Book of the Shadowlands Cover

The Book of the Shadowlands The writings of Kuni Mokuna was the third sourcebook for the first edition of the Legend of the Five Rings roleplaying game. The book itself reads like a compilation of the works of Kuni Mokuna, a well-known and most feared shugenja of the Kuni, who dedicated his life to the understanding of how the Shadowlands work.

Credits[edit | edit source]

  • Authors: Greg Stolze, Cris Dornaus, John Wick, Ree Soesbee, Rob Vaux, Ross Isaacs
  • Artwork: Cris Dornaus, Carl Frank
  • Cover artwork: Brom

Table of Contents[edit | edit source]

Introduction[edit | edit source]

Chapter 1: The Shadowlands[edit | edit source]

Introduction by Kuni Mokuna

Haiku by Hiruma Kaso

Chapter 2: Corruption and the Taint[edit | edit source]

  • The Shadowlands Taint
    • Tainted Characters
    • Taint Effects
      • Physical
      • Mental
  • Zombies and Skeletons
    • Crab Protocol for the Shadowlands
    • Blessing of Cleansing
  • Infection and its Prevention
  • Protection from the Taint
  • Healing the Taint

Chapter 3: Goblins[edit | edit source]

Meeting with Basher

Chapter 4: Ogres and Trolls[edit | edit source]

It is quite noteworthy to say that this section of the Book proves that Mokuna believes Ogres are a creation of Fu Leng.

Ogres[edit | edit source]

  • Physiology
  • Ogre Behavior
  • Ogre Dwellings
  • Ogres in Combat

Trolls[edit | edit source]

  • Physiology
  • Habitat
  • Attacks and Tactics

Chapter 5: Oni[edit | edit source]

Oni of the Shadowlands[edit | edit source]

Creating Oni[edit | edit source]

  • Oni Appearance Chart
  • How to (not) use Oni in your L5R RPG Campaigns

by Ree Soesbee, John Wick

Chapter 6: Other Dangers of the Shadowlands[edit | edit source]

Chapter 7: Nezumi[edit | edit source]

  • Physiology
  • Life Cycle
  • History and Origins
  • Society and Culture
  • Nezumi Dwellings
  • Nezumi Philosophy
  • Combat and Tactics

Index[edit | edit source]

Letter from Daidoji Nazoko to Kuni Yori

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