Heart of Darkness
It is a time of upheaval in the Emerald Empire. The Spider have achieved a great victory in the Empress granting them Great Clan status. Some believe that the withholding of Jigoku’s Taint by the newly ascended Diagotsu is the lesser of the two evils. To the south, the Colonies provide a battlefield for the barely contained inter-clan conflicts. Tensions rise and Otomo Suikihime seems to be playing her own game with the Clans of Rokugan.
Even now, the Dark Oracles and the Keepers of the Elements find themselves gripped by prophetic seizures. Visions of an old evil stirring again within the Empire’s borders, of new Thunders arising, of fire and darkness and war.
In the land of the Crane, a minor Daimyo hosts a gathering. He and his guests prepare to head to another event, hosted by a Seppun. It is here fate intervenes and our story begins…