The Eternal Knot
Announcing a New Novella for Legend of the Five Rings
The monks of the Togashi Order are known for their wisdom, their strength, their mystery, and the superhuman powers they gain from their unique tattoos. For Togashi Kazue, completing her training is only the beginning—discovering the true power of her enigmatic tattoo may be the true test.
Accompanied by the experienced monk Togashi Mitsu, Kazue embarks on a journey to learn the power of the newly acquired knot design on her forehead. When Kazue discovers the danger her tattoo poses to others, she contemplates the unthinkable. But she soon learns that attempting to deny her destiny is the truly dangerous path.
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce The Eternal Knot by Marie Brennan, a new novella set in the world of Legend of the Five Rings!
The Eternal Knot contains a 112-page story, a sixteen-page color insert, and three copies of two extended art cards for Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game!
Furthermore, if you pre-order The Eternal knot through the Fantasy Flight Games website, you'll receive free continental shipping in the United States and an exclusive bookmark! This bookmark showcases Togashi Kazue and will always keep your place as you unravel the eternal knot of the Dragon Clan!
Unraveling the Knot
The Dragon Clan has a reputation for being reclusive and mysterious, and none of its people are more enigmatic than the monks of the Togashi Tattooed Order. The ways of this “family” are almost unrecognizable to most samurai, and the powers of their tattoos defy explanation. Each provides a unique form of power, the source of which is known only to a select few.
When Togashi Kazue receives a mysterious new tattoo she struggles to understand its purpose. But as the mystery unravels, she discovers her new power may pose a danger to all. Why was Kazue given this tattoo? What does it mean for the Dragon Clan, and the young monk herself? Discover the answers to these questions in this 112-page story!
“The Eternal Knot” also contains a color insert detailing the history of Rokugan’s most enigmatic clan. From the towering High House of Light to the tattoos that imbue their monks with mysterious power, the Dragon are detailed with beautiful art in this sixteen-page insert.
The Eternal Knot also contains three copies of two different full-art Dragon cards for Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game!
Togashi Kazue (The Eternal Knot, 7) is the main protagonist of The Eternal Knot, and as such, she is one of the full art cards featured in the novella. Originally released in the Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game Core Set, Togashi Kazue is a versatile Dragon character. She can enter the field as a character with three military and three political skill, or as an attachment that can siphon fate from your opponent.
The other full art card featured in the novella is Dragon Tattoo (The Eternal Knot, 8). This new attachment will be released in a future expansion, but will make its first appearance here. Dragon Tattoo is a two-cost attachment that provides additional military skill to the wearer, and opens up their mind to strange new tactics. Any time you play an event that targets the attached character, you can play that event again. Kihō like Hurricane Punch (Breath of the Kami, 17) can double their efficiency if you target a Monk, providing a massive military skill boost for little cost.
While Dragon Tattoo will be pre-released in The Eternal Knot, it will not be legal for competitive play until it is officially released in a Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game product later this year.
Tattoos are the source of immense power for the monks of the mountains. But it takes a clear mind and vision to ascertain their true purpose. What secrets does Togashi Kazue’s eternal knot contain, and will its power force Togashi Kazue to change her life forever?
Discover the secrets of the Dragon Clan in The Eternal Knot (L5N04), available now for pre-order from your local retailer or our website!