Legend of the Five Rings Aftermath
The descendants of Lady Shinjo possess many of the qualities that she was well known for. Shinjo was compassionate enough to walk into the Shadowlands alone to find some spark of goodness left in her corrupted brother, Fu Leng, brave enough to turn her Clan to battle left with no other choice. Finally, she was both inquisitive and wise enough to journey beyond the Empire to explore in her brother’s name and seek out any other unknown threats that would threaten Rokugan. When the Shinjo returned to the Empire at the head of the Unicorn Clan, the only proof they had that they were the descendants of a Kami was the gift Doji gave to Shinjo before the Ki-Rin Clan departed. For over two hundred years after their return, the Unicorn are guided by the Shinjo family, which has kept the Clan from possibly exploiting their power to upset the delicate balance between the other Clans.
Through the trials their family has faced, they have yet to lose their joyful spirit, even if it has dimmed somewhat, another trait they share with their ancestor’s spirit – hope. Those that allow themselves to know the Shinjo well realize the family is not a band of corrupt and broken criminals that many believe. The Shinjo remain compassionate, wise, and courageous as ever. Few things can dampen the mood of a Shinjo, and there are no finer travel companions in all of Rokugan or beyond.
The Shinjo are lean and rangy, with an easygoing attitude that allows them to blend into the background easily. They have gaijin customs just as the other Unicorn, and have a slight exotic element to their features, but for the most part they are average in appearance. They rarely shave their heads or wear topknots, preferring to let their hair blow in the wind as they ride.