Alderac Entertainment Group will release Death at Koten, the first graphic novel based on its Legend of the Five Rings trading-card game. The graphic novel will be available through regular distribution in April; players can also direct-order a set that includes the novel and 100 cards based on the events of the story.

Written by L5R lead story writer Shawn Carman and illustrated by YJL of Imaginary Friends Studios, Death at Koten follows the path of Imperial Magistrate Seppun Tashime and his investigation into the assassination of a prominent member of the Crab Clan.

The 152-page softcover is set for release at retail April 15th and carries an MSRP of $24.95.  Alternatively, players can order a special set direct from Alderac for $99.99, which includes the graphic novel with an alternate-art cover and 100 new Celestial Edition-legal cards based on the story.