Code of Bushido (RPG)

Code of Bushido

Code of Bushido was an adventure book for the Legend of the Five Rings roleplaying game. It was the first of the 'B' series of adventures, designed to test players' understanding of honor, loyalty and ethics - Bushido, the code of the warrior.

Credits Edit

  • Game System by: David Williams and John Wick
  • Cover Artwork: Brian Snoody
  • Interior Artwork: Cris Dornaus, Jason Felix, Carl Frank, Tom Gianni, Francis Hogan, Scott James, Ben Peck and Ramon Perez
  • Maps: Cris Dornaus
  • Artwork Prepress: Cris Dornaus, Steve Hough, Sean Thompson
  • Line Editor: D.J. Trindle
  • Editing: Pat Kapera, D.J. Trindle
  • Interior Layout: Steve Hough, Rob Vaux

Table of Contents Edit

Introduction (page 4) Edit

Shinjo Gidayu

Shinjo Gidayu

Part I: A Matter of Honor (page 5) Edit

Part II: Testimony, Murder, and Lies (page 18) Edit

  • Background
  • Day I, Month of the Horse
    • The feast (evening)
    • Night
  • Day 2-11, the Month of the Horse
  • Day 12, Month of the Horse
  • What's Really Hapenning
  • Day 12, Pre-Dawn
    • Morning (Middle of the Hour of the Ox, 3 am)
    • Clues in the Room
      • Clue 1 - The Letter
      • Clue 2 - Isawa Tomo
      • Clue 3 - Who was the better fighter?
      • Clue 4 - How Did the Murderer Get In?
      • Clue 5 - The Balcony
    • Testimony from Witnesses
      • Clue 1 - The Guest
      • Clue 2 - House Guards
      • Clue 3 - Guards on the Walls
      • Clue 4 - Motive
      • Clue 5 - Koan
      • Morning
  • Day 13, Month of the Horse
    • Morning
    • Afternoon
    • Evening
    • The Actors
    • The Pantry
  • Day 14, Month of the Horse

Part III: Deadly Ground (page 35) Edit



  • Overview
  • The Kidnapping
    • Scene One: Rude Awakenings
    • Scene Two: A Quiet Call For Help
    • Scene Three: Fall From Grace
    • What's Really Going On
    • Niban's Story
  • Confrontation
    • The Characters
    • Tobuko's Fate
    • Afterword
  • Conclusion
  • At the Last

The Way of the Mantis: A Prelude (page 44) Edit

Dramatis Personae (page 48) Edit

Otomo Yoroshiku

Otomo Yoroshiku

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