Toturi opened his eyes. On the far side of the tent, rising above the broken lion figurine on the floor, the Lion Clan mon flapped in a gentle breeze, golden and glowing in the firelight in fierce splendor.
–Mari Murdock, The Price of War
The world of Rokugan is wracked by conflict. Dark forces are stirring in the Shadowlands and tension builds between the clans—political machinations in the courts and skirmishes on the borders. Momentous events are brooding on the horizon, which will shape the fate and future of the Emerald Empire for years to come. In this time of trouble, a samurai’s clan is of paramount importance.