Akodo Bushi
    • Matsu Berserker
    • Bishamon’s Chosen
  • Phoenix Clan
    • Shiba Bushi
    • Shiba Yojimbo
  • Scorpion Clan
  • Imperial
    • Seppun Guardsman
    • Emerald Champion (path)
    • Emerald Magistrate (path)
  • Badger Clan (minor)
    • Ichiro Bushi
  • Mantis Clan (minor)
    • Mantis (Yoritomo) Bushi
    • Mantis Whirlwind Fighters (path)

Monk schools

A subset of bushi schools, monk schools train the user in the use of kiho.

  • Brotherhood of Shinsei
    • Temple of the Thousand Fortunes
    • Shrine of the Seven Thunders
    • Temple of Heavenly Wisdom
    • Fukurokujin’s Eyes
  • Dragon Clan
    • Togashi Ise Zumi
  • Phoenix Clan
    • Asako Henshin

Shugenja schools

Those rare individuals who can commune directly with the spirits can train to be shugenja, gaining the ability to call upon those spirits to ask favours or enact spells on their behalf. Shugenja can never learn Bushi techniques.

  • Crab Clan
    • Kuni Shugenja
  • Dragon Clan
    • Agasha Shugenja
  • Kitsune Clan (minor)
    • Kitsune Shugenja
  • Imperial
    • Seppun Shugenja
  • Ki-Rin Clan
    • Iuchi Shugenja
  • Lion Clan
    • Kitsu Shugenja
  • Phoenix Clan
    • Isawa Shugenja
  • Scorpion Clan
    • Yogo Shugenja
    • Soshi Shugenja

Courtier schools

Courtier schools focus on manipulating others, whether it be through exploitation of secrets, the giving of gifts, or the simple exchange of favours.

  • Crane Clan
    • Doji Courtier
    • Yasuki Courtier
  • Imperial
    • Miya Herald
  • Ki-Rin Clan
    • Ide Emissary
  • Lion Clan
    • Ikoma Bard
  • Phoenix Clan
    • Asako Loremaster
  • Scorpion Clan
    • Bayushi Courtier

Artisan schools

A subset of Courtier schools, Artisan schools focus on making things (or making them better). Depending on their specialty, they may make moving works of art, or sharper, tougher steel.

  • Crab Clan
    • Kaiu Engineer
  • Crane Clan
    • Kakita Artisan

Schools by Type

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