|Scorpion Clan Coup Scroll 3|
|Written By:||Ryan Dancey|
Scroll 3 of the Scorpion Clan Coup:
Nine brothers and sisters of the Sun and the Moon, the Kami, fell to the earth 1,000 years ago. Eight swore to protect and teach the Rokugani. One become corrupted and swore vengence on his siblings. A simple peasant and seven samurai defeated the corrupt Kami at the dawn of history to make Rokugan safe.
The twisted madness of Fu Leng has begun to grow in power. The first Black Scroll has been opened and read, and the corruptive influence of the Dark Kami has begun to be felt in the Empire. Word comes from the outer provinces that a great illness has hit many small towns, killing hundreds. No treatment seems to be able to stop the disease, and the shugenja and monks who have been trying to stop the plague have fallen ill as well. Hida Kisada, the Great Bear, Daimyo of the Crab Clan has long contemplated a change in the Imperial Dynasty. Locked out of the politics of the Imperial Assembly by the crafty Crane, unable to marshall enough force to destroy the Shadowlands once and for all without the combined might of the Dragon and the Lion, and wary of Phoenix magic and Unicorn tactics, he has brooded for many years.
On recieving word of Shoju's coup, and shortly thereafter receiving word that Shoju asks for his assistance in consolidating the Scorpion's power, Kisada knows that the time is right for his greatest military campaign ever. With simple but clean brush strokes, he composes a reply to Shoju, then tells his sons Yakamo and Tsukune to ready the Clan armies for a march across the Emerald Empire.
Sitting on the Emerald Throne, contemplating the massed warriors surrounding the Imperial Palace, Shoju takes heart when he hears that at last Kisada is on the move.
Shoju's doom is at hand. He will either be the greatest of the Scorpion Diamyos, or the last of the Scorpion line.
This is the Scorpion Clan Coup!
- There were ten kami, but Ryoshun's omission is understandable.
- The first Black Scroll was opened some time after the Scorpion Coup, not during.
- Kisada's second son was named Hida Sukune, not Tsukune.
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