"There are always those whom the Heaven have found worthy, creating new dynasties."
- The tale of Rokugan VII
In the year 1170, the avatars of the Celestial Heavens, the Voice of the Jade Sun and the Voice of the Obsidian Moon, appeared in the Imperial City and proclaimed that a divine dynasty would be restored to the Emerald Empire.
A second Celestial Tournament was to be held at Seppun Hill, the site of the first tournament of the Kami, more than one thousand years previously. Each of the Great Clans sent delegations to participate, some in hopes of achieving a position in the new dynasty, with others merely wishing to witness such majesty. The competition was fierce, and a great many men and women of honor took the field. Despite that the final winner of the tournament was a Unicorn warrior, the Voices ultimately decided that it was the Dragon Clan whose purity had won the day. The Voices asked the Dragon Champion, Togashi Satsu, to choose one among his servants worthy of receiving the blessings of Heaven, but Satsu instead asked the Voices to choose, as they were the only ones who could.
The Voices chose the daimyo of the Kitsuki family, a virtuous and honorable woman named Kitsuki Iweko. Iweko accepted the blessings of the Celestial Heaven and experienced a moment of omniscience, becoming the Divine Empress Iweko I, the Child of the Heavens.
* Article from L5R main page
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