The premise for this will be an All Ronin game,
Once again the Shadowlands have begun to stir. This time the flames of war have gripped the major and minor clans alike. The Crab Clan are so far doing there best to contain the disturbing vision of organized armies of the Shadowlands beyond the Kaiu wall. The Spider clan banners are seen as these armies gather so now not just the monsters of the Shadowlands but those of the infamous, traitorous, and corrupted courtiers, bushi, monks and Shugenja of the Spider Clan as well.
The most odd thing to come to pass, though, are foreign flags seen coming through the oceans of the Tortoise Clan. A student of Sun Tao bore warning of the advance of gaijin armies from beyond the Burning Sands. A fleet of three masted schooners, bearing terrible, fire belching weapons powder by Gaijin Pepper They flew a flag of an empire few had ever heard of, but Unicorn clan historians could identify.
Now for bits that will be crunchy but also help build the fluffy bits.
Feel free to be lecherous just try to be a ronin that has develop a Honorable reputation. Core Book True Ronin Option 1 and 2 are to be used The Disciples of Sun Tao, The Tawagoto's army and the Tessen on Page 234 & 235
From Enemies of the Empire Rank 2 Ronin Paths permited are Claws of the Wolf, The East Wind and the Eyes of Nanashi on pages 200 and 201.
Members of Clans are welcome to be on the Ritual Of Musha Shugyo as the chronicle starts and that is how you can be ronin of a Major or even a Minor clan in this game but you would not reveal your clan affliation if you chose this conflict instead of fighting the shadowlands.
From the book of Air The Silken Promises Geisha (must secretly work for the Scorpion ) Master of Games must have ties to the Eyes of Nanashi on pages 179 and 180.
Also on top of what ever Ronin creation choice you make have an additional 25 experience points.
Empress Iweko is on the Throne. This game takes after Empress Iweko disbanded the Spider Clan and force them into exile from Rokugan.