Before the Five Rings
- Benefit: +1 Intelligence
- Skills: Defense, Investigation, any one Craft Skill or Primitive Weapon Skill, any one Merchant Skill or Battle, any one Lore Skill, any two Primitive Skills
- Technique: Once per encounter, you may gain a number of bonus dice equal to your Intelligence by making a Lore Skill Roll related to the task at hand (GM’s discretion). The TN for this Lore Skill Roll is 15 (counts as a Complex Action) or 30 (counts as a Simple Action). These dice may be spent on any Skill Rolls made during the encounter. Each dice contributes a bonus of +1k0. These dice are lost once the encounter ends. You may not add more bonus dice to a single roll than your Void Ring. Additionally, you gain 1 additional experience point each session.