Honor. Loyalty. Duty. Three vows that mean everything to a samurai. To break any one is a sin deserving of death. To break all three is an affront to everything a samurai stands for; yet at times only sacrifice can mean victory. The assassination of a Crab Clan leader is the first in a web of events that sets the noble Imperial Magistrate Seppun Tashime on a journey through the Emerald Empire. As his investigations unfold, the true, horrifying scope of what he must face becomes apparent. Thrust into conflict with an ancient evil, will Tashime and his comrades from the Great Clans stave off disaster, or will his actions imperil the Empire even further? Death at Koten is the first graphic novel set in the epic Legend of the Five Rings storyline. A multiple award-winning game, Legend of the Five Rings tells the story of the Emerald Empire, where Great Clans vie against each other for control, while the denizens of the Shadowlands wait for any sign of weakness. Samurai drama meets fantasy in a storyline that lives in the imaginations of thousands across the world.