Empire of Secrets
Formerly known as the Fox Clan, the Kitsune are a simple, quiet people who prefer to commune with the spirits of nature in the forest rather than travel across the Empire on formal business.
Before the formation of the Mantis into a Great Clan, the Moshi were the Centipede Clan. An extremely devout and matriarchal people, the Moshi devoted themselves to Sun-worship for centuries, and find their active role amongst the other families mildly uncomfortable. The Moshi Shugenja School teaches techniques that focus on the kami who hold sway over the weather.
Formerly known as the Wasp Clan, the Tsuruchi are without question the finest archers in the Empire. Generally perceptive and highly athletic, the Tsuruchi excel as warriors and magistrates. The Tsuruchi Archer School teaches the epitome of Rokugani philosophy concerning archery, which is that the arrow knows the way and should be fired without hesitation or aiming.
The lords of the Mantis are descended from the Crab Clan and are equally hardy in their own way. They are the unquestioned masters of the seas, having dwelled on the Islands of Silk and Spice for the entirety of their existence. The clan’s Courtier School specialises in techniques of intimidation, which whilst useful in the clan’s mercantile dealings, has not proven terribly successful in any bu the most provincial courts.