Warring armies shatter the peace of a distant land, and treachery destroys trust in the darkest fight of all. For a year, the peace of Totui;s Empire has been fading, and the armies of the great clans again march to battle. Storms strike the heart of the emperors city, and a new jade champion rises to defend the throne. Racing from their far northern lands, the brave Magistrates of the unicorn seek to restore the law through domination. Rumors of bloody sacrifice echo in the northern mountians and the resolute attacks of the mysterious Naga draw ever closer to eh palace of the dragon. The Mantis, youngest of the great clans, rise from their ocean fortresses to capture Toturi's throne. Sworn to defend the empire despite all oaths of honor the armies of the Crane take up the banner of their young General and march toward the golden city of Otosan Uchi.