Crane Documents Illuminate Feelings on Golden Emperor's Death
Phoenix Weeps Over Wilted Lotus
Crane documents from this time show little concern for the state of the Imperial throne. They’re primary concern was defending the northern border from barbarians, and keeping up with demand for exotic goods. As long as the new Emperor, whatever clan he was to be from, did not interferer with the doings of Crane Clan, they were happy.
Some interesting letters between the two Crane regents suggest that if the new Emperor were to deal harshly with the Crane Clan, that a trade embargo was ready to go into effect.