Entrance Requirements: No Attribute or Alignment re^rirtmm. Skill Cost: 15 Years of Study
One of the most ancient, and strangest, martial arts in existence. Even its name, Chi Hsuan Men means "Unusual Style." Started in the 5th Century B.C. as a defense mechanism for the bureaucrat class of the ancient Chinese dynasties, all the movements involve the use of "the white jade fan," actually a fan-like metal weapon, for both disarming opponents and poking. The Chi Hsuan Men master will attempt to calm any enemy with both a relaxed pose and friendly words. Then, preferably when the enemy is off-guard, the fan can be whipped out of the sleeve and used either to disarm or attack. Masters are extremely rare and usually train only one or two students at a time, treating them as apprentices.
Costume Prefer ornate, traditional Chinese gowns with sleeves that can wrap around the arm at least four times. Bright colors and ornate embroidery are favored. The traditional fan can be disguised as a normal fan and/or stored in a hidden pocket in the sleeve. Stance Almost at "attention," with legs only a foot apart and with hands crossed and fitted into sleeves. CHARACTER BONUSES: Add 5 to CHI Add 1 to P.E. Add 1 to P.P. Add 10 to S.D.C. COMBAT SKILLS: Attacks per Melee: 2
Escape Moves: Roll With Punch/Fall/Impact Basic Defensive Moves Dodge, Parry, Automatic Parry Hand Moves: Strike (Punch), Fingertip Attack Basic Foot Attacks: None
Modifiers to Attacks: Pull Punch, Knock-Out/Stun, Critical Strike,
Critical Strike From Rear Martial Art Powers: Select a total of 2 Powers from among Atemi Abilities and Body Hardening Exercises. If desired, any number of Powers can be traded, one-for-one, for Basic Skill Programs (excluding physical). Languages: Chinese Cultural Skills: Calligraphy and Go Philosophical Training: Confucianism
If this is your Primary Martial Art Form, then the following other forms can be learned in a shorter time: Yu-Sool (6 Years), Tai-Chi Ch'uan (4 Years) or Tien-Hsueh (6 Years).
LEVEL ADVANCEMENT BONUSES 1 st + 1 to Roll with Punch/Fall/Impact, + 2 to Disarm. Critical
Strike on Natural 20. 2nd + 1 to Strike, + 1 to Pang/Dodge 3rd + 1 to Disarm, +2 to Damage
4th + 1 to Roll with Punch/Fall/Impact, KnockOut/Stun on natural 19 or 20
5th + 1 to Parry/Dodge, + 1 Attack per Melee 6th + 1 to Roll with Punch/Fall/Impact, + 1 to Disarm 7th + 2 to Damage, Critical Strike or Knock-Out/Stun from behind. Select One (1) Additional Power from Atemi, Body Hardening, or Chi Mastery. 8th Death Blow on roll of Natural 19-20
9th + 1 to Roll with Punch/Fall/Impact, + I to Parry/Dodge, + 1 to Disarm
10th Select One (1) Additional Martial Art Power from Atemi, Body
Hardening or Chi Mastery. 11th + 1 attack per Melee
12th + 1 to Parry/Dodge, Critical Strike on Natural 18 or better
13th + 1 to Roll with Punch/Fall/Impact, + 1 to Disarm
14th Select One (1) Additional Martial Art Power from Atemi, Body
Hardening or Chi Mastery. 15th + 1 to Parry/Dodge, + 2 to Damage
Why Study CHI HSUAN MEN?
Aside from the rich tradition in this art, there is its common sense approach to battle. Attacks should be unexpected, should rust make the opponent helpless, and then finish him off. One great disadvantage of Chi Hsuan Men is that it does not do well when dealing with multiple attackers. One of the rare arts that teaches Atemi.
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