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  • The Mirumoto Bushi School

    Famous throughout the Empire for its unique teachings, the Mirumoto Bushi School is the lone fighting style that utilizes the Niten technique, wherein a samurai wields both the katana and the wakizashi simultaneously. This is a controversial style because …

  • Mirumoto Taoist Swordsman

    Although the Mirumoto family are best known for following the twin-sword fighting technique pioneered by their founder (and defined most clearly in his famous book Niten), not all members of the family embrace Mirumoto’s fighting techniques. The Dragon …

  • Mirumoto Master Sensei

    High atop the mountains of the Dragon lands, in remote dojo and obscure strongholds, dwell the Master Sensei of the Mirumoto family—a tiny elite group of men and women who have attained true mastery of not only swordsmanship but also of their own bodies …

  • Swordmaster

    The two-sword style of Niten was founded within the Dragon Clan’s borders and the evolution of that martial art remains the heart of the Dragon Swordmaster school. The Swordmasters attempt to learn every aspect of this fighting style so they may adapt to …

  • The Dragon's Flame

    The Tsuruchi family of the Mantis Clan is universally considered to possess the foremost archers of the Empire. Crane archers are celebrated for their accuracy and the Shinjo horsebowmen are known for their speed and unique style. The average samurai may …

  • Mirumoto Mountaineer

    The mountains of the Dragon Clan have served the clan for thousands of years as a natural defense against invasion. However, the warriors of the Dragon must face the same difficulties the mountains pose for an attacking army. The Mirumoto Mountaineers are …

  • Machi-Kanshisha

    This band of ronin are known by the name of their preferred weapon, a long iron smoking pipe. Perhaps fortunately, the machi-kanshisha pipe is not well known in many parts of the Empire, and as a result many associate the name with the ronin band itself …

  • The Bayushi Bushi School

    The greatest villains in Rokugan’s most successful plays are always Scorpions, because it is so easy for most samurai to believe. It is the actions of students from the Bayushi Bushi School that have brought this stereotype to life and reinforced it over …

  • The Shiba Bushi School

    The Shiba Bushi are well known as a relatively peaceful group, at least as bushi are concerned. Their training emphasizes a number of non-martial skills in addition to the traditional weapons training, which has led to a reputation as warriorscholars in …

  • The Tessen

    Composed primarily of former Crane and Lion, the Tessen came together to attempt to protect the people of [[Toshi Ranbo]], centuries before it became the new Imperial City. The constant changing of hands between the two clans left the city in a terrible …

  • Sword of Yotsu

    There are few ronin brotherhoods in the Empire better known than the Sword of Yotsu, and perhaps none who have experienced the same degree of success. The brotherhood is led by an actual family, one of only a handful of ronin families in Rokugan’s history …

  • Eyes of Nanashi

    [[Nanashi Mura]] (“Anonymous Village”) sits on the edge of [[Dragon]] Clan territory near the vast Dragon Heart Plain. Imperial records indicate the village is a holding of the Dragon, and it is true they are responsible for its administration. In reality …

  • Wolf Legion

    !(media-item-align-left)http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/93665/L5R_-_Toturi_s_Army_Mon__Small_.jpg(The Wolf Legion Mon)! During the epic conflict history remembers as the Clan War, an unprecedented number of ronin gathered together under the banner of …

  • Tengoku's Justice

    Ruthless in the extreme, the mountain bandits known as Tengoku’s Justice could threaten the reputation of the [[Forest Killers]] as the most reviled bandits in the Empire if they survive long enough. Their heretical name, however, gives additional reason …

  • The Matsu Berserker School

    The great majority of the vast legions of Matsu samurai study at the family’s home School, if for no other reason than that most Matsu believe other fighting styles are too conservative and reserved. A true Matsu has no fear of death, and as such the …

  • The Daidoji Iron Warriors

    The skills of the Doji and the Kakita have raised the Crane into their position as masters of the court, but when words alone cannot attain victory; it is the strength and the courage of the Daidoji Iron Warriors that carry the day. The Daidoji have …

  • The Kitsuki Justicar

    The justicar tradition is an old one, one that has its roots in Imperial history that predates even the establishment of the magistrate system by the Emerald Champion and his associate, Soshi Saibankan. In Rokugan’s earlier days, communication among the …

  • Forest Killers

    The Forest Killers are perhaps the most ruthless and fearsome bandit organization in the history of the Empire. For centuries they exploited the superstitions surrounding the Shinomen Mori by hiding within its depths. They were eventually eradicated by …

  • Broken Guard

    In the aftermath of the infamous [[Scorpion]] Clan Coup at the beginning of the twelfth century, the Akodo family of the [[Lion]] Clan was dissolved by a wrathful Emperor. The majority of the family joined other Lion families, and many others took their …

  • The Ikoma's Lion Shadow

    Although many modern Ikoma no longer recall it, or have chosen to forget, the first Ikoma was not a particularly honorable man. He served his lord Akodo with great distinction and loyalty, but the means by which he executed his duties are frequently …

  • The Kakita Bushi School

    The sacred art of iaijutsu is practiced by all clans, but none have truly mastered it in the same manner as the sensei at the Kakita Dueling Academy. The School focuses unapologetically upon dueling. Other skills are part of the core teachings, but they …

  • The Moto Bushi School

    The Moto Bushi are the living stereotype that many hold of the Unicorn Clan. More so than any other family, they are born of a union between the Rokugani people and the gaijin who were allowed to join the Unicorn during their travels abroad. Owing to …

  • Mirumoto Sentinel

    In any mountainous region, the security of the Dragon Clan’s vassals can be difficult to secure. In order to address this issue, the Mirumoto have trained a cadre of elite warriors known as the Sentinels to oversee such locations. The Sentinels are …

  • Water Hammer Smith

    The men and women who make Water Hammer City their home are almost without exception obsessed with the idea of crafting. Some believe that the prevalent obsession is a result of being in close proximity to the sacred forge, while others think it is merely …

  • Morito Bushi School

    The Ox Clan earned its stripes in combat against a spirit army filled with the wisdom of centuries of ancestors. After its debut, the Morito Bushi School garnered respect and a healthy reputation from bushi across the empire. The bulk of the Ox Clan’s …

  • Hojatsu's Legacy

    The final technique of Mirumoto Hojatsu was developed late in life as a result of his rivalry with Kakita; unwilling to concede defeat to an opponent who could strike faster, Hojatsu instead devised a way to disrupt his opponent’s rhythm and thereby win …

  • Mirumoto Shinji

    [[The Mirumoto Family|!(media-item-align-left){height:100px;width:100px}http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/92819/Dragon_-_Mirumoto_Family_Mon.jpg(The Mirumoto Family)!]] Mirumoto Shinji a tout juste terminé sa formation au Dojo de la Montagne de Fer …

  • Mirumoto Masaru

    [[The Mirumoto Family|!(media-item-align-left){height:100px;width:100px}http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/92819/Dragon_-_Mirumoto_Family_Mon.jpg(The Mirumoto Family)!]] Fils d'un influent daimyo de province, visant une magistrature, Mirumoto Masaru pré …

  • Soshi Makoto

    [[Scorpion|!{height:100px;width:100px}(media-item-align-left)http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/93654/Scorpion_-_Soshi_Family_Mon.jpg(The Soshi Family)!]] Soshi Makoto, ne possédant pas de talent particulier pour communiquer avec les Kami, fut envoyé …

  • Mirumoto Noriko de la Maison Zurui

    [[The Zurui Family|!(media-item-align-left){height:100px;width:100px}http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/95583/L5R_-_Dragon_Clan_Mon__Small_.jpg(The Zurui Vassal Family)!]] Cette jeune samouraï-ko a été choisie par son clan pour assister et protéger le …

  • Kakita Hiromasa

    [[Crane|!(media-item-align-left){height:100px;width:100px}http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/93585/Crane_-_Kakita_Family_Mon.jpg(The Kakita Family)!]] Kakita Hiromasa est un des finissants les plus prometteurs à être sortis de l'Académie Kakita depuis …

  • Mirumoto Tadashi

    [[The Mirumoto Family|!(media-item-align-left){height:100px;width:100px}http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/92819/Dragon_-_Mirumoto_Family_Mon.jpg(The Mirumoto Family)!]] Fils de [[:shigeru]], le gouverneur provincial du Toshibu, Mirumoto Tadashi s'est r …

  • Mirumoto Shigeru

    [[The Mirumoto Family|!(media-item-align-left){height:100px;width:100px}http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/92819/Dragon_-_Mirumoto_Family_Mon.jpg(The Mirumoto Family)!]] Reconnu comme un officier brillant et brutalement honnête, Mirumoto Shigeru a …

  • Matsu Kagami

    [[Lion|!(media-item-align-left){height:100px;width:100px}http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/93592/Lion_-_Matsu_Family_Mon.jpg(The Matsu Family)!]] La jeune Matsu, nièce d'[[:noboru]], n'est certainement pas une diplomate de renom ; elle est plutôt …

  • Doji Misaki

    [[Crane|!(media-item-align-left){height:100px;width:100px}http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/93584/Crane_-_Doji_Family_Mon.jpg(The Doji Family)!]] La samouraï-ko oeuvre comme yojimbo pour son frère jumeau [[:yuudai]]. Contrairement à ce dernier, Misaki …

  • Mirumoto Takayuki

    [[The Mirumoto Family|!(media-item-align-left){height:100px;width:100px}http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/92819/Dragon_-_Mirumoto_Family_Mon.jpg(The Mirumoto Family)!]] Takayuki a servi pendant des années, d'abord comme officier, ensuite comme …

  • Ikoma Chikao

    [[Lion|!(media-item-align-left){height:100px;width:100px}http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/93590/Lion_-_Ikoma_Family_Mon.jpg(The Ikoma Family)!]] Ce jeune bushi de la famille Ikoma a été "remis" quelque temps avant son gempukku comme hotage auprès du …

  • Akihiko

    [[Tengoku's Justice|!(media-item-align-left){height:100px;width:100px}http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/93666/L5R_-_Ronin_Mon__Wave_.jpg(Tengoku's Justice)!]] On connait peu de chose au sujet de cet ancien dirigeant de la Justice de Tengoku. …

  • Mirumoto Mamoru

    [[The Mirumoto Family|!(media-item-align-left){height:100px;width:100px}http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/92819/Dragon_-_Mirumoto_Family_Mon.jpg(The Mirumoto Family)!]] Mamoru était le dirigeant _de facto_ de la poignée de Montagnards Mirumoto …

  • Morito Isamu

    [[Ox|!(media-item-align-left){height:100px;width:100px}http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/93458/Color_-_Ox.jpg(The Morito Family)!]] On en connaît très peu au sujet de celui que le clan du Boeuf a envoyé à la Cour d'hiver d'[[Heibeisu]]. Selon [[: …

  • Mirumoto Hiroki

    [[The Mirumoto Family|!(media-item-align-left){height:100px;width:100px}http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/92819/Dragon_-_Mirumoto_Family_Mon.jpg(The Mirumoto Family)!]] Mirumoto Hiroki était jusqu'à tout récemment [[Gunso]] dans les armées du [[Dragon …