Behind the Empty Throne

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


It’s a brave new world for the Emerald Empire. As the most turbulent night in Rokugan’s history draws to a close, the fallout must now begin. Bayushi Shoju prepares to sit as the Regent of the Emerald Empire, and his first order of business will be to deal with the betrayal of his wife, Kachiko. What fate awaits the Scorpion, and what of the Dragon army moving into the city? Many questions remain, and the weight of the answers now falls upon Imperial Regent Bayushi Shoju to answer.

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to present “Behind the Empty Throne” by Mari Murdock, a new short story set in the world of Legend of the Five Rings!

“Behind the Empty Throne” serves as both an epilogue to the Inheritance cycle of fiction and a precursor to what’s to come, and can be downloaded here (5.1 MB). It’s a new turning point for the story of Legend of the Five Rings; be sure to catch up on the story by visiting our fiction page here and influence the story itself by playing Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game!

The New World

A missing prince, an Emerald Champion who has seemingly disappeared overnight, the mysterious death of the Emperor. These events changed the fate of Rokugan in an instant. What shifts will Imperial Regent Bayushi Shoju bring to the Emerald Empire?  What fate awaits the Great Clans of Rokugan?

Be sure to visit our website next week for even more Legend of the Five Rings Fiction!

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