This year as I watched the events at GenCon, I thought back to all the things I had seen and done as being a part of the Unicorn Clan and the greater L5R community. I remember first meeting the Angry Crab, our website vanishing every couple of years, the great Koku Conspiracy, Panda Khan’s first decree, and the list goes on and on. I also remember the day we received the news that the game that was the centralizing force of our community was going dark to be reborn in 2017 and all the activity that occurred to keep the traditions of our Rokugan alive.
There is a lot to be said for jumping to action, there is also something to be said for taking time for reflection and to catch up on all those things you always meant to do. That is why you may have noticed a distinct lack of change and support to the forums and site since then. Like the fiction I thought the images from GenCon and seeing the banner telling us that 2017 is not a myth, made me think of Iuchi’s mirror telling the clan that it was time to return to land we call home.
The long rides through the Shadowlands will not be easy or pleasant, and we may lose many along the way. The things that bind us together do not change. They will not change. When we hear UTZ!!! In the distance we scream BANZAI!!! I don’t think anyone who is a not a part of the old ways understands the passion that we bring back to Rokugan, and that we also do not truly understand the Rokugan that we will be returning to as well.
Which brings me to this, I feel it is now time to re-organize the site and will be doing that over the next few weeks, and am looking for help from all who follow Shinjo. I am looking for people who are will to share their talents, storyies and ideas ( please use Meeting hall until everything is rebuilt) and look forward to reconnect to all of you.
In service to Shinjo,