The fifth of the Way of the Clans series. Notably player and game master information is dispersed throughout the volume, meaning spoiler background and information is not set aside or marked.
Surrounded by shadows, the Scorpion weave a tapestry of lies and deceit, betrayal and treachery, all in the name of the Emperor. To lift the mask of the Scorpion is to look upon the face of truth. If you are ready to learn the darkest secrets of Rokugan, then you are ready to learn the secrets of the Scorpion Clan.
- The "history" of the Scorpion Clan, including stories the other Clans don't want you to know
- New Character Rules for Bayushi Courtiers, Soshi Shadow Magic, and Shosuro "Actors"
- Excerpts from Lies, Bayushi Tangen's ancient treatise on treachery, deceit, and loyalty
- New Skills, Techniques, Advantages, and Disadvantages, and Scorpion Ancestors
- Information on Traitor's Grove, Bayushi's Mask, Shosuro's Cloak, and Ambition, the third Iuchiban Blade
- New poison rules, Treachery 101, a complete Fortunes and Winds set, and the secrets of the niwatori, the ninja of the Scorpion Clan