I’m waaaay late on this series, but hey, Happy New Year! I still intend to finish all 12 though, however late it is :p
Rokugan is a very different place in the cyberpunk future. Each of the Clans is now a Zaibatsu, a mega-conglomerate of related corporations tied together by bloodlines reaching back to the days of the Samurai.
The spirit-forges tended by Shugenja craft magitech nemuranai, assisted by the newly-discovered Data Kami, Elemental Spirits of information.
However different their means, some things stay the same. Scorpion infiltrators sneak into corporate headquarters for missions sabotage, corporate espionage or outright assassination. The Crab Clan’s Kaiu follow the example of their Hero, Yakamo, and focus their arts on creating ornate Cybernetic prosthetic nemuranai to augment their defense forces.
While the Great Clans struggle against one another, an ancient evil is reborn. Taking the form of the charismatic Spider Clan CEO, Daigotsu, Fu Leng’s corruption spreads through tainted technologies and radiation from the Spider’s Industrial Complex, spawning techno-magical horrors that have never been seen before in the Empire.
Perhaps dressing up Rokugan is turning into a hobby for me, but the idea of a cyberpunk setting for it is always fun to think about.