In March 2011, tragedy struck the Jolly Blackburn family. The gaming community, ever supportive, set up a series of auctions through the website BoardGameGeek.com. One of items up for auction was a special Storyline Event to be held at your Stronghold Store with the added benefit of receiving the visit of an AEG staffer.
The various communities of L5R pooled funds in truly remarkable fashion and at the end of the auction, Australia emerged the lead bidder with a pledge of over $3000 USD and as such earned the right to host the tournament.
The time for this tournament has come. This weekend – on January 21st – players in Australia will get the chance to impact the story of Legend of the Five Rings with John Zinser – CEO of AEG – in attendance! Come celebrate L5R Down Under with him during this special charity tournament!
Favored of the Celestial Dragon
A Special Charity Tournament for Legend of the Five Rings CCG
In the aftermath of the Destroyer War, the stability and the benevolence of the Empire of Rokugan under the rule of the Divine Empress Iweko I has returned the favor of the Celestial Heavens to the mortal realm. Once wrathful and conflicted, the great Elemental Dragons now look upon mankind with interest and appreciation, and find their works pleasing to the divine eye. A handful among men will be chosen and found worthy of the dragons’ favor, and these men will possess blessings such as few in Rokugan have ever known.
The winner of this Tournament will create an Emperor Edition legal personality of the faction he played at the tournament (with Story and Design approval). This personality will, in one manner or another, attract the attention of the Celestial Dragon and be granted that his favor.
The Celestial Dragon is the one that holds the Heavens aloft.
He is the guardian of the path of Immortality.
He is the messenger between Ningen Do and Tengoku.
He will for the first time interfere directly in human affairs and his favor will manifest in different ways depending upon the strengths of the winning clan, but the Personality will gain significant power in the process, and grow to be a figure of great renown in their generation.