ashura 'last stand'
The spirits of their ancients enable the mystic warriors who learned this skill to intensify their fighting when they come close to death. As their blood runs from their body, they will attack more often while ignoring injuries. An injured character skilled at ashura has a chance to gain an extra attack The ashura skill itself never suffers from any injury penalty. When a samurai skilled in ashura would be killed, he makes his final stand, raining blow upon blow on his would-be slayer. This final effort puts an enormous strain on the samurai's body though, draining his energy quickly. If the attacker is killed by this effort, it revitalizes the samurai enough to remain standing.