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Blessed Ward

Blessed Ward

Ward Magic, Kuwasu, was the practice of erecting magical barriers that prevented others from entering a particular area. [1]

Yogo Ward Magic Edit

In conjunction with the Kuni Shugenja, [2] kuwasu was developed by the Yogo, who were devoted to create mystical sigils, the wards, that keep out humans and creatures with Shadowlands Taint. [3] The Whispered Secret Dojo was the most renowned school that taught this magic. [4]

Black Scrolls Edit

As guardians of the Black Scrolls, the Yogo family had done a great deal of research creating magic that would keep out those who wished to break the Scrolls' bloody seals. [2]

Ritual Edit

There were two kinds of wards: elemental wards and Shadowlands wards. The shugenja drawing the ward with the calligraphic character for what he wished the ward to guard against. After it the caster chanted, which passed a bit of his own energy into the symbol. Wards were usually drawn with ink onto pieces of paper. They were nailed on doorways - one side on the door and the other on the wall - to keep the door sealed shut. They might also be attached to boxes, a katana's saya, or any other object that could be opened. [2] The wards were infused with the essence of their creator, meaning that the more powerful the individual creating the ward was, the more powerful and long-lasting the ward would be. [1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Secrets of the Scorpion, p. 77
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Way of the Scorpion, p. 99
  3. Way of the Scorpion, p. 42
  4. Secrets of the Scorpion, p. 75



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