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  1. FFG posted a new Lion Clan fiction. Please see the below link: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2019/10/30/the-cornered-lion/ Also note that this fiction will have a part 2. The direction that the part 2 fiction takes will be decided by this year's Winter Court Shogun.
  2. FFG posted a new Crane Clan fiction. Please see the below link: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2019/10/23/the-price-of-failure/ The drama thickens.
  3. FFG posted a new Crane Clan fiction. Please see the below link: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2019/10/16/wind-through-falling-leaves/
  4. The issue of whether the Scorpion's duty is to the Emperor or the Empire as a whole is often a struggle for the clan. The issue is also compounded with the complexities of the Bushido tenant of Duty and Loyalty. In a clan which values Duty and Loyalty above all else, what do you do when your personal Loyalties come into conflict with your Duty? Unfortunately for the Scorpion, I think the answer is both simple and incredibly hard to execute on without grave personal sacrifice. The answer lies in the founding statement of the Scorpion Clan: "I will be your villain, Hantei" The statement implies loyalty to the Emperor above all else. Regardless of the consequences, the Scorpion clan's purpose is the serve Hantei by doing the necessary dishonourable things that he cannot do. Ultimately, Shoju is doing what must be done even if his life is forfeit in the process.
  5. One of the interesting idea's, that this story brings up, is what could have happened had the players decided to ban Meishodo. I think that it can be reasonably assumed that Daisetsu would have killed (or at least seriously maimed) Sotorii had the players decided to ban Meishodo. After all, Shahai likely would not be in the capital, to stop Daisetsu's rage, if Meishodo was banned. That also opens up the idea that Shahai's Yogo curse would need to manifest itself in another way.... This story also made me think of the wider timeline in a new way. Based on this story, I actually think that the decision to not ban Meishodo is leading to a timeline where Shahai does not become a Maho-tsukai. After all, she stops Daisetsu's "Demon-like" rage, she and Daisetsu heave each other while they are on the run, and her religious practices have not been outlawed by the Empire. Either way, the storyline continues to be a fun ride.
  6. FFG posted a new Unicorn Clan fiction. Please see the below link: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2019/8/21/red-petals-scatter/ What a family name drop at the end of the story!
  7. The artwork that FFG commissions for L5R is stunning. My question is below. How does FFG communicate with the L5R artists from Asia, when needing to commission art, and the artist does not speak English? Does FFG have an internal translation team to help with these communication issues? Thanks for your time.
  8. I would like to draw attention to the fact that just in terms of how and where the people in the Emerald Empire trade with other cultures will ensure that this book remains interesting. I suspect that this book will be quite useful for any campaign that remotely has any gaijin elements to it. Either way, count me excited.
  9. Also Kachiko was also able to realize, pretty quickly, after she screwed up that she had made an Empire-wrecking misstep. Kachiko's plan also makes sense if you did not know that Shoju was going to be made regent.
  10. I think that he definitely reached the position he is in due to his noble birth. Bribes likely also helped. I mean the man is the definition of not humble and this story shows that he can't even treat his spies with anything resembling respect. Let's just say that he has many flaws and leave it at that.
  11. For what it's worth, I really want to see Shiba Tsukune's reaction to being told about the Crane Clan civil war.
  12. FFG posted a new Crane Clan fiction. Please see the below link: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2019/8/14/by-the-stroke-of-a-brush/ Big war here we come!
  13. FFG posted a new Lion Clan fiction. Please see the below link: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2019/7/24/falling-stars/ All I can say about it is dam. The fallout from this fiction will be enormous.
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