Category:  Story

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.

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 »