While the Imperial city of Otosan Uchi continues to flourish, the Emerald Empire around it is begins to show cracks. The Lion and Crane sit on the brink of all-out war. Some believe the death of the Emerald Champion Doji Satsume to be more than an accident. The Dragon Clan Champion, Togashi Yokuni, is troubled by apocalyptic visions. And above it all, the Scorpion look to take advantage of this chaos and forward their own agenda.