It is with a heavy heart that I report the news that the Spider, who won their first Kotei this past weekend have chosen to taint the Shrine to Yoritomo.
We among the Mantis clan are devastated by this news.
However, what angers us more would be the fact that this choice was ascertained by bounty posted by the Scorpion Clan.
The Clan of Secrets coercing with the Clan of Darkness? What sort of Madness is this?
Every clan in the Empire knows how dangerous corruption can be. The Crab, defenders of the Empire, understand this more than any other clan. The Crane had one of the great artificers who went corrupt and became one of the Empire’s great villains. The Dragon have had two famed members of their clan become Dark Oracles. The Lion had a Jade Champion lured to the dark side. The Phoenix have had to dabble in the dark arts for understanding as well but came the conclusion that if they couldn’t control it, no one could. The Naga fought against corruption both within and outside of the clan. The Unicorn fought both against the Shadowlands and the Dark Moto, a serious stain upon their honor.
Do the other great clans feel comfortable with the Scorpion making deals with the Spider? I know that I do not.
Today, the Mantis call upon the other great clans of Rokugan to form an alliance to protect those clan Icons from the darkness. The $150 bounty for each Mantis clan icon saved by another non-Spider, non-Scorpion player still stands. IF any clan choose to claim this bounty, as a member of the Mantis Clan Council, I will attempt to get the clan to reciprocate the saving of your clan’s icon with our factions next Kotei win.
For the Empire!