Second volume of the Winter Court Series.
The Scorpion have fallen but the Empire still remains. The second in the celebrated Winter Court series, Winter Court: Kyuden Kakita contains in-depth information about Rokugani culture, civilization, and politics. Further, it presents details about the history of the Imperial Hantei emperors, contains adventure hooks for political settings, and reveals the long-awaited Miya family techniques. This year’s Winter Court also advances the story of the RPG through the Scorpion Clan Coup and into the Clan War era, revealing hidden secrets about the Great Clans and their plans for the Emerald Empire.
Once again, snow covers the fields of the Emerald Empire, and the fields of battle sleep beneath frost and ice. Even the feud between the Lion and Crane is forced into peace, and the Six Clans of Rokugan gather together at Kyuden Kakita for a season of rest.
But beneath the thick snow of winter, cold knives await the unwary, and send them to an icy death. The most powerful courtiers gather at the Emperor's feet, hoping to gain his approval for their negotiations. Secrets are whispered beneath fluttering fans, and a single word could poison entire lives. And when the Winter Court is over and the season dies, the wars that rage the Empire will begin again. Each move is designed to catch the Emperor's ear, and machinations are sealed with bloody knives.
The Thirty-Ninth Hantei rests on his Emerald Throne, his face as pale as winter snow. His wife, the Empress Kachiko, tends to his illness and buries the court in intrigue and lies...
Learn the inner workings of the Empire, the secrets of the court and the history of the Emerald Empire. Discover the schools of the Miya and the private techniques of the Emerald Magistrates. Winter Court contains a comprehensive timeline of the Empire's history, a detailed account of the first ten Hantei Emperors, and information on running historical adventures. Further, it contains all you need to update your campaign according to the official RPG timeline, along with new advantages, skills, disadvantages and the ancient nemuranai of the Hantei.
Lay down your sword, samurai.
In this place, a single word can kill.