|FORTRESS OF THE BEAR|
Before his death, Hida Kisada swore never again to compromoise with evil - a promise his descendents have honored. Now returned as a mortal, Kisada seeks to turn the oni and the Lost of the Shadowlands against one another. He never expected the Lost to seek recognition as corrupted sons of Rokugan, He certainly never dreamed the Emperor would consider their petition...
Kisada will not make peace with the Shadowlands. He knows that in the end, evil always feeds on itself. Always.
"To Kisada's followers, rage is like a beast. It must be trained, caged, and fed... to be released when it will do the most damage." - Kihei, the ronin swordsman
WHO WILL FIND THE PATH OF HOPE?
The last descendent of the prophet Shinsei lies dead. However, Ashahina Sekawa has achieved the dream of generations - Enlightenment. Word spreads throughout the Empire, leaving turmoil, and wonder, in tis wake. A new Age is upon Rokugan.
Hida Kisada, the Great Bear, has returned to walk the lands of Rokugan as a mortal once more. In his fortress at the Kaiu Wall he broods, seeing new plots arise from the City of the Lost. To battle the growing chaos within the Shadowlands, the Dark Lord Daigotsu seeks a most unlikely ally, the Empire itself. While forces within Rokugan have allied with darkness before, this time the Dark Lord seeks a different path - official recognition of the Lost as a Great Clan.
The sons of toturi strive to find balance in the Imperial City. Toturi III, the Righteous Emperor, has made an uneasy peace with the Shogun, while the troubled Wolf, the most powerful shugenja in the Empire, watches events with growing unease. Meanwhile, rumors circulate of treason - the wife of the Crane Champion has been accused of conspiracy with the Gozoku - and no denial has been forthcoming...
New conflicts swirl, armies march, alliances crumble, and an age of Enlightenment begins...
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