At the edge of the darkened Shinomen Forest lie the overgrown ruins of a forgotten castle. Long ago, it burned down with its sleeping inhabitants trapped inside. Now, a phantom image of the doomed keep appears each night, and it falls to apprentice illusionist Soshi Minai to banish the ghosts and save her best friend, a Dreamweaver from the Moth Clan.
This Halloween, we invite you to read a Legend of the Five Rings ghost story written by Robert Denton III, “The Banquet of Starving Ghosts.” This standalone story can be downloaded here as a free PDF (4.4MB).
If you’re hungry for more L5R Halloween fictions, check out Volume 2 of The Great Clans of Rokugan from Aconyte Books, available online and wherever good books are sold. Robert Denton III has also written two novellas set in the world of Legend of the Five Rings: in Volume 1 of The Great Clans of Rokugan, the champion of the Phoenix Clan must save her lost love from the darkness consuming him, and from the menace of a desecrated shrine in The Sword and the Spirits. In Volume 2, Deathseeker follows a shamed Lion Clan warrior who finds a chance for redemption when she discovers a foundling with magical ancestry, whose secrets could change everything.