The Mantis are a Clan Divided
Their lord Aramasu is dead, slain by an unknown assassin. His position has been assumed by the young and untested Yoritomo Kitao whom many in teh Empire regard as little more than a pirate. But there is a faction within the clan devoted to exposing her treachery and restoring the proper order to the clan. Old allies and enemies will be radically altered, and new alliances and conflicts will be born. Who will reap the benefit of this upheaval? The faction that achieves the most victories in the Season of the Mantis will gain access to the riches of the Mantis, an invaluable resource in this time of both land and sea blockades. If the mantis win, they will seize control of their own destiny and gain new allies in the Ichiro family.
Now is the Season of the Mantis. This will be a tale of ambition.