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Bearers of Jade

Bearers of Jade

Bearers of Jade: The Second Book of the Shadowlands was a collection of Rokugani scrolls of lore on the Shadowlands and minions of Fu Leng for the first edition of the Legend of the Five Rings roleplaying game. The book itself reads like a compilation of the works of Seikansha, a ronin shugenja.


  • Written by: Chris Hepler and Jennifer Brandes
  • Game System by: David Williams and John Wick
  • Cover Artwork by: Carl Frank
  • Interior Artwork: Jim Callahan, Cris Dornaus, Daerick Gross, William Hart, Rob Hinds, Tuan Le, Jeff Menges, Ben Peck, Brad Rigney
  • Artwork Prepress: Brendon Goodyear, Steve Hough
  • Line Developer: Ree Soesbee
  • Line Editor: D.J. Trindle
  • Editing: Jim Pinto, Rob Vaux, D.J. Trindle
  • Design and Interior Layout: Steve Hough

Table of ContentsEdit

Excerpt from "Closing Night", by Hiruma Nabuko (page 4) Edit

Introduction, by Seikansha (page 6) Edit

Chapter 1: Life at the Mouth of Hell (page 10) Edit

Chapter 2: The Tarnished Lands (page 28) Edit


A Jikiniki

Fields of Hair

The Fields of Hair

Chapter 3: Lost Relics (page 48) Edit

Hida Masiko

Hida Masiko, Hida's wife

Chapter 4: Fu Leng's army (page 74) Edit

Kommei no Oni

Kommei no Oni

Chapter 5: workers of Maho (page 90) Edit


Akutenshi Moto Yaeko

Chapter 6: Lost Souls (page 114) Edit

Tsume and Karasu

Moto Tsume and prisoner Iuchi Karasu

Chapter 7: Appendices (page 128) Edit

  • Appendix 2: Battles against the Shadowlands
    • Mass combat and the Shadowlands
    • Battle Chart Modifications
    • Ancestor: Hida Akemi
    • Skirmish techniques in the Shadowlands
    • Carrying fallen comrades
    • Kobo ichi-kai Jiujutsu
  • Appendix 3: New Maho Spells
  • Appendix 4: Horror Roleplaying in Rokugan

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