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A falcon

Toritaka, or Falcons, [1] were small raptors that were often trained as hunting birds, capitalizing on their instincts as predatory birds. [2]

Falconry Edit

Falcon

A falcon

They were a symbol of devotion and courage in service. Falconry was common practice in Rokugan, and it was believed that Crab Clan Champion Hida Osano-Wo was the first falconer in history. He would often be depicted with his falcon, Gekido. [3] A trained Toritaka Bushi used his falcon to scout the lands around him, the bird
communicated with the bushi in ways none could fathom. [4]

Some falcons were trained to deliver messages, [5] or to strike at a foe's eyes. [1]

The Senpet also developed the falconry. [6]

See Also Edit

Falcon Messengers

A Falcon Messenger

External Links Edit

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 GM's Survival Guide, p. 109
  2. Legend of the Five Rings; Third Edition, p. 279
  3. Way of the Dragon, p. 46
  4. Way of the Minor Clans, p. 84
  5. Falcon Messengers (Broken Blades)
  6. Jaqhabet (LBS - The Awakening Boxtext)


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