Before the Five Rings
- Benefit: +1 Perception
- Skills: Defense, Hunting, Investigation, any one Craft Skill or Battle, any one Social Skill or Primitive Weapon Skill, any two Primitive Skills
- Technique: By studying someone for a few minutes you may roll an Investigation / Perception Skill Roll against the target’s Etiquette / Awareness to determine one Mental or Physical Advantage or Disadvantage (chosen by the GM) possessed by the target that could translate into visible habits, mannerisms, temperament, or drive. This technique may be used on the same person only once per day. When not caught helpless or unawares, you add your Perception Trait Rank to your Armor TN.