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Legend of the Five Rings: The Book of Earth


Be like unto the earth, and you shall endure forever.”

– Isawa Norimichi, Master of Earth

The earth is the rock upon which the Empire of Rokugan has stood proudly for more than one thousand years, both as a metaphor and a very real truth. They are the essence and soul of the Crab Clan, as well as the power and the determination of the Dragon. Countless families and Fortunes are of Earth, and their works within the mortal realm depend upon its strength to shape the face of destiny. 

The Book of Earth is the second in a series of elemental sourcebooks that will explore the themes of each of the five elemental Rings. From the quiet, stolid fortresses that stand quietly against the force of the Empire’s enemies, to the crushing violence of a tetsubo, every aspect of the eternal essence of Earth is examined. 

In this book you will find explorations of the following:

  • Sumai and its traditions throughout the clans
  • The devastating use of heavy weapons in the martial philosophy of Rokugan
  • Spells concerning containment and resistance
  • Kiho utilized by the Brotherhood of Shinsei
  • The silent, foreboding fortress known simply as the Lair
  • And much more!

Note on the Print Editions: Standard Color uses a thinner paper stock than Premium Color. This usually means the colors are less vivid, but it also means the price drops a bit per page in the production process. Examples of pages: Premium Color vs. Standard Color.

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Roger L. [Featured Reviewer]
October 3rd, 2014
Der zweite Elemente-Band dreht sich ganz um die Erde und den Krabben-Clan. Dabei stehen auf 218 Seiten so unterschiedliche Themen im Fokus wie Schwere Waffen, Rüstungsschmieden, Sumo und Belagerungen. Leider ist keines der Themen dabei wirklich intere [...]
Jay S. A. [Featured Reviewer]
January 2nd, 2013
Second in the series of elemental-themed sourcebooks for the timeline-neutral 4th Edition, the Book of Earth is the latest release on PDF. The Book of Earth focuses on the facets that are relevant to Earth, as broken down to a look into War, the [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on December 24, 2012.