The Way of the Wolf was the tenth of the clan books, and the first source book which details the Ronin, his deeds, history, and customs, in the Legend of the Five Rings roleplaying game, and the tenth in the Way of the Clan series. It was released in April 2000.
- Game System by: David Williams and John Wick
- Cover Artwork: Carl Frank
- Interior Artwork: Carl Frank, Edward James Krings and Daniel Moenster
- Artwork Prepress: Brendon Goodyear
- Art Director: Jim Pinto
- Line Editor: D.J. Trindle
- Editing: Janice Sellers, D.J. Trindle
- Interior Layout: Steve Hough
Table of Contents Edit
Prologue (page 4)Edit
Chapter One: The Unfettered Ronin (page 8)Edit
- Excerpts from the journal of Ikoma Hidemasa.
- Excerpts from the letters of Miya Yoto to his niece, Yumi.
- Excerpts from the journal of Kaiu Suman.
- History of the Blazing Gullet Tribe written by Mik'think'thanatch, recovered from a gnawed tree limb floating in Aka Mizu-umi.
- Excerpts from the reports of Ide Ashijun, [Emerald Magistrate]].
- "Ronin, an essay by Hamuko.
- Anonymous scroll tucked into a copy of Kakita's The Sword.
- Life as a Lone Wolf
Chapter Two: The History of the Wave Men (page 18)Edit
- Types of Ronin
- Ronin Organizations
- The Book of Sun Tao
- Famous Battles of the Ronin
- Ronin in Battle
- The Official Record
- The Battle of Cherry Blossom Snow Lake
- The Five Nights of Shame
- The Battle at White Stag
- The Battle of Kenson Gakka
- The Battle of the Cresting Wave
- The Battle of Sleeping River
- The Battle of White Shore Plain
- The Night of Falling Stars
- The Battle of Kyuden Kitsune and the Night of a Hundred Deaths
- The Battle of the Rolling Waves
- The Battle for the City of the Rich Frog
- Battle at Nightingale Village
Chapter Three: Character (page 46) Edit
- What is a True Ronin?
- Clan Ronin and Traits
- New Skills
- New Advantages
- New Disadvantages
- Ronin Bands
- Ronin Shugenja
Chapter Four: Who's Who (page 62)Edit
- Who's Who Among the Ronin
- Ronin Ancestors
Chapter Five: Character Templates (page 84) Edit
Appendices (page 99) Edit
- I: Life on the Waves
- Appendix II: Recent Developments
- The Twelve Ronin
- Appendix III: Magic
- Appendix IV: Miscellaneous
- Map of Nanashi Mura