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Yokai Scion (Legendary Ninja Archetype)

Through ancient pacts of long dead ancestors or recent dealings with evil spirits, some ninjas embrace the dark forces of the yokai, demon-like monsters and spirits that permeate both the material and spiritual realm. These yokai scions have made peace with their dark powers, using them for a variety of goals both virtuous and nefarious.

Jaki

The yokai scion gains the jaki secret technique (1 jutsu point):

Jaki (Su) As a move action, the yokai scion calls upon upon their dark heritage to grant themselves a +4 alchemical bonus to Strength or Dexterity as well as a pair of claws and a bite; these natural weapons deal 1d6 damage for a medium sized creature and 1d4 for a small sized creature (slashing and bludgeoning damage for the claws and slashing, bludgeoning, and piercing damage for the bite) with a critical threat range of 19-20 and a critical multiplier of x2. This ability lasts for a number of minutes equal to the ninja’s Charisma modifier (minimum 1), and while under its effects, all natural attacks not granted by this secret technique are treated as secondary natural weapons.

This ability replaces the throwing specialist secret techniques and the dirty fighting class feature.

Jutsu Pool

A yokai scion cannot regain jutsu by using a dirty trick. Instead, they can regain jutsu in the following fashion:

Bestial Calling: Whenever the yokai scion deals damage to a hostile creature with two or more of their natural weapons granted by the jaki secret technique in a single round, they regain 1 jutsu point. Dealing damage to a helpless creature or a creature that has fewer Hit Dice than half the ninja’s character level does not restore jutsu.

This ability alters the jutsu pool class feature.

Oni Hada (Ex)

At 3rd level, whenever the yokai scion is using their jaki secret technique, they gain a natural armor bonus equal to 1/4 their ninja level (rounded down) +1 and resistance to fire damage equal to their Charisma modifier +1/4 their ninja level (rounded down). This ability replaces the improved dirty trick class feature.

Nocturne Flight (Ex)

At 7th level, whenever the yokai scion is using their jaki secret technique, they can spend an additional jutsu point to grow a pair of wings that grant them a flight speed of 60 feet with good maneuverability. This ability replaces the powerful dirty trick class feature.

True Yokai (Ex)

At 11th level, whenever the yokai scion is using their jaki secret technique, they can spend 2 additional jutsu points to increase the alchemical bonus granted by the secret technique to +6, and their other physical ability scores gain a +2 alchemical bonus. The yokai scion can use this ability and the nocturne flight ability at the same time. This ability replaces the dirty trick master class feature.

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