Sora no Teiou - Sky Emperor
In the history of Gouyoku, the Sora Clan, chosen by the heavens to not only rule the kingdom, but to always protect it, were slaughtered in a bloody bid for power.
The title of emperor fell to lesser men, whose regard for wealth and selfish interests drove the common folk to great hardship, poverty, and desperation. Corruption spread quickly among officials, those whose positions were assured through bribery, illicit trade, and tenuous alliances betrayed in a heartbeat.
In a kingdom rife with crime, Satoshi Sato and Renjiro San, do what they can for the struggling citizens who cross their paths, and go out of their way to upset corrupt politicians who exploit the people.
It is on one such endeavor, made necessary by the threat of war with a neighbouring land, that the pair meet Kamiko, a heartbeat from death and steeped in blood.
Their unexpected new companion is filled with surprises, and sets them on a path deep with intrigue, controversy, and danger.