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- Written by: John Wick
- Additional Material by: Ree Soesbee, D.J. Trindle. Patrick Kapera, David Williams and Jennifer Mahr
- Game System by: David Williams and John Wick
- Art Director: KC Lancaster
- Cover Artwork: Dave Leri
- Interior Artwork: Mary Lee Bryning, Audrey Corman, Jim Crabtree, Cris Dornaus, Scott James, KC Lancaster, Jennifer Mahr, Ramon Perez
- Maps: Jeff Lahren
- Artwork Prepress: Cris Dornaus, Steve Hough
- Line Editor: D.J. Trindle
- Editing: D.J. Trindle, Patrick Kapera
- Interior Layout: Steve Hough, Sean Thompson
Table of Contents Edit
The Honest Scorpion (page 4)Edit
Chapter One: The Subtle Scorpion (page 10) Edit
- From the journal of Matsu Sanuro.
- Letters from Daidoji Kukojin to Doji Yabu.
- From Kakita Ryoku's famous novel, Winter.
- From Bayushi Namaru's book, Bayushi's Promise.
- The Children of Bayushi.
Chapter Two: Families of the Scorpion (page 20) Edit
- The Betrayer
- Bayushi's Thunder
- The Hidden Shadow
- The Twelve Scrolls
- The Shosuro Acting Troupe
- Battle of the Bloody Retreat (750)
- Battle at Fortune's Plain (554)
- Battle of White Shore Plain (815)
The Other Clans Edit
Chapter Three: Character (page 38) Edit
- New Skills
- New Advantages
- New Disadvantages
- The Yogo Family
- The Yogo Shugenja School
- The Shosuro Butei (Acting) School
- The Bayushi Courtier School
- Heritage Tables
- Scorpion Fortune Tables
Chapter Four: Who's Who (page 50) Edit
- The Bayushi
- The Shosuro
- The Soshi
- The Yogo
Chapter Five: Character Templates (page 66) Edit
- Shosuro Actor
- Bayushi Honorable Bushi
- Shosuro Courtier
- Bayushi Ninja Infiltrator
- Soshi Shugenja Interrogator
Appendix I: Treachery 101 (page 78) Edit
or "How to be a sneaky git and not get killed by the other characters.
- Part One: Some Basics
- A Little Bit About Ethics.
- The Laws of Warfare
- Scorpion Honor
- Part Two: Advanced Treachery
- Win or Die
- Choosing Two Evils
- Patience is it's Own Reward
- Aid a Doomed Conspiracy
- Part Three: "I'd Have More Fun..."
- What Have You Done For Me Lately?
- Scorpion Loyalty
- Putting On The Pain
- Secrets And Porcelain
- Part Four: Tragic Misconceptions
Appendix II: Ninjutsu (page 89) Edit
- Part One: All About Ninja
- The Gauntlet
- The Art of Not Being Seen
- Ninja Tools
- Part Two: The Ninja Campaign
- The Problems
- The Solutions
- Ninja In Training
- Character Points
- Honor & Glory
- The Shosuro Shinobi (Assassin) School
Appendix III: Magic and Poison (page 94) Edit
- Part One: Magic and Nemuranai of the Scorpion Clan
- Tejina: The Magic of the Soshi Family
- Shadow Brands
- New Spells
- Kuwasu: Ward Magic
- Part Two: Poison
Appendix IV: Miscellany (page 103) Edit
- Bayushi Castle
- Shosuro Castle
- City of the Open Hand
- Fortunes and Winds: Dicing in Rokugan
- The Dice
- Samurai and Gambling
Appendix V: Two Scorpion Clan Decks (page 111) Edit
- "Bowed, Controlled, Dead or Discarded"
- "The Dark Sword of Bitter Lies!"