Category:  Story

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.

The War of Dark Fire, Part 10

By Shawn Carman, May 9, 2009 Comments Off Story

The Army of Fire continues to press farther south, swinging the brunt of their offensive away from the heavily defended Dragon provinces and instead wreaking havoc throughout the peaceful Phoenix lands, destroying many priceless treasures and sacred sites in the… Read More »

The War of Dark Fire, Part 9

By Shawn Carman, May 1, 2009 Comments Off Story

The siege at Shiro Shinjo comes to its fiery conclusion, and the ever-encroaching hordes of the Dark Oracle of Fire threaten the Shrine of the Ki-Rin, one of the most sacred sights in all of Rokugan.

The War of Dark Fire, Part 8

By Shawn Carman, April 23, 2009 Comments Off Story

The ruthless assault upon the Dragon and Unicorn lands by the Army of Fire continues, while the other clans struggle to come to their aid bywhatever means possible.

The War of Dark Fire, Part 7

By Shawn Carman, April 17, 2009 Comments Off Story

While the multitude of raiding parties sent forth by the Dark Oracle of Fire continue to plague the Empire, the true might of the Army of Fire is felt for the first time as the largest force yet encountered by… Read More »

The War of Dark Fire, Part 6

By Shawn Carman, April 10, 2009 Comments Off Story

The battle to save Kyuden Isawa continues even as the two other branches of the eastern Army of Fire make their way to their targets. The extensive scout patrols of the Unicorn come into conflict with the army with increasing… Read More »

War of Dark Fire, Part V

By Todd Rowland, April 3, 2009 Comments Off Story

The War of Dark Fire, Part 5 By Shawn Carman Edited by Fred Wan Shiba Morihiko had never visited the Shinomen Mori. He had heard tales of it his entire life, of its vastness and how alien it seemed. Many… Read More »

The War of Dark Fire, Part 4

By Shawn Carman, March 27, 2009 Comments Off Story

Fragments from the greater Army of Fire continue their guerilla war against the forces of the Empire, striking targets in the Phoenix lands with impunity, while a much larger force masses against the fortress at Shiro Morito. This time, however,… Read More »

The War of Dark Fire, Part 3

By Shawn Carman, March 20, 2009 Comments Off Story

The invasion of the Empire becomes more widespread as agents of the Army of Fire appear throughout the northern reaches of Rokugan, including the Badger, Phoenix, and Unicorn lands. And in the court of the Empress, a surprising development turns… Read More »

The War of Dark Fire, Part 2

By Shawn Carman, March 12, 2009 Comments Off Story

The invading Army of Fire reaches the High House of Light and lays siege to one of the Empire’s oldest ancestral estates, even as their scouts begin reaching other parts of the Empire, with terrible results.