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  • The Kitsuki Investigator School

    Even among the Dragon, the methods and beliefs imparted at the Kitsuki School are unusual. Alone in the Empire, the Kitsuki believe in the importance of evidence, something that most others cannot comprehend. The sensei of this unusual School place …

  • 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 …

  • Tamori Shugenja School

    Formed from the remnants of the Agasha family following their defection to the Phoenix Clan, the Tamori have inherited centuries of experimental studies conducted by their predecessors, and have embraced it just as they did. The most prominent among these …

  • The Togashi Tattooed Order

    The monks of the Togashi order, known as ise zumi, are the most recognizable and well known members of the [[Dragon]] Clan, due in large part to their highly unorthodox appearance. The Togashi monks embrace a strange philosophy that includes as part of …

  • 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 Order of Heroes Monk

    A small sect that is not well known among those outside the [[Brotherhood of Shinsei|Brotherhood]], the monks of the Order of Heroes are among the most proactive sects in Rokugan. Adherents are followers of the Tao, the Thunder Dragon, and the Fortune …

  • The Shinmaki Order Monk

    The [[Brotherhood of Shinsei|monks]] who are admitted to the small Shinmaki sect spend much of their lives studying the controversial Diamond sutra and meditating on the Seven Thunders, who are supposedly avatars of Shinsei from other cycles of the world. …

  • The Four Temples Monk

    Many sects believe that monks must retreat into seclusion to achieve harmony with the elements. The [[Brotherhood of Shinsei|monks]] of the Four Temples sect know that man is a social creature and it is in his nature to interact with others. The Four …

  • The Yoritomo Courtier School

    Left to their own devices by an Empire that largely discounted them, the Yoritomo family refused to disappear, instead devoting their considerable resources to every possible aspect of a Clan’s normal development. Understanding the impact that trained …

  • The Ikoma Bard School

    If one examines the greatest storytellers of every generation across the history of Rokugan, the pattern that emerges will indicate clearly that the Ikoma dominate this aspect of the Empire’s social circles. Unlike most courtiers who focus on manipulation …

  • 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 Kakita Artisans

    Unlike their occasional rivals among the Shiba, the Kakita Artisans do not confine themselves merely to the creation of physical art such as paintings or books of poetry. The Artisan Academy devotes itself to the study of every sort of art, whether it be …

  • 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 …

  • Hitomi Kikage Zumi

    Where the monks of the Hoshi family embrace the [[Hoshi Tsurui Zumi|tsurui zumi]] path of mystical power and deep contemplation, those of the kikage zumi order embrace violent physical action as their path to enlightenment. Kikage zumi are most prominent …

  • Hoshi Tsurui Zumi

    The monks of the Tsurui Zumi order are a sub-group of the [[The Togashi Tattooed Order|Togashi Tattooed Order]], created in the Hidden Emperor era when Togashi Hoshi rebels against Hitomi and begins tattooing his own followers. In contrast to the Togashi …

  • The Soshi Shugenja School

    Although it is admittedly rare, there are times when the prodigious physical abilities of the Bayushi and Shosuro are inadequate to accomplish a task requiring stealth and subtlety. When this happens, a student of the Soshi Shugenja School is brought in …

  • The Bayushi Courtier School

    The reputation of the Scorpion in court is nearly equal to that of the Crane, and certainly more fearsome. This is a direct result of the malevolent machinations of Bayushi courtiers over the course of centuries. The much vaunted information network of …

  • 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 …

  • The Agasha Shugenja School

    During their centuries of service to the Dragon Clan, the Agasha pursued many unconventional paths of magic, pursuits which were carried out with the full resources and endorsement of the Agasha Shugenja School. In addition to their alchemical interests, …

  • 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 …

  • Yasuki Courtier School

    Once a Crane family, the Yasuki defected to join the Crab after their Doji masters refused to accept the questionable manner in which the Yasuki performed essential tasks necessary for the Crane to function. The Crab were far more practical masters, and …

  • Self-Taught Shugenja

    Some [[Ronin Shugenja|ronin shugenja]] are self-trained. This is the rarest and most difficult path for a shugenja to follow, as it requires incredible determination and intellect. Only those who are born with the most prodigious gifts of the kami can …

  • Dutiful Disciple Shugenja

    Some [[Ronin Shugenja|ronin shugenja]] are fortunate enough to find a sensei to help them along. This might be another more experienced ronin shugenja, or even a sympathetic shugenja of the Great Clans; some priests consider it blasphemous to ignore the …

  • Ronin Order Shugenja

    Some [[Ronin Shugenja|ronin shugenja]] gain the favor of some independent order or monastic sect, and are taught in that manner. The Brotherhood of Shinsei, which contains numerous retired clan shugenja in its ranks, is the most frequent source of such …

  • The Ide Emissary School

    The Ide Techniques focus on a calm mind, serenity in all things, and mediation. They are the most pacifistic of any courtier tradition among the Great Clans, save possibly for the Asako of the Phoenix Clan. The intensity of their conviction with regard to …

  • The Asahina Shugenja School

    Much like the family as a whole, the Asahina sensei who teach at the various branches of the Asahina Shugenja School extol the virtue of preserving life over heedless destruction. As much monks as priests, the Asahina focus on scholarly pursuits and …

  • Tonbo Shugenja School

    The 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 priests than their counterparts in the …

  • The Doji Courtier School

    The reputation the Crane Clan has for being the unquestioned masters of any court activity in which they are involved is well-deserved, and almost exclusively the result of the ancient secrets of the Doji Courtier School. The School’s primary focus is on …

  • The Isawa Shugenja School

    The Isawa are the greatest shugenja in the Empire, and while the family would never claim this openly, the behavior of those who have trained in their prestigious School bears this out. Fortunately, most others recognize the truth of it as well, and …

  • The Asako Loremaster School

    The Asako are monastic and scholarly by nature, and nowhere is this more evident than in the courtier tradition they maintain on behalf of the Phoenix Clan. Their training consists of extensive studies in a large number of subjects, some of which may be …