- Everyone gained 5xp, xp count of 89.
- Mid Autumn (Month of the Rooster)
The final week of the event is filled with much activity.
Hoshi Ryojiro is contacted by his necklace which tried to make clear it’s intent and use to the governor. The two of them make plans to have him ask his ambassador about the things in the shadows when the event is over. The Governor also makes a deal with Yasuki Garou to have someone of the Dragon Clan learn with the Kaiu family in the future, with the death of Kaiu Kokkaku. This action he feels will draw the Crab and the Dragon Closer.
Isawa Nozomi meets Shiba Niban, who is now her new ward and student over the winter. She realized that in his awakening to the Void was traumatic, and now his Void threatens to unbalance all of his other elemental connections. He constantly comforts himself by drawing forth a puppy from the void to hold onto.
Mirumoto Kinji allows his students to talk with the other guests and collect ribbons from them, as they discuss Bushido. They show the wisdom of the Dragon this way. He then encourages them to explain what they in turn learned.
Agasha Nyokazu makes peace with his two allies, Doji Sakka and Mirumoto Iatsu. Sakka expresses to the Dragonfly that Iatsu has deeper feelings for Nyokazu. He also crafts a gift for Matsu Kasseia, and uncrush-able fan.
Tonbo Suzume gets some alone time with Ikoma Kiobito, and the two of them conspire to see if they can convince the Lion for a marriage in time. Her brother, Tonbo Naoki, causes some minor havoc and gains Kaiu Kokkaku’s shiba dog.
Kitsuki Rokuro is locked in many meetings working out the trades. He manages to fast talk almost everyone, and leaves the Dragon in a great position of power in the trades. He manages to feed the dragon for the year and to make huge leaps in stored food for years to come. He also meets with Kitsuki Kiyushichi and learns of a bounty he is set to collect on and bring justice.
Ikoma Kiobito and the daughter of Otomo Hoku, Hana, discovers all of the hidden meditation circles. The Lion defers to the young maiden and she chooses to ask for a crafted item from Agasha Nyokazu in the future.
The two debates end with Imperial Taxes will continued to be paid, with Otomo Hoku winning. Yasuki Garou champions the discussion for Hoshi for Emperor, and wins. Both these choices leaves the crowds convinced, but their words will mean only so much to their clan heads.
Finally, in celebration of a successful trade, the tournament of radiant blades made by Agasha Nyokazu are decided by a duel, and the finals are between Utagawa and Kakita Risupu, with the Crane winning. During the duel, the crane did manage to put the eye of Ikoma Kiobito out, but his would be lover was able to save it with her water magic. Although the Crane’s words seemed sincere, he smiled at the Dragonfly in a way that made her question.
The guests left, and the rice slowly came back. The city seemed too large for itself after three weeks of so many guests, but a pleasant and pleased serenity spread through the Dragon’s lands. Every peasant and samurai knew, they would be fed, and could focus on rebuilding and growing with great honor and strength.