Shugenja are the priests and scribes of Rokugan, as well as the envoys of the Fortunes and Kami and the keepers of their clans’ secrets.

They are able to create powerful spells by offering prayers which are written upon scrolls.

The magic of the shugenja is drawn from one of the five elements: Fire, Air, Water, Earth, and Void. Notable exceptions are the Agasha family who are known to have developed a method of using more than one element in a single spell, and some among the Mantis Clan are able to harness the power of thunder. All of the Great Clans have at least one family that trains shugenja.

The shugenja are diviners who can communicate with the gods, in the Rokugani pantheon of the Kami no michi. They know the rites of purification (performed at birth and at death) and the secrets of dispelling evil spirits.



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