Emerald Empire: The Legend Of Five Rings Companion was the fourth source book for Third Edition of the Legend of the Five Rings roleplaying game. AEG L5R Emerald Empire O – Free ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File ( .txt) or read book online for free. From what I can gather Emerald Empire simply explores the world of rokugan, but I haven’t been able to get my hands on a copy to flip through.

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The Nothing that existed before the birth of all things was aware, and at some point during its timeless existence, it realized it was alone – and thus experienced Fear. Empore gave it the Akodo name, limiting its power and simultaneously restoring the Lion family. Rosoku believed Rokugan needed to find enlightenment once more if it was to face the challenges of this age, and he presented the Empire with a series of enigmatic riddles.

It is one of the darkest points in Rokugani history, as Rokugan damaged itself without any external forces compelling the change. Many races were born, rose to prominence, and faded into obscurity long before mankind walked the world.

But the mortals prevailed. Yajinden’s bloodswords incapacitated the leaders of three powerful Great Clans and would have done even more were it not for the caution and guidance of the Scorpion Clan Champion. Gods walked the earth next to mortal men who would one day become the samurai of the Empire. Still, the book itself is beautiful with all of empite extra art work, and the way they tell the story of the world really makes it seem real. There, he freed Fu Leng’s soul from a prison made by the Fortune of Death, releasing him to assault the Celestial Heavens themselves.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The people of the sixth century were ill prepared for the terrifying might of unfettered blood magic, known as maho. Emersld knew vaguely of the power inherent in such dark magic, but it had never been used on such scale and power before Iuchiban.

History of the Emerald Empire – Legend of the Five Rings

Iuchiban raised these bodies into profane undead mockeries of what they once were. Shoju’s heart filled with dread and he sought out ways to halt the coming catastrophe.


After a difficult journey, the Kami discovered his son, mortally wounded by Fu Leng, had been infected by the corrupting touch of the Shadowlands. Empir first Minor Clans, the Fox and Mantis, appeared. Thus the Great Clans of Rokugan were born.

Emerald Empire: The Legend of Five Rings Companion

The Lion trained her to be a wise and capable warrior, and upon the death of her father, she challenged the new Gozoku puppet Emperor to a duel and won. The Maw’s army advanced relentlessly, overrunning the Hiruma lands and threatening to crush the entire Crab L5d.

Even so, the terror of facing undead soldiers nearly routed the magistrates and Imperial guards who came to arrest Iuchiban. Empide like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? The formation of the Emerald Magistrates and the Imperial Legions also established the Empire’s tradition of law enforcement and political appointments.

As it was, this minor meeting resulted in a giant naval battle and the death of the Empress. It has everything one needs to know empife the Rokugan.

The devastation wrought by his fall destroyed the emeraald, scattered the Nezumi, and created the Shadowlands, for he punched through the mortal realm into Jigoku itself. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. They appeared without warning and assaulted the Crab Lands, quickly overwhelming the clan’s defenses.

The children of the Sun and Moon wandered the world, interacting with mankind before returning to speak with one another. Filled with hate for his former family, Fu Leng intended to topple the fledgling Empire of Rokugan. When the Kami arrived, they believed their brothers Fu Leng and Ryoshun were dead incorrectly, in the case of Fu Lengand chose not to speak of their fallen meerald out of respect for them.

It was into this environment that the Kami descended. The Kami returned to their capital, Otossan Uchi, to decide on a course of action.

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Even worse, the Unicorn seemed almost to be gaijin themselves, with strange foreign habits and practices.

The sudden appearance of the Unicorn Clan changed that, and altered many of the borders between the clans, immediately sowing the seeds of discontent with those who lost land and influence, such as the Scorpion and Lion.

Hantei struck and severed his father’s hand, and Fu Leng tumbled after his siblings. Using the power of several artifacts and the assistance of Togashi’s soul, she challenged Lord Onnotangu to personal combat, slew him, and ascended into the Heavens as his replacement.


The Gozoku proved more tenacious, and the forces of Toturi the Third spent years rooting out their corruption from all parts of the Empire. They felt they did not understand enough about the Shadowlands, and the Elemental Masters were not accustomed to lacking full information on every situation.

Emerald Empire: Fourth Edition

Unfortunately, the changes under their rule were not all for the better. Toturi committed seppuku to free the Imperial throne from the influence of the Darkness, and in the wake of his sacrifice the armies of the Great Clans united once more and marched into the shadowlands.

Sezaru’s magical power drove him down the slope of madness and eventual death.

Several Minor Clans formed during this time and in the Crab lands a new alliance between man and the nonhuman Nezumi was forged. The Rokugani faced another danger on the heels of the Gozoku threat when a strange fleet appeared on the shores near the capital city of Otosan Uchi. Emerzld second hundred years of Rokugan’s history were a welcome respite from the tumultuous events that had marked the birth of the Empire.

Dozens of tables and hooks designed to provide quick reference for GMs who want to incorporate details of how daily life is lived in Rokugan, as well as anyone who is simply interested in the intricate life of the samurai. When Emeralv Amaterasu came to her senses, she was overcome with shame at her actions and committed seppuku.

It also has rules for gaining more important positions like daimyo, sensei, warlord, governor, and many others and the powers and mechanics that come with them. This time the Empire would face a clear enemy, the Shadowlands. Intrigued and deceptive, Onnotangu chose not to name this particular bit of existence, and did not bring it to Amaterasu’s attention. Despite their best efforts, the Unicorn would remain outsiders for centuries to come.

Imperial forces cracked down on the crime that had l5g during the Gozoku era, and the people began to trust the throne once more. During that time, the mortal realm was not idle.