First of the Winter Court sourcebooks, providing a wealth of material concerning politics, history and society in Rokugan.
As the snow falls on Rokugan’s noble mountains, the courts retire to their grand estates. Winter is the season of civilization, etiquette, art & scandal. The Winter Court is a complete sourcebook on Rokugan’s social season. It contains complete rules for running the winter court, including updated Honor & Glory awards, new rules for money & land ownership & adventure ideas ranging from political intrigue to deadly duels. Also included is the novelette "Treacherous Game" by Ree Soesbee & John Wick, outlining the fateful romance of Doji Hoturi & Shosuro Kachiko.
Learn the inner workings of the Empire- from the secrets of the court and its members to the history of the Imperial Hantei and their house. Discover the plans and schemes of the Seven Clans and the schools of the Seppun and Otomo families. Look into the secret past of two of Rokugan's most famous samurai Bayushi Kachiko and Doji Hoturi.
Winter Court is filled with the history and culture of a thousand years. Etiquette, intrigue and glory await you, as well as a danger as real as any threat of the Shadowlands, and far more subtle. Each year the Emerald Empire changes, as power struggles and preparations for the spring cause upheavals within the Seven Clans. Rokugan's future may depend on the actions of those fortunate enough to gain an invitation to the Emperor's Court.