Warring samurai clans fight with swords and magic for the Emperor’s favor while protecting their borders from the demonic incursions of the Shadowlands.

The realm of Rokugan: a land of samurai and mystics, mad dragons and divine beings – a land where honor is stronger than steel. The clans have defended and served the Emperor for a thousand years both on the battlefield and in Rokugan’s courts. While conflict and political intrigue divides the clans, the true threat awaits in the darkness of the Shadowlands, behind the vast Kaiu Wall. There, in the twisted wastelands, an evil corruption endlessly seeks the downfall of the empire. The rules of Rokugan’s society are absolute, and the Great Clans must always maintain their honor, lest they lose everything in the pursuit of glory.

“Although there are numerous other threats to Rokugan (demons to the south, bloodspeaker cults, secret societies bent on destroying the gods, undead, dark sorcerers, corrupt spirits, etc.) To Chart the Clouds focuses primarily on Clan/Imperial politics, and the friction between various factions, specifically the proud and fractious Lion Clan, the shrewd and ambitious Scorpion Clan, and the Imperial Court attempting to maintain a precarious balance.”
Track of Words

“A comedy of manners masquerading as a forgotten episode of Perry Mason, set in feudal Japan – or the fantasy equivalent thereof.”

– Josh Reynolds

Death’s Kiss interview with Josh Reynolds
Court Games Podcaast,

“I’ve been calling The Night Parade of 100 Demons a supernatural investigation adventure with a side plot of romance – which I fear makes it sound like I chucked everything plus the kitchen sink in there, but I swear it doesn’t read like that.”
Paul Semel, Interview with Marie Brennan, author of The Night Parade of 100 Demons

“‘The Night Parade of a Hundred Demons’ (Hyakki Yagyou) is a concept out of Japanese folklore, and to my surprise, it’s never been used before in Legend of the Five Rings. (Many of the writers for L5R have been thoroughgoing nerds, so there are a lot of references to real things from Japanese history.) I was dying to write something about it.”
Track of Words, Interview with Marie Brennan, author of The Night Parade of 100 Demons

Marie Brennan, Super Nerd and “Avenger” of Aconyte Books with Court Games podcast,

“I wanted to write a Golden Age mystery, I wanted to write characters with a sense of humour, and a lot of word play, and I wanted to do something without a lot of action or violence to it.”
Court Games, Interview with Josh Reynolds, author of Poison River

“Rokugani justice is such that things like evidence and proof mean very little, and I wanted to explore how an investigation into a crime might go in a place where such things are often seen as (at best) a waste of everyone’s time. Can a detective solve a mystery when no one cares about the solution?”
Track of Words, Interview with Josh Reynolds, author of Poison River

“I also really enjoyed the chance to explore everyday life more than the usual game fictions allow for: those focus on samurai drama, since that’s the core of the game, but in the novel my two protagonists are the only samurai present for most of the novel.”
Imperial Advisor, Cover reveal and interview with Marie Brennan, author of The Night Parade of 100 Demons

Court Games podcast interview with David Annandale, author of Curse of Honor

“The setting of Legend of the Five Rings provides some very rich material for the fusion of fantasy and horror.”
Track of Words, Interview with David Annandale, author of Curse of Honor

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