Before our world, there was Nothing.
And then Nothing thought.
It’s first sin.
It wanted to be more than it was. It wanted to know. It wanted to have.
The water grew dark. Regret, fear, desire. Seeds of our world.
All from Nothing. Thinking.
The Others were born, the Elder Gods. Then the Sun and Moon. Then their children, the brawling ones. Hantei and the rest. They shaped and formed our world, this Emerald Empire, this Rokugan.
The bones of our world, the secret in every drop of blood. The sin of Nothing. The filling of the empty, the darkening of the water.
Is this the secret to Shinsei’s path? To return to the serenity of the absolute, to be empty water once more?
Is it even possible? To live without regret. Or fear. Or desire?
A curious riddle.
This bears careful thought.
I hope my readers will forgive my small joke.
– Musings – Kitsune Miho
[With apologies to John Wick and Alderac Entertainment. I’m starting to do prep work for what could be my next long-running tabletop campaign. Returning to the hallowed system of yore, 1st Edition Legend of the Five Rings. I’m rereading a lot of the setting information for the first time in over a decade. Such a strange mashup of Eastern and Western mythology, neatly combining the Amaterasu myth with the Cronos/Zeus story.
And also forgive my crude use of Japanese. My only aide is Google Translate.]