What happens when a samurai sacrifices that which he holds dear for the good of the Empire? For a samurai, the Code of Bushido is all. The Seven Virtues can guide a man through even the most difficult situation... but in such times as these, can virtue survive?
The Keepers of the Five Rings step forward to restore order to the fractured Empire. In the City of the Rich Frog, the Clans clash in civil war. The Shogun and the Emperor each hold power in the Empire, but neither can restore peace alone. Can these two proud and powerful men trust each other long enough to save their father's Empire?