Hurricane Initiates

Hurricane Initiates

Hurricane Initiates, the Fifth Phoenix Legion of the Shiba Army, [1] was an Elemental Guard unit composed by shugenja who studied air magic. [2] Archers of the finest quality made up their ranks. [3] They stood near the rear of the army, prepared to give their lives in defense of their leaders. [4] This legion of shugenja was attended by the Shiba Sixth Phoenix Legion, the Legion of Wind, who were specially trained to interact with that legion. [1]

Elite Unit Edit

Within the Hurricane Initiates there was a small selective group of shugenja who specialized in using illusion magic on the battlefield, the Mist Legion. [5]

Conflicts Edit

War of Fire and Thunder Edit

In 1167 the Initiates fought in the Battle of Broken Waves, the final battle of the War of Fire and Thunder. [6]

Third Yasuki War Edit

This unit intervened without success in the Third Yasuki War. [7]

See also Edit

External Links Edit


  1. 1.0 1.1 Masters of War Masters of War Web Supplement, pp. 16-17
  2. Legend of the Five Rings; Second Edition - Game Master's Guide, p. 100
  3. Clan War: The Clans, p. 46
  4. Clan War: Phoenix Army Expansion, p. 57
  5. Book of Air, p. 77
  6. All Things Have a Price, by Lucas Twyman
  7. The Heaven's Will, Part I, by Shawn Carman

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