Kalari is a remote village of northern Mathuradu where the arid steppe has begun to finally give way to expansive desert. In this remote community train an order of ascetic monks. They aspire to move beyond their Janti and become one with the universal will. They live worse than the Unseen, often walking barefoot on the burning sand. They study harder than any Elarenin, learning the ways that the body moves, breaks, and heals. They fight harder than any Rajavada, always striving to turn their whole body into a single living weapon so that they are never unarmed. They toil in the heat for the basics of survival with the heart of the most dedicated Keshanyas. In this way, they embrace the whole of Janti and so seek to surpass the limitations of castes and labels. The monks do not ask what Janti a person had before coming to them, nor do they limit their membership to Mathuradu. All that is asked is dedication to the improvement of the self and through that, improvement of the world. The harsh life of a Kalari Monk hardens the body and soul so that when a disciple is ready, they can venture out into the greater world – both to increase their own enlightenment and to bring their wisdom to others.
Kalari is an “unarmed” fighting style that relies on dagger-sized claw phys-reps to denote open hand combat. Hidden techniques may allow a Kalari Monk to have greater reach (larger claw reps) but those secrets are known only to a select few Gurus of the style. This school focuses on evasion and strafing teaching the disciples to use extremely precise strikes on opponents who are otherwise distracted.
- Dexterity and Empathy attribute at 1 each,
- Wear Light Armor or no armor, and abilities can only be used with Unarmed Fighting style with “small red claw” phys-reps.