Shadows in the West is an ongoing 4th edition Legend of the Five Rings campaign. Our sessions are hosted online through Roll20 and are almost entirely text-based (with the exception of OOC communication, which we handle over voice chat). Our DM is evalli.
The purpose of this site is to share the story of our campaign in story format, cut into episodes that we share twice a week. These episodes amount to heavily edited and rearranged session logs.
Shadows in the West takes place in an alternate version of Rokugan, the Togashi Empire, where Togashi became the first emperor over Hantei. Because of this, there are a number of key differences in the world: namely the veil between spirits and humans being much thinner. For more details about our Togashi Empire, you can read evalli’s synopsis here (which she advises is always a WIP). Some liberties are taken with the lore as well, especially where the kitsune are concerned.
It also bears mentioning that ours is a very LGBT+ friendly Rokugan. Many of our players, DM included, fall under this umbrella in real life, and we all enjoy exploring it in fictional settings. For the most part, it is a non-issue in our Rokugan, and being gay, bi, trans, etc. is simply accepted as a part of life, or in some cases is considered the blessing of a particular kami or fortune. We do take into consideration Rokugan’s emphasis on family, duty, childbearing, etc., so not to worry – there is still plenty of that to go around!