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 …
Akodo Namiko was born Ikoma, and studied at the Omoidasu school She married [[:akodo-sozen | Akodo Sozen]] and her family was ecstatic when Sozen's cousin [[:akodo-hoshi | Akodo Hoshi]] was named the damiyo of [[Fukuharashi | Fukuharashi]]. While she is …
Ikoma Biru has been the Provincial Govenor of [[Sayorinogashi | Sayorinogashi]] since 1146. He considers his position a great honour, and does his best to impart this onto his sons.
Biru is very concerned with [[:ikoma-benjiro | Ikoma Benjiro]] and …
Ryoko is the Govenor for the city of [[Kitamori | Kitamori]]. She is generally warm and friendly. She serves her Provincial Damiyo, [[:ikoma-biru | Ikoma Biru]] well. She arranged an extremely beneficial marraige between her daughter, [[:ikoma-ruri | …
Ikoma Ruri is a sleepy looking girl, who seems very content to let others look after things for her. Her mother, [[:ikoma-ryuko | Ikoma Ryuko]] did all the work to arrange her engagement to [[:bayushi-yoshimi | Bayushi Yoshimi]] in 1170. She hasn't seen …
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 …
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 …
[[: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-iroden | Akodo Iroden]] strongly dislikes Kio for his potrayal of Akodo in the Way of the River.
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 …
A weather beaten man who looks more Mantis than Lion, Kunochi is a dedicated, if not skilled, duelist
Ikoma Sakura is a well trained bushi who excels at iaijitsu. She is frustrated that she cannot enter the most important tournament of her life due to her gender.
Ikoma Suigin is the pride of his school. He is well loved at courts, as a contreversal and forward figure, who can defend his bold statements and clever insults with a fast sword. Unmarried, he has agreedto take over as the sensie at the Omoidasu Dojo …
The son of [[:ikoma-biru | Ikoma Biru]], the man who will rule [[Sayorinogashi | Sayorinogashi]] when his father retires, Kinzo has displayed some signs of jealousy, even publicly, towards [[:akodo-hoshi | Akodo Hoshi]].
There was nothing extrodaniary about Ikoma Bokaru's career until his first duel to train to for the Empress's hand tournament. his natural talent made him much more popular.
No one ever seems to remember Marihito and it infuriates him.
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-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.