Before the Five Rings
- Benefit: +1 Strength
- Skills: Athletics, Battle, Brawling, Spears, any one Craft Skill or Hunting, any two Primitive Skills
- Technique: You may subtract your Strength from the total effects of armor on an opponent’s Armor TN. If you attack an opponent with no Armor TN bonus from armor or techniques you gain +1k0 to your Damage Roll. You also gain a bonus of +1k0 to all Strength Trait Rolls.