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  • Minor Clans

    h3. Mantis Clan *Proverbs* “Shipwreck renders a man poor for a year; a bad marriage makes him poor for life.” *Dining* The Yoritomo family of the Mantis have the distinction of being even pickier about their fish than the Crane. Indeed, they are …

  • Minor Clan Defender

    The samurai of the Minor Clans begin their career in service to the Emperor at a signifi cant disadvantage compared to their counterparts from the Great Clans. They have fewer resources, fewer allies, and vastly less prestige. Many simply accept this is …

  • Temple of the Foxwife

    *Schools:* Kitsune Shugenja *Benefit:* Students at the Temple of the Foxwife gain a free Emphasis for the Hunting Skill. This does not count toward the maximum number of Emphases they may normally possess for this Skill. The [[Minor Clans | Fox]] are …

  • Minor Clan Families

    h4. *Badger Clan* [[Ichiro Family]]: +1 Strength Current Daimyo: Ichiro Chuga h4. *Centipede Clan* [[Moshi Family]]: +1 Intelligence Current Daimyo: Moshi Wakiza h4. *Dragonfly Clan* [[Tonbo Family]]: +1 Awareness Current Daimyo: Tonbo …

  • Moshi Family

    The Moshi are matriarchal, at one time devoted almost exclusively to reverence of Amaterasu, the Sun Goddess. The Moshi are highly conservative and traditional, women in particular. Physically, they most resemble their Phoenix ancestors. They dress in …

  • Toritaka Family

    The Toritaka dwell in a place called Tani Hitokage, or the Valley of Spirits. In this serene valley, the barrier between Rokugan and the other Spirit Realms are very thin. All manner of strange ghosts and spirits wander regularly into the valley and …

  • Kitsune Family

    Following the first War Against Fu Leng, the Lady Shinjo took the Ki-Rin Clan and resolved to explore lands beyond Rokugan. Not all Ki-Rin, however, joined the perilous journey. A handful remained behind to protect Shinjo's lands. After a time, many began …

  • Yoritomo Family

    The Yoritimo proud of their long and illustrious history as any other family, can trace their ancestry back to the Crab Clan during the Empire's formation. ironically, their claim to lack the Kami's blood is essentially rendered moot by the validity of …

  • Tsuruchi Family

    The Tsuruchi are a strange family, one born of unique circumstances that are unlikely to be repeated ever again. The family began as the result of one man's campaign of vengeance against the Lion and Scorpion, two clans that betrayed his parents. …

  • Yoritomo Bushi

    *Bushi* The Yoritomo are masters of the sea, and as a result of centuries spent fighting from ship to ship and on the beaches, their fighting style is highly unusual. The pitching and rolling of the waves has been incorporated into their style, which …

  • Moshi Shugenja

    *Shugenja* The practices of the Moshi shugenja were developed over the course of many years spent in unwavering devotion to the Sun Goddess. Like their Yoritomo kinsmen, the Moshi are highly adaptable. Their ability to gain an additional Affinity …

  • Toritaka Bushi

    *Bushi* The Toritaka Bushi School excels at destruction of creatures that come from the other Spirit Realms. Their style is fluid in order to adapt to any surprises that new monsters might spring upon them. Unfortunately this focus on otherworldly foes …

  • Kitsune Shugenja

    *Shugenja* The Fox Clan is located next to one of the largest forests in Rokugan, a fact that has shaped the direction of their lessons. Each Kitsune shugenja gains a love for the spirits and the tranquility of the deep forest after countless hours …

  • Ichiro Family

    Hida Domogu, founder of the Badger Clan, was granted the right to rule the new Minor Clan after winning a contest of strength at the Emperor's decree. The Badger were given the Ichiro family name and set to guard the northern mountains of Rokugan, a …

  • Ichiro Bushi

    *Bushi* The founder of the Ichiro Bushi School was a [[Hida Family | Hida]]. It is no surprise, then, that the School remains similar to its Crab roots. The school’s philosophy is simple: hit the enemy so hard that he has no time to engage in any fancy …

  • Tonbo Family

    The Dragonfly are a clan with rather curious origins. A Phoenix maiden betrothed to a Lion samurai instead married a Dragon and fled to the mountains that would become the Dragonfly's home. When the Lion sought retribution, the armies of the Dragon and …

  • Tonbo Shugenja

    *Shugenja* The [[Tonbo Family | Tonbo]] are a deeply spiritual people. They have forged a strong connection to the mountains and remain in their lands even though hardship after hardship has fallen upon them. Though the Tonbo Shugenja are no less …

  • Usagi Family

    Of all the Minor Clans, perhaps none other is such a fixture of peasant legend as the Hare. Many tales tell of how an insidious [[Maho-Tsuki | maho-tsuki]] or manipulative crime lord seized a village in the grip of fear, only to be undone by a clever …

  • Usagi Bushi

    *Bushi* The Hare Clan has seen a lot of combat for a Minor Clan. Their continued war against the enemies of the Empire has raged for centuries without an end in sight. Consequently, the Usagi Bushi School is one of the better-developed Minor Clan …

  • Suzume Family

    The Sparrow Clan occupies the Suzume hills, a desolate area located just west of the fertile Golden Sun Plain. It is the Sparrow's duty to oversee these lush fields, teeming with life but sacrosanct to the Emperror, while scratching a livin out of the …

  • Suzume Bushi

    *Bushi* The Sparrow Clan has never been a martial power, but Sparrow samurai will march into combat when the call comes. At the foundation of the clan the Suzume were Crane samurai, and their mastery with the katana remains a foundation of the school to …

  • Kasuga Family

    The Tortoise Clan is a clan regarded with a great deal of disdain by much of the Empire. Some consider them as pitiful as ronin. Others consider them even worse, as many ronin do not choose to be what they are. The Tortoise are a clan of merchants and …

  • Kasuga Smuggler

    *Courtier* The Kasuga are as true to the Imperial cause as any other clan, though one often wouldn’t know this from watching their activities. They perform illegal acts with murderers and thieves and have established a strong connection to criminal …

  • Tsuruchi Archer

    *Bushi* There is little question that the Tsuruchi are the greatest archers in the Empire. That they have so embraced this as to virtually put aside the study of the blade, however, has often caused others to look at them with great suspicion. The …