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 …
After Genpuku; To Serve
Born a year after his brother, [[:kakita-taro | Kakita Taro]], Kakita Tiru showed great promise as an iaijutsu swordsman from a young age, much like his father, [[:kakita-noburu | Kakita Noburu]]. Yet, it seemed …
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.
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.
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 …
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. …
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 …
Since he was not trained at the Kakita Duelist academy, many assume Yasuko's talent is inheritied.
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.
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.
An intensly focused woman, Tsuarako has never moved far beyond the walls of the Kakita Artisan School, and studies constantly to improve her already impecable Ikebana arrangements
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.