The Minimoto clan are as stoic and unweilding as the Iron Mountains they call home. Unparalleled masters of metal craft and the arts of metallurgy and mining. The great mountain not only provides the clan's wealth but also its protection. This great clan, whose loyalty was once unquestioned by the Takashis, has grown distant of late. Rumours spread of the Old Bear rousing from too many long winters, slumbering in his mountain halls, and he is hungry. So long on the fringes of the 'civiised' world have left the Bear clan without the need or taste for the frivolities of the court, 'The Bear does not dance', but he does fight, and there are few that can oppose its fury.