The Topaz Misfits
It is the year 956 since the founding of Gisei Toshi, and yet another band of young samurai have been tested on the grandest stage of them all, judged worthy, and the best among them honoured as the Topaz Champion. In any other time, this would be enough for any samurai, be it fresh faced young bushi or hoary old shugenja.
But, fortune appears to either favour or despise these new young samurai, as the Daimyo of the Seppun, Seppun Miryaku, has requested that they, led by the new Topaz Champion, Mirumoto Musashi, attend on him at the great bastion of culture that is Kyuden Doji, for a purpose both grave and urgent.
This is their tale.