The Shadowlands aren't exactly the most romantic location in Rokugan. I mean, unless you're suuuuuuuuper hardcore goth (which is fine if you are). In this preview of the upcoming Shadowlands book for the Legend of the Five Rings RPG from Fantasy Flight, they head into this dark and foreboding region and give you a little tour of the place.
From the post:
The scholars of Rokugan generally agree that, at one time, what is now the Shadowlands was much like any other part of the Mortal Realm. That is the case no longer. As corruption and decay permeate the very elements south of the Kaiu Wall, few samurai understand the horrors that lurk in the shadows. Though rot spreads through the south like a katana through flesh, every location offers its own unique horrors, tormenting samurai who find themselves entangled in the Shadowlands.
Shadowlands is a 144-page sourcebook for Legends of the Five Rings Roleplaying that covers everything from terrifying new enemies to exciting new player options. Today, we are going to examine the harrowing locations found in the first chapter of the sourcebook. Each profile features a history of the location, adventure hooks, rumors, NPCs and more!