To my kinsmen:
wheels have turned and our destiny is now clear. What we disrupted, it is now
our duty to set aright again. I have spoken with the hooded Ronin, he whose
veins flow with the blood of Shinsei; I have also spoken with Yokuni, the leader
of the Dragons. They have set the path which we must follow.
forces of darkness have fortified themselves behind the walls of the Imperial
city, along with the deluded fools who insist that all is well with the Emperor.
Those who know better are planning a counterattack on the Plains of Otosan Uchi.
Yokatsu and his batte maidens, the fractured Lion forces... even Toturi has led
his band of ragamuffins to assist in the cause. Of all of them, only the Crab
have the force and manpower sufficient to lead. Without us, the army will
doubtless fall to the gibbering madman inside the Imperial Palace. With us...
they have a chance.
has risen from his sickbed, and has devised a plan of attack. With our strategy
and Toturi's tactics, we believe we can stop the armies of Yogo Junzo and
reclaim the throne from the creature that sits on it. To all who receive this
note, gather yourselves and return to the Imperial City. As you travel to Otosan
Uchi, take care to destroy any abominations from the dark land you may find.
They run rampant in Rokugan, and the damage they cause is our responsibility. My
father has atoned for the sin of our mistake; it is up to the rest of us to
thousand years, it has been our duty to protect Rokugan from the forces of the
Shadowlands. In our lust for power, we have allowed that duty to lapse. If we
wish to maintain even a semblence of honor, it is our sacred duty to remove this
cancer that eats at the heart of the Emerald Empire. To do any less is to damn
ourselves for eternity. I have heard rumors that members of the Crab continue to
hold truck with the abominations of the Shadowlands. As daimyo and acting
Champion of the Clan, I order you to cease such dealings at once. The taint of
evil will stain our name no longer.
of you who ignore this order, and continue to dance with the devil, know this:
no Empire. There is no Emperor. There are only men, men who must wrench their
future away from the monstrosity that threatens to swallow it whole. I will see
you at the plains of Otosan Uchi, where the power of the Crab shall be tested
one last time.
million drown in blood if we are weak.