Two hundred years is a long time, even in Rokugan. Over a century and a half after the original events of Legend of the Five Rings, and Rokugan is a very transformed place. While many of the old ways, such as the schemes and rivalries of the Great Clans, and the threat of the Shadow Lands remains, new external threats, such as the Serpentine Empire of the Najin, the Joseon Empire, and the Crimson Horde have put new pressure on the Empire, while the rise of a merchant class, as well as new clans such as the aggressive Tiger Clan, have put pressure on Rokugan’s social structure. In this new, dynamic era, the Red Lotus Era, a group of samurai will attempt to find their place in the turbulent Empire, defeating the many enemies and conspiracies that threaten Rokugan.