Category:  Story

A New Empire, Part II

By Joe Fulgham, December 5, 2008 Comments Off Story

By Rusty Priske, Brian Yoon, and Shawn Carman Edited by Fred Wan The Crab The Crab Embassy in Toshi Ranbo matched Kamui’s mental picture of it. It was not large, but it was very solidly built. It looked more like… Read More »

A New Empire, Part I

By Joe Fulgham, December 5, 2008 Comments Off Story

By Shawn Carman Edited by Fred Wan The Mantis The Mantis Estates in the Imperial City could be politely described as opulent, perhaps even lavish. Many in Toshi Ranbo eschewed politeness on this particular subject, however, and instead used words… Read More »

Imperial Treasurer – Yoritomo Utemaro

By Joe Fulgham, November 18, 2008 Comments Off Story

The Conclusion, Part 2 By Shawn Carman The twenty-first day of the Month of the Dog, year 1170 The young woman finished the last of her soup and dabbed lightly at her mouth with a cloth napkin. She smiled politely… Read More »

The Celestial Tournament

By Joe Fulgham, November 14, 2008 Comments Off Story

By Shawn Carman Edited by Fred Wan Seppun Hill. For more than a thousand years, it had been one of the most revered sites in all the Empire. Every Great Clan recognized that this was where the Kami, the sons… Read More »

Preparations, Part III

By Joe Fulgham, November 7, 2008 Comments Off Story

By Rusty Priske, Nancy Sauer, Lucas Twyman, & Fred Wan The Phoenix A balmy breeze carried through the afternoon air, and the peasants continued their work, chopping wood and stacking it in neat piles to be carried to the village… Read More »

Preparations, Part II

By Joe Fulgham, October 31, 2008 Comments Off Story

By Lucas Twyman, Nancy Sauer, Brian Yoon, & Fred Wan Edited by Fred Wan The Crab The Jade Champion had returned to the Wall. The Fifth Watchtower of the Kaiu Wall loomed large in the evening gloom, its ramparts bustling… Read More »

Preparations, Part I

By Joe Fulgham, October 24, 2008 Comments Off Story

By Rusty Priske and Shawn Carman Edited by Fred Wan The Dragon The small group of six Dragon samurai, most wearing Kitsuki mons, walked past the guard posts at Kyuden Tonbo, completely un-accosted. When they were close enough for the… Read More »

The Heavens' Command

By Joe Fulgham, October 17, 2008 Comments Off Story

By Brian Yoon Edited by Fred Wan Ten Thousand Temples Monastery, Toshi Ranbo The two of them knelt together in the quiet of the morning. She dressed in a kimono of pure white with a hint of a red undercoat,… Read More »

Sun & Moon, Part IV

By Joe Fulgham, October 10, 2008 Comments Off Story

By Shawn Carman Edited by Fred Wan There were more inns and sake houses in the city of Tsuma than one might think, given the relatively small size of the city. Many were only open a few days a year,… Read More »

Sun and Moon, Part III

By Joe Fulgham, October 3, 2008 Comments Off Story

By Nancy Sauer Editing by Fred Wan The lands of the Phoenix Clan consisted mostly of forests, separated at random intervals by groves, copses, and tree-studded meadows. They had last seen a village a day and a half ago, and… Read More »