Now it is time to discuss the Great Clans of Rokugan in much more depth and detail. Each chapter examines one of the Great Clans in extensive detail. AEG The Great Clans – Legend of the Five Rings RPG 4th Edition by AEG Games The Emerald Empire of Rokugan has long been one of war and conflict. The Great Clans is a supplement for the Legend of the Rive Rings RPG of the Five Rings RPG (along with other games like the L5R CCG.

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Among the Minor clans are: The stalwart Crab are the defenders of Rokugan, responsible for ensuring the Empire’s southern border is secure against the demons of the Shadowlands.

Strictly speaking this is incorrect, but as the Emperor lays claim to all that is as a right of being the descendant of Amaterasu Lady Sun and Onnotangu Lord Moonthe courtiers of the Emerald Empire would see this as an appropriate use.

With access to the best teachers, unlimited funding, and higher status, the Imperial Families are truly the elite nobles of Rokugan. Some of the Lost have formed mock societies, and there have even been rumors of children born in the Shadowlands, many of whom have the benefits of the dark gifts, with little in the way of curses due to their unfailing devotion to Fu Leng.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. This great favor has been granted many times during the course of Rokugani history, producing an interesting and diverse group of proud warriors. To many observers, the niten looks more like a dance than actual combat, however, niten is a deadly art requiring a great deal of skill and coordination.

Rokugani society is based on a clan structure, with seven then eight with the addition of the Mantis and later nine with the addition of the Spider so-called “Great Clans”, as well as a number of minor clans.

This Legend of the Five Rings RPG sourcebook features a full chapter on each of the Great Clans, focusing on the various families, histories, and culture that makes up those Clans. They are aloof and removed from the affairs of the other clans, preferring to reside in their mountain strongholds.


A must-have for L5R fans! There are many minor clans in Rokugan—clans that have been formed since the birth of the empire by those other than the seven Kami. Most of the population was wiped out during the Destroyer war as it was sacrificed to make the army that attacked Rokugan. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Other kingdoms, such as the Thrane or Merenae, which used to threaten Rokugan with their gun carrying vessels, are all but disappeared after a strange plague wiped them out.

Create account or Sign in. Besides the conglomoration of minor clans that makes up the Mantis, there are other minor clans that have been absorbed by great clans. Click here to toggle editing of individual sections of the page if possible. Something does not work as expected?

Long before the rise of Rokugan, the Naga had a vast and vibrant civilization.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. A very good purchase. Comprised of families gret from different Minor Clans, the Mantis are perhaps the most diverse and individualistic of the Great Clans.

They have schools of magic associated with each element, including the empire’s only school dealing with Void magic. Scorpion knowledge is not shared with outsiders, but is a lr thing of power. This book fills in a ton of gaps in the history that I had questions on, and I would basically consider this book to be an extension of the core book. Although they do not have a standing army, their navy is the most powerful in all of Rokugan.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. They are sworn claans of the Naga, and are forbidden from entering Rokugan directly, but instead wield influence through lesser minions. The Yotsu in the canonical L5R timeline have sworn fealty to the Seppun family and may be on their way to being absorbed by them.

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It is similar to feudal Japanthough it also includes aspects of other Asian cultures, as well as magic and mythical beasts. Far in the West, beyond the Burning Sands or the Ivory Kingdoms, are other lands, most of them with no contact at all with Rokugan.


The clan colors are brown and tan. Humans almost exclusively make up the population of the clans, great and minor, as well as the other groups within Rokugan. Append content without editing the whole page source. The Unicorn Clan is known for their cavalry and horsemanship. The Phoenix Clan is known as the most skilled with magic in the empire, and also as the most peaceful. Some of the finest generals of all Rokugan have come from the Lion clan.

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Their samurai use niten two-strike style in which combatants use both katana and wakizashi to execute very fast strikes in rapid succession. The Imperial Families have sworn fealty directly to the Imperial line, and every action they take is to guarantee a functioning Empire.

Crane samurai are arguably the finest duelists in Rokugan. In guarding the wall, they face constant attack from undead foes, Oni demonsand a variety of other evil minions. The Mantis were not born a Great Clan, but claans the position during one of the greatest conflicts in history, the Clan War.

Overall, I highly recommend this book. This page was last edited on 26 November hreat, at Showing of 10 reviews. Please improve this by adding secondary or tertiary sources. Watch headings for an “edit” link when available.

The clan colors are silver and green. New clans are not founded lightly. While not a nation per se this is a vile land where the very air can be poisonous, and foul, unholy creatures are summoned forth by dark powers to wage a never-ending battle against all life in Rokugan. The emperor retains ownership of all lands, however, and the clans essentially rent the lands they use by paying taxes annually. The great majority of the population of Rokugan are humans.