Way of the Scorpion Cover

Way of the Scorpion was the first source book for the Scorpion Clan in the Legend of the Five Rings roleplaying game and the fifth in the Way of the Clan series.

Credits[edit | edit source]

  • Written by: John Wick
  • Additional Material by: Ree Soesbee, D.J. Trindle. Patrick Kapera, David Williams and Jennifer Mahr
  • Game System by: David Williams and John Wick
  • Art Director: KC Lancaster
  • Cover Artwork: Dave Leri
  • Interior Artwork: Mary Lee Bryning, Audrey Corman, Jim Crabtree, Cris Dornaus, Scott James, KC Lancaster, Jennifer Mahr, Ramon Perez
  • Maps: Jeff Lahren
  • Artwork Prepress: Cris Dornaus, Steve Hough
  • Line Editor: D.J. Trindle
  • Editing: D.J. Trindle, Patrick Kapera
  • Interior Layout: Steve Hough, Sean Thompson

Table of Contents[edit | edit source]

The Honest Scorpion (page 4)[edit | edit source]

Chapter One: The Subtle Scorpion (page 10)[edit | edit source]

Chapter Two: Families of the Scorpion (page 20)[edit | edit source]

Events[edit | edit source]

Battles[edit | edit source]

The Other Clans[edit | edit source]

"Lies"[edit | edit source]

Chapter Three: Character (page 38)[edit | edit source]

Chapter Four: Who's Who (page 50)[edit | edit source]

Chapter Five: Character Templates (page 66)[edit | edit source]

Appendix I: Treachery 101 (page 78)[edit | edit source]

or "How to be a sneaky git and not get killed by the other characters.

  • Part One: Some Basics
    • A Little Bit About Ethics.
    • The Laws of Warfare
    • Loyalty
    • Scorpion Honor
  • Part Two: Advanced Treachery
    • Win or Die
    • Choosing Two Evils
    • Lying
    • Patience is it's Own Reward
    • Aid a Doomed Conspiracy
  • Part Three: "I'd Have More Fun..."
    • What Have You Done For Me Lately?
    • Scorpion Loyalty
    • Putting On The Pain
    • Secrets And Porcelain
  • Part Four: Tragic Misconceptions
  • Conclusion

Appendix II: Ninjutsu (page 89)[edit | edit source]

Appendix III: Magic and Poison (page 94)[edit | edit source]

Appendix IV: Miscellany (page 103)[edit | edit source]

Appendix V: Two Scorpion Clan Decks (page 111)[edit | edit source]

  • "Bowed, Controlled, Dead or Discarded"
  • "The Dark Sword of Bitter Lies!"

Scorpion Clan Character Sheets (page 117)[edit | edit source]

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