Legend of the Five Rings: Crown of Shadows
The Gathering Storm
“Crown of Shadows” is a campaign set in Legend of the Five Rings’ world of Rokugan, a land of political intrigue, honor, and at times savage brutality where the eight Great Clans live in an uneasy peace under the guidance of the auspices of the Emperor.
The first act, “The Gathering Storm,” begins as the Scorpion clan withdraw from Rokugani political life, recalling their courtiers and bushi to their home province and gathering their strength. The stage is set with uncertainty and fear as the very real prospect of clan warfare looms on the horizon, with those few clans loyal to the Scorpion being perceived as threats and traitors to the Son of Heaven.
In the midst of this upheaval, rumors have begun to circulate that horrific monstrosities from the Shadowlands have been seen wandering the wilderness. Though there seems to have been no attacks on the Great Wall, this troubling news casts a pall of shame on the Crab clan. Have they failed in their ancestral duty to guard the Empire, or have they perhaps once more allied with the forces of Jigoku in a bid to overtake the Empire? Though they claim innocence, their pleas fall on unsympathetic ears.