The Cornered Lion - Part II

With the Conclusion of Winter Court, Akodo Toturi Makes a Fateful Decision


"For the honor of the office, I must find the assassins and drag them into the light, where they can meet the Emperor’s justice. An attack on the Emerald Champion is an attack against the throne itself."
   –Akodo Toturi, "The Cornered Lion - Part II"

After consulting his beloved wife Kaede, Akodo Toturi sets out, filled with renewed purpose and determination—seeking out his would-be assassins who lurk in the darkness and chasing the shadows that were responsible for such unspeakable atrocities. Though an injured Lion,​ Toturi would not give up until he has rooted out this wickedness and avenged the throne. 

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to present “The Cornered Lion - Part II” by Robert Denton III, a new short story set in the world of Legend of the Five Rings!

"The Cornered Lion - Part II" follows the story of Akodo Toturi, who refuses to let the death of the Emperor go unanswered, despite great risk to his own well-being. This new short story, which can be downloaded here (3.5 MB), continues the tale of the Lion found in "Roar of the Lioness," "The Price of War," "Falling Stars," and follows the immediate events of "The Cornered Lion - Part I." In this new story, Akodo Toturi encounters the Captain of the Seppun Honor Guard, Seppun Ishikawa.

The Shōgun Has Spoken

After claiming the title of World Champion and becoming the new Shōgun of Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game, Jose Luis Saenz has made a consequential decision that would forever alter the course of Akodo Toturi's life and have an impact the world of Rokugan for countless seasons to come. Toturi could set on one of four paths, as presented in the article featuring "The Cornered Lion – Part I." After briefly consulting his fellow Phoenix Clan advisors, the new Shōgun decided that Akodo Toturi would investigate the attempt on his life and the mystery of the death of Emperor Hantei XXXVIII.

This decision is directly reflected in the new story, "The Cornered Lion - Part II." Learn about how Akodo Toturi begins his investigation and how a chance meeting with Seppun Ishikawa​ may affect the newfound purpose of former Emerald Champion. Then, be sure to check back soon for even more Legend of the Five Rings fiction!​

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