Booster Display Quote – The Empire of Rokugan has expanded after more than one thousand years of xenophobia, and now resources from the Colonies, once known as the Ivory Kingdoms, pour into the war-torn Empire. With new riches come new stresses, however, as the calns compete for the vast but not infinite wealth of their new holdings. The laws that prevent the clans from making war on one another do not extend to the Colonies, after all…
Akodo’s Guidance – The Steel Lion is new to the Championship, but her swordsmanship and tactical prowess are reminiscent of Akodo One-Eye.
Bayushi’s Guidance – Nitoshi, the Poison Mask, strikes in the night against the Empire’s Enemies.
Daigotsu’s Guidance – “Father… I wait. I will lead our people to victory.”
Doji’s Guidance – Makoto, the Smiling Blade, is graceful, calm and focused in court and battle.
Hida’s Guidance – The Little Bear carries his great-grandfather’s spirit.
Shiba’s Guidance – The Soul of Shiba has been Tsukimi’s constant companion for decades.
Shinjo’s Guidance – “They say I am Shinjo reborn. Why do I not feel different?” – Moto Naleesh
Togashi’s Guidance – The Laughing Dragon balances the Togashi and the Mirumoto.
Yoritomo’s Guidance – The Growing Storm’s reign shall shake the Empire
Abandoning the Fortunes - “This land is fraught with peril, and not only the physical. Our souls must remain pure.” – Yung
Alter History – “Ambitious men might succumb to temptation. Our duty is to record without bias. We alone can do so.” – Miya Shoin
Benefices of the Emperor – Iweko Setai often represents his wife in court.
Boastful Proclamation – “You will die waiting for us to surrender, dogs!”
Cherry Blossom Festival – “Rokugan is a land of festivals. It is necessary for the common people to have release from the tedium of their honorable labors. They serve the Empress loyally, and in return she offers them grand celebrations.” – Voice of the Emperor
Cross-Clan Wedding – A popular means of cementing treaties and alliances is through marriage between the clans. Those who participate consider it a duty, nothing more.
Delayed Arrival- “I see the festivities began without me. Just as well, I suppose. You would need a short practice to have any chance against me.”
Disgrace – “Your actions have brought shame to your entire family. Others will shoulder a share of your burden until such time as your disgrace can be forgotten.”
Glory of the Shogun – “In times when the Emperor cannot defend the Empire, the Shogun must do so in his place.” – Sun Tao
Imperial Gift – “I bear a gift for you, commander, to commemorate your service an glorious victory for the Empress.”
Moon and Sun – “Onnotangu and Amaterasu gave way to Hitomi and Yakamo, who gave way to the Obsidian Moon and the Jade Sun. The Heavens are complete and their blessings are showered upon the mortal realm.” – Matsu Kasei
Naoharu’s Gift – “Naoharu is long since gone, but his lessons endure for a new generation to learn.” – Doji Shunya
Rebuilding the Empire – The end of an era, the beginning of another.
Successful Bounty – “Good day, Champion. I am pleased to surrender this fugitive to you for justice. I believe there is a stipend for his capture?”
Suspicions – “The greatest dramas always leave the matter of guilt or innocence slightly ambivalent. Is it any surprise the Scorpion feature prominently in so many?” – Bayushi Hurunayi
Wisdom Gained – “In twenty years of relative peace and exploration, we have learned so much. We must be ever vigilant to ensure that wisdom is not forsaken for war.” – Shiba Tsukimi
Akodo’s Grave – “I do not understand why you would not accept the Championship, Kano. All I have done is for the good of the Lion, Dairuko-sama. You will rule, and I will serve you with all my skill.”
Bamboo Harvesters – “It is not a glamorous holding, but it has made me a wealthy man. Rebuilding an Empire takes a lot of bamboo, after all.” – Yasuki Dokansuto
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Chugo Seido – “Bushido is our shield.” – Shiba Sansesuke
Copper Mine – “Concern for money is said to be beneath a samurai’s notice, but no general can ignore the importance of logistics. I want complete reports on the profits of our mines and where that koku goes.” – Akodo Dairuko
Deeds and Words – “Trouble comes and trouble goes, and none of it really exists until it is properly recorded in the Imperial Histories.” – Miya Nishio
Falling Rain Dojo – “Do not tolerate lies. Not in others, not in yourself. Fill yourself with truth, and your strength will overflow.” – Doji Hakuseki
Family Library – “A man who is learned in the Tao can bring forth treasures old and new.” -Makito
Fortifications – “And so this land, which once spawned a monstrous threat to the Empire, has become its treasury. May our descendants ponder this daily and consider how the Heavens rain their blessings upon our land. May they never falter in their devotion to the throne.” – Chronicle of the Blossoming World, Part IV
Geisha House – “They are such inviting places, where Samurai can set aside their duties and complain about their lot in life. We must never destroy that illusion.” – Bayushi Nitoshi
Gold Mine – “Nothing of worth grows on our mountains, and yet we are fed and clothed by their bounty. We live on the surface of a riddle, never questioning its meaning.” – Mirumoto Shikei
Governor’s Court – “A new governor brings possibilities and risks.” – Shosuro Makito
Iron Mine – “Iron for weapons, iron for armor, iron for engineering works. They say honor is the strength of a samurai, but iron forms its sinews.” – Hida Kisada
Kobune Port – “Our ships bring strange luxuries that add luster to our Empress’ court and enrich her tax coffers. That we turn a tidy profit on the deal is simply an added benefit.” – Yoritomo Hiromi
Large Farm – “Many were shocked by the Empress’ command to the Spider, but Daigotsu’s followers obeyed without complaint. In time, her divinely-inspired wisdom was shown to be correct, as the Spider Clan’s efforts made the resources of the colonized lands available for rebuilding the Empire.” – Chronicle of the Blossoming World, Part I
Luxurious Silk – “A samurai’s appearance is as clear as a war-fan’s signal, for those who know how to read it. A vain man and a dutiful one will both choose their clothes with care, but the result is far different. Vice cannot be hidden, and virtue will find a way to be heard.” – Kakita Hideo
Marketplace – “Of course trade makes the Crane wealthy, but you can’t define my clan by just that. That would be like thinking that a cherry tree’s worth lay in its bark, and never seeing it blossom.” – Doji Makoto
Prosperous Village – “Prosperity brings men and women of destiny, which in turn only enhances a village’s prosperous nature.” – Yung
Public Records – “The world will never lack for stories. Even something as mundane as a barley harvest can generate a winter’s worth of tales, if the teller knows his craft.” – Matsu Kasei
Rugashi Bazaar – “I cringe at the sight of a Spider mon.” – Asako Rinshi
Shinomen Marsh – “The Empress’ power is unquestioned, and by her decree we have this land. Lesser men would bemoan their lot; we prove our strength by prospering. Someday we shall show it in other ways.” – Daigotsu Kanpeki
Shrine to Hachiman – “No samurai should go into battle without first purifying his heart with prayer. Only then can he possess the oneness of mind that victory requires.” – Asako Nobunori
Silk Works – “Soon the Second City rose up in that ruined wilderness, a city that reflected the light of our glorious Child of Heaven onto another kingdom. Thought he Spider were the first, soon many other clans sent representatives to the city to aid in its establishment – and to help gather in the wealth that could be found int he surrounding lands.” – Chronicle of the Blossoming World, Part II
Silver Mine – “Like our souls, it shines in the light, and like our souls, it must be polished to keep that brightness. Silver is valued less than gold, and I have always wondered if that is because it reminds us too much of our nature.” – Shiba Tsukimi
Small Farm – “Even the peasants of the Empire benefited from the Colonies, as Mantis ships brought wood and fiber to be used for tools and homes. Every morning the pious farmers of Rokugan offered their thanks for their far-seeing Empress.” – Chronicle of the Blossoming World, Part III
Stables – “Our horses are like kin to us. They bear our burdens and risk their lives in battle just as we do for our lords, though they generally are better-natured about it.” – Moto Naleesh
Temples of Gisei Toshi – “We have treasures that we never speak of.” – Isawa Tamaki
Traveling Peddler – “They are poor, only one step above a beggar. They travel everywhere, and no samurai ever gives them a second thought. They are perfect, really.” – Yasuki Jinn-Kuen
Venerable Master – “A generation of warriors has grown up never knowing war. How long can this last? How long should it last?” – Kuronada
Well-Tended Farm – “Being concerned with money is considered crass, but no one listens to a poor man. When push comes to shove, wealth creates its own respectability.” – Yasuki Jekku
Hida Bushotsu – “I would give my life for my brothers-in-arms, and they for me. But they fear me, too, for when teh red rage is upon me, I cannot still my blade. I crave war, and perhaps one day it can drive the demon from my soul.”
Hida Horu – “They called my father a serpent, and yet he is legendary. They say worse of me and my Scorpion allies, so imagine the glory for which I will be remembered.”
Hida Kisada – “Grant me wisdom, great-grandfather. Show me the path.”
Hida Komatsu – “They tell me these things were Naga once. They just look like blood and bone to me. They just look like prey.”
Hida Takeuchi – “The Shadolands are too quiet. I need battle. I need blood. Send me to the colonies, my lord.”
Hida Watari – “Every man dreams of exceeding his father’s deeds. For me that is likely impossible.”
Hiruma Nitani – “With the Spider, we clutch a serpent to our breast. Our vigil must never waver. Their sickness can never become ours.”
Kaiu Esumi – “Some men are great leaders becaue of their innate brilliance. Others, becaue of a terrible cruelty.” – Kaiu Kawachi
Kaiu Hideaki – “The Crab exist in a state of perpetual war, either defending or attacking an eternal foe. I envy the najesty of such a simple existence.” – Ikoma Shika
Kaiu Kawachi – “Other families wage war, but the Kaiu literally make war. Our every endeavor furthers the cause of the Crab military. We are the architects of destruction, the artisans of death.”
Kuni Shinoda – “Catch me if you can, demon! The only prize you will find is death!”
Toritaka Shishido – “The other families protect the Empire from the Shadowlands, but we Toritaka protect it from the Spirit Realms. It is a different task, but the similarities and dangers are many.”
Yasuki Jekku – “Thank you my dear. Do not worry. I will ensure that the matter is quickly forgotten.”
Yasuki Tanimura – “The finest knives in Rokugan!”
Yasuki Tono – “We are not warriors, scouts, engineers or priests. In order to carry our share of the Crab’s burden, we must ensure that all our kinsmen have the funds to do as they see necessaary, no matter the cost.”
Asahina Keigo – “I leave the worries over the Second City and its governor to the Doji. My duty is to keep our temples in good repair.”
Asahina Kitiaru – “The Asahina have a tradition of fulfilling a number of roles. Those without the gift of the kami often find themselves in court.” – Doji Makoto
Asahina Michiru – “I will cause no harm to our enemies, but I will not allow harm to come to you either.”
Asahina Yasutora – “What do you see, when you look out over the lands?” Makoto asked. “My Champion, I am listening to the kami. The wind is full of their voices.” “It would be very useful to be able to track your enemy’s armies in such a fashion.” “It is more than that; it is a reminder that enemies themselves can change into friends with a shift of the wind.”
Daidoji Kenshi – “It is not enough to know what the land looks like,” Tametaka said, “one must have an army to hold it.” Kenshi laughed. “So true, my cousin,” she said. “And I will always be there, to tell you where to place that army.”
Daidoji Tametaka – “For over twenty years, our clan has prepared for the day the long peace would end. Is that day coming soon? I am ready for it.”
Doji Atsumichi – “The Empire is full of Samurai who have been trained for a war that may never come in their lifetime. It is fortunate we have the Colonies to draw their attention and give them the challenge they crave.”
Doji Genshin – “They think I will not be able to discover who is guilty. They think I will not be able to find them. They think I can be frightened or bought off. They think they can best me in a duel.”
Doji Makoto – “I am lord of the Crane. I will allow no one to harm my Clan.”
Doji Shunya – “Our champion is brilliant and charming. How fortunate I know how to make use of these advantages.”
Doji Tatsuki – “The students of Doji Ayano fill the courts like pests. Elegant, brilliant pests. I would damn her for it, but truthfully I find intelligent opponents far less tedious than stupid ones.” – Bayushi Nitoshi
Kakita Genshi – “No, I do not think so.”
Kakita Kazan – “You are a shame on your lord and your family. These are my words, and I will prove them with my sword if necessary.”
Kakita Seishi- “Her songs are a wonder and a delight. She moves the hearts and uplifts the souls of all who hear her.” – Isawa Kimi
Kakita Tadanobu – “In the moment of the duel, you think of the duel, and only the duel. After you win, you can think about how much your lord will benefit from your victory.”
Kitsuki Daisuke – “By questioning my evidence, you question my methods. By questioning my methods, you question my school. By questioning my school, you question my honor. I demand an opportunity to respond to your slight.”
Kitsuki Kinaro – Most courtiers see the Kitsuki Method as an insult to tradition, a defiance of the idea that once a samurai has spoken, nothing else matters. The Kitsuki, for their part, do not care how others feel about their techniques.
Kitsuki Yataku – “The protocol is obvious, as are the obligations of the challenged in this instance.”
Mirumoto Gobashi – “Every year, I have the honor of training a new crop of students. Every year, I have the duty to teach them to avoid the mistakes their predecessors have made. It is a joy, and a burden, and I revel in both.” – The Journal of Kitsuki Fusami
Mirumoto Ichizo – “The years may have robbed me of my speed, but my technique is as crisp as ever.”
Mirumoto Katagi – “These blades are my burden. No other is fit to bear them.”
Mirumoto Reiyu – “Like her mentor, Reiyu expresses herself with her blades when her words are no longer up to the task.”
Mirumoto Shikei – “My bloodline? I am Dragon. I will not be defined by you.”
Tamori Kusugi – “There, there, and there. Attack those three points, and your rival’s castle will crumble.”
Tamori Muzu – “Two bottles will be sufficient. You do want some to survive, after all.”
Tamori Tomaru – “As always, they insist that their paths are their own, and that no others are fit to judge their conduct. Their secrecy and eccentricity raise unsettling questions.” – Isawa Mitsuko
Togashi Korimi – “Her manner may be pleasing, and her presence welcome, but if she will not attire herself appropriately, I cannot permit her to attend services.” – Asahina Yasutora
Togashi Torazu – “My enlightenment shall be found in battle, on the bodies of my victims.”
Togashi Tsukagi – “He arrived atop the mountain, claiming descent from Togashi Akagi. He has his father’s gifts, and his father’s curse of rage. Let us hope we can bring him more peace than his father knew.” – Mirumoto Shikei
Tsai-tsu – “Under Iweko I, the Empire prospered. The heavens showered their blessings upon Rokugan, in ways both obvious and subtle.” – The writings of Miya Shoin
Akodo Dairuko – “A Lion’s duty is always foremost, but duty changes over time.”
Akodo Kano – “Duty is not always as it seems. There are many ways to serve.”
Akodo Kisho – “Somewhere beyond the Empire, there is a threat such as we have never known. Pushing forward into the Colonies increases the risk of a premature conflict with the Yodotai, and we must not permit that to happen.”
Akodo Makotai – “It is the destiny of the Lion to lead. This is not hubris, but simple truth. All could benefit from our leadership.”
Akodo Suoh – “To understand war, you must understand your enemy. To understand your enemy, you must understand yourself. To understand yourself, you must understand the world.”
Ikoma Natsu – “I have studied my namesake and learned much about our former enemy. If the Unicorn ever march on Rokugan again, I will be ready.”
Ikoma Shika – Shika took to the forest like a Kitsune. Well before her gempukku, some saw in her a wilderness that could not hope to be tamed, only nurtured and utilized.
Ikoma Shinju – “When possible, choose terrain on which to fight. When not possible, destroy the terrain your opponent has chosen.”
Kitsu Sorano – “Many samurai speak of their ancestors. We speak to them. They are more than our history. They are our land, our bodies, our soul. With them, we are everything. Without them, we are nothing.”
Kitsu Suki – “They are in all things, thus all things need be honored.”
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Matsu Arata – “Greatness should be the goal of every samurai. This is not for their gratification, but to honor those who came before them.”
Matsu Hachiro – “Completely devoid of ambition, his only desire was to wreak havoc in the name of the Lion. His only fear was lasting peace.”
Matsu Hana – “Strength of mind, body and spirit. If you are missing even one, you will not stand.”
Matsu Yuuto – “He took a name that means ‘gentle’ when he became an adult. I assume it was an attempt at irony.” – Kitsu Tamasine
Kitsune Denhei – “The souls of those slain in the Colonies will not rest until they have slaughtered the guilty. I will provide them their solace.”
Kitsune Gina – “Tell me, brother… Where have the smugglers hidden the cache?”
Kitsune Kohaki – Many Kitsune strayed far from their home in the Kitsune Forest. Those who traveled to the Colonies still maintain a powerful link to the Realm of Animals.
Moshi Madoka- – “The Dragon of Thunder blessed us years ago. Our clan maintains our devotion to the dragon still. We will not relinquish our commitment, no matter what dissension may strike it.”
Moshi Yokohime – “Hiromi-sama’s twin sister Harumi forsook all claim to the championship to take up the duties of a priestess. She will not jeopardize her piety with the distractions of political intrigue, and for that she is worthy of our loyalty.”
Tsuruchi Isas – “My arrow and its perfect flight is the only thing that never strays. I will never love or trust again. I serve my clan, and that is the only thing that defines me.”
Tsuruchi Kosoko – “Brilliant, beautiful, and virtuous. She is all that is right and true within our clan. We can become greater if we but become more like her.” – Yoritomo Hiromi
Tsuruchi Samuru – “He is the greatest hunter in the realm. He tracked a traitor across the Colonies and mainland Rokugan for seven months. He returned with his head.” – Yoritomo Hiromi
Tsuruchi Tomaru – “I never dreamed to find myself in a land such as this, with wonders such as these. If this is my duty, then truly I have been blessed.”
Unmei – “Do you require the wisdom of ten lifetimes, child?”
Yoritomo Doho – Doho traveled far and wide, across the Colonies and mainland Rokugan. He found the first clue in a Crab port city. A small token, embossed with the Kolat insignia.
Yoritomo Hama – “Only the citizens of our Great Clan matter. I will lie to and cheat other samurai as I need to bring wealth to the Mantis.”
Yoritomo Hiromi – His brooding rage has given him the name Growing Storm.
Yoritomo Nakoshi – “The other clans dwell in cages made of trees, of mountains, of grasses. They have no idea what it means to be free.”
Yoritomo Naoto – “I ply the seas in the name of my lord. I serve him faithfully in all things. This does not require me to find delight in his every action.”
Agasha Ryo – “The harmony and prosperity the Empire has enjoyed has simply proven that we were correct in our love of peace. Abundance and wisdom flower when weapons are put aside.”
Asako Niou – “I fear that the matters in the Second City will create trouble here in the Empire, Tsukimi said. Niou laughed. We create our own troubles, Tsukimi-sama, and then make up stories about how they came to be. But you of all people should know how easy it is to see the truth of the world.”
Asako Nobunori – “Fire is a riddle of itself. It destroys so to maintain its life, and its death it clears the way for new life. And now I will clear the way to your new life.”
Asako Rinshi – “You will answer my questions. You will answer them quickly and you will answer them completely. These are Phoenix lands, and we do not tolerate the stench of corruption here.”
Asako Tsunefusa – “Whatever you may be, I will end you now.”
Asako Ume – “She is beautiful, impulsive, brilliant. Do not make mistakes around her. In fact, try nothing around her at all.” – Bayushi Nitoshi
Asako Yorisada – “You cannot stand if you are out of harmony with your earth. Here, I will show you.”
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Isawa Norimichi – “I abide.”
Isawa Shunsuko – “The sea, the sea! Someday I will travel to the new Colonies, and see the marvelous city I hear tales of. Until then I will listen to the ocean’s whispers of it.”
Isawa Tamaki – “They may certainly try to attack our borders, but we have resources they cannot dream of. The void holds all things.”
Isawa Tomohiro – “I do not understand my cousin. What could be so interesting about a city made up of the same five elements to be fund here at home? What could be more fascinating than the dance of the elements, and how they are all like and unlike the void.”
Shiba Kataken – “Stay here, my lord, and I will clear the way for you.”
Shiba Sansesuke – “The Shiba stand ready to die in the defense of the clan. That has been our gory since the days of our first ancestors.”
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Bayushi Hurunayi – “Ninja? Do not be foolish, I have found no evidence that they exist, let alone they were involved in this theft.” – Kitsuki Kinaro
Bayushi Irezu – “Ahahahaha! Hello!”
Bayushi Kahoku – The secret of the Final Lesson is passed down from one generation to the next, with one man carrying it each time.
Bayushi Manami – All samurai are taught the importance of honor, and those of the Scorpion are no exception. Their bushi, like all, are taught to understand what bushido is, and why it matters. Otherwise their members would not understand the magnitude of the sacrifices they make in order to serve the clan.
Bayushi Mitsuo – “What became of my uncle Muhito, Crane? I know you know something, and I will find out what it is, no matter the cost.”
Bayushi Nitoshi – “Soon, old crimes shall be avenged.”
Bayushi Rentatsu – “Friends, the eloquence of his testimony makes his shame… obvious.”
Bayushi Waru – “No! I will hear no more of your lies! You insulted my master, and for that you will suffer unspeakably!”
Bayushi Yasashiku – “He trained with the Unicorn, gained their trust and became their brother. He loves them as his family, but will betray them in an instant if it is required of him. It is glorious, to be a Scorpion.” – Shosuro Kameyoi
Shosuro Kameyoi – “The Scorpion thrive on weakness and vice. They enjoy nothing more than bringing ruin upon the righteous.” – Akodo Kano
Shosuro Konishi – Before being taught the subtle arts, some Scorpion shinobi are taught acrobatics, exotic weaponry, and other esoteric skills. The hope is that the foolish will die in the performance of their duties, so that only the sensible remain to learn the true secrets of the clan.
Shosuro Koshiba – Testimony from those high in station eclipses all other forms of proof. Guilt or innocence often hinge on the words of those in power.
Shosuro Rokuta – The Scorpion always stand ready to avenge their fallen.
Shosuro Tanzaki – “See this blade? It is now yours, at considerable cost to the clan. See to it that our efforts are not wasted.”
Soshi Yorimi – “Do you see any reason to doubt that I have lived in harmony with the elements?”
Daigotsu Aya – “My father was an Imperial Guard. One day I shall stand within the Imperial Palace as he did.”
Daigotsu Gyoken – “I was born corrupted, but among the Spider there is no limit to how high I can rise. Ultimately we are answerable to the Empress, but in the short term it is only power that matters.”
Daigotsu Ishibashi – “They think us without discipline? Who among them could carve a world from this primal wasteland as we have?”
Daigotsu Kanpeki – “Bow before me or fall before me.”
Daigotsu Kendo – “Ours is a sacred task, endorsed both by the dark god and the Child of Heaven. Who can claim as much? Let us carve our name in the very earth of this kingdom, that our memory might endure forever!”
Daigotsu Matsuda – “Do not all samurai inherit their father’s weapon? Most receive a blade, but I consider this no different.”
Daigotsu Misaki – “Cultists, creatures, and demons! All fall before me like wheat before the scythe!”
Daigotsu Negishi – “These jungles hold horrors such as make the Shadowlands sound like a paradise.”
Goju Kobashi – “Such a place, so teeming with life. My hunger shall never go unfulfilled!”
Goju Oyoto – “In the Empire, or even the Second City, he would be killed on sight. Here in the jungle, he has his uses. The other clans do not presume to instruct us in our domain.” – Daigotsu Aya
Ninube Onchi – “The master has commanded this ruin become a Shadow’s Lair. Let our work begin.”
Nishimura – “His master was an enigma, but at least he was an excellent sensei.” – Tetsuo
Ohaba – “They willingly revere the Fallen Kami without accepting his blessings. They claim membership in the Spider Clan, but remain within the Empire. These monks are a living contradiction. Perhaps in that they find wisdom.” – Mirumoto Shikei
Sandayu – “Get back, buffoon! Your blood is unworthy to stain my steel!”
Tetsuo – “Stand tall, my brothers. While we remind the Empire of the Spider Clan’s power, our brothers wage war for the Empress. A time of great glory comes very soon.”
Chuda Niiro – When the Spider joined the Empire there were those left behind. Unable to follow there new strictures, they became Ronin, but where does there true loyalty lie?
Ekichu no Oni – “Rise.”
Genmyo – “Who am I? I am anyone. I am everyone. I am Rokugan.”
Nosloc no Oni – Now within as well as without, the threat of the Shadowlands was eternal.
Otomo Demiyah – The role of the Otomo is more important in times of peace than in times of war. In times of peace samurai need enemies and the Otomo provide them.
Qalyar – The final legacy of the Black Pearl was those Naga who refused sleep rather than abandon vigilance.
Seppun Washi – “It is said by some that war is good for the economy. Such men are not merchants, clearly.”
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Ugulu no Oni – The demons tested Rokugan’s defense day and night. They lacked organization, but their sheer power more than compensated for that fact.
Yung – Harmony is found in balance. Through balance the universe is orderly. Without it there is only chaos and suffering.”
Iuchi Shunshi – He is the latest to uphold an ancient tradition. He does not know if his unique abilities will be needed, and he will fight for the Unicorn until then.
Moto Naleesh – The Living Goddess leads her Clan with grace and cunning.
Moto Rani – “Rani was a beautiful, bubbly child before she learned of her talents. Now? Frankly, she scares me.” – Moto Taha
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Moto Shunsuke – “We bear the blessings of Meido and the blessings of Tengoku. The Living Goddess is proof.”
Moto Taha – “The Unicorn will be the Right Hand of the Iweko Dynasty. We must fight and prove out worth to the Imperial Dynasty.”
Moto Tetsuo – “The notion that the Lady Shinjo reborn should become a Mirumoto is a blasphemy. The Dragon should suffer for their audacity in even suggesting such a thing!”
Shinjo Baeshuko – “She rides into the front lines with an abandon that would suit a Hida berserker. Her recklessness hides a deep pain that she will not share with anyone. What could it be?” – Iuchi Shunshi
Shinjo Eun-Sahng – “Our Lady has returned to us. We are blessed, and we will defend her with our lives and our souls.”
Shinjo Horibe – “Our duty is to secure the land route to the Colonies, and we will not falter. Be proud, brothers! We are the guardians of the Empire!”
Shinjo Itao – “Life on the sea, freedom? The idea is laughable. Freedom is the wind and the plains, feeling the ground race beneath your steed’s hooves. The sea is nothing but churning and sickness.”
Shinjo Ki-Chang – “He is old, but he will not leave my side. His wisdom has proven invaluable countless times.” – Moto Naleesh
Shinjo Taeken – “My father stood proud before the Empire and claimed the mantle of the Topaz Champion in Tsuma. I can do no less for my clan!”
Utaku Ryoko – The Utaku Battle Maidens form the greatest heavy cavalry unit int he world. Their strength is unrivaled.
Utaku Tsukiko – “Your beauty inspires me to wax on with endless plays and poems. Will you one day do me the honor of your blessing?” – Anonymous note
Blighted Region – The area around the new Shadowlands would yield no crops, and none would eat them if it did.
Kaiu Village – Rebuilding, one stone at a time.
Plains of Otosan Uchi – Once the seat of power for an Empire, it became overgrown and neglected over the course of years.
Refuge of the Three Sisters – “The sisters abide there still. Are they the original sisters, or newcomers? Does it matter?” – Togashi Osawa
Ten Thousand Temples – Some called it the Temple of the Builders, as there was always a shrine under construction.
Apprentice Shinobi – “Do nothing but observe, and survive to report. Your skills are insufficient for anything more, and your death serves no purpose.” – Shosuro Aroru
Asahina House Guard – The family is widely known for their pacifism. Many have set their beliefs aside since the Destroyer War, intent on protecting their loved ones with all of their talents.
Asako House Guard – “The Asako were once thought of as unimportant. Never again.”
Bandit Gang – “Louts and buffoons, the lot of them. Wipe them out.” – Doji Hakuseki
Goju House Guard – “Your lair will remain unknown, master.”
Hiruma Sniper – “Take the shot if you have it, gunso. If you can do it with one arrow, please do. I despise inefficiency.” – Hida Kisada
Ikiryo – “I have failed , scion … and I shall make sure that you will not follow my mistakes.”
Ikoma House Guard – Since the first days, the Ikoma have stood guard.
Kaiu House Guard – “You don’t believe the efficacy of our machines? Let me show you.”
Khol Regulars – “They are undyingly loyal to the Khan, but to the Clan first. As it should be.” – Moto Naleesh
Legion of Pain – “We serve the Empress as our lord commands, but our appetites remain unsatisfied.”
Moto House Guard – “Our Champion leads us, and the Khan marshals our armies. We protect both.”
Outriders – “The Colonies can only be reached by land under the protection of the Unicorn, or by sea on the ships of the Mantis. Both paths are treacherous, Empress, but both can be relied upon.” – The Imperial Herald
Shinjo’s Children – “Ride, brothers! Ride for battle and glory! Ride for freedom and the wind! Ride for the Lady Shinjo!”
Soshi House Guard – They fight their enemies on the battlefield and court – wherever they may be found.
Stalking Tiger – The Ivory Kingdoms have been witness to countless tragedies, but the predators have never left.
Tamori House Guard – They delve deeper and deeper into the heart of the volcano to improve their connection to the elements.
Tsuruchi House Guard – “The forests of the Colonies may have their dangers, but we have learned to protect ourselves from the predators.”
Utaku Elite Guard – The Battle Maidens remain one of the strongest military units in the Empire, but they suffered a defeat five years ago. Few remember now, yet they push harder than ever to prove their worth to themselves.
Veteran Advisor – “We are only ronin warriors and they do not trust us. I’ve stolen the tactics used in every battle the Lion Clan has fought for the last twenty years. These should prove useful if we ever need new employment, brother.”
Veteran Skirmishers – “In the year 1173, at the end of the Destroyer War, the Empress bade the Spider to depart the Empire and bring order to the ruined Ivory Kingdoms, that the people of Rokugan might once again know peace and prosperity.” – The Miya Histories
Village Guardian – “Calm yourself, man! Get the others and form a bucket line. The fire must be put our quickly, and have the women check the adjacent buildings for any signs of embers. We dare not risk the harvest this close to tax season. Now move!”
Armor of the Heavens – Some suits of Armor are associated with prestigious positions, and long legacies of honorable duty. Serious consequences result from striking at their wearers.
Blade of Perfection – A well forged blade will last through countless battles, never failing its bearer in times of need.
Chrysanthemum Blossom – The blossoms are signs of favor from the throne and the courts. Those bearing these treasures find that the Empire is eager to laud their accomplishments on the battlefield.
Clan Standard – The presence of a standard on the battlefield, held aloft proudly, is a great inspiration to troops. Being chosen to carry one is a sacred duty, and a great honor.
Gift Armor – “An armor worthy of gifting will not fail until its wearer is already dead.” – Lady Doji
Kensai’s Blade – “My rivals call katanas works of art. They are wrong. Katanas are tools of killing.” – Lord Mirumoto
Maga-yari – “It is a weapon most popular among certain sects of Lion bushi, but it has gained some popularity among other clans as well.” – Kaiu Onizuka
Modifications – “That… is a very strange weapon.” “I have faced very strange opponents.”
Reserve Weapon – There are times when resources are depleted, soldiers are tired, and options are poor. It is good to have prepared for those times.
Sasumata – Commonly used by magistrates to apprehend suspects, they are ideally suited to disarm foes.
Spiked Tetsubo – “A cruel weapon? Of course. If my enemy survives the strike, he must be too crippled to flee from the killing blow.”
Tsuruchi Daikyu – “I can hit the bird from one hundred paces!” “Only one hundred?”
Ring of Air – Agility.
Ring of Earth – Stability.
Ring of Fire – Vitality.
Ring of the Void – Harmony.
Ring of Water – Fluidity.
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Chikushudo’s Trickery -
Cleansing the Path – “Despite more than two decades having passed, and despite the tireless efforts of hundreds of dedicated samurai, pockets of the plague-dead still emerge from the wilderness from time to time. They are dealt with quickly.” – Isawa Tamaki
Conflagration – “Witness the unparalleled purity of fire. All that is corrupt is consumed in its embrace. Let me share it with you.”
Consecration – “This is a sacred space. The Empire will not turn a blind eye to your deeds.”
Contemplate the Void – “Have you ever had a moment when everything made sense? Your heart and mind, perfectly attuned to yourself and your surroundings? That is what it is like to be in tune with the void.
Hanabi – Above all else, shugenja are priests, holy men and women entrusted with sacred duties. The Empire turns to them for wisdom and guidance. Their presence is welcomed with open arms during weddings, festivals, and other events of importance, and their approval brings great honor upon their hosts.
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Obscured Pathways – The Kitsune smiled. “All forests are one.”
Scouring Flood – “You are not welcome here, my friends. Let me escort you from the valley. Brace yourselves, if you please.”
Seeking the Way – “You will no longer defile this place with your presence.”
Summon Swamp Spirits – “Mindless, foul, and numerous. Do not take the minions summoned by tsukai lightly.” – Isawa Mitsuko
The Kami’s Blessing – “Know that the Heavens themselves support this endeavor.” – Voice of the Emperor
Thunder’s Favor – “The magic of the elements can do many things: it can heal, it can teach, it can carry people and ideas over great distances. However, the magic of Thunder can do something I consider far more noteworthy: it can destroy.” – Moshi Madoka
Unnatural Flood – “When the enemy cannot be broken, find a way to prevent him from arriving at the conflict.” – Tangen’s Lies
Walking the Way – “I have never understood the Dragon desire to speak in riddles and conundrums. Working with the elements is complex enough without forcing your students to decipher what you are trying to say.” – Kitsu Tamasine
Warded Paths – The Tamori have learned many secrets from the mountains. One that they use particularly often is how to deny their foes access to key areas.
A Forefather’s Vengeance – Tengoku may have receded, but Yomi will never abandon its descendants.
A Paragon’s Strength – “Such a weak technique could never strike me down. Try again when you are serious, boy.”
A Pure Stroke – Kakita Han spent five years creating three perfect blades. One he kept by his side. One he gave to his betrothed. The last was stolen from his home. He will not set aside his vengeance until it is returned to him.
A Stain Cleansed – Asahina Keitaro’s disgrace is rarely discussed. A hidden alliance of Dragon and Crane samurai scour the land to destroy all of the fallen daimyo’s Tainted creations.
A Time for Mortal Men – The Heavens approve of the new Iweko line, yet they do not interfere.
Ambush – “The bandits will never miss this golden opportunity. They expect easy prey, and I expect to wake my sleeping blade.”
Ancestral Protection – “Grandfather! Thank you for answering my prayers. I am glad I have the strengths of Akodo Jin by my side.”
Aramoro’s Promise – “We swore to fight in the shadows to protect the Empire. We continue to do so, even when the Throne accepts the darkness in our midst.”
At Any Cost – “I refuse to die! I will not die! I will stoop to any evil to cling to this life!”
Awed Witness – “His skill… amazing!”
Back to the Front – “The overland route from the Empire to the Colonies covers a vast expanse of wasteland, one often frequented by bandits and other villains. The Unicorn never falter in their duty, however.” – The Miya Histories
Bad Kharma – “Do not lose hope, brother. Our folly will never be uncovered.”
Banish All Doubt – The Lion Clan Champion’s recent ascension – and her brother’s refusal of the position – has shaken her Clan. Gossips whisper that they may never recover under her rule.
Bend like a Reed – Unconventional tactics can be frowned upon in a formal duel, but a desperate man will do whatever he must to survive.
Besieged – The Crab Clan’s work is never done.
Blind Rage – “What do you say now? Does the workmanship still look shoddy?”
Block Supply Lines – War is a difficult practice. So many men moving around, and with so much equipment. To feed an army requires a second army of peasants and merchants. Stop the second army, and the first will starve.
Breath of the Heavens – “Do I like my sake chilled? Do not be ridiculous!”
Burn the Towers – The beauty of the plains is without equal, but the risk of fire during the summer months is one that cannot be ignored.
Caught In The Act – The feud between the former Emerald Champion and the former Kakita daimyo grew to epic proportions. Now, no one mentions it in polite company.
Caught Unawares – “Where did they come from? Quick! Move the heavy infantry to our flanks!”
Confusion at Court – “And I would be remiss if I did not congratulate Isawa Hirasu on his new, blushing bride! Love has brightened your cheeks, darling girl.”
Control the Field – The Battle Maidens will never forget the Battle of Living Flames. They were outmaneuvered and overwhelmed by a smaller force. The shame will never leave them, though it has long passed into memory for the rest of the Empire.
Dangerous Indulgence – “I love Ryoko Owari…”
Deadly Orders – “This is an ogre, boys! You have three chances to kill it with your unit. Now attack it before it destroys any tactics you can make!”
Deception Revealed – “When will you ghosts realize that you do not belong in this realm? I shall be forced to beat you until you concede defeat and disappear forever from Ningen-do.”
Duel of Serpents – Those few Naga who remained awake waged a desperate war for survival against the castoffs of their own people.
Encircled Terrain – “This is fate, Crane. Let us finish this.”
Extended Maneuvers – Weeks in the field purchase years of life.
Face of Ninube – “Your possessions, your titles, even your lives – these things you will sacrifice readily. But what of your souls, your essences, your very identities?” – The Shadow Dragon
Fall Back! – “This is not the ideal place to engage the enemy. Fall back one quarter mile to the base of the hill. There we can hold them indefinitely.”
Falling Leaf Strike – “Impossible? Only because you believe it so!”
Feign Death – “They will not stop until they find the body. Produce one for them.” – Bayushi Nitoshi
Fields of Mercy – An enemy’s mercy is a terrible gift …
Final Confrontation – Disputes are still resolved by steel.
Flooded Pass – “Who knew inconvenience could be so beautiful?” – Shinjo Itao
Focus – “The primary thing when you take a sword in your hands is your intention to cut the enemy, whatever the means. Whenever you parry, hit, strike or touch the enemy’s cutting sword, you must cut the enemy in the same movement.” – Miyamoto Musashi
Footsteps of Madness – “Unlike some other clans, we keep a close watch on our holdings in the new lands, to prevent embarrassing incidents from occurring.” – Yasuki Jinn-Kuen
Fortitude – “Come at me again, demon! Come at me a hundred times and be turned away one hundred and one!”
Gold and Steel – “Honorable samurai cannot be brought, but you would be surprised at how many can be rented for a short time.” – Yoritomo Hama
Guided by Honor – “My cause is just, and my mien, righteous. You will not impede my path.”
Hard Pressed – “A true vassal of the Scorpion must be prepared to face any foe at any time. Only through victory can your loyalty be assured.” – Shosuro Aroru
He’s Mine! – Duels in Rokugan are ritualized. The challenge, the terms, and the ceremony are all subject to centuries of tradition. One tradition is the privilege of having another to stand in the place of the challenged, when circumstances are right.
Heart of Rokugan – “Not today, demon! Not today or any other!”
Heavily Engaged – Prolonged conflict fatigues even the most stalwart of bushi.
Hidden Defenses – “Sometimes an improvised trap can be as helpful as a fortification.” – Daidoji Kenshi
Hundred-Fold Cut – Arrows. Swords. Men. Nothing stops a kensai whose blades are ready.
Immovable Object – Wounds that would incapacitate or even cripple lesser warriors merely serve to anger berserkers.
In the Heart of Battle – “For my family.”
Incapacitated – “There are enemies too dangerous to kill, and allies too dangerous to be risked. Sometimes they are even the same. We have our ways of dealing with such matters.” – The Pragmatism of Tsuruchi
Inexplicable Challenge – “I do not question your bravery, nor your skill at arms. I question your lord’s judgement for sending you here today.”
Inspired Devotion – “Isawa made a great sacrifice to save the Empire. Our service is given freely, to honor a noble man.” – Shiba Tsukimi
Introspection – The notion of enlightenment is ephemeral, but the Empire seeks it anyway. Countless individuals search, and each comes away with a different lesson.
Knife in the Darkness – “If a village must be burned so that your victim’s death is not discovered, then so be it.” – Shosuro Aroru
Martial Instruction – “My lord’s father has disappeared. I have duties to perform, and yet you prattle at me about skill at arms. Very well, I have shown you the skill in my arms.”
Meeting the Keepers – “I have met one. He was only a man, yet his eyes held an awareness that I could not fathom.” – Moto Ming-gwok
Murderous Intent – “We are certain this ronin is the culprit,” the magistrate said. “Execute him at once,” Bayushi Nitoshi said. “The murderer of Otomo Teruken should not be allowed even a minute more of life than necessary.”
My Enemy’s Mercy – “It is noble to heal a wounded man, whether he be friend or enemy. One must never forget we are all servants of the same Empress.” – Isawa Shunsuko
Mysterious Deaths – “It is better to make things look like an accident, but sometimes one must cut corners. Kill him and leave no trace of your presence.” – Master Tiger
Nerve Strike – “Urk!”
Ninja Tricks – “Smoke bombs and wild chases in the dark are the stuff of kabuki plays. No one seriously expects to get things done that way.” – Shosuro Makiko
No Hiding Place – “Of course I told him to take his offer and begone. I have no patience for such an affront and I am perfectly safe in this house.”
Ogre Savagery – “Taint no longer plagues us, but the Shadowlands are no less a place of menace. They are still the source of horrific beings who want to destroy us all.” – Hida Kisada
One Koku – “The Yasuki daimyo is as slippery as a live fish and metaphorically as smelly as an old one. He has a mind only for money and the power it brings. A dangerous opponent, and one I plan to keep an eye on.” – Doji Dainagon
Opportunistic Advance – “While the new governor takes charge, the Second City will be unsettled, and lords will attempt to increase the influence in the Colonies. We must make sure that our gain overshadows theirs.” – Yoritomo Hiromi
Oyo’s Second Lesson – The wisdom of the Henshin often outlasts their mortal bodies.
Paid Off – “The murder of an Imperial governor is a very serious matter,” the Seppun said. “His murderer will be found. Now. you can cooperate with me or you can cooperate with my assistants. I will have answers either way.”
Plans Within Plans – “It was a great honor for me to dine with you last night, Nitoshi-sama. The food was excellent and the conversation was brilliant.” “I am pleased to hear it, Makiko-san,” Nitoshi said. “I am sure I enjoyed it as well.”
Prepared for Death – “For all the unholy things that come crawling out of the Shadowlands now, I remember when it was worse. I worry that our children do not believe us when we tell them this. They must not forget what our ancestors suffered so to learn.” – Kida Kisada
Preserving Honor – “Moto-san, Matsu-san, hear me!” Shiba Sansesuke cried out. “You cannot duel without first gaining your lord’s permission! Would you shame your families by dying in a common brawl?”
Relentless Conviction – “Face me, wretches! Face me and I will show you the wisdom of the Empress who sent us here to dominate this cursed land!” – Daigotsu Ishibashi
Remember Your Ancestors – “It would be so unfortunate for your family’s name to be sullied.” – Shosuro Makiko
Rend the Soul – “The price! The price! It is paid!”
Retribution – “Landing the first blow is inconsequential. Landing the final blow is crucial.”
Rhetoric – “I have heard the tale differently.”
Rumors Travel – “Did you hear what has happened?”
Sacrifice of Pawns – “Furikawari? Possibly.”
Sanctioned Duel – “Today I will uphold my clan’s honor. Can the same be said of you?” – Kakita Mitohime
Selfless Defense – Duty is never sacrifice.
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Shameful Injury – “Better to die than live and become a burden upon your lord.” – Tangen’s Lies
Snake Tattoo – The rivalry among the monks of the Dragon and Spider never fully resolved, but bloodshed was rare.
Sneak Attack – Landing the final blow may be more important than the first, but done correctly, one blow may be both first and final.
Sniping – Protecting the forests did not always mean protecting them from external threats. Not all their denizens were benign. Not all spirits were pure.
Solid Defense – To protect one’s home is its own reward.
Soul’s Sacrifice – “If I had more, I would give it. As it is, I have only this meager life…”
Spinning Heel Kick – With the monks, it is difficult to tell where mastery of the body ends and mastery of the spirit begins.
Stay Put – “What do you value? Life? Honor? Glory?”
Steel on Steel – Throughout the years, there remained one simple way to resolve and difference, no matter how serious.
Strategic Strike – “A well placed arrow can accomplish what an army cannot.” – Tsuruchi Isas
Strength in Terror – “It is a strategy not lost upon the samurai of Rokugan. Look at their mempo. Some among us don’t require such adornments, however.” – Daigotsu Kanpeki
Strength of Purity – “Honor is a well from which a samurai can draw great strength. When you have your honor you never fight alone.” – The Journals of Utagawa
Summoned to Justice – Even when armies stand idle, the cause of justice is never still.
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Surprise Attack – The return of the Naga was welcomed by few, and feared by many.
Tell the Tale – “Twenty five years ago today, the age that the Ikoma and Miya historians have chosen to call the Age of Conquest began.” – Matsu Kasei
The Compassion of the Unicorn – A samurai remains such even when his saya is filled.
The Courage of the Mantis – No enemy is so great as to require retreat.
The Courtesy of the Crane – The open hand holds no weapons.
The Duty of the Crab – A soul of strength knows no fear.
The Empress’ Address – Her voice was too pure for the people to bear.
The Fires of War – “In the long years since the Destroyer War, only one war between the Clans marred the Empire; that of the Phoenix and the Scorpion. The War of the Twins was unfortunate, and cost many lives. May we never see its like again.” – The Miya Histories
The Height of Courage – A Samurai does not fear enemies or death. When his end comes, it comes in glory and valor. It comes as a legend.
The Honesty of the Phoenix – Suffer not a lie to grow in your spirit.
The Honor of the Lion – Act only with honor and all is glory.
The Law’s Strength – “Manipulation, gossip, and deceit are powerful tools, but none can stand against the righteousness of the law. The Empress’ will be done.” – Kitsuki Daisuke
The Light of Justice – “You will suffer for your crimes!”
The Loyalty of the Scorpion – Absolute devotion is absolute harmony.
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The Power of One – “Never underestimate the danger posed by one truly brilliant officer.” – Akodo Dairuko
The Serpent’s Deception – “Perhaps my wound is fatal, and perhaps not. I will outlive you, however.”
The Shadow Court – “The Imperial Court is by far the most important court, but by no means the only important court.” – Doji Makoto
The Sincerity of the Dragon – Speak only your soul and know only peace.
The Slow Death – “It seemed a simple cut at the time, but it would not stop bleeding. In moments, he was weakened, and then he was dead. Unfortunate, but such things happen.” – Bayushi Mitsuo
The Strength of the Spider – Conquest crushes all fear and doubt.
The Trap is Sprung! – “War between the clans is strictly forbidden in the Empire. In the Colonies, it seems wise to permit a bit of leeway in the interests of stress reduction.” – The Imperial Governor
Torch’s Flame Flickers – “Do not underestimate the Hiruma. Other Crab may be brutes, but the Hiruma are exceedingly dangerous.” – Shosuro Aroru
Treachery and Deceit – “The task before us is no less than when our mothers undertook it,” Kisada said. “If we are to succeed, we must put deceit behind us.” Nitoshi nodded. “To you and you alone, my friend, I shall never lie.”
Twist of Fate – “Every day contains one thousand chances for your destiny to be changed. Choose a path, choose an ally, choose an enemy… each affects all we do and all we shall ever do.” – The Tao of Shinsei
Undetectable Enemy – “Do not think that the Empire is no longer troubled by oni. Our danger is greater than ever, for some have learned stealth and patience. Do not become so obsessed by the Spider that you lose sight of those who hide from them and us.” – Kuni Renyu
Unimpeachable Name – “Do not speak ill of her. You only harm yourself.”
Unseen Assailant – “Wrong my family and I will not take vengeance tomorrow. I will wait years, until you have forgotten me, and then your death will be a mystery.” – Shosuro Konishi
Useful Connections – “He is magnificent! You must attend court with me next season so that we can display him properly!”
Veiled Menace – “I think you may wish to choose your words more carefully. We all know how dangerous a misspoken word in court can be.”
Vigilant Eyes – Consumed by the aftermath of the Destroyer War for many years, the Scorpion slowly began to insert themselves more fully in the affairs of the Empire, much to the regret of the other Great Clans.
Wall of Honor – “Seal it up,” Kisada commanded. “For the love of the heavens, Nitoshi, you must seal it up in stone and steel.”
Well Prepared – “Two and a half decades of peace can make a man weak and complacent. I will have no such things. We will have active drills twice per week. There will be no further breach of the Second City.” – Akodo Tsudoken
White Shore Plain – It is a place heavy with destiny.
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Carpenter Castle – “If war were a thing you could touch and feel, this is where it would be made.” – Kaiu Iemasa
Halls of the Forgotten – “It is much like a tomb, cold and quiet. It only comes alive in times of war, which its denizens not only embrace, but celebrate. Were they turned upon the Empire, it would tremble. – Akodo Dairuko
Kyuden Hida – “Rebuilt, stronger than ever.” – Hida Kisada
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Hidden Falls Dojo -
Kyuden Otomo -
Shinden Asahina – Here, all is serenity and truth.
The Aerie – “It is said the masters of the Doji Magistrates can see to the Mantis Islands.” – Kakita Mitohime
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Foothills Keep – “It is a humble name for a school of exceptionally dangerous enemies.” – Matsu Hachiro
Pillars of Virtue – “The pillars themselves remain within the Empire. The pillars within our spirit remain with us no matter where we go.” – Togashi Osawa
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Eternal Victory Dojo – The Lion train for war even during decades of peace. I find them both great and terrible. – Asahina Michiru
Halls of Memory – Here the Kitsu remember their ancestors…
Shamate Keep – “The Destroyers are gone, but we would be foolish to assume we will never be threatened.” – Matsu Kenji
The Golden Plains – “I have traveled farther than any Lion in history, but nothing is so beautiful as home.” – Ikoma Shika
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Koshin Keep – “Naming it for the Fortune of Roads was a bit of irony.”
Kyuden Kitsune – “We are never alone.” – Mantra of the Kitsune
Suitengu’s Torch – The sea can be harnessed, but never controlled …
Library of Rebirth – Within the Second City, the Phoenix delved into all manner of lore once overlooked.
Shiro Shiba – “An unassuming home for an unassuming people. They are what all warriors should strive to become.” – Isawa Tamaki
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Waystation of the Path -
Law of Darkness Dojo -
Midday Shadow Court – “If you meet a friendly Scorpion, run.” – Munemori’s Memoirs
Shiro Chugo – “All I ask for is your life.” – Bayushi Nitoshi
The Otoro Estate – Scorpion holdings are rarely obvious to others.
Keep of the Dead – “This land is dead, but we will resurrect it.” – Daigotsu Kanpeki
Steel Soul Dojo – “Serve your lord until you are strong enough to take his place. It is the way of the Spider.” – Daigotsu Kanpeki
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The Spider’s Web – “Those who bear the Spider’s mon and are without the touch of Jigoku may remain within the Empire as monks.” – Voice of the Emperor
Palace of the Breaking Dawn – “Not since the Clan War have wave men been held in such esteem. The Legion of Two Thousand are men of honor indeed.” – The Imperial Herald
Journey’s End Keep – Here the Unicorn welcome their brothers to the Colonies after weeks of traveling. The celebrations they hold are legendary.
Plains of the Maiden – “The other families can devote their time to the Colonies if they wish. They know Rokugan is well protected.” – Utaku Ryoko
The Khan’s Estate – “The division of Unicorn Champion and Khan was done to decentralize the clan’s power, to ensure that the tragedy of Chagatai might never be repeated.” – Miya Histories
The Temple of Death -