Before the Five Rings
It is a time before an Empire. Primitive tribes struggle desperately for survival against bakemono, nature, and… each other. With no unifying civilization and only limited knowledge about the world around them, it is an era where only the strong and capable survive.
But something is on the horizon. The spirits are restless and the Fortunes have fallen strangely quiet. The recent winters have been especially harsh and starvation and disease are rampant. Many believe the Fortunes are angry and are venting their wrath upon the world. As the tumultuous events that precede the arrival of the Kami unfold, what role shall you take in shaping the world?