Small Mercies

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


“They are what they made themselves. Emotions without a mind. Desires without a body. If this is a punishment, it is self-inflicted. To slay them is a small mercy. There is nothing human left to pity.”
   –Toritaka Nyotaka, "Small Mercies"

Rokugan is flooded with ghosts of those long past, spirits who have remained anchored to the world through unfinished business. Dispatching these pale imitations given form can be seen as a mercy, and it is a task that often falls to the yureigumi, phantom hunters cleansing Rokugan of its ancient spirits.

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to present “Small Mercies” by Robert Denton III, a new short story set in the world of Legend of the Five Rings!

“Small Mercies” continues the tradition of standalone Halloween fiction for Legend of the Five Rings and can be read here (5.7 MB)! If you’re in the mood for another spooky story, last year’s Halloween fiction, "Better to be Certain," can be downloaded here (2.1 MB).

Haunted Memories

There are regions in Rokugan not for the faint of heart, where hollow memories are given shape and experience an empty existence. It is a small mercy to quench these figments, but what dangers await such a task?

Join us November 1 – 4 on Twitch for the upcoming Winter Court for Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game, and keep your eyes on the Fantasy Flight Games website for additional Legend of the Five Rings fiction! 

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