THE MYRIAD PATHWAYS OF KI
Ki is so much more than a monk’s personal reservoir of power. Its nature defies definition and comprehension. For some, it reconnects the dead with the living. Others use it to armor themselves against the powers of dream and nightmare or emulate the instinct and ferocity of wild animals. The monastic traditions herein describe those approaches to ki and the search for enlightenment. This PDF contains three monastic traditions for fifth edition
Way of Lost Souls
The monks of the Way of Lost Souls have an unusual approach to ki, as they share a portion of their life force with the souls of the dead that wander the world, so that these ghosts may find their way to their final rest. In service to this end, they build their monasteries near graveyards or in haunted castles.
Way of the Silver Chain
The monks of the Way of the Silver Chain bind their ki and their astral bodies to a length of silver chain, which becomes a physical weapon, a connection to the dreaming self, and protection against astral attack.
They are a rare and esoteric order, fighting a secret war against nightmares, astral horrors, and creatures that are vulnerable to silver.
Way of the Wild
This monastic tradition that emphasizes your ki as a connection to instinct, ferocity, and the natural order. The ancient sages and martial artists who shaped your tradition described the stances and strikes with various animals and monsters of the world: dragons, tigers, cranes, and others.
These materials were designed to be used with 5th edition rules.