Pirates of the 7th Sea
Shao Ren Revised
Curriculum: Fencing, Soft Martial Arts
Knacks: Disarm (Fencing), Feint (Fencing), Lunge (Fencing), Exploit Weakness (Shao Ren)
Apprentice: The Apprentice learns a series of thirteen different stances, all designed to flow effortlessly into one another and protect him from harm. He receives a Free Raise to Active Defense rolls when using Footwork as his Defense Knack. In addition, he learns the Bu Shu or Catching the Mouse technique, where he slips inside an opponent’s guard and relies on grappling techniques and leverage to strip his weapon. He may make use of his Disarm Knack even if his own weapon is sheathed or lost.
Journeyman: A Journeyman has perfected a new technique: the Mi Jian or Secret Sword Hand, in which he extends his free hand to hide the point of his blade. When attempting a Feint, you receive a number of Free Raises equal to your Mastery Level in this fighting style.
Master: Unchanged, except for renaming the technique Chieh, which means “Intercept and Attack.”