Blood of the Empire
The Journey Scrolls are magical scrolls which allow for rapid long-distance communication. They operate as a pair. What is written in one scroll instantly appears in its “twin”, regardless of the distance between them.
The ciphered message revealed that an ancient artifact known as the Blood of Isawa was hidden in a ruin two days north of Medinat Al Salam. The correspondence within the scrolls also revealed that drinking Isawa’s preserved blood would forge a bond between the drinker and the kami, effectively making the drinker a shugenja.