Characters The cast of characters from our retelling of this story are as follows, all now unofficial magistrates serving Kakita Toshimoko, the Emerald Champion:
Hiruma Izuko - Hiruma bushi
Mirumoto Kenuchio - Mirumoto Bushi
Moto Koshi - Moto Bushi, son of Moto Tsolmon
Asahina Ayame - Asahina Shugenja
Ikoma Neiji - Ikoma Spy who used to be a magistrate with them before he was sent to spy on Toturi's Army
Matsumoto Eiko - Minor Family samurai-ko sent by Toshimoko with them to investigate current events.
Mai - 15 year old yakuza eta who seems to be quite the young crime lord
Kuni Kotori - The retired Jade Champion
Togashi Hachi - The assistant and lover of Kuni Kotori
Moto Tsolmon - Moto Koshi's father and leader of a Moto tribal group
Kuni Ren - Correspondent with Izuko, Lover of Hida Sukune, and one of the leaders of the Jade Crab.
Featured NPCs from the L5R Card Game (Note: This list is not complete)
Kakita Toshimoko - The Emerald Champion
Utaku Kamoko - Daimyo of the Utaku Familly and Unicorn Clan Thunder
Mirumoto Hitomi - Daughter of the daimyo of the Mirumoto Family and Dragon Clan Thunder
Hida Sukune - Son of the Crab Clan Champion and leader of the Jade Crab
Hida Yakamo - Son of the Crab Clan Champion and leader of the Obsidian Crab, Crab Clan Thunder
The Hooded Ronin - A mysterious teacher
Isawa Natsune - Phoenix Clan Librarian
Doji Kuwanan - Brother of the Crane Clan Champion
Daidoji Uji - Daimyo of the Daidoji Family
Doji Hoturi - Crane Clan Champion and Thunder
Game Background It was the year 1126. Kakita Toshimoko had just been made Emerald Champion, and was desperately searching Satsume's notes and investigating in the palace to explain the unexplainable...that Doji Hoturi had sent him away to be ambushed by a ninja attack, then marched away without explanation, leaving no Crane to enter the championship. The Scorpion had been sent from the empire, but there seemed to be traces of their poisoned touch everywhere. Rumors from the south were coming that Hida Kisada had abandoned his duty the Wall and the Empire at disgust over Hantei's weak leadership, and were allowing Shadowlands madman to gather and raid the villages on the outskirts of Crane Lands. Some witnesses even claimed the missing Doji Hoturi was leading them. Our group of magistrates were some of the few left in a capital city that was falling apart.