Top 20 Personalities in Rokugan Lore: Number 4

Number 4 slot is occupied by two personalities, each whom attained 50 votes. The first of the two was a terror that the Empire had to endure.  His tactics were innovative and deadly.  The winter campaign march from his homelands to Toshi Ranbo to allow him to take control of…

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Top 20 Personalities in Rokugan Lore: Number 5

We have now reached the Top 5 with just about 3 1/2 weeks until Gen*Con. Today’s character was one of the Seven Thunders during the Clan Wars.  A former champion of his clan disgraced during the Scorpion Clan Coup.  A character who chose to be cast out of his clan. …

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Top 20 Personalities in Rokugan Lore: Number 6

Today, we have 3 ‘villains’ to talk about at number 6. The first was not truly a villain.  He sacrificed his clan’s honor trying to prevent a prophecy.  Instead, it began the dark days leading up to the Second Day of Thunder. Remorseful after realizing his mistake, he allowed Akodo…

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Top 20 Personalities in Rokugan Lore: Number 7

Number 7 on the list was a LARGE man. He towered above just about all humans in Rokugan (6 feet 6 inches). He was so bad @$$ he died two and a half years after his injury sustained in a duel with Emperor Hantei XXXIX, became the Fortune of Persistence,…

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Top 20 Personalities in Rokugan Lore: Number 8

When I think of Iconic Personalities in the game’s history, I think you all know my devotion to the Mantis.  However, I have always had a close relationship with the Crane as well.  My sister played Crane during the Hidden Emperor arc and the stories of the Crane were also…

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Top 20 Personalities in Rokugan Lore: Number 9

The son of a champion, he was a brash young man. He killed the Mirumoto daimyo’s son in a duel with his tetsubo.  That day he made an enemy of the Mirumoto daimyo’s only daughter. On the day of Thunder, he fought beside his rival as he bore a hand…

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Top 20 Personalities in Rokugan Lore: Number 10

A lot of characters are born of the Story Team or the Design Team. Number 10 was born from a single player decision during the World Championships for the CCG in 2000. During the finals of that World Championship, the Air Dragon was recruit using The Sacred Temple of the…

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Top 20 Personalities in Rokugan Lore: Number 11

Few on this list had the legacy that this man did. The son of a Bayushi and an Akodo, whose uncle was Bayushi Shoju, did not grow up the way the Scorpion and the Lion had wished.  Both of his parents were assassinated and his uncle attempted to wipe out…

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Top 20 Personalities in Rokugan Lore: Number 12

Darkness comes in all forms, even in the form of the Hantei bloodline. The youngest son of Emperor Hantei X became one of the most notorious characters in the game’s storyline.  He went by another name before his dark days, Hantei Jama. Three times he terrorized the Empire before finally…

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Top 20 Personalities in Rokugan Lore: Number 13

It has taken awhile but we finally gotten a true bad guy on the list. Once the friend of an Emperor, this man’s magic turn him into as close to an immortal as the realm allowed.  Once a member of the Crane Clan, now a member of the Spider Clan.…

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