It is a dark time for the children of Lady Doji…
Their great power in the court has slowly diminished. Their wealth has been exhausted in a vain war over the Yauki lands. Countless enemies lie in the shadows, waiting for the day when the clan of the Crane will show its weakness.
The enemies of the Crane – the Crab, the Lion, and countless others – think that day has come.
They are wrong.
The Crane are a clan founded on one principle – excellence. Thought and purpose are one, and to do a thing insures it will be done perfectly. The Crane breathe excellence in every thought, every gesture. Those who look upon their subtle grace, their nuanced poetry and courtly poise and think them weak are grievously mistaken. Underneath the supple silk of a Crane lies polished steel. TheCrane are a clan that loves peace, but thrives in time of crisis. The Crane embark on nothing unless they are confident not only that they will succeed, but that they shall succeed with style.
The duelists of the Kakita stand ready, clam and prepared in the face of their enemies. The fierce bushi of the Daidoji stand by their side, their strength and skill bolstered by the magic of the Asahina. The Doji family lead the forces of the Crane, and while the Crane’s enemies may presume victory, the Doji have powerful allies who have yet to reveal themselves.
The Crane are not finished. Not yet. Lord Doji Kurohito is no fool, and has put into action plans that will restore his clan to glory. he offers you one chance to join him as an ally.
What will your answer be? Now is the Season of the Crane. This will be a tale of excellence.