Shinjo Shirasu, head of the Emerald Magistrates and Daimyo of the Shinjo.
Our heroes meet Kuni Rashomon in the house of Magistrates. He briefs them on recent events and informs them about the mission. A band of emerald Magistrates is coming to the village and will accompany them to Kyuden Kitsune where the diplomatic meeting will take place. It is imperative that the Crab Magistrates keep their best face when meeting with them.
In light of recent events the heroes decide to guard their Dragon companions even here. even when this could imply that the Crab cannot protect their friends.
That night Kuni Shidjiro is attacked by a ninja who uses a poisonous blowpipe in a futile effort to kill him. It is suspected that Shidjiro's arch-enemy is behind this.
Meanwhile Kakita Yorito has his recurring dream once more, and after deliberating heavily he has an answer to the ghost of his forefather. He will pledge fealty to his cause and even when the ghost warns him that he must cut himself loose from the Celestial pattern, Yorito agrees. at that moment the ghost's face becomes an empty eggshell and he floats into his body. thereby enlargening the dark spot on Yorito's ribs. He feels invigorated and alive with new purpose.

The next day, at sunrise, the Emerald Magistrates arrive, headed by a band of Otaku Battle Maidens and accompanied by a small band of retainers and Ashigaru. Our heroes are somewhat taken aback by their strange, barbaric appearance and Gaijin ways. Nevertheless, they put on.their best diplomatic face and go trough the welcoming ceremonies with 
 honour. After the niceties the assembled magistrates discuss the events in the empire and the next course of action.

Iuchi Karasu, Uichi Daimyo, Shugenja and Doomseeker
Moto Gaheris of the Ujik Hai Tribe
The following day the adventurers depart for Fox lands, where they will meet diplomats from the Lion, Crane & Mantis clans. After a couple of days riding the travellers come upon a dilapidated hut with a large swath of burned grass in front of it. A quick investigation reveals that some kind of Maho-ritual too place. A summoning of some sort.
No other trace or clue can be found so the group ventures on yet after a couple of more days they encounter a massive air and fire kansen, bent on their destruction...

Elemental Terrors of Air & Fire

18/3/2013 07:03:09 pm

Bayushi Kaido must pay for these foul assasination attempts on me. Does he really think that he can kill me with a poison dart. Once our group is reunited I wil make plans to set a trap for this coward. As for now I hope we can get on with our travels as fast as possible. I have had enough of these court meetings and talk about politics while the maho and even worse the lying darkness is out there. I must also make a remark that I am verry concerned about Yorito, I hope he can drive back the foul taint he has been poisoned with before it takes over his soul. If it ever comes that far I wil make sure he wil suffer a quick death. It wil hurt me to lose such a great thinker and duelist but first rule stays that all maho must be eradicated. This being said I am relieved that I gave up my research on the Maho magic and it already feels as if my soul is more at ease already. I only hope that Kuni Rashimon Sama wil find it in his hart to forgive me.


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