Differences from Canon L5R

This campaign takes place outside of the Legend of the Five Rings canon storyline by AEG. This page is to help players keep straight the differences between the two.

Imperial Families

  • Fu Leng never possessed Hantei XXXVIII and the Second Day of Thunder has not occured. The Empire is currently celebrating the reign of Hantei XLI in the year IC 1198.

Crab Clan

  • The Falcon have not joined the Crab Clan as the Toritaka Family, however they do have good relations with each other.
  • Kyuden Hiruma has not been reclaimed since it’s fall in 716. The Hiruma Bushi School is currently not playable.
  • The Second and Third Yasuki Wars have not taken place. Since their original defection, the Yasuki have remained a Crab Family.

Crane Clan

  • The traditional rivalry between the Crane and the Lion has not been resolved.
  • The Second and Third Yasuki Wars have not taken place. Since their original defection, the Yasuki have remained a Crab Family.

Dragon Clan

  • The Agasha Family never left the Dragon Clan to join the Phoenix Clan. The Tamori Shugenja School is still mechanically represented, but it is known in-character as the Agasha Shugenja School.

Lion Clan

  • The traditional rivalry between the Crane and the Lion has not been resolved.

Mantis Clan and Minor Clans

  • The Mantis Clan is still a Minor Clan. The Yoritomo name does not exist. Samurai belonging to the Yoritomo Family still receive the Yoritomo Family Bonus, but have no family name in-character.
  • The Tsuruchi still exist as the Wasp Clan and are a minor clan with no affiliation to the Mantis. The Tsuruchi name does not exist. Samurai belonging to the Tsuruchi Family still recieve the Tsuruchi Family Bonus, but have no family name in-character.
  • The Moshi still exist as the Centipede Clan and are a minor clan with no affiliation to the Mantis.
  • The Kitsune still exist as the Fox Clan and are a minor clan with no affiliation to the Mantis.
  • The Monkey Clan has not been formed. All Families and Schools associated with the Monkey Clan are not playable.
  • The Falcon have not joined the Crab Clan as the Toritaka Family, however they do have good relations with each other.

Phoenix Clan

  • The Agasha Family never left the Dragon Clan to join the Phoenix Clan. The Agasha Shugenja School is still mechanically represented, but it is known in-character as the Yabu Shugenja School.
  • The Yabu Family was founded in IC 1191 by Isawa Yabu.

Scorpion Clan

  • Bayushi Shoju never launched the Scorpion Clan Coup. As a result, the Hantei line is still in power and the Clan War never occured.

Shadowlands Horde

  • Fu Leng is still the Champion of Jigoku.
  • Daigotsu has not unified the Lost under his banner.
  • Moto Tsume currently leads the Dark Moto.
  • Doji Nashiko was killed during a failed attempt to breach the Wall.

Spider Clan

  • No organization known as the Spider Clan is known to exist.

Unicorn Clan

  • The Shinjo are still the ruling family of the Unicorn, and were never usurped by the Moto.
  • The Burning Sands Moto have not entered Rokugan.
  • The Dark Moto have not been wiped out. The Moto Family of the Unicorn is still primarily composed of the White Guard dedicated to their elimination.
  • The Horiuchi Family was never formed.

Differences from Canon L5R

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