Given the change of system, I felt obliged to change the promotional image as well. (Though technically it’s the Oriental Adventures LARP, this cover was just too perfect to resist.)
An Invitation to the Winter Court
Greetings, honored visitor, to an isolated corner of the Empire not often seen, but wondrous to behold.
On the cusp of the year of the that may come to mark a renewed spiritual vigor in the Emerald Empire, it is my honor as the Emperor Hantei the Thirty Fifth’s Official Voice to invite you to the grand celebrations which are to be held throughout the cold winter months. Time passes so quickly in our realm, and the seasons seem to blend into one another amid the flurry of changes and events. Let us spend time in the company of others, enjoying the rare privilege of distinguished hospitality on behalf of our enigmatic hosts, that we may share in the culture and history of each year, as we celebrate beneath the loving wisdom of the Sun Mother, and the noble lineage of her beloved Youngest Son.
The Emperor has spent many months traveling through his lands, meeting the daimyos and esteemed Champions of each of his loyal houses, and has decided, in his great wisdom and magnificence, to winter within the profound walls of Shiro Yogo, the Castle of Learning. Seated in the foothills of the Seikitsu sano Yama no Oi, the ancestral home of the Yogo has opened its gates to the Court of the Shining Prince, and to you.
The Floating Court of the Heavens and the excitement of the Winter’s Tournament await you. His Excellence anticipates your arrival personally and I, his Master of Ceremonies, have prepared the castle for your stay.
Let the games of winter begin!
About the author Katrina Ostrander
Katrina Ostrander is a twenty-something gamer chick, game master, and fiction editor working at Fantasy Flight Games. Her previous credits include work as a game developer on the Star Wars: Edge of the Empire and Age of Rebellion roleplaying game lines. When she's not gaming (or working, which is practically same thing), she enjoys reading, writing, singing karaoke and trying craft beers.