The Rising Wave

Read a New Short Story Set in the World of Legend of the Five Rings


In an empire that usually prizes conformity and respect for tradition, the Dragon Clan is an enigma. Inspired by their mysterious founder, the Kami Togashi, the Dragon place more emphasis than most of their fellow samurai on the individual search for enlightenment and expertise.

In the centuries since the Kami fell to earth, Togashi’s followers have acquired a reputation for strange behavior. Isolated by the mountains of their northern home and entrusted with watching over the Empire, the Dragon rarely participate as actively in the politics of the Empire as other clans do—and when they do intervene, it is often for reasons at which others can only guess. The secret of the Dragon is that they are guided by their founder’s foresight, but even they do not always know what Togashi saw in his visions. 

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to present "The Rising Wave" by Marie Brennan, a short story set in the world of Legend of the Five Rings!

"The Rising Wave" focuses on the Dragon Clan and can be downloaded here (2.6 MB).

Join us next week as we continue spotlighting the Way of the Dragon with an in-depth look at their gameplay mechanics in Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game. Join us this Friday, June 23rd, at 11 a.m. central  on the Fantasy Flight Games Facebook Page for another episode of L5R Live. Be sure to ask questions on Twitter with the hashtag #L5RLIVE or in our community forum for a chance to have them answered live on air! Be sure to check the Fantasy Flight Games website every other week for new Legend of the Five Rings fiction!

Embrace the mystery and purchase Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game (L5C01) at Gen Con 2017 or from your local retailer in the fourth quarter of 2017. 

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