Way of the Crane (RPG)

Way of the Crane Cover

Way of the Crane was the first source book for the Crane Clan in the Legend of the Five Rings roleplaying game and the fourth in the Way of the Clan series.

Credits Edit

  • Written by: Ree Soesbee
  • Additional Material by: John Wick, Rob Vaux, Matt Richardson, Steve Rutledge, Bryan Settle and Andy Morris.
  • Game System by: David Williams and John Wick
  • Cover Artwork: Brian Snoddy
  • Interior Artwork: Audrey Corman, Liz Danforth, Cris Dornaus, Jason Felix, Carl Frank, Scott James, Scott Johnson, KC Lancaster, Bradley K. McDevitt, Ramon Perez, Brian Snoddy.
  • Maps: Jeff Lahren
  • Artwork Prepress: Chris Dornaus, Steve Hough
  • Line Editor: D.J. Trindle
  • Editing: D.J. Trindle, Rob Vaux, John Wick
  • Interior Layout: Steve Hough, Sean Thompson

Table of Contents Edit

A Winter's Evening (page 4)Edit

Doji Shizue

Doji Shizue

Fictions about Doji and Doji Shizue.

Chapter 1: The Honorable Crane (page 8)Edit

Chapter 2: The Families of the Crane (page 18)Edit

Kakita Artisan

Kakita Artisan

Asahina Temples

Shinden Asahina

Chapter 3: Character (page 48)Edit


Kabuki Actor

Chapter 4: Who's Who (page 74)Edit

Doji Satsume

Doji Satsume

Chapter 5: Character Templates (page 92)Edit

Kakita Duelist

Kakita Iaijutsu Master

Appendix 1: The Lands of the Crane (page 104)Edit

Appendix 2: Mizu-do (page 112)Edit

Appendix 3: The Asahina Spellbooks (page 115)Edit

Biwa of Kakita

Biwa of Kakita

Appendix 4: Two Crane Clan Decks (page 120)Edit

  • "The Divine Wind".
  • "The Crane and the Mantis".

Appendix 5: Maps and Miscellany (page 122)Edit

Crane Clan Character Sheets (page 125)Edit