Tag: Rokugan

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  • Rokugan Lore

    Put simply, Rokugan is a fantasy universe that is (very) loosely based on feudal Japan. The basic tenant of the lore is that over a thousand years ago, 9 Gods (called Kami) fell to Earth from Heaven. One, Fu Leng, was corrupted by Evil. The other eight …

  • The Great Clans

    There are eight Great Clans that are canonical in Brian's game. Those players who investigate further will find references to a 9th clan, the Spider Clan. Just to be clear, Brian has elected to ignore them for the time being. Each of the Clans has a …

  • Bushido

    Bushido is the code all members of the samurai caste are expected to abide by. It's important to note here that not all members of the samurai caste are warriors. Samurai can be broken into three rough groups: bushi (warriors), shugenja (priests/mages) …

  • The Shadowlands and the Taint

    The Shadowlands refers to an area to the southwest of Rokugan proper, beyond the Kaiu Wall manned by the Crab. It is a twisted, stark, shifting wasteland, utterly drained by the power of Fu Leng. Somewhere in the middle of it lies the Festering Pit of Fu …

  • Glossary

    * Bushi - Warrior of the samurai caste. * Gaijin - Foreigner. * Heimin - Peasant/merchants caste. Monks also fall into this category. * Hinin/Eta - Non-persons caste. * Samurai - Member of the noble caste. Not necessarily a fighter. * …

  • Moshi "Old Man" Kurabu

    Monsters. Mad sorcerers. Secret plots. The retired Mantis-clan merchant the Rokugani call 'Old Man' Kurabu has seen a lot--and killed a lot--in his time, but those days are long behind him. Now he plays with his great-grandchildren, talks gossip with …

  • "Ser" (Bayushi) Nasako

    The story of the origins of “Ser” Nasako begins years before her birth with the ascension of two great men to positions of power in the Empress’s court. These two men, Isawa Nonami and Bayushi Jakuchu, were instrumental in shaping the circumstances that …

  • The Crimson Shadow

    Rumors abound of a Rokugani ninja, dressed in crimson, who stalks the night. Most laugh it off as a ghost story. Others, however, whisper that the Crimson Shadow stalks the caravan as the secret agent of the dread duelist, Bayushi Jakuchu. But then again, …

  • Isawa Nonami

    Nonami was born a peasant in the Pheonix Clan of Rokugan but he was found out at a very young age as having unique talents for prophecy and "Void Magic" and as such was adopted into the Isawa Clan and sent to a monastery. Isawa Nonami was a secret …

  • Moshi Batosai

    Batosai's first memory is of two gods attempting to convince him that he's dead. He remembers nothing before that, but due to his personality it doesn't bother him much. After a short and somewhat comical conversation with these two gods he was …

  • Kitsu Miki

    Miki is a Kitsu Sodan-Senzo shugenja who has found herself at the end of a series of misfortunes. Her older brother Kitsu Toji was a compulsive gambler and drug addict who died in an unsanctioned duel, leaving her with a mountain of debt (their parents …