London Buckler School

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Aidan Donovan was the son of a Roman father of noble birth, and a merchant mother from the London area. Though he was born and raised in London, his exploits took him to Rome and beyond. When he returned to London in the later part of his life, he brought back the techniques that are now known as the London Buckler School.

The London Buckler School is the premier school taught to nobles of Roman descent within Logres, and serves to be what is considered the most modern of Sword Schools. Unlike other schools that emphasize war, the London Buckler School focuses on innovative sword practices that complement the life of a city-living nobleman.

LONDON BUCKLER SCHOOL
  • Benefit: +1 Agility
  • Skills: Commerce, Defense, Short sword, Knives, Short sword, Shield(Buckler), any one Noble or Merchant Skill
  • Honor: 3.5
  • Outfit: Light or Simple Armor, Sturdy Clothing, Short sword, Knife, Buickler, Traveling Pack, 10 Gold

TECHNIQUES
RANK 1: THE LONDON WAY
Initiates of the London Buckler School must master the basic principles of Donovan, the sword and buckler technique founded by Aidan Donovan himself. When wielding a short sword in your main hand and a buckler in your off hand, you suffer no penalties of any kind for dual wielding, and you gain a bonus of your School Rank to your Armor TN (this is cumulative with the normal bonus for wielding two weapons). Additionally, you gain a bonus of +1k0 to all attack rolls.

RANK 2: STUDENT OF THE DUEL
London Buckler School students are known for their capability in singles combat, due to their proficient use of the sword and buckler. You gain a bonus of +2k0 to the total of all attack rolls when performing the Disarm, Feint, Knockdown or Guard maneuver.

RANK 3: FAST AND FORCEFUL
As the experience of London swordsman grows, the student learns to overwhelm opponents with a flurry of blows while maintaining a superior defense. Attacking is a Simple Action for you while you use weapons with the Small or Defense keyword.

RANK 4: FIERCE REPRISAL
Once an opponent presents himself as a threat, the London swordsman will stop at nothing to defeat him to defend the pride of the school. During the Reactions Stage of Combat, you may choose one opponent who made or attempted an attack against you this Round. During your next Turn, you gain a bonus of +3k0 to all attack rolls against that target.

RANK 5: DONOVAN’S HEART
Masters of the Donovan School know the final lesson taught by Aidan Donovan before his death. If an attack is decalred on you in the same Turn while you are wielding a short sword in your main hand and a buckler in your off hand, and you have not acted this round, you may immediately interrupt the attack with your own attack on the opponent to whom you are interrupting, gaining a bonus equal to your school rank on attack and damage rolls.

London Buckler School

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