Light Progression and powers
well I got them done so might as well post them -
The Path of Light
Concept: The followers of the path of light are less concerned about skill, power or politics and more concerned with the triumph of good over evil. They are holy warriors dedicated to the eradication of evil from the land. They seldom act together but tend to be lone defenders of truth and goodness.
Progression and Ranks
white belt: No ranks
Apprentice of Light/Blue Belt: 0-2
Warrior of Light/Orange Belt: 0-4
Knight of the Light/Red Belt: 0-6
Master of Light: 0-8
Lord of Light: 0-10
The Luminary: No Ranks
Special Rules: To join the path of light, a Honor fighter (or a white belt) must win a fight against a Yakuza or dark fighter. After winning they may choose to advance into the path of light instead of further into the honor path. A white belt who does this begins as a Blue Belt 0. An honor fighter begins at the rank equivalent to what he would be if he had remained an honor fighter.
Light fighters can only advance in tiers if they defeat a dark fighter or Yakuza warrior. However, if the light fighter ever loses to a Yakuza ordark fighter they drop 2 ranks instead of 1. Light Fighters have 1 buffer rank below their 0 ranks called "Fallen from Grace". A follower of light who is fallen from grace and wins against a Yakuza or Dark Warrior gains 2 ranks but ever only drops 1 rank from such a loss. Blue Belts who are "Fallen from grace" and lose a fight are made white belts again. Notice that light fighters at rank 0 who lose to a dark or Yakuza warrior automatically drop a tier.
The Luminary has no ranks and if this fighter ever loses a fight they drop down to Lord of Light 10.
Special Powers and Abilities
Apprentice of Light/Blue Belt: Pure Spirit, Holy Warrior, Holy Day, Signature Style
Warrior of Light/Orange Belt: Master of Emotions, Mastery, Chi Strike
Knight of the Light/Red Belt: Signature Style, Purity of Focus, Redeeming Light
Master of Light: Mastery, Right of Domain
Lord of Light: Signature Style, Purity of Focus, Mastery
The Luminary: Perfect Defense, Signature Styly, Mastery
Explanation of Powers
Pure Spirit: The fighter is above insults and always forfeits the insult round
Holy Warrior: The fighter gains the style of the day as a signature style untilt he end of the fight or until the style of the day is changed, at which point the fighter adopts the new style as a signature style
Holy Day: The fighter may once per fight declare a new Holy day, thus changing the style of the day.
Signature Style: As honor path
Master of Emotions: As Honor path
Chi Strike: As Honor Path
Mastery: As Honor Path
Purity of Focus: After a dirty trick or sneaky trick has been declared, the light fighter can use a purity of focus to negate the trick. This may be done once per fight per purity of focused possessed.
Redeeming Light After a successful fight, the light fighter may attempt to redeem any sash or yakuza fighter who is of a lower tier. A redemption round is declared and each fighter posts a move as normal. Any powers that have not come into play in the earlier rounds and which might be useful, (chi strike, dirty trick, sneaky trick, signature immunities) may be used by the fighters. If the redemption is successful, the redeemed fighter becomes a Honor fighter of equivalent rank to what they were after losing the fight and the Light fighter gains 1 extra rank. If the redemption is unsuccessful the yakuza or sash fighter escapes unchanged (though still having lost a rank due to losing the fight) but the power put forth by the light fighter causes them to lose 2 ranks (i.e. go down a rank from where they were before the fight).
Right of Domain: The light fighter, after redeeming a fighter, may now, in addition to the extra rank, claim one of the fighters signature locations as their own. There is a limit of 5 domains that may be claimed in this way.
Perfect Defense Like Cunning Defense. The fighter subtracts 1 point from any successful attack against them.
I know that there are still questions about the advancement from tier to tier - but we can change the light and dark together - How about that the fighter must have defeated at least as many enemies as their tier number, thus an apprentice would have to defeat 2 to advance, a warrior 3, a knight 4 and so on...