Maho Bujin

Maho Bujin

Maho Bujin, also known as Shadowlands Madmen, [1] were bloodspeakers warriors [2] of those consumed by the taint. After they were transformed in a creature of the Shadowlands they traveled toward the Festering Pit of Fu Leng, to become a living servant of Jigoku. Most Maho Bujin were Crab bushi. [3] Those who passed a test made by akutsukai joined the Shadowlands ranks, and the failures were fed to oni. [4] Their humanity was completely gone, reducing them to mindless, bloodthirsty animals. They commonly were used on the front-lines of Shadowlands armies. [5]

First War Edit

During the War Against Fu Leng countless commoner and samurai alike were consumed by the taint, and most of them became madmen. [6]

Clan Wars Edit



In 1127 an army of madmen led by the False Hoturi fooled Kyuden Kakita's defenders into opening the gates, and the castle fallen shortly thereafter. [7]

Known Maho Bujin Techniques Edit

Any Lost who was sufficiently powerful and useful to Jigoku could gain its attention, becoming a maho-bujin. [8] They trained in the Shadowlands learning techniques as their bushi counterparts. [9]

See also Edit

Maho Bujin 2

Maho Bujin

External Links Edit


  1. Game Master's Guide; 2nd Ed, p. 139
  2. Bloodspeakers, p. 12
  3. Bloodspeakers, p. 19
  4. Bearers of Jade, p. 113
  5. Creatures of Rokugan, p. 92
  6. Enemies of the Empire, p. 53
  7. The Battle of Beiden Pass (Imperial Herald #2)
  8. Enemies of the Empire, p. 63
  9. Bearers of Jade, pp. 130-131

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