The children of the Sun and the Moon fall to Earth. While Fu Leng falls far the the west of Rokugan, the other Kami land near Seppun Hill. Discovering the tribes of humans that call this land home, the Kami hold a grand tournament to determine who will rule them. In the end it is Hantei who is victorious and he becomes the first Emperor.
Shortly after the tournament, hordes of monstrous creatures emerge from the west in the service of Fu Leng. The war with the Shadowlands begins