The lin kuei ("forest demons") are the ninja of ancient China. Some scholars believe that the ninja learned most of their techniques from the lin kuei, who are said to be Taoists that turned their religious martial training to the secular ends of deception, assassination and profit.
The lin kuei used a style of martial arts known as An Ch'i, which is detailed above. This style emphasizes the use of hidden weapons and gadgets, and the use of small throwing weapons (similar to shuriken). The lin kuei were masters of the thrown weapon; characters who have received lin kuei training should buy the "throwing master" Energy Blast and Ranged Killing Attack ability described on page 33 of Dark Champions, and should also purchase Combat Skill Levels with Ranged Combat.
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