From the back cover:
Unravel the tension between the Phoenix and Dragon at this year's Winter Court...
Every Winter Court is filled with intrigue, schemes, and deadly political games, but this year feels particularly tense. While the Crane grin and bear the presence of the rowdy Mantis Clan, something is amiss between the normally peaceful Dragon and Phoenix. The discovery of a young orphaned girl, Masayo, who is the child of a Phoenix and Dragon and has a massive affinity for the kami, is causing tensions to rise as both clans seek to claim her as their own.
A supplemental storyline for Winter's Embrace, The Scroll or the Blade expands upon that adventure by showcasing how even small decisions can have a dramatic impact on relatively peaceful clans. This storyline for the Legend of the Five Rings Roleplaying Game offers players and GMs who are venturing into the political warzone of the Winter Court an opportunity to make powerful new allies, and enemies which may have long-lasting reprecussions in their future adventures.