How the World Ought to Work

Read New Legend of the Five Rings Fiction


“There is a bitter truth, Akodo-san,” Ishikawa went on. “There is how the world ought to work, and then there is the way it does. If you insist on clinging to the first, the second will dance around you like a sword-master and eventually cut you down.”
–D.G. Laderoute, “How the World Ought to Work”

The Emerald Champion, Akodo Toturi, hides himself in disguise as a lowly rōnin, but in this guise, he works to uncover the secrets behind the attempt on his life. Yet Toturi’s pursuit of the truth will lead him into the most unsavory parts of the Imperial City, and even if he can briefly lay aside his powerful morals, the implications of what he discovers may lead down an even more troubling path.

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to present "How the World Ought to Work" (18 MB), a new Legend of the Five Rings short story by D.G. Laderoute. This story follows the events of "The Cornered Lion – Part II" (3.5 MB) and the story choice made at the 2019 World Championship.

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