River of the Dark Moon

The River of the Dark Moon (Kawa Kurai Tsuki) [1] ran down into the Shadowlands, splitting off from the River of the Last Stand, then out into the ocean. It was said that the waters were so murky the moon's reflection would be red. [2] It could be navigated. [3]

Flora[edit | edit source]

Black Finger River and River of the Dark Moon (LLL)

Unwholesome plants grew along the river's banks and beneath the surface there were frightening monstrosities. Any human or oni that ever fell in never came out again. [4] [5] Any who drank its waters became tainted, and jade offered no protection against this effect. [6]

Fauna[edit | edit source]

Occasionally things emerge from the water, usually dying from the exposure to air after wreaking terrible damage upon anything nearby. [7]

Deadly Caves[edit | edit source]

The Crab learned that any cave south to the river was a deadly ground. No one of those who dared to go inside had left them alive. Cries of the victims were heard, reporting that that no matter how they turned, the tunnels only pointed down. [8]

External Links[edit | edit source]


  1. Book of Water, p. 108
  2. Book of the Shadowlands, p. 17
  3. Legend of the Five Rings; Fourth Edition, p. 366
  4. Roleplaying in the Emerald Empire, p. 242
  5. Legend of the Five Rings; Third Edition, p. 306
  6. Secrets of the Shadowlands, p. 13
  7. Legend of the Five Rings; Fourth Edition, p. 366
  8. Bearers of Jade, p. 45

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