In the ancient land a new age dawns through the shadows of suspicion and loss. War banners tear through a blood red sky, and blackened storm clouds gather along the northern marches of the jade empire. Rumors of the death of the Emerald Champion, the last defender of the emperor's peace, have shaken fragile alliancesm. In the Imperial Palace, two outcasts swear their lives to finding their lost lord realizing that their loyalty alone may stand between salvation and utter annihilation for the land they serve. Elsewhere the reclusive Dragon Clan swallowed by the enigmas they sought to understand defeads the desolate peak of their homeland against the armies of the Naga-- a relentless force led by Daini, brother to the dark lady on the Dragon Throne. The ancient prophecies have finnally passed and now Rokugan must guide its own fate. on the consecrated grounds of the brotherhood of Shinsei a decision must be made, and a path myst be chosen for the Empire.... Whatever the price!!!