The Chinese Emperor has been powerless for a long time. Intrigue and corruption prevail within the city walls. Just before a wedding the ceremonial garments of the Emperor are stolen. How it happened is clear. A band of corrupt officials have exploited the waning power of the Emperor for themselves. The Emperor calls in his last faithful advisers (the players) and tells them "Return the garments to me no matter what!" The players heed the emperors request and try to find as many garment cards as possible.