Frozen Blossoms

So often these days when we hear the word “monk” we think “martial arts masters.”  But a monk is a person who has dedicated himself to a monastic order and to living by the precepts and tenets of that order.  It’s a spiritual life.  It is often a life of solitude, tucked away from the rest of the world.  In the role-playing games I’ve seen, “monk” is a combat-oriented class, a type of fighter, albeit one that harnesses internal energy to do some pretty amazing stuff.  But one does not have to be a fighter to be a monk.

I was trying to create a sorcerer character in D&D 5e recently, and I was unhappy with both choices for sorcerous origins.  Most of my worlds don’t have dragonborn, and wild magic didn’t fit the character developing in my mind.  So I went looking.  I finally settled on Yokai-kin – people who carry the blood of spirits/demons/gods for whatever reasons.  I’m still working on the mechanics for the character, but in the meantime, I present to you the Temple of Frozen Blossoms, and the sorcerer monks who live there.  Click the link to read the full write-up.


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