Enter the world of outcasts in Path of Waves, the third sourcebook for the Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Game! This 256-page setting guide takes you to the forgotten heart of the Emerald Empire where masterless rōnin, foreign gaijin, and others who don’t fit neatly into the grand design of the divine hierarchy struggle in tales of camaraderie, redemption, and revenge.
Path of the Waves details the difficult lives of those living on the fringes of society, including a new set of The Game of Twenty Questions that adds myriad new options to create rōnin, peasant, and gaijin characters, as well as Adventure seeds, NPC profiles, and two fully-realized settings to bring the world of Rokugan to life. Are you ready to step off the well-known path and forge your own destiny?
It is an era of sudden change and upheaval in Rokugan. Mortal schemes, natural calamities, and celestial turmoil alike have disrupted the political, military, and spiritual equilibrium of the land. Long-simmering rivalries and fresh betrayals ripple through the courts and on the battlefield. The Chrysanthemum Throne is beset by threats from without and within, and the honor of the seven Great Clans shall be put to the test. Who among the clans will prove strong enough to guide Rokugan in these tumultuous times? Will their names be lifted up beside those of the honored ancestors, or will they fall among the ranks of the empire’s most infamous villains?