Adepts are the heroes and legends of Earthdawn, fighting to reclaim their Scourge-ravaged land with the magic they yield. Some of these Adepts find their path defined by conflict and blood, a path known to some as the Way of War. Archers use their power to master the art of the missile weapon. Cavalrymen use their empathic bond with their mount to become fearsome fighters. Sky Raiders harness their magic to help them plunder the skies of Barsaive. Swordmasters are quick with both their well-handled weapon and their dangerous wit. Warriors use their talents to become the personifications of war. And the Zhan Shi introduces mastery of unarmed combat from distant Cathay.
Way of War: Makers of Legend Vol. 1 offers players and gamemasters an in-depth look at five Disciplines of Barsaive. This book describes these five Disciplines from the point of view of four different Adepts, and introduces a new Discipline, the Zhan Shi. Way of War also includes new talent knacks and new rules for using the Disciplines in Earthdawn adventures.