1999 War in the Heavens

This information was gathered from Dr. Zen Faulkes Steel and Iron website: Posted 9-10 August 1999 in rec.games.trading-cards.misc I have seen the following things, and bring them to you now. (Author’s note: I intended originally to only report on the Final 16 and their clans, but somewhere along the line,…

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Emperor Edition Themes: Scorpion – The Underhand

Few ever dare to cross a Scorpion Magistrate.  It is a mistake the some make, and it is usually their last. At the beginning of Celestial Edition, DT plan for Scorpion Magistrates began with Seven Stings Keep.  While the stronghold itself was not that bad, it wasn’t that great either. …

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Emperor Edition Themes: Crab – Siege Warfare

Today’s Emperor Edition Theme on L5R.com is Crab Siege Warfare. A little history for you.  The Kaiu family are the foremost engineers in the Empire.  Since the Crab have to rebuild constantly from attacks from the Shadowlands, no clan is more proficient in this skill.  The Carpenter Wall has had…

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Emperor Edition Themes: Scorpion – Paragons of Loyalty

Of all the clans and their themes that we have previewed this far, this clan sickens me.  Virtuous?  Don’t make me laugh.  But that is exactly what the Scorpion are, to themselves and to the Empress.  While the Crane was the Emperor’s Left Hand and the Lion his right, the…

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Emperor Edition Themes: Lion – Shadow of the Pride

The Lion clan has always been feared on the battlefield. The Akodo are master tacticians; The Matsu are master warriors; The Kitsu are master Shugenja; The Ikoma are master historians. The Akodo and the Matsu families typically are the front lines of the vaunted Lion armies, but the Ikoma have…

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Emperor Edition Themes: Phoenix – The Path of Man

Ah, the Path of Man, now this is a theme I can deal with. The Asako family is one that has had many personalities printed for it but mostly they have been shugenja.  Most of the Asako monks that have been printed have been bloodspeakers.  That makes predicting what the…

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