Subversive Influence: Stand With The Mantis


As we stand against the darkness, many are wondering if the Mantis have a future in Rokugan.

Some players and clans have never believed we ever belonged here as a Great Clan despite doing proofing time and time again that we are a Great Clan through our courage and our will.

I have come before you all in our darkest hour.  I am seeking support for my Mantis brothers and sisters who have fought so long and so hard to earn our status.

This year will be about as dark as the year after Yoritomo’s death when Dan Dineen hosted Yoritomo’s Funeral.  I have been involved with the design the Mantis Clan item that is usually ordered and given out at the Mantis Clan Dinner at Gen*Con for anyone who purchases one.  This year, I’m thinking something bigger though.

With the aid of one of L5R’s most recognizable artists, Jason Behnke, the Mantis unveil the item available this year entitled “Storms Never Fall”:


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The plan for this item is currently T-Shirts (in black) displaying the image from The Heaven’s Blessing (CoM) with the Mantis mon in the background and the forefront along with last quote attributed to the Son of Storms from Yoritomo Exp 3 (SotE).


For all those who stand with the Mantis and will be at Gen*Con this year, we encourage you to buy a shirt, visit our CustomInk Page at  These shirts are currently in an allotment of 20 but I can get that number increased and get the price lowered.  They will all be shipped to me and I will have them with me at Gen*Con for pick up.

Make sure you share this with your L5R friends and we will see your support for the Mantis at Gen*Con.

Yoritomo Arashi

A member of the Mantis Clan, Yoritomo Arashi has been masterful at gathering information for the Silken Sect. The master of information founded The Kolat Informant blog in March of 2011 and The Oni's Eye Podcast in October 2013.