This official L5R fiction was originally published on the Imperial Assembly on October 31st 2015, at http://imperialassembly.com
L5R Halloween Fiction - 2015
Why He Wrote
By Robert Denton
Special thanks to Joe Simurdiak
and the other L5R fans on Facebook
who suggested topics for this fiction.
“It is the fate of every lord to betray his vassals.
It is the fate of every vassal to be betrayed.”
- The Prophecies of Uikku
In all of Rokugan, there is no playwright quite like Hirohashi. He was not the greatest, nor the most acclaimed. His works lack the technical skill of Kakita Morushijin, the exquisite detail of Miya Hatori, or the vision of the esteemed Miya Mai. But Hirohashi had a way of telling a story that built a world around the viewer and made them feel as though they lived within it. He once told me that the audience could sense when the playwright was dishonest, portraying something of which he had no knowledge or experience. If the author