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Great Clans (RPG)

The Great Clans Cover

The Great Clans was the sixth source book for Fourth Edition of the Legend of the Five Rings roleplaying game. The book features a full chapter on each of the Great Clans, focusing on the various families, histories, and culture that makes up those clans.

Credits Edit

  • Written by: Shawn Carman, Robert Hobart, Brian Yoon, Kevin Blake, Nancy Sauer, Ryan Reese, Jacob Ross, Max Lemaire, Dave Laderoute, Rusty Priske, Mike Brodu, Daniel Briscoe.
  • Edited by: Rob Hobart, Todd Rowland.
  • Art Director: Todd Rowland.
  • Cover Design: Al Mangold.
  • Layout: Al 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, Anthony Grabski, Troy Graham, Andrew Hepworth, Jeff Himmelman, Quinton Hoover, David Horne, 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, 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, Eric Newlin), Team 8 (Edward Reynolds, Brebouillet Mathieu, David Whitney, Richard Whitney, Stuart Biggs, Robert Knight); Team 8b (Michael Hill, Shane Pheeney, Chaedy Ritherdon, Tarl Cowly); 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 Hrenchuck); Team 19 (Charles Caswell, Vincent Stantion, 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); 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)

Contents Edit

Introduction (page 4)Edit

Chapter 1: The Crab Clan (page 7)Edit

Kuni Tomokazu

Kuni Tomokazu

Chikara, the Crab Ancestral Sword
The Jade Hand

Chapter 2: The Crane Clan (page 43)Edit

Kakita Toma

Kakita Toma

The Daidoji Harriers
Shukujo, the Crane Ancestral Sword

Chapter 3: The Dragon Clan (page 75)Edit

Tamori Noriko

Tamori Noriko

The Inro Tattoo
The Obsidian Hand
The Mirumoto Ancestral Daisho
The Transmute Spell

Chapter 4: The Lion Clan (page 105)Edit

Akodo Kobi

Akodo Kobi

Akodo's Leadership
Shori, the Lion Ancestral Sword
  • Lands of the Lion Clan
  • The Lion and the Art of War
  • The Deathseeker Tradition
  • The Lion and Ancestral Worship
The Bon Festival

Chapter 5: The Mantis Clan (page 141)Edit

Gusai

Gusai

The Code of the Wasp
The Storm Legion

Chapter 6: The Phoenix Clan (page 171)Edit

Isawa Ujina

Isawa Ujina

The Ritual of Forgetting
The Oracle
Akuma no Oni and the Lure of Knowledge
Ofushikai, the Phoenix Ancestral Sword
  • Heroes of the Phoenix Clan
  • Lands of the Phoenix Clan
The Prophecies of Uikku

Chapter 7: The Scorpion Clan (page 203)Edit

Bayushi Kachiko 10

Bayushi Kachiko

Lies and Little Truths
    • The Scorpion Clan Coup
    • The Scorpion and the War Against the Darkness
    • The Scorpion Clan in Modern Times
  • Families of the Scorpion Clan
The Shosuro, the Soshi, and the Lying Darkness
  • Heroes of the Scorpion Clan
Itsuwari, Ancestral Sword of the Scorpion Clan
The Yogo Curse

Chapter 8: The Unicorn Clan (page 231)Edit

Horiuchi Shoan 3

Horiuchi Shoan

Kolat Infiltration
The Desert Moto and the Lords of Death
    • Divided Wanderings
    • The Lying Darkness and the Return Home
    • Adaptation to Rokugan
The Unicorn and the Naga
The Shosuro, the Soshi, and the Lying Darkness
  • Heroes of the Unicorn Clan
Hayai, the Ancestral Katana of the Unicorn
The Ravings of Karasu
  • Lands of the Unicorn Clan
  • Stranger in a Strange Land
    • Language
    • Food
    • Clothing
    • Religion
    • Nomadic Lifestyle
    • Identity Crisis
  • Unicorn Justice and Compassion
  • The Unicorn and the Kolat
Tora

Tora

    • How the Kolat Used the Unicorn
Martazera

Appendix One: The Spider Clan (page 261)Edit

Ninja Shadow-Walker

Ninja Shadow-Walker

Daigotsu and the Dark Oracle of Fire
    • The Methods of the Spider
    • Darkness Beneath the Surface
    • The Spider Clan in the Iweko Era
Shourido and the Spider
Ninja Mystic 3

Shadow Mystic

    • Goju and Ninube in the Spider Clan
The Shadow Dragon
Nothing Spells

Appendix Two: The Great Clan Vassal Families (page 284)Edit

A Fallen Family: The Shimizu
  • Modern Vassal Families

Appendix Three: Heritage Tables (page 292)Edit

Index (page 302)Edit

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