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Ruins of Nirukti

Ruins of Nirukti

Nirukti (N4), the City of Joy, was the youngest of the Naga cities, the home of the Greensnakes. It had a river within its walls, [1] and it was located near the northern shores of Lake of Cherry Blossom Snow. [2]

Destroyed Edit

Nirukti 2

Nirukti (N4)

The Scorpion discovered the ruins of the city near the edge of the Shinomen Forest, and it still stood beautiful and pristine. The tremendous serpent-carvings that predated the Fall of the Kami were seen as superstitious relics of the tribal era of Rokugan's clans. [3] It was destroyed by the troops of Emperor Hantei XI [4] in 511, declaring the city a blasphemous abomination. [5] He issued an Imperial edict that prohibited any Rokugani from entering it. [6]

Decay Edit

The ruins of Nirukti were surrounded by a poison marsh, [7] and the Great Temple of Nirukti was corrupted. [8] After the second Great Sleep it was guarded by bushi from the Unicorn and Crab clans, though no Rokugani could enter it due to an edict made when it was destroyed. [9]

External Links Edit


Ruins of Nirukti


  1. Way of the Naga, pp. 108-109
  2. Legend of the Five Rings; Third Edition, p. 322
  3. Way of the Naga, p. 23
  4. Belonging, by Nancy Sauer
  5. Creatures of Rokugan; Third Edition, p. 19
  6. Legend of the Five Rings; Fourth Edition, p. 364
  7. Poison Marsh (Heaven and Earth flavor)
  8. Way of the Naga, p. 110
  9. Legend of the Five Rings; Third Edition Revised, p. 319

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