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  • Lonely Lotus Garden

    Also called Kodoku Rōtasugāden, this small city is known for the beautiful silks produced here. Various artisans dwell in the city to use the silks produced here. [[:kakita-noburu | Kakita Noburu]] became goekon in 1155. When Kakita Noburu died of an …

  • The Gardens

    The palace from which the city takes its name, most of the actual lands are made up of pools where lotuses grow. A series of bridges allow passage from island to island, and a small family shrine and a semi enclosed structure for outdoor entertainment …

  • Lonely Lotus Festival

    Each spring, to convince the Kami to bless the silk harvest that year, a festival is held in Lonely Lotus gardens. A number of artistic competitions are held, including poetry, dance, ikibana, and origami. Each of the five days of the festival ends in …

  • Three Perfume House

    The geisha house in [[Lonely Lotus Garden | Lonely Lotus Garden]], the geisha[[:muria | Muria]] has made her home her. Famous in the province for her beauty and her skill in dance and music, she has brought great prestige to Three Perfume. When [[: …

  • Orefesu and Uridesu

    Patron: [[:kakita-tiru | Kakita Tiru]] Playwright: [[:doji-akemi | Doji Akemi]] Year: 1172 Location: Kyuden Bayushi, Winter Court Style: Noh Notable Cast [[:moshi-higashi | Moshi Higashi]] as Orifesu [[:kakita-mizunokao | Kakita Mizunokao]] as …

  • Temple to Emma-O

    After [[:kakita-tiru | Kakita Tiru]] became Gokenin of Lonely Lotus Garden, and took the title Voice of Emma-O, he ordered construction begun on a temple to the Fortune of Death. In 1173, after the Mantis were disbanded and the threat of a more …

  • Steel Wind Dojo

    After participating in the [[Spring Blossom Tournament]] in 1172, the then ronin [[:kakita-tiru | Kakita Tiru]] returned to find several bushi wishing to learn from him. Having garnered a reputation as a skilled duelist, he decided to teach, and thus the …

  • Doji Kwanchai

    Born the fifth child of small family with distant ties to the Doji leadership, the man now known as Doji Kwanchai had no future. By the time he was born the family's wealth and influence had been used to ensure his brothers and sisters had appointments …

  • Doji Gomashi

    Doji Gomashi is the nephew of Crane Clan Champion Doji Domotai. After completing his gempekku, he insisted he would spend the winter court in Ryoko Owari. Worried about the temptations the city would offer, his aunt contacted [[:doji-kwanchai | Doji …

  • 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 …

  • Doji Akemi

    Doji Akemi has become such a famous Crane poet that she was invited to the Empresses' 1171 Winter Court based on her work, from The Heavenly Empress herself. She serves her clan as a diplomat, travelling, often giving gifts of poetry to her hosts. …

  • 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.

  • 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 …

  • Kakita Taro

    Destined from birth to be the next Goekon of Lonely Lotus Gardens, he has always been jealous of his brother, [[:kakita-tiru | Tiru]]. He is happy to now have the family ancestral blades, and considers his chances good at the tournament for the Empress's …

  • Doji Ryo

    While not a bushi by training, Ryo has an excellent mind for strategy. In 1172, he came with [[:kakita-taro | Kakita Taro]] to serve the 47th Akodo army, teaching the bushi the ways of the general.

  • 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.

  • Muria

    The most popular Geisha in [[Lonely Lotus Garden | Lonely Lotus Garden]]

  • 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 …

  • Kakita Mizunokao

    Kakita Mizunokao is a major asset to her clane. A superb actress who holds her own in the courts, her star continues to rise, and friends flock to this woman, hoping to follow her influence into the highest levels of court.

  • 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 …

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