From the back of the Box:
The Deathlord stands revealed, reeking of pestilence. Master of a technology called magic. Spewing hordes of monsters. Exploiting every power there is... and some there shouldn't be.
Life in Lorn was always horrific. But it just got worse. The fiercest Samurai haven't been lucky. They're dead. The Emperor fears for his life.
The the Deathlord seems to have all the time in the world.
To vanquish him, you'll need every magic item you can win. And a few skills you didn't know existed.
It's either that, or lose face. Your face.