This is the ninja's knot-tying ability, with which they would restrain prisoners. Knowledge of knot-tying also helped a ninja escape when someone tied him up. Hojojutsu is purchased as a Professional Skill. Knot-Tying. For every point that a character makes his PS. Knot-Tying by, a character trying to escape from or undo the knots using another Skill (such as Contortionist) is at -1 to his roll. Similarly, if a character with PS. Knot-Tying is tied up, his PS. Knot-Tying acts as a complementary skill to his Contortionist roll when he tries to untie himself.
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