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  • Akodo Hoshi

    Hoshi ascended to power when he slew the maho, Ikoma Benjiro, the Lion Clan Champion made him the Damiyo of the maho's holdings. With his brother Sozen, and cousin Iroden, he led a small force and wiped out the remaining pockets of resistance. Hoshi …

  • Diagotsu Jin

    Diagotsu Jin is the son of Ikoma Benjiro, who was supposed to have died when he was eight years old. Raised in secret, he became a powerful warrior of the Lost. At one time, he mantained a secret keep in the woods near Southern Woods Village, but the …

  • Akodo Iroden

    Akodo Iroden is cousin to Hoshi daymio, the lord of Fukaharashi, and is on a quest to regain the honor lost by his Grandfather when he abdicated from his lands and family duties to take the Family blade to war. In becoming a great general himself Iroden …

  • Hida Oki

    His death Haiku reads as such Tsui ni yuku minazuki suzushi mune kiyoshi At last I am leaving: in rainless skies, a cool moon... pure is my heart In the final battle against [[:diagotsu-jin]] | …

  • Kakita Kara

    Matsu Kara finds her honour to be a constant struggle. She wants to do her best, to impress her mother, Matsu Juri, but struggles to win her approval. She is close to [[:kitsu-diaki | Kitsu Diaki]] who also doesn't always fit in well with the other Lion …

  • Akodo Amatsu

    Akodo Amatsu is [[:akodo-tsuki | Akodo Tsuki's]] father. He is a Chui in the Imperial Legion, and is a very traditional samuria. He is intrigued by [[:akodo-iroden | Akodo Iroden's]] proposal. The promise of tying the families together based on …

  • Seppun Ayuma

    Seppun Ayuma is currently the lord of [[Socho no Shiro | Socho no Shiro]]. He has been overseeing the [[Sunrise Tournament | Sunrise Tournament]] since 1162, and truely enjoys it. He offers little advice to his student before hand, and teaches them …

  • Matsu Ise

    Matsu Ise is a beautiful samuria ko who attends tournaments throughout Lion lands to recruit potential young bushi for the Matsu duelist school. Her current star pupil is [[:matsu-kara | Matsu Kara]], whom she met in [[Sayorinogashi | Sayorinogashi]] in …

  • Seppun Hoshiyo

    When [[:buyushi-tosen | Buyushi Tosen]] returned her sister's blades to [[Socho no Shiro | Socho no Shiro]], Seppun Hoshiyo found it to be a crushing blow. Worse still, because she had commited seppuku after failing in her covert mission, their lord, [[: …

  • Tsuruchi Obo

    For a man in his early seventies, Obo is in great shape. He spent years on Teardrop Island, and everyone thought he was an opium addict. Then, other Mantis showed up, and started becoming the patrons of the establishments Obo frequented. They became …

  • Tsuruchi Itsuki

    Itsuki is [[:tsurichi-obo | Tsurichi Obo's]] grandson. He's often seen on Teardrop Island, and has a reputation for a brawler. Most assume that his apparent sloth is considered to be a mirror of his grandfather's, and those who work against the Mantis …

  • Jaw

    Named for the huge scar that makes his jaw sit strangly, this Ronin is known to accept any job. He previouly attacked [[:akodo-iroden | Akodo Iroden]], hired by [[:bayushi-yoshimi | Bayushi Yoshimi]] to beat him, but he failed, badly,

  • Shosuro Jocho

    The son of [[:shosuro-hyobu | Shosuro Hyobu]] and head of the Thunder Guard of Ryoko Owari, Jocho is difficult to read. No one knows how seriously he takes himself or the world around him. Sometimes he seems driven and focused. Others, he seems jaded …

  • Doji Domotai

    Doji Domotai is the young Crane Clan Champion. She has a son, born 1169. She currently seems to favour her "Newphew" (actually a second cousin)[[:doji-gomashi | Doji Gomashi]], and has been quite pleased with [[:doji-kwanchai | Doji Kwanchai's]] ability …

  • Matsu Tama

    Matsu Tama was close with [[:hida-oki | Hida Oki]]. They drank together, fought together, and found kindred spirits in each other. When he died, she blamed [[:akodo-iroden | Akodo Iroden]] and drunkenly punched him in the face. He let her embaresment …

  • Matsu Amir

    A young, earnest samuria, he was named after a lion born in the sands during the Akodo banashment, and he's proud of his gaijin name. In 1171 he competed in the [[Fukuharashi Tournament 1171 | Fukuharashi Tournament]]

  • Ikoma Xio

    Ikoma Xio seems perpetually nervous, except in the heat of battle, when a calm falls over him. He's quiet and rarely alone. He served on the Kiau wall with [[:akodo-iroden | Akodo Iroden]] and fought in the 1171 Fukuharashi tournament. He attended the …

  • Akodo Tsuge

    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 | Ikoma Biru's]] son Takeshi, who had given her …

  • Shosuro Maru

    Shosuro Maru is a fixture at Sunrise castle. He's there at least three quarters of the year. The seppun guardsman there would hate him more, except that when he wins, he only requests to arranage a marriage from the Seppun Damiyo, and as it's so minor, …

  • Bayushi Kitsunejo and Kitsuneko

    Kitsunejo and Kintsuneko (or Ko and Jo to their friends) had a Kitsune father who was disgraced. They work to restore their families honour through service in the clan. Slightly mischevious in their senses of humour, and willing to dress as each other, …

  • Kakita Chunigo

    Kakita Chunigo is [[:kakita-tiru | Tiru's]] third cousin, and trained as a Yojimbo. He has spent the last several years in the northern mountains, and now carries a ring sword as well as his Daisho.

  • Moto Michimo

    Michimo was the Tasia who held Western Paw village when [[:akodo-hoshi | Akodo Hoshi]] first arrived in Fukuharashi. When [[:akodo-iroden | Akodo Iroden]] ran him out, Moto was impressed and named him "The Little General" using the same little that's in …

  • Utaku Sumie

    [[:moto-michimo | Moto Michimo]] is rarely seen without Sumei. She is brasher than he is, often throwing her two zeni in when least appreciated. She has been known to duel those who would challange Michimo, and is far more competant at Iajitsu than is …

  • Shinjo Eji

    A student of [[:moto-michimo | Moto Michimo]] who serves his sensie in the field. He seems a bit crazy and is usually smiling.

  • Usagi Ariso

    Usagi Ariso mastered the art of his clans style quickly, but was never what his family expected of him. He was easily distracted by a a bottle of sochu, a game of dice, or most importantly, a pretty girl. After his Gempekku, he spent a great deal of time …

  • Yoritomo Ami

    An old friend of [[:akodo-hoshi | Akodo Hoshi]], he went to her when he needed to borrow a boat in the lands of Silk and Spice. She is a bold, brazen woman, who favours Jo staves over the traditional Yoritomo Bushi Kama. When the Mantis Clan was …

  • Kasuga Funari

    A rather ill kept samuria who spends most of his time in sake houses. He's a navigator, but seems almost ronin, often working for koku.

  • Otomo Goro

    Goro holds Spring Garden Castle, a major diplomatic centre for the Otomo family. He was trained by the Seppun bushi school, and believes that iajitsu dueling is the highest art form in the empire. It's known that he wishes to be trained at the …

  • Kakita Tenkazu

    An introvert, having completed his warrior pilgramage, he returned to the Kakita dueling acadamy in the Spring of 1172, and his sensei challanged him to a duel to see what he had learned. Handily trouncing his sensei, he was asked how he had one. He …

  • Mirumoto Zenshin

    Zenshin claims to be the half brother of Mirumoto Mareshi, the family damiyo. He appeared in the empire late in 1171, and no one had previously seen him outside of Dragon lands. Neither Mareshi, nor his father Mirumoto Daini, have commented on this, …

  • Hantei Ryozo

    Hida Ryozo is a good Maegashira class Sumie wrestler who has been to the last two winter courts. Nothing about the happy man stands out, in spite of his size. When the Empress made her announcement that she would marry the man who won the iajitsu …

  • Agashi Soseki

    Sometimes called "The Ocean's Depth", Agashi Soseki has a thousand yard stare, and has a reputation for doing the impossible. In 1170, a brazen but skilled Mirumoto bushi, who was among the best in his school, insulted Soseki's sister. Soseki declared a …

  • Ikoma Tsuriki

    [[:akodo-sozen | Akodo Sozen]]He began his training as an Ikoma Warden before studying at the Akodo Bushi school. A contestant in the Sayorinogashi winter tournament of 1170 who lost to [[:togashi-sakura | Togashi Sakura]], he also served [[:akodo-iroden …

  • Akodo Hanzo

    In 1171, Hanzo ran down a Battle Madien on horseback and pulled her to the ground. His speed has impressed a lot of young bushi, who want to follow him to war. He just needs a comission. In 1172, [[:akodo-iroden | Akodo Iroden]] happily accpeted …

  • Matsu Hokii

    Matsu Hokii was given a company right out of Gempekku, and managed to get them slaughtered by the end of spring. Now, the Matsu will have nothing to do with him, and he seeks redemption. He died at the Battle of Moto Shiro in 1172

  • Ikoma Machiko

    Ikoma Machiko is the second child of Ikoma Atsu. Her older brother, Yotsuken, has just inheritied the family lands as their father retired. However, he is preparing for the duel in the winter of 1172, and refuses to lead his troops to war. Machiko is …

  • Ichiro Kaigen

    While he is a little gruff, Ichiro Kaigen loves iaijitsu dueling for its own sake, and would prefer it to the regular mercanarie work done by his clan.

  • Akodo Shigetoshi

    Shigetoshi recieved his posting as the Akodo family damiyo as he is the most Akodo Akodo. Despite this, he retired under curious circumstances at the Winter Court of 1173, naming [[:akodo-hoshi | Akodo Hoshi]] as the new Lion Clan Champion.

  • Akodo Shigerin

    Shigerin has an exceptional eye for battle, and he's seen as his father's natural sucessor. Brave, bold, and decisive, he has never been defeated in battle. Some say he is almost more Matsu than Akodo, which Shigerin takes as a compliment. In 1172, he …

  • Matsu Gempachi

    Matsu Gempachi is a loyal Lion who finds the art of dueling fascinating. He tried to impress Tiru, but the elder samurai failed to notice him, even as he quietly guarded Kara as best he could.

  • Shiba Ginko

    A bland woman with a talent for iaijitsu, Shiba Ginko is quietly upset that the most important iaijitsu tournament in her lifetime procludes her based on her gender.

  • Daidoji Kojo

    A student of Kakita Tiru's when he taught at the Kakita dueling academy, Koso displayed loyalty when meeting him as a ronin, and earned herself an invite to the Steel Wind dojo.

  • Ikoma Takashi

    Ikoma Takashi, son of [[:ikoma-biru | Ikoma Biru]], serves well in the Ikoma army. After his defeat by [[:akodo-tsuge | Akodo Tsuge]] in 1170, he became quiter about his certainty in his abilities, but his overconfidence still shines through.

  • Ikoma Yotsuken

    [[:ikoma-machiko | Ikoma Machiko's]] brother has invested every resource he can get his hands on to win the Empress's hand. Noone else believes he's going to win, but he's certain.

  • Akodo Shigemori

    Shigemori is constantly by his father's side, and many assume he would be an excellent heir to the clan championship from his training. However, the heads of the Lion clan know how he is unfit to lead; as a momoku, his inablity to use void makes him a …

  • Hida Bie

    Hida Bie's great grandmother was a Kakita, and when his grandparents married, his great grandfather was given a Kakita crafted sword. In 1169, the blade was shattered by an Oni in the Shadowlands. Believing that reforging the blade with the Kiau …

  • Kakita Yoruhime

    A competent bushi, she respected Noburu for his skill as a warrior. When defending their lands in the War of Silk and Steel, Yoruhime was killed. She waited in the realm of slaughter, watching her husbands slow decent into opium.

  • Doji Raicho

    While she looks young for her age, Dopji Raicho is a skilled duelist who desrves to be in the Kenshinzen school. She sees dueling as an art, far above the uncultured application of kenjitsu, and she plans to master this highest of arts. While one of the …

  • Doji Chisora

    Doji Chisora doesn't like to talk to people. He uses as few words as possible, and prefers to use a sword to his tongue. He generally seems out of place in court, and had a sucessful career in the Crane armies until his enterance into the Kenshinzen …

  • Togia

    A rather honourless man who will take any job, but is good at laying low between jobs. He took a job to attack [[:kakita-tiru | Kakita Tiru]], and when he didn't kill him, his employer, [[:diagotsu-jin | Diagotsu Jin]] attempted to kill the ronin. He …

  • Otaki

    Otaki is a member of the forest killers, who hopes his iaijitsu is good enough to name himself Empress's consort. When he ran out of money training, he agreed to work with Togia. He helped attack [[:kakita-tiru | Kakita Tiru]]. Tiru survived the assult …

  • Yoshiike

    Not much is known about this young horse archer. Many assume, due to the Shinjo Horsebow and his comfort on the horse, he was once a unicorn. He assisted [[:togia | Togia]] on his failed attempt to kill [[:kakita-tiru | Kakita Tiru]]. When Tiru …

  • Kakita Notsuran

    A Tsuruchi magistrate who was quite good at her job, she tracked the Serpent of the East to one of the Mantis ports. She was unable to apprehend her, and the Serpent threatened to kill her family if she told anyone who she truly was. Terrified for her …

  • Hida Kuon

    Hida Kuon was a bushi and berserker of the Crab Clan. He was the son of Hida Yasamura and Hida O-Ushi, twin brother of Hida Kuroda, husband to Hida Reiha and father to two sons, Hida Kisada and Hida Ren. Kuon became the Crab Clan Champion in 1159 " …

  • Hida Sasume

    Sasume is a dedicated Crab Tasia. In 1172, he served as [[:yasuki-jinn-kuen | Yasuki Jinn-Kuen's]] Yojimbo for the winter.

  • Hida Wazuki

    Hida Wazukii was assigned as [[:kuni-masayuki | Kuni Masayuki's ]] Yojimbo for the 1172 Winter Season. He believes was done to give him an honourable reason to leave the wall and try and win the Empress's Hand Tournament.

  • Yoritomo Hanako

    Hanako, the elder of the Mantis Clan Champion's twins, trained at her clan's Bushi school, and shows exceptional talent according to her sensie. She is extremely pragmatic, and hopes to lead her clan someday. She already commands a kobune, and it is …

  • Hida Kisada

    Returning from the dead in the war of spirits, Hida Kisida did not reclaim the crab clan championship, but left if with his grandson. He died at the 1172 wintercourt for the second time. It may have been night rot, but it may have been night milk.

  • Orochi Cero

    Orochi Cero is charged with defending Orochi's Teeth from invaders. A gruff man who speaks his mind and prefers to get to the point, he is the Commander of the islands' defenses, as well as one of the most respected by other Orochi.

  • Orochi Saito

    An experienced bushi and sea captain, Orochi Saito serves the [[:serpent-of-the-east | The Serpent of the East]] loyally. Appears to be in her early forties, with the typical weathered/tanned appearance of a Mantis bushi. When asked about Yoritomo Saito, …

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