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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I highly enjoyed this book. Oracles cannot attack a being unless they are attacked first, and can be killed but are extremely cpans. Most Minor Clans have only a single family name, and the smallest ones may only have a few dozen samurai in their ranks. The risk level and severity of The Taint increase as one proceeds toward the center of the Shadowlands, The Black Pit, which is a direct physical connection to Jigoku.

Their duty is to guard the Carpenter Wall that separates the empire of Rokugan from the foul and tainted Shadowlands.

Great Clans (RPG book)

However, with the fall of Fu Leng from the Heavens, the ogres were subjugated to his will, suffering extensive physical corruption and devolution, and have since become the monsters they now are. New clans are not founded lightly. The descendants of the Tribe of Isawa and those who have sworn allegiance to them command mystical power unlike anything seen in the other Clans, and the followers of the Kami Shiba have sworn to protect them for all time, no matter the cost.

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Great Clans

A ronin family can also be created when a samurai family is officially disbanded but its members refuse to accept the judgment, clinging to their name and traditions while living as wave-men. Customers who bought this item also bought. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.


They are known for their courtiers’ abilities. The Lion Clan is known as a very aggressive and honor-driven clan. Legend of the Five Rings. It is a shame this book when out of print!

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Get the details of who they really 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. The Crab Clan is considered the least cultured or courtly of all the clans. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. The clan families are Bayushi, Shosuro, Soshi, and Yogo.

As such, the Crane excel at diplomacy and politics, and are widely regarded as the unquestioned masters of the courts, with all the resentment from others that title entails. It is mainly background information and setting details, with some character options built in for each clan.

The Lion Clan is the Right Hand of the Emperor, the defender of his lands and his person, although many times the Seppun family and the Imperial Legions are allowed to stand as poor substitutes or so the Lion believe. Unlike any other known race, the Nezumi are completely immune to The Taint, and as such the Crab have formed alliances with many of the families and tribes of the Nezumi living near the wall.

They are considered as pirates by the other clans and some of their samurai actually engage in piracy. Where this book shines is how it goes in to detail of the clans in previous versions of the rules the clans where in separate books costing you almost over a hundred pounds! The Mantis Clan was formerly a minor clan, until after the Second Day of Thunder, when they won their place as a great clan.

The Falcon Clan has been absorbed into the Crab as Toritaka family. Overall, I highly recommend this book. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Dragon Clan controls the mountains to the north of the empire.


Besides the conglomoration of minor clans that makes up the Mantis, there are other minor clans that have been absorbed by great clans. As a result they are often considered crude and barbaric by the other clans.

If you want to discuss contents of this page – this is the easiest way to do it. They have extraordinary natural tunneling abilities—being that they eat rock for nourishment, this is little surprise. The founders of these clans generally performed some extraordinarily valiant deed or favor for the Empire.

They are considered ll5r by the other clans because the clan as a whole spent nearly of the last thousand years outside of the empire. Rokugan surfaced as its background setting, where several clans and factions vie for domination over the empire.

Even has info for making lr5 spider clan indiviual through all the steps so that you have a well rounded character to drop in as a new rival or perhaps an interesting ally for the players, martial ability, background and all. Enemies of the Empire. The Great Clans of Rokugan were founded by the Kami, children of the Sun and Moon, and their adherence to their founders personalities and vows have defined the Empire.

With regard to grfat subject of shugenja, the consensus of an entire Empire is that the Phoenix possess both the largest number of shugenja and most powerful of them. See and discover other items: There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

The art work is fantastic and the coans securely balanced for this version of legend of the five rings. Share your thoughts with other customers.