Samurai

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The Samurai Class is identical as far as the rules are concerned to the class of the same name found in the Pathfinder Ultimate Combat supplement, p18. You can also find the information on the class on the Pathfinder SRD Website.

Samurai of Tulun: Honour-bound warriors who first originated in the eastern Kingdom of Omishiru, Samurai loyally serve a Lord or higher power, and are commonly sworn to them for life. Where a Cavalier dedicates him/herself to a specific cause, the Samurai walks a similar path except that the cause is always their Lord, and the ideals of that Lord. Loyalty is the watch-word for the Samurai, either born of noble birth or raised into that position, they are among the most trusted of soldiers and often clash ideologies when working alongside sell-swords and mercenaries. To a Samurai it is a much better thing to end one’s own life than turn against their Lord, though some Lordless Samurai (called Ronin) do exist. These individuals were either removed from their Lord’s employ, their Lord was killed and they were not taken in by another Lord, or they rebelled against their Lord. Whatever the reason, Ronin are looked down upon by other Samurai and possess a rivalry that often ends in bloodshed.

Samurai of Enotia: Apart from individuals who have travelled from the East, no Samurai exist in Enotia. Their role is covered by their western counterpart; the Cavalier.

Samurai of Kajir: Samurai as a profession do not exist in Kajir, the nearest equivalent would be the Cavalier.

Samurai of Mor-Denoch: There are no Samurai in Mor-Denoch, nor will there likely ever be. The very concept of placing another’s honour above your own well-being is an inherently alien concept to the average Mor-Denochian.

Samurai of Midian: There is no tradition of the Samurai in Midian. Any that exist there are rare travellers from foreign lands.

Samurai of Omishiru: These honour-bound warriors exist almost entirely in Omishiru, where they originated. Loyal warriors of their local Lord and also the Dragon Emperor, they have been elevated in station above the common folk of Omishiru and are considered part of the “Noble Class”, meaning that they garner much greater respect from the common men and women of the Kingdom, yet are excepted to work within a code of behaviour that defines them, most commonly set down by their Clan. To a Samurai honour is all, though many outside of the Eastern Kingdom confuse this with “doing the right thing” – a Samurai is loyal to his Lord and follows his instruction to the letter, even if his morals are in conflict with the orders he is given. To break this code risks the likelihood of being stripped of your position, to become ‘Ronin’ – one of the greatest stigmas a Samurai can endure.

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