Please note: This article is about the tidal wave. For other uses of the term, please see Tsunami (disambiguation).


Tsunami was the Rokugani word for "tidal wave". [1] They were destructive ocean waves frequent in the Rokugani coast, and they thwarted most attempts at deep ocean voyages of discovery. [2]

Appearance Edit

Tsunami began far out at sea and often seem to come in conjunction with great tremors or earthquakes. A huge displacement of water occurred and a massive wave arose, gathering height and strength as it closed with the shore. Once the wave stroke land, it scoured away the works of man as though they never were. [3]

Known Tsunami Edit

In the year 514 a tsunami hit the seashore provinces of the Crane. Bloodspeaker cultists stole several of the corpses. [4] In 814 a tsunami ravaged the Rokugani eastern coast. The supply of deepwater staples such as bluefin tuna and mackerel was severely disrupted, creating a new demand and a temporary courtly preference for freshwater fish. [5]

External Links Edit


  1. Player's Guide: 2nd Ed, p. 19
  2. Code of Bushido, p. 46
  3. Book of Water, p. 110
  4. Imperial Histories 2, p. 85
  5. Imperial Histories 2, p. 155

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