Yodotai Schools

Basic Schools

Yodotai Legionnaire (Warrior)

The Legionnaire serves as the foundation of Yodotai armies and is by far the most common type of Yodotai Warrior. He trains from childhood to become a soldier who will prove worthy of fighting alongside legends. The training procedure prepares the Legionnaire for all situation and drills the maneuvers into his head. The Legionnaires instinctively know how to react to every military situation and do not falter in the face of the greatest of terrors.

  • Benefit: +1 Agility
  • Integrity: 4.5
  • Skills: Battle, Defense, Horsemanship, Lore: Yodotai History, Spears (Pilum), Swordmanship, any one Skill.
  • Outfit: Lorica segmenta, gladius, shield, 2 pila, sandals, tunic, toga, travel pack, 5 copper.

Techniques

Rank 1: Tortoise Formation
You do not receive penalties to your Attack Rolls as a result of carrying any type of Yodotai shield. You receive a bonus to your Armor TN equal to your Insight Rank while using a scutum in the Full Defense Stance. As a Free Action you may spend a Void Point to grant this bonus to all allies using scutum in the Full Defense Stance within 10’ for a number of rounds equal to your Class Rank.

Rank 2: In Close Quarters
In any round in which you switch from the Full Defense Stance to the Full Attack Stance you gain +1k0 to your Attack Rolls. As a Free Action you may spend a Void Point to grant this bonus to allies within 10’ wielding a gladius who have changed from the Full Defense Stance to the Full Attack Stance this round.

Rank 3: Deadly Strike
You may make attacks with Yodotai and Warrior weapons as a Simple Action.

Rank 4: Wedge Formation
While you are in the Attack Stance you gain Reduction equal to your Class Rank. If you make an attack as a Complex Action against an opponent in the Full Defense Stance you may ignore the benefit to their Armor TN from Full Defense, instead calculating their Armor TN as if they were in the Attack Stance.

Rank 5: With My Brothers
You no longer need to spend Void to grant the benefits of your Rank 1 and 2 Class Techniques to your allies and the range of the benefit is extended to 30’. All allies wielding Yodotai weapons within 30’ also add +1k0 to their Damage Rolls. This bonus is not cumulative with additional rank 5 Legionnaires present within the same radius.

Yodotai Mercenary (Warrior)

The Mercenary serves in foreign armies and fights alongside their warriors. While performing his best for those who hire him, he learns more about each society. Once a Mercenary believes he has a firm grasp on target nation's culture and character, he returns to the Yodotai main armies and shares this knowledge with his people. Thanks to the Yodotai Mercenary, the Yodotai rarely face a completely different enemies.

  • Benefit: +1 Reflexes
  • Integrity: 3.5
  • Skills: Intimidation, Defense, Etiquette, Spears (Pilum), Swordmanship, Sincerity, any one Skill.
  • Outfit: Yodotai chain shirt, gladius, pugio, 2 pila, parma sandals, tunic, toga, travel pack, 5 copper

Techniques

Rank 1: Importance of Speed
You reduce the TN penalties associated with carrying a shield by an amount equal to your Class Rank. You may move as if your Water Ring was 1 Rank higher.

Rank 2: Stranger in a Foreign Land
You gain a +1k0 to Battle, Intimidation and Courtier Rolls. If you pose a hypothetical scenario to an opponent after 5 minutes of conversation you may make a Contested Courtier (Manipulation) / Awareness Roll against them to determine what tactics they might use to solve such a situation.

Rank 3: Unfriendly Glare
You may make attacks with Warrior and Yodotai weapons as a Simple Action.

Rank 4: Combat Diplomacy
You may make a Contested Battle / Perception Roll against an opponent’s Sincerity / Awareness as a Simple Action to determine one of their Advantages or Disadvantages. You may spend a Void Point on first meeting someone to gain a Free Raise on any rolls to gain their favor or make a good impression for the next 24 hours.

Rank 5: Hoplon Bash
You may use your shield to perform an attack as a Complex Action while in the Full Defense Stance. Roll your Agility/Brawling (Shield Bash) against a target’s Armor TN, if successful you inflict damage with your shield as a 1k2 melee weapon. The target of a successful shield bash is also subject to a Knockdown Maneuver and must roll to resist Knockdown as normal.

Advanced Schools

Yodotai Berserker (Warrior)

The Yodotai Berserker throws himself into the thik of battle with little regard for danger. He can do this because of his absolute faith in his comrades and ancestors. He knows that if he performs well in combat, the greatest heroes of the Yodotai will praise his actions and come to his head. Despite the name, the Berserker does not lose control of himself in battle. This does not make him any less deadly than a berserker who gives in to animal instinct, however.

Requirements:

  • Rings/Traits: Earth 4, Fire 4
  • Skills: Battle 5, Two weapon skills at 5

Techniques

Rank 1: Deadly Strike
While in the Full Attack Stance you gain +2k0 to all Damage Rolls with a Yodotai weapon. You may make an attack as a Complex Action in order to Daze your opponent in addition to any normal damage.

Rank 2: Aura of Power
While in the Full Attack Stance all allies within 30’ gain +1k0 to Damage Rolls with a Yodotai weapon. The benefit of multiple Beserkers within 30’ applying this Technique is not cumulative. While in the Full Attack Stance you gain Reduction equal to your Beserker Class Rank.

Rank 3: Killing Blow
While in the Full Attack Stance you may spend a Void Point to gain +5k0 to all Damage Rolls for one round.

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