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Martial Arts

Temples of the Four Winds

The Temples of the Four Winds are located in extreme locations. These locations are centered upon Power Nodes attuned to the related element. A Fire Temple may be located near an active volcano or an Air Temple located high within a mountain peak. Each temple is dedicated to one of the four base elements: fire, air, water or earth. Those that live within each temple often live a monastic life dedicated to harnessing the power of that element with mind, body and psychic powers. Many are dedicated to some elemental or draconic god.

Once every decade the best warriors from each temple gather to participate in a freestyle, single-elimination and occasionally deadly full-contact martial arts tournament. Some of the world’s best martial artists are also clandestinely invited. The location of the event changes each time. Rumors abound about the spoils that go to the victor of such a contest.

  • Southern Temple – Elemental Power: Fire. The warriors from this temple utilize an unpredictable brutal fighting style which focuses on offence.
  • Eastern Temple – Elemental Power: Water. Warriors from the water temple envelop their opponents with grapples and utilize throws in their martial style.
  • Northern Temple – Elemental Power: Air. The warriors from the Air temples focus on speed, acrobatics and agility in their fighting style.
  • Western Temple – Elemental Power: Earth. The martial prowess of the Earth Temple warriors is focused on defense and endurance. These fighters engage in prolonged conflicts that wear their opponents down.

The temples maintain contact with society through their temples located in some of the major cities:

  • TBD – Air Temple
  • TBD – Earth Temple
  • TBD – Water Temple
  • TBD – Fire Temple
  • TBD – Fire, Water, Air and Earth each have a temple here. Those seeking access or training oftern journey here to participate in the annual tests.

Fighting Orders/Groups/Bands

  • Order of the Balm of Joy
  • The Bujoc
  • Companions of Roving Doom
  • Company of the Copper Hook
  • Order of the Crimson Dancer
  • Order of the Demon Pameshlu the Insatiable
  • The Red Shadows
  • Warriors of Memeka
  • Order of Herpa the Mace
  • The Silver Harpers
  • Enclave of the Holy Oak
  • Lady of Paladins
  • Mamaka, the Masters of Steel
  • Order of the Octagonal Pit
  • Order of the Pillar of Fire
  • Order of the Silken Voice
  • Spear of Shattered Sorrow
  • Seven Ravens Clan
  • Steel Gauntlet
  • The Knight Protectors of England
  • The Ravagers
  • Red Circle Mercenary Band

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