Heroes of Rokugan: Champions of the Sapphire Throne
It is the year 1500 of the Imperial Calendar, the nineteenth year of the reign of Toturi XII, the Joyous Prince, sometimes also called the Sapphire Emperor (due to his Scorpion bride). After the chaotic early decades of the Toturi dynasty, the Empire has in recent years enjoyed an age of stability and relative peace. The threat from the Shadowlands has faded, the Gozoku are a scandalous rumor expunged from the Imperial histories, the ruins of Otosan Uchi have been cleansed, and the terrible trials and struggles of the Four Winds are a tale fading into the mists of the past. In the last three decades, even the “normal” wars which are a part of Rokugan’s history have stopped under relentless diplomatic pressure from Miya Shikan, the Imperial Herald.
But all such golden ages are destined to end…
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