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Age of Man

The Age of Man

The Age of Man was an age, when men could raise themselves so high as they deserved.

Age of Myth Edit

In the Age of Myth the Celestial Order ruled Rokugan, when the Great Clans were founded by the Kami and the Emperor was descendant of another Kami, Hantei, [1] while the difference between castes preserved the Order. The gods were gods, and the humans were humans. [citation needed]

A new Great Clan Edit

In 1128, in the Second Day of Thunder, the Mantis Clan was created as Great Clan. It was the first who was not founded by a Kami. [2] Yoritomo, the Son of Storms, made the first footprint of the Age of Man. [3]

Toturi Dynasty Edit

In 1129 Toturi became the Emperor Toturi I, beginning the Toturi Dynasty. After more than twelve centuries, the new Emperor of the Empire was not a Hantei. Toturi I was the second step of the Age of Man. [4]

Lady Moon Edit

Hitomi, the Dragon Clan Champion found a god guilty of the worst crime, to be an ally of the Lying Darkness, an entity who caused all of the Kami's downfall (one way or another), in his quest to undo of the world. [5] Hitomi killed Onnotangu [6] and after the Twenty-Seven Days of Darkness became Lady Moon. [7] A mortal had judged, executed, and replaced a God. It was the third step of the Age of Man.

Lord Sun Edit

The Celestial Order was imbalaced after the goddess Amaterasu committed Jigai, [7] Hida Yakamo was able to ascend to the Celestial Heavens and became the new Lord Sun, because of his special ties to the Naga Akasha and Hitomi. [8] A mortal undone what a Goddess provoked. It was the four step of the Age of Man.

The Kolat Edit

The Kolat were actively working toward the Age of Man, following its philosophy that Gods should not command the mortals. [9]

Humanity lives with blinders on. The Kolat must eventually remove those blinders, and show man how beautiful the world can truly be.

Toku Edit

Born as a peasant, forbidden to even hold a katana, Toku raised from the heimin caste to the samurai caste, even becoming a Champion of a Minor Clan, the Monkey Clan. [10] The Celestial Heavens could miss a person's place in the Celestial Order.

Fall of the Age of Man Edit

In 1133 Hitomi sent the child of the Ki-Rin to seek the Elemental Dragons and bring their power back to the Empire. As they returned, the Age of Man began to fall, restoring to the Age of Myth. [11] The threat of the Lying Darkness had to be stopped with an Empire united under the Celestial Order. [12]

Dragons Edit

The dragons involved themselves in the War Against Shadow in a subtle way, being forbidden to act directly in the Mortal Realm. The Dragon of Void allowed Isawa Kaede to return to the mortal realm to help in the search of the kidnapped Emperor Toturi. [13] The Dragon of Water speedied Yoritomo and Yoritomo Aramasu toward Volturnum. The Dragon of Air corrupted himself enabling Goju Adorai destruction, and became the Shadow Dragon with the remnants of the Lying Darkness. [14]

Aftermath Edit

The Lying Darkness proved to be an enemy that the mortals could not deal alone. They returned to the Kami's Guidance, and the Celestial Order was restored. [citation needed]

End of the Age of Man Edit

Celestial Unrest Edit

The Celestial Order was still felt imbalaced anyhow, and Tengoku would punish Rokugan for the sins they had performed. [15] [16] In 1170 Agasha Miyoshi priestess of the Temple of the Seven Dragons was warned by the Dragon of Thunder. [17]

"Within the last century of time, as mankind measures it, the upheavals have been nearly constant. Man has usurped too great a role in the universe, and the time of that being tolerated has come to an end."

The Oracle of Jade Omen and the Oracle of Obsidian Shosuro Maru also heralded the end of the Age of Man. [18]

Yakamo Falls Edit

Yakamo was ejected from the Heavens by the Jade Dragon who became the Sun, [19] marking the beginning of the end of the Age of Man. [20]

Togashi returns to Tengoku Edit

The Kami Togashi was confronted by the Seven Fortunes and returned to the Celestial Heavens. [21]

Hitomi Falls Edit

Hitomi was ejected from the Heavens by the Obsidian Dragon who became the Moon. [22]

Aftermath Edit

The punishment of Rokugan ended with the Celestial Tournament, who was won by Kitsuki Iweko, who would be known as Iweko I, the Light of Heaven. The Celestial Order was again balanced and the Empire had the Heaven's blessings. [23]

See also Edit

External Links Edit


  1. Winter Court: Kyuden Seppun, p. 16
  2. The Son of Storms (Yoritomo's Alliance)
  3. The Age of Man (Dark Journey Home flavor)
  4. Promo Flyer (Jade Edition/Hidden Emperor)
  5. Legend of the Five Rings; Third Edition, p. 23
  6. Rulebook Story (Ambition's Debt), by Ree Soesbee
  7. 7.0 7.1 Strike at Midnight: The Twenty-Seven Days of Darkness
  8. Fields of the Moon (Soul of the Empire flavor)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Enemies of the Empire, p. 37
  10. The Legion of the Dead: The True Samurai
  11. Restoring the Age of Myth (Soul of the Empire flavor)
  12. Rank Hath Privaliege (Soul of the Empire flavor)
  13. Rulebook Story (Hidden Emperor 6)
  14. Legend of the Five Rings; Third Edition, p. 24
  15. In the Khan’s Name (The Race for the Throne Book), by Shawn Carman
  16. The First Prophecy, by Shawn Carman
  17. 17.0 17.1 Scenes from the Empire VI, by Brian Yoon
  18. Celestial Unrest (Words and Deeds flavor)
  19. The Sun & Moon, Part I, by Shawn Carman
  20. Vacant Throne, p. 107
  21. Heaven’s Net, by Nancy Sauer
  22. Sun and Moon, Part III, by Nancy Sauer
  23. The Conclusion, Part 6, by Shawn Carman

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