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Book of Air (RPG)

Book of Air Cover

The Book of Air is the first in a series of sourcebooks for the Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Game, the Elemental Series, each of which focuses on one of the five iconic rings that give the game its name. The Book of Air explores the many different aspects of Air in the setting, including the many activities and endeavors samurai attempt that are tied to the Air ring.

Credits Edit

  • Written by: Shawn Carman, Robert Hobart, Brian Yoon, Kevin Blake, Dave Laderoute, Max Lemaire, Seth Mason, and Ryan Reese
  • Edited by: Rob Hobart, Todd Rowland
  • Art Director: Todd Rowland
  • Cover Design: Hal Mangold
  • Cover Artist: Mario Wibisono
  • Layout: Hal Mangold
  • Original Graphic Design: Edge Entertainment
  • Artists: Christopher Appel, Steve Argyle, Gonzalo Ordonez Arias, Mathew S. Armstrong, Daren Bader, Drew Baker, Jason Behnke, Tom Biondolillo, Leonardo Borazio, Beet, Manuel Calderon, Mike Capprotti, Paul Carrick, Miguel Coimbra, Conceptopolis, Audry Corman, Ed Cox, Edwin David, Molly Denmark, Thomas Denmark, Randy Elliot, Steve Ellis, Jason Engle, Anthony Francisco, Carl Frank, Randy Gallegos, Joachim Gmoser, Gong Studios, Anthony Grabski, Troy Graham, Andrew Hepworth, Jeff Himmelman, Quinton Hoover, David Horne, Aurelien Hubert, IFS, Paul Prof Herbert, Jonathan Hunt, Llyn Hunter, Hugh Jamieson, Michael Kaluta, Michel Koch, Michael Komarck, Heather Kreiter, Amandine Labarre, Stephanie Law, April Lee, Monika Livingston, Eric Lofgren, Anson Maddocks, Slawomir Maniak, Thomas Manning, Britt Martin, David Martin, Malcolm McClinton, Patrick McEvoy, Peter Mohrbacher, William O’Connor, Glen Osterberger, Jim Pavelec, Ben Peck, Ramon Perez, Eric Polak, Mark Poole, Angga Satriohadi, Erich Schreiner, Chris Seaman, Douglas Shuler, Steve Snyder, Ron Spencer, Florian Stitz, Beth Trott, Charles Urbach, Luis Vasquez, Diana Vick, Franz Vohwinkel, Byron Wackwitz, Corene Werhane, Mario Wibisono, Matt Wilson, Jarreau Wimberly, Wackwitz & Daily
  • Production Manager: David Lepore.
  • Senior Brand Manager: Todd Rowland.
  • Chief Executive Officer: John Zinser.
  • Head Playtester: Brian Bates
  • Playtesters: Team 1 (Dave Smith, Patrick Chen, Aien Elmi, Jason Kang, Ki Chang Kim, Roger Liang, Arthur Nguyen); Team 4 (Becca Hobart, Kevin Blake, Todd Stites, Daniel Briscoe); Team 6 (Timar Long, Erykah Fasset, Chad Kirby, Mike Brodu, Maxime Lemaire, Ray Rupp); Team 7 (Jason Shafer, Nathan Shafer, Matt Strout, Liza Strout, Joe White, Terry Moore, Eric Newlin); Team 8 (Edward Reynolds, Mathieu Brebouillet, David Whitney, Richard Whitney, Stuart Biggs, Robert Knight); Team 8b (Michael Hill, Phil Pheeny, Shane Pheeney, Chaedy Ritherdon, Tarl Cowley); Team 8c (Thomas Atwood, Ryan Castilla, Henry Joiner, Brandon Woodmen); Team 17 (Tom Lewis, Jamie Kipp, Gavin O’Hearn, Shawn MacLean, John Taylor); Team 18 (Dave Laderoute, Mike Clark, Chris Talarico, Chris Masdea, Lee Vollum, Richard Hewitt, Bill Hrenchuk); Team 19 (Charles Caswell, Vincent Stanton, Eddie Sweeden, Chuck Sweeden, Justin Cross, Fox Whitworth); Team 20 (Matt Tyler, Timothy Hill, Stephen Mumford, Matthew Linkswiler, Paul Casagrande, Robert Zapf); Team 21 (James Freeman-Harris, Sarah Koz, David Wright, James Mosingo); Team 22 (Scott Shepard, Dawn Dalton, Andrew Doud, Justin Davidson, Jon Huskey, Trista Lillis, Tim Murphy); Team 23 (James Wagner, Kevin Pason, Ryan Bataglia, Chris Foster, Jim Friedman, Jason Whiston, Phil Jenicek, Dan Sulin, Izzy Lombardi-Friedman); Team 24 (Tony Love, Kassandra Mullin, Brian Tieken, Kimberly Wajer-Scott, Phillip Scott, Nicholas Love, Jerry Fleenor, Patrick Wiliams)

Table of Contents Edit

Introduction (page 6) Edit

Satoshi's Dual Warfans

Satoshi's Dual Warfans

Chapter One: Winds of War (Page 10) Edit

Kitsuki Tsuboko

Kitsuki Tsuboko

    • The History of Iaijutsu
    • Famous Duels
    • Iaijutsu Training
    • The Art of the Duel
  • Air and the Way of Kyujutsu
    • The History of Archery in Rokugan
    • Notable Instances of Archery in Rokugani History
    • A Discussion of Rokugani Archery
    • Uses of Archery in the Empire
    • Rokugani Archery Aficionados
  • Air and the Way of Yarijutsu
    • History of the Spear in Rokugan
    • The Art of Yarijutsu
    • Devotees of the Way of the Spear
    • Ashigaru and the Spear
  • Air and Unarmed Combat: The Way of Kaze-do
    • The History of Kaze-do
    • What is the Art of Kaze Do?
  • Air and Free-Form Action Role-Playing

Chapter Two: Winds of the Courts (Page 46) Edit

Moshi Amika 2

Moshi Amika

Chapter Three: Winds of Magic (Page 70) Edit

Chi Strike

Chi Strike

Chapter Four: Winds of Enlightenment (Page 94) Edit

Enlightenment

Enlightenment

Chapter Five: The World of Air (Page 104) Edit

Seiko

Seiko

Chapter Six: Winds of Adventure (Page 132) Edit

Emma-O

Emma-O

  • Fiction with Ikoma Kazue and Suzume Hin at Kyuden Kurogane-Hana, during the arrival of the famous ronin duelist Hisao
  • A Setting for Adventure
  • The History of Kyuden Kurogane-Hana
    • Origins of a Palace: The Iron Flower Changes Its Shade
    • Kyuden Kurogane-Hana Today
  • Notable Locations at Kyuden Kurogane-Hana
  • Friends and Enemies: Inhabitants of Kyuden Kurogane-Hana
  • Tales of Kyuden Kurogane-Hana

Appendix: New Mechanics (Page 171) Edit

Togashi Jomei

Togashi Jomei

Spin the Karmic Wheel

Spin the Kharmic Wheel

Index (Page 198) Edit

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