Mantis

The Mantis Clan is one of the Great Clans of Rokugan. Prior to the Second Day of Thunder, they could boast of being the oldest Minor Clan in the Empire, though they were not officially recognized as such. They occupied a unique position in Rokugani history, as a former Minor Clan that rose up on the Second Day of Thunder to become a Great Clan. Until recently, they were the only Great Clan without a divine representative. This changed, however, when the great Mantis hero Yoritomo ascended to Tengoku. Later, the Thunder Dragon gave up a portion of his divinity to allow Yoritomo to remain as the Mantis’ official representative in the court of Tengoku. Specifically, their duties within the Emerald Empire are to guard and patrol all the lands of the Empire which do not belong to any other clan, including the seas of Rokugan. They protect the Empire against threats from the oceans, particulalrly any potential gaijin invaders. The clan’s motto is “Only a fool stands in the path of a storm.”


Capital: Kyuden Gotei
Population: 1,110,000 (approx)
Military: 66,000 samurai
Imports: Raw Materials
Exports: Silk, Spices, Exotic Goods

Mantis

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