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Legend of the Five Rings: Secrets of the Empire


"Show me a man who has no secrets, and I will show you either a corpse or a terrible threat to the status quo." -Otomo Banu

Consumed with their own affairs and agendas, the Great Clans of Rokugan rarely pay attention to the goings on of the other groups that share the Empire with them. The Minor Clans, ronin, the Brotherhood of Shinsei, and even the Imperial families themselves are often overlooked in the schemes of the Great Clans, and ofter to the detriment of those who fail to take them into account.

Secrets of the Empire presents, in great detail, information concerning these groups, including an exhaustive list of Rokugan's Minor Clans, the polotical intrigue of the Imperial families, and much more detail on the workings of the Empire's wave men and the ubiquitous Brotherhood of Shinsei, not to mention the mysterious Spirit Realms that lay just beyone the reach of the mortal world.

In this book you will find:

  • Ancestors for each of the groups mentioned above.
  • The history and culture of each of Rokugan's many Minor Clans.
  • The secrets of the Hantei, Otomo, Seppun, Miya, Toturi, and Iweko families.
  • Information on many sects and practices of the Brotherhood of Shinsei.

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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September 19th, 2014 [...]
February 19th, 2014
Content-wise, this is a great book with lots of useful information. On the other hand, it's a terrible pdf (like all the other AEG ones I own), as it's super slow to load. It's also 'secured' so you can't even print to a new pdf file that mig [...]
December 20th, 2013
Recently purchaced this and was not disapointed. The history of the minor clans realy needed to be told and this did it nicely. Was not expecting to much in game mechanics but I was pleasently suprised with the Ronin/Bushi School and the Minor Clan Her [...]
December 20th, 2013
Love this book. Like all of AEG's books it is beautiful and PDFs are so nice to read on a tablet or large phone. The art, layout, and even filler fiction is as always excellent. This book fills in so many holes in the material relased thus far. [...]
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