L5r: Legend of the Five Rings

Scorpion Claws

28,023pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Add New Page Talk0

Scorpion Claws were a secretive Elite unit of the Scorpion Clan. They formed the Fourty-eight Crimson Legion. [1]

Deadly Fighters Edit

The Scorpion Claws were a closely kept secret, and one only utilized in large-scale warfare, so that the carnage of battle would conceal the truth behind their methods. The Scorpion Claws were extensively trained in the use of the sai which in the hands of the Claws they were deadly weapons. [2]

Poisoned weapons Edit

The Claws were masters in the brewing, handling, and application of a large number of poisonous compounds. These compounds were applied to their weapons, ensuring a staggering mortality rate among those they faced on the battlefield. The poisons were chosen for their rapid effect, as the Scorpion could not afford to have those with minor wounds dying after the battle was over without being presented with a great deal of unpleasant questions. [2]

Tactics Edit

The Scorpion Claws were typically only deployed against high priority targets, either units or individuals that needed to be completely eliminated from the battlefield in order to ensure a Scorpion victory. They were often given heavy cover during deployment, either through heavy infantry or even cavalry, in order to ensure they reached their objective with minimal attrition. [2]

Known Technique Edit


  1. Emerald Empire; Fourth Edition, p. 236
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Masters of War, Web Supplement, p. 23

Scorpion This Scorpion Clan related article is a stub. That means that it has been started, but is incomplete. You can help by adding to the information here.

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki