In the wake of Toku’s death, Heichi Nobunaga has assumed control of the Minor Clan Alliance’s forces. Nobunaga begins to take a more proactive, ambitious plan with the Alliance. As the heat of summer becomes oppressive in the south, however, riots break out in Zakyo Toshi, a city at the edge of the Shinomen Forest that holds interests of the Hare, Falcon, and Boar Clans, in addition to a great deal of interests of the Great Clans. The Eighth Company of the Eighth Legion find themselves dispatched to the city to protect the MCA’s interests. Things are not what they seem, however, in Zakyo Toshi, and the decisions of a few minor officers could have dramatic political ramifications across Rokugan.
Before that, there is business in Musume Mura to attend to, a quiet little village where nothing could go wrong.
Part One of The Chain of Dogs.