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  • The game system is Bushido.
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Bushido - Hida No Arashi

Welcome to Nippon

Nippon is not precisely Japan, rather it is the Japan of Legend.  Oni, malicious spirits, monsters and magical creatures are all a part of the land, as are human heroes and villains.

Nippon does not have a strong ruler.  The old Emperor died last winter, and the current ruler of Nippon, his grandson, is just seven years old, and being manipulated by his advisors and ministers.

Many of the daimyo see this as an opportunity to improve their own fortunes, calling upon old debts of gratitude to gain favour at the Imperial court, while the most powerful of them see the chance to take the ultimate prize - the title of Shogun.  The Shogun would become the effective ruler of Nippon, with that rule legitimised by the Emperor's word.

In recent decades, monasteries of both Bhuddist and Shinto sects have sprouted all across Nippon, and the monks of these monasteries tend to be warlike in nature.  Violent outbreaks involving the various sects Yamabushi (warrior monks) are not uncommon, but due the wealth and power that each sect holds, the current government is unwilling, or perhaps unable, to interfere with their disruptive activities.

Taking advantage of this chaos, bandits and goblins control many of the roads in the country.

Hida Province lies in contested territory.

The northern part of the province is ruled by clans loyal to Yamaouchi, while the southern part is controlled by those who support the Uesugi faction.  Areas just beyond the province borders are dominated by Mori and Tokugawa supporters.

For the moment, though, the province is relatively peaceful.  But most people agree that it is only a matter of time now.

It is the year of the Rat. Spring has arrived.

Armies have gathered across the land.  During the winter, they have remained in place, building strength.  Now, with the improving weather, they will start to stir.

War is coming to Nippon, and to Hida.

And with that war, will come many opportunities for clever men and women, both on and off the battlefields.

If they can survive in a Nippon fallen into chaos.

Bushido - Hida No Arashi uses the "Bushido" rules, published by FGU.