The Twelve Scrolls Of Hantei
General Game Info
The world of Rokugan is a cross between feudal Japan and China. It is set in an age of honorable samurai, serving their lords (daimyo) and Empire. Remember that family names come before personal names. Akodo Toturi is from the Akodo family and his personal name is Toturi.
Rokugan is separated by a series of factions called Great Clans. Each Great Clan banded together thousands of samurai under a common philosophy towards life, war, and culture. While all Great Clans seek to serve the Empire, a degree of competition exists between the Clans. Over the years, many of the Great Clans have fostered rivalries with the other fac- tions. While the Clans cooperate against larger enemies of the Empire, samurai of the Great Clans often squabble and fight amongst each other. Of course, these samurai push aside all their minor arguments when a greater threat appears on the horizon.
A note on female designations: If a samurai has the desig- nation of –ko, then the samurai is female. For example, if you see Samurai-ko, then this denotes a female samurai.
A note on commerce in Rokugan: Samurai are not supposed to care about worldly possessions, especially money. A samurai pays a commoner as if the money is meaningless, a concession to the commoner’s silly needs. Between samurai, the exchange of money and merchandise is an exchange of “gifts.”
If you like medieval oriental fantasy adventure, then this game is for you. Take samurai, ninja, add in magic, and then combine it with japanese politness. For more info on the world of Rokugan or L5R in general go to http://www.l5r.com/