Ikoma Benjiro quietly ruled his corner of Lion lands, paid his taxes, and prospered. There were never any complaints, few visitors to his out of the way lands, and no problems. Everyone assumed everything was fine.
No one realized he ruled the lands …
Bayushi Otsune exposed [[:ikoma-benjiro | Ikoma Benjiro]] at the 1169 Sayorinogashi Winter Court with the help of a Kuni Witchhunter. She then arranged to be the head of Scorpion house in Fukuharashi to assist [[:akodo-hoshi | Akodo Hoshi]] in ensuring …
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 …
His death Haiku reads as such
Tsui ni yuku
At last I am leaving:
in rainless skies, a cool moon...
pure is my heart
In the final battle against [[:diagotsu-jin]] | …
Kitsu Diaki was born an atypical Lion child, rambunctous and full of vigor while most are serious, quiet children. At the age of eleven he and Kitsu Kosho were sent, as part of a treaty, to train in the Mantis Lands. In their place two Mantis childern …
Gerta was a [[Detsukuni | Detsujin]] found dead on the southern shores of the River of Gold by [[:hida-maki | Hida Maki]]. Gerta was sacrificed to Onnotangu, and Maki is looking for her killers.
Gerta was a Geisha at the House of Foreign Stories.
Some say that [[:bayushi-korechika | Bayushi Korechika's]] daughter died of a terrible illness. Other say that when she was 13, she was kidnapped for being beautiful, and to stop her kidnapper from doing terrible things to her, she scratched her face to …
A sly scorpion cortier who wears an Emerald Mempo. He holds his position under some dubious conditions, and seems to enjoy the political clout.
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 …
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, …
Considered the best duelist of his generation, Masumune is a teacher at the Kenshinzen Dojo, and a potential suiter for the Empress. He is sometimes rude to those outside the crane clan.
[[:kitsu-diaki | Kitsu Diaki]] meet Kikiyo while studying in Mantis Lands, and feel in love with her at a young age. She has always been a part of his life, but he managed to offend her betrothed, who demanded a duel to the death.
To everyone's shock, …
Serpent of the East
The Serpent of the East rules over the Serpent's Maw, and commands the Orochi pirates. Her followers act with some degree of honour, refusing to betray her when captured. Some say she was once Yoritomo.
Rumor has it she assisted [[:moshi-kikiyo | …
Having just completed gempekku, Kosho's pious brother is looking to prove his value to his clan. While joining in the third battle against [[:diagotsu-jin | Daigotsu Jin]], he was struck down and killed by [[:akodo-iroden | Akodo Iroden]], despite being …
A small estate manager of Lonely Lotus Gardens. When his wife died, he closed in on himself, and is mostly oblivious to the competition between his sons.
Slipping slowly into opium addiction, his lands fell under the sway of Scoprion opium merchants. …
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.
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 …
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 …