The Era of the Heavenly Empress
A Lion Duelist
In 1170, Akodo Tsuge was named “The Coward of the Utaku Plains” for leading a retreat for her unit. She quietly endured the name until the Sayorinogashi Winter Tournament that year. She faced Ikoma Biru’s son Takeshi, who had given her the name.
She cut him so quickly and decisively, no one has questioned her since, and few will say the name Utaku in her presence, just in case.
She took part in the Sunrise Special Tournament, and entered the Iajitsu side of the Fukuharashi tournament in 1172.