The Hiruma Slayers alternate path (from The Book of Earth) has the following line in it's technique:
You suffer no penalties for using a masakari in your off-hand (although you still suffer normal penalties for wielding two weapons).
The L5R 4th Edition Core rulebook has the following text about dual wielding:
A character’s handedness is determined by the player. A character attempting to make an attack with a weapon in his off-hand suffers a penalty of -5 to the roll if it is a small weapon, -10 if it is medium, and -15 if it is large. Additionally, attacks made with the character’s dominant hand suffer a penalty of -5 to attacks as long as a secondary weapon is held in the off hand. However, a character wielding two weapons is more difficult to hit due to the larger area covered. As a result, characters wielding two weapons add their Insight Rank to their Armor TN.
So what does this mean for the Hiruma Slayer? Does he:
- Have a -5 to his attacks with his primary hand, and no penalty for attacks with his off-hand?
- Have no penalty to his attacks with his primary hand, and a -15 to attacks with his off-hand?
- Have a -5 to his attacks, regardless of which hand he's using?