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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