The Stones of Kyudaizu
A former explorer, now retired as a monk.
Formerly a renowned Phoenix bushi, known to have traveled practically everywhere in Rokugan, Yono is now a frail old man, who seem barely lucid half the time.
Yono has issued invitations through his son, Shiba Tametsu, to ten samurai from various clans, but apart from showing them an empty box, that he says used to contain a great evil, he hasn’t been forthcoming on why. Nor will he be, as three days later he was killed by a masked assassin, who had impersonated Tametsu.