Category:  Story

Oceans

By Shawn Carman, July 17, 2009 Comments Off Story

The Empire of Rokugan is home to many strange and terrifying foes – none more so than the Dark Oracles, twisted embodiments of the Five Elements, one of whom just waged a terrible war against the Empire. But they are… Read More »

The Burden of Becoming

By Shawn Carman, July 11, 2009 Comments Off Story

In the aftermath of the War of Dark Fire, the battered Dragon and Unicorn clans struggle to rebuild and reorient themselves in a new and wounded Empire.

The War of Dark Fire, Part 16

By Shawn Carman, July 4, 2009 Comments Off Story

The conclusion of the epic saga of the Dark Oracle’s invasion of the Emerald Empire, as the Army of Fire pushes forward toward the Imperial City.

The War of Dark Fire, Part 15

By Shawn Carman, June 27, 2009 Comments Off Story

In the penultimate chapter of one of Rokugan’s most costly wars, the Army of Fire begins maneuvering toward a final, devastating strike into the heart of the Empire. Even as defenders of Rokugan move to intercept them, a daring plan… Read More »

The Widening Circle

By Shawn Carman, June 20, 2009 Comments Off Story

At last, we see some of the events that led up to the Spider Clan’s activities in the Race for the Throne.  More importantly, however, the first hints of their agenda during the War of Dark Fire are revealed, and… Read More »

The War of Dark Fire, Part 14

By Shawn Carman, June 13, 2009 Comments Off Story

The Army of Fire reaches Kyuden Asako, a center of learning and art for the entire Empire, but the Lion stand between the enemy and the Phoenix. And a missing hero from the Battle of Shiro Mirumoto returns with new… Read More »

The War of Dark Fire, Part 13

By Shawn Carman, June 6, 2009 Comments Off Story

The battle raging over the fate of Shiro Shiba concludes, even as the Army of Fire continues its path of ruin through the Phoenix lands. In the Imperial Court, many wonder if the Army of Fire is somehow limitless in… Read More »

The War of Dark Fire, Part 12

By Shawn Carman, May 30, 2009 Comments Off Story

The Army of Fire reaches Shiro Shiba, the greatest fortress of the Phoenix lands.  After the fall of Kyuden Isawa, the loss of Shiro Shiba would be a blow from which the Phoenix might never recover.  At the same time,… Read More »

The War of Dark Fire, Part 11

By Shawn Carman, May 23, 2009 Comments Off Story

Desperate to resupply in the face of unrelenting resistance, the Army of Fire targets smaller settlements that were passed by the first time, leading to a rash of violence in the last holdouts of the clans behind enemy lines. In… Read More »

The Topaz Championship

By Shawn Carman, May 14, 2009 Comments Off Story

An interlude from the War of Dark Fire brings us to the city of Tsuma, where the annual competition between the Empire’s best and brightest young samurai is haunted by the specter of the devastation in the north.