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L5R Player's Guide
This is the L5R Player's Guide pared down significantly.  It talks about pretty much anything you may have a question about that is not specifically related to your clan.  Please read it, or at least scan through it.  Some of the things mentioned are very useful, like how to properly address someone, and the etiquette of gift giving.  These things are important to know, especially with the recent introduction of players familiar with the game.

Stories by members of Defy the Tyrannous Stars
The Seven Thunders

Seven Thunders

The Seven Thunders

The Seven Thunders were the ones who defeated Fu Leng during the Day of Thunder, as prophesied by Shinsei.

First Day of Thunder

The Seven Thunders were:

  • Hida Atarasi, the son of the Kami Hida.
  • Doji Konishiko, daughter of Doji and Kakita.
  • Mirumoto, master of the Niten style and vassal of Togashi.
  • Matsu, Akodo's greatest student.
  • Isawa, arguably the most powerful shugenja to have ever lived, crafter of the twelve Black Scrolls.
  • Shosuro, Bayushi's lover.
  • Otaku, Shinjo's most loyal vassal.

Along with Shinsei, the Seven Thunders travelled to the Shadowlands to defeat Fu Leng. Using the Twelve Black Scrolls, Isawa managed to imprison Fu Leng and ensure peace for the Empire. Sadly, all but Shinsei and Shosuro gave their lives to defeat the Ninth Kami, but Shosuro managed to return the Black Scrolls to her clan, the Scorpion.

Rokugani Literature

Seven Virtues of Bushido

The Seven Virtues of Bushido are:

Gi (Honesty and Justice) - Set lies aside. A samurai does not make honesty or justice a matter for debate; he knows that there is only truth and falsehood, justice and injustice.

Rei (Polite Courtesy) - A samurai is neither a bully nor a brute killer. He must treat his enemies with courtesy.

Yu (Courage) - Only fear of death can destroy life; the samurai replaces it with an understanding of danger.

Meyo (Honor) - Praises and curses are not what defines honor; the samurai reserves his judgement for himself.

Jin (Compassion) - Just as the farmer does not grow crops merely to fill his own belly, the warrior does not fight for himself alone. A samurai must be constantly aware of the duty to protect others.

Makoto (Complete Sincerity) - A samurai's words and his actions are one and the same. To 'promise' would be redundant.

Chugo (Duty and Loyalty) - Actions and their consequences define those who take them. The samurai's loyalty to those that he guards for is unshakeable.

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