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    [[Rokugan]], the [[Emerald Empire]], has stood for over a thousand years. Ever since the fall of the [[Kami]], the Empire has stood against the [[Shadowlands]] [[Horde]] and the machinations of the Ninth Kami, [[Fu Leng]]. The seven [[Great Clans]] of the …

  • Rokugan

    Rokugan, once know as the [[Emerald Empire]] is a large nation bordered to the north by mountains, to the east by the great sea, to the west the [[Burning Sands]] and to the southwest the [[Shadowlands]]. Much of Rokugan is fertile plains and rivers, with …

  • Great Clans

    The Great Clans are the cornerstones of [[Rokugan]]. Originally, there were seven Clans, each formed of the followers of the [[Kami]]. The followers of [[Hantei]] became known as the [[Imperial Families]] and didn't form a Great Clan. The followers of [[ …

  • Kisada I

    Emperor Kisada I, the [[Son of Heaven]] and Light of the Empire was formerly [[Hida Kisada]], Champion of the [[Crab Clan]] and one of the most feared warriors in [[Rokugan]]. During the last hours of the Crab assault on [[Otosan Uchi]] in 1128, Kisada …

  • Crane Clan

    _Clan Colours_ Sky Blue/Silver The Crane have been the guardians of [[Rokugan]]'s culture since the founding of the Empire. Lady [[Doji]], sister of [[Hantei]] was the fairest of the [[Kami]]. Though [[Akodo]] laid down the tennants of [[bushido]] Doji …

  • Crab Clan

    _Clan Colours_ Blue Grey/Black/Red The Crab Clan have at once benefitted the most and suffered the most of the [[Great Clans]] since [[Kisada I]] took the Throne. [[Hida Kisada]] was the Crab Champion when he struck down [[Hantei XXXIX]] and became …

  • Unicorn Clan

    _Clan Colours_ Purple/White/Gold The Clan of [[Shinjo]] is a one of the strangest in all of [[Rokugan]]. When they were founded they were known as the [[Ki-Rin]]. After the battles against [[Fu Leng]], Shinjo approached her brother [[Hantei]] and said …

  • Obsidian Throne

    In the aftermath of [[Kisada I]]'s coronation the [[Emerald Throne]] was taken from the Palace under the Emperor's orders. [[Kisada Yakamo]] ordered the Throne be broken up and scattered in Earthquake Fish Bay. [[Emerald Champion]] [[Kakita Toshimoko]] …

  • kenjutsu

    Kenjutsu, the way of the sword is the form of swordfighting favoured by [[samurai]] of the Empire. The style favours the reach and cutting ability of the [[katana]], with fast, fluid movements. The [[Lion Clan]] are recognised as the masters of kenjutsu, …

  • katana

    The long, 'killing' sword that is a signature weapon of the [[bushi]]. It is not, as many [[gaijin]] would believe, the mark of a [[samurai]]. It is a crime for a [[heimin]] to touch or bear a katana, but it is the [[wakiszhai]] that is the symbol of a …

  • Jigoku

    The Realm of Evil, jigoku is a hellish nightmare of a place. Within the [[Spirit Realms]] both jigoku and [[tengoku]] are in direct opposition to each other. Both realms are self aware and are in conflict with each other. However, they are barred from …

  • tengoku

    Tengoku, the Celestial Heavens is one of the known [[Spirit Realms]]. It is here that [[Amerterasu]] and [[Onnnotangu]], Lady Sun and Lord Moon, the [[Fortunes]] and the [[Kami]] make their home. It is rare for any mortal to ascend to the Heavens, but it …

  • Imperial Dynasty

    In the history of [[Rokugan]] there have been two Imperial Dynasties. The first, and longest lived, is the now defunct [[Hantei]] dynasty. The last Hantei Emperor was [[Hantei XXXIX]]. The current dynasty is the [[Kisada]] dynasty, which has held the …

  • Emerald Throne

    The Throne of the [[Hantei]] Emperors, the Emerald Throne was so called because of the [[jade]] that ran through it, giving the throne its distinctive green colouring. The Throne was a symbol of the Empire and the power of the Hantei for eleven centuries. …

  • Phoenix Clan

    _Clan Colours_ Red/Yellow/Orange The word 'shugenja' has many meanings in [[Rokugan]], priest, holy man, prophet, sorcerer. The most powerful [[shugenja]] in the Empire without a doubt belong to the Phoenix. The scribe who wrote down the conversations …

  • Mantis Clan

    _Clan Colours_ Green/Blues The Mantis are a Clan apart. Founded by the grandson of [[Hida]], [[Kaimetsu-uo]] the Mantis are referred to as the oldest of the [[Minor Clans]], though the [[Fox Clan]] disputes this. The Mantis are a Great Clan not through …

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