The Mantis Clan. The Phoenix Clan is a Great Clan led by the Elemental Council and protected by its Champion Shiba Tsukune. The Mantis and Unicorn are the only two Great Clans that shared a respect for, and an understanding of, cultures outside of Rokugan; in the Mantis' case, those of the Ivory Kingdoms, Merenae, and Thrane, and in the Unicorn's, the many cultures of the Burning Sands and the Senpet. Sons of Gusai, Moshi Chiyoko, Moshi Nariko. These viewpoints tend to split along family lines. Though the Mantis are the newest Great Clan they have already spawned one Minor Clan: the Bat, led by former Yoritomo Shugenja Yoritomo Komori. It was indicative of their relationship that when Yoritomo made his declaration in front of the Great Clans on the Second Day of Thunder, the only person who seemed genuinely pleased (and more than a little amused) by his power play was Hida Yakamo, Crab Clan Champion. The Phoenix surrendered in the end, but the losses were heavy on both sides. The Clan is responsible for defending the Emerald Empire from the threat of the Shadowlands. The majority of the Mantis' seaborne forces began to mass on the southern coast of the Colonies, and began a movement inland up both rivers, towards Twin Forks City. The Mantis saw the pacifistic Phoenix as weak, and too stuck in their obsessive quest for mystical knowledge to ever actually accomplish anything concrete. Until recently, they were the only Great Clan without a divine representative. , The one Great Clan the Mantis loathe with a passion is the Phoenix Clan. The Centipede and the Wasp Clan have been absorbed into the Mantis Clan (as Moshi and Tsuruchi families, respectively). The other common name, praying mantis, applied to any species in the order  (though in Europe mainly to Mantis religiosa ), comes from the typical " prayer … KeywordsRings Contact the Mantis related to your crewman. 1 Description 2 Major Families 3 Cards 4 Video 5 References To the south of Rokugan lie the blighted Shadowlands, a dark realm under the sway of Fu Leng and the corrupted armies from the realm of Jigoku.  After the Third Seal was destroyed the Mantis Islands eventually were overrun by a Shadowlands horde. https://l5r.fandom.com/wiki/Mantis_Clan?oldid=229173. He claimed the clan was too weak to properly protect the territory themselves, following their depletion on the Second Day of Thunder. Link to post Share on other sites. Mantis Clan - Humble beginnings have give rise to great men. Wiki Activity; Random page; Videos; Images; Discuss . Crab: Our cousins content themselves to sit on their Wall and wait for destiny to come to them. , Tension increased between the Crane and Mantis regarding commerce interests in the Colonies. Yoritomoâs Family Phoenix Clan Scorpion Clan; Bayushi Family; Shosuro Family; Yogo Family; Soshi Family; Yamada Family Unicorn Clan; Character Sheets for Obsidian Portal. Tamoru is known to have ruined the names and lives of innumerable enemies since ascending to the post of Clan Champion fourteen years ago, and not a few even before that. Mantis Clan (MCDLC, pg 4) The Families of the Fleet (MCDLC, pg 4) Storm Fleet Sailor (Bushi) (MCDLC, pg 5) Storm Fleet Tide Seer (Shugenja) (MCDLC, pg 6) Tortoise Clan (GMK, pg 8 ) Kasuga Family (GMK, pg 8 ) Kasuga Smuggler School (Courtier) (GMK, pg 9) Falcon Clan (Sds, pg 87) Where the Dragon hide in their mountains, the Phoenix hide behind their magic, and commit no less a sin. You could attempt to make contact." 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