Legends of Rokugan

People of the Iron Flower Court

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People of the Iron Flower Court


The People of Winter Court

There are over 150 samurai present at Kyuden Kurogane Hana’s Winter Court this year. It can be assumed that each clan and faction present has a small entourage of servants (ji-samurai, attendants, and minor court functionaries) to take care of their daily needs.

The following is a basic list of the important NPCs at Rikishi’s Court. Many of them are characters that you have interacted with already (natives to Kyuden Kurogane Hana). Some of them are people which have come into the game from other regions, were summoned by native members, or have otherwise been invited. The attitudes of each of these individuals is listed on the Great Game/Shifting Favor Chart.

Below is a brief description of each NPC. I hope to have a picture for each included as well. A quick breakdown of each section follows:

Known Allies: This will occasionally be listed as ??? because no PC has had a reason to find this information out just yet. You can either learn this information through Role-Play or make a suitable roll to determine the information.

Motivations/Goals: This will be the same as the Known Attitudes, except it focuses on the goals and motivations of the targets. The TN to learn Obvious Motivations through mechanical play will be 20 (with Raises for Clarity of information and Detail). Learning Hidden Goals will be dependent upon the Goal, the way the PC wants to learn (generic Mechanics or in-game role-play), and what method the PC uses to learn the goal (stealth, spying, gossip, asking, etc).

Crab

Yasuki Jin, Native Courtier
See Book of Air pp149-50

Jun is friendly towards everyone as a matter of course and tries to cultivate friendships with all.

Allies: Ikoma Jun, Kitsuki Rinjin
Enemies: Hiruma Iniko

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: To cultivate permanent alliances with as many other courtiers as he can in order to build a large network of allies.
- Hidden: ?

Stats
See Book of Air pp149-50

Hiruma Iniko, Vengeful Courtier – Deputy Minister of the Court under Seiyami

Iniko was once betrothed to Ikoma Jun and the tale of how the alliance ended has grown so convoluted by rumor and gossip that none are sure what really occurred save the two. What is known is that Iniko believes herself jilted by the Lion and seeks his downfall. Iniko is a deadly beautiful courtier who has a talent for seducing others to her cause. She is a viper to be feared, though she often uses others and rarely confronts directly.

Allies: Miya Santomu, Shosuro Mieko, Yoritomo Gendou, Gion Kaiyoikomachi
Enemies: Ikoma Jun and the other PCs

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Destroy Ikoma Jun by all means possible. Make him suffer.
- Hidden: ?

Stats
Yasuki Courtier Rank 4 (Yasuki Enforcer)

Advantages: Dangerous Beauty
Disadvantages: Sworn Enemy (Ikoma Jun)

Status: 5.2 Glory: 3.7 Infamy: 2.2 (Viper) Honor: 2.1

Yasuki Uboe, Crab Ambassador
Uboe was initially a rival of Ikoma Jun’s at the Topaz Championship, but the Lion made a concerted effort to turn the young Crab into an ally. Now, Uboe has been given the vaunted position of Ambassador to the Iron Flower Court by his daimyo, Yasuki Jinn-Kuen. Uboe is a rotund man, devious, but easily rattled.

Allies: Ikoma Jun, Yasuki Jin, Hiruma Iniko, Hida Kumo, Kuni Itsuki, Yoritomo Gendou, Ide Bujun
Enemies:

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Secure favored trading rights with the Daimyo. Increase his official Status.
- Hidden: ?.

Stats
Yasuki Courtier Rank 4

Status: 4.7 Glory: 4.1 Honor: 3.9

Hida Kumo and Prodigy (Kaiu Mitsuhide)

Kumo is a large man and a Yokozuna, the highest rank a Sumo can obtain. He is a dangerous physical specimen, but recently has elected to focus on the real dangers of the Wall instead of the Sumo mat. He was asked by the sensei of the Stone Tower Dojo to escort the Kaiu daimyo’s daughter, Mitsuhide, to her first attempt at a win at the Imperial Sumo Tournament.
_ Mitsuhide is a remarkable prodigy of the Sumo match, strong and fast for her size and possessing a rare beauty for such a physical specimen. She considers sumo to be the ONLY art form and sneers at the fact that Turquoise Championship will share her favored sport. She considers artisans and weak-minded courtiers to be a waste of energy._

Kumo
Allies: Ikoma Jun and the Crab, Togashi Ango, Seppun Tachibana
Enemies: Moshi Kameyo, Soshi Hiroaki

Mitsuhide

Allies: Hida Kumo
Enemies: Any artisan or courtier

Motivations/Goals
- Kumo
- Obvious: Protect Kaiu Mitsuhide and see her defeat his friendly rival, Jun.
- Hidden: None.

- Mitsuhide
- Obvious: Win.
- Hidden: ?

Stats
Hida Kumo, Hida Bushi Rank 5 (Sumai Wrestler Path 2), Defender of the Wall 1
Kaiu Mitsuhide, Hida Bushi 3 (Sumai Wrestler Path 2)

Kumo: Status: 4.1 Glory: 5.2 Honor: 4.8
Mitsuhide: Status 2.5 Glory: 3.0 Honor: 3.8

Kuni Itsuki, Herbalist
_ Itsuki is an enthusiastic student of medicine, alchemy, and herbalism who was sent as an exchange to the Tamori family for training. Her loyalties lie with the Crab and her two Witch Hunter parents, but Itsuki’s passion lies with her art. She is an expert on poison, antidotes and remedies of all kinds._

Allies: Crab contingent; Togashi Ango, Kitsuki Rinjin
Enemies: Shosuro Mieko (she doesn’t know this)

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Serve the clan, study the gardens and Temple.
- Hidden: ?
Stats
Tamori Shugenja 3

Status: 1.0 Glory: 3.2 Honor: 4.0
See Kuni Itsuki, p41 Second City People for further

Crane

Doji Ronshouko, Crane Ambassador
See Book of Air pp150-51
Albino; honorable

Allies: Crane and most of the natives of Kyuden Kurogane Hana
Enemies: Shosuro Mieko, Doji Seiyami (unwilling)

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Serve Doji Mikohime (O), her patron, with utmost honor. Gain Status enough to overcome her albinism and return to the Court of Kyuden Doji.
- Hidden: ?

Stats
Doji Courtier 3, Doji Innocent

Status: 5.0 Glory: 3.7 Honor: 6.9
See Book of Air pp150-51

Doji Mikohime (O), Sister to the Crane Champion (Doji Zhejiang)
_ Mikohime is a dangerous enemy. Outwardly, she is a typical arrogant Crane, skilled in both the court and with the blade, beautiful to behold and a danger to cross. Gossip and slander proclaim her to be Doji O, the Red Crane, a known seductress lacking the common Honor of the Crane who is willing to do anything to achieve her own ends._

Allies: Crane, Shosuro Mieko, Otomo Takashi
Enemies: PCs and many others

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Marry Bayushi Konitsu to punish him and spite Tadaka Eideiyohime.
- Hidden: ?.

Stats
Kakita Bushi 5

Status: 7.5 Glory: 3.2 Infamy: 4.1 (Red Crane) Honor: 4.4 (Perceived 1 Rank higher)

Advantages: Social Position, Kakita Blade, Allies (many), Benten’s Blessing
Disadvantages: Driven (Become Champion), Infamous, Lechery, Sworn Enemy (many)

Kakita Natsune, Woodblock Painter

Arrogant, aloof, over-privileged, and haughty, Kakita Natsune is the perfect negative stereotype of the Crane. He is, however, a remarkable artist specifically skilled at woodblock painting and a favored contestant to win the Turquoise Championship. He favors the finer things in all aspects of life and despite his shallow nature is able to produce art representing a soul of deep artistry.

Allies: Crane, Otomo Takashi
Enemies: Unknown

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Win the Turquoise Championship.
- Hidden: ?

Stats
Kakita Artisan 3

Status: 1.4 Glory: 4.8 Infamy: 2.1 (Insufferable) Honor: 4.8

Advantages: Ally (Doji Mikohime), Great Potential (Artisan)
Disadvantages: Infamous (Insufferable)

Kakita Amika, Aged Kenshinzen

Amika has lead a life wrought with pain and loss. She was once coldly beautiful, but a duel five years ago left her with a horrible facial scar and one eye blinded. Smitten with her sensei and lord Kakita Saburashi, she watched him spurn her feelings and then retire with the admission that he had followed a false path. Where such travails would have broken a lesser person, Amika has redeemed herself, weathering the storm with a deeper appreciation for the virtues of Bushido and what it means to be a Kakita. She is here to stand as an example to all of what a good and proper Crane should be.

Allies: Crane
Enemies: Seppun Tachibana

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Defend the Crane at all costs.
- Hidden: ?

Stats
Kakita Bushi 4, Kenshinzen 2

Status: 5.1 (Sensei) Glory: 4.1 Honor: 7.4

Advantages: Ally (Doji Mikohime), Kakita Blade, Ancestor: Kakita
Disadvantages: Idealistic, others.

Asahina Eiko, Mystic Artisan
Eiko is the terrified pawn of a manipulative woman, too afraid to reveal the dishonor of her Lady and incapable of doing anything on her own. Outwardly, she is timid, shy, and unwilling to go into depth on any subject except that of art. She is an illusionist of the highest skill and favored by the kami of the Air.

Allies: Crane
Enemies: Doji Mikohime

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Win the Turquoise Championship for the Crane.
- Hidden: ?

Stats
Asahina Shugenja 2, Asahina Artisan (3)

Status: 2.1 Glory: 2.4 Honor: 6.6

Advantages: Elemental Blessing (Air)
Disadvantages: Obligation (Doji O)

Dragon

Kitsuki Rinjin, Yoriki

See Book of Air pp152-53
Rinjin now serves as Bayushi Kiwadoi’s only Yoriki.

Allies: Bayushi Kiwadoi, PCs, Togashi Ango, Yasuki Jin
Enemies: Shosuro Mieko

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Understand the strange malady causing the dead to remain around Shinen Emma-O
- Hidden: ?

Stats
Kitsuki Investigator 3

Status: 3.5 Glory: 1.6 Honor: 6.7

Advantages: Allies (Kuni School Sensei 4/2), Benten’s Blessing
Disadvantages: Dark Fate

Togashi Ango, Dragon Ambassador
Ango is an unconventional Ise Zumi, a tattooed man with a very material view of Enlightenment who believes that humanity is a test to be passed. He is fascinated with all views of spirituality and specifically confrontational to those who are not spiritually minded.

See Second City p51 for further.

Allies: Dragon
Enemies: None

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Enjoy the Court, experience this aspect of life and provide the Dragon with alliances.
- Hidden: ?

Stats
Togashi Tattooed Order 4

Status: 5.0 Glory: 3.8 Infamy 1.2 (Odd Views) Honor: 4.4

Advantages: Higher Purpose (“ally of humanity”)
Disadvantages: Infamous (Unconventional views), Fascination (Philosophy)

Lion

Matsu Hotaru, Captain of the Guard
Hotaru is the official commander of all military forces within and around Kyuden Kurogane Hana. He is honorable to a fault and if he possesses any flaws it is that he still views the province as Lion lands instead of rightfully belonging to Rikishi.

Allies: Bayushi Konitsu, Lion, Rikishi
Enemies: Han Shan Otokodate, Shosuro Mieko

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Defend the city.
- Hidden: ?

Stats
Akodo Bushi 4

Status: 5.5 (Taisa) Glory: 4.6 Honor: 7.9

Advantages: Large
Disadvantages: Obtuse

Akodo Morito, Deathseeker
Akodo Morito has embraced his new position as a Deathseeker and taken up the honor of wielding the blade Hunger. He has entered the service of Bayushi Konitsu, Defender of the Seto Province, and is always seen on the front lines in battle against the Han Shan Otokodate.

Allies: Bayushi Konitsu, Ikoma Jun
Enemies: Togashi Ango (believes the blade should return to the Dragon), Han Shan

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Die in honorable combat.
- Hidden: ?.

Stats
Matsu Bushi 3, Deathseeker

Status: 3.0 (Gunso) Glory: 2.1 Honor: 7.2

Advantages: Quick
Disadvantages: Lost Love (only son)

Kitsu Anoru, Spiritual Advisor, Karo to Ikoma Jun
Kitsu Anoru serves as a spiritual advisor to Rikishi and an ally of the Lion.

Allies: Lion
Enemies: Miya Santomu

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Serve the Lion well.
- Hidden: ?

Stats
Kitsu Shugenja 3

Status: 3.0 Glory: 3.2 Honor: 6.9

Advantages: Elemental Blessing (Water)
Disadvantages: Blackmailed (Miya Santomu)

Ikoma Jidai, Zealous Scout
Ikoma Jidai is insane. He does not know it and would not believe it if he did, but Jidai’s view of the world is so rigid, so harsh in its views of honor, that it could only be considered insane, even by his fellow Lion. That does not stop Jidai from expecting his son, Jun, to achieve this ridiculous level of honor. He will do anything to see his son reach his perceived potential, even kill him if he must.

Allies: Hiruma Iniko
Enemies: Ikoma Jun

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Remove all obstacles to his son Jun’s true path of honor.
- Hidden: ?
Stats
Ikoma Shadow 4

Status: 3.0 Glory: 2.4 Honor: 6.4

Advantages: Silent
Disadvantages: Idealistic

Ikoma Kazue, Retiring Omoidasu
Kazue revealed to Ikoma Jun at the start of the court that she would no longer serve the clan by the end of it. She intends on spending the Winter as her final attempt to reconnect with a world that has grown boring before joining Shinden Emma-O as a monk.

Allies: Lion
Enemies: None obvious.

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Experience one last true emotion as a samurai
- Hidden: ?.

Stats
Ikoma Bard 5

Status: 5.0 Glory: 6.1 Honor: 6.8

Advantages: Precise Memory
Disadvantages: Cursed by the Spirit Realm (Meido)

Mantis

Yoritomo Gendou, Rising Trader

Yoritomo Gendou has gone from a daredevil merchant willing to do anything to strike the next remarkable deal to a man who must obtain dominance. Gendou has been offered the opportunity to seize control of Kyuden Kurogane Hana in an alliance of convenience and he intends of seeing himself at the top of the pyramid by the end of the Court.

Allies: Hiruma Iniko, Shosuro Mieko, Yoritomo Zenwadi, Ide Bujun, Shiba Akiko
Enemies: PCs

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Wealth and power.
- Hidden: ?

Stats
Book of Air pp154-55 (increase to Rank 4)

Status: 3.5 Glory: 3.4 Honor 1.7

Advantages: Clear Thinker, Daredevil, Allies (see above)
Disadvantages: Compulsion (Sake), Failure of Bushido: Courtesy

Yoritomo Zenwadi, Mantis Ambassador

Yoritomo Zenwadi has gone from an inocorrigible flirt with aspirations towards wealth and power to a man well on his way to being on top. Zenwadi obtained the right to serve as official Ambassador to the Iron Flower Court from his daimyo by stating that at the end of the court he would have established the place as the next Mantis port of call. He is here for the women, the company, and the potential for power the Court offers.

Allies: Ikoma Jun, Mantis
Enemies: Yoritomo Gendou, Ide Bujun

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Marry Atari Damare. Establish a permanent holding in the city.
- Hidden: ?

Stats
Yoritomo Courtier Rank 5

Status: 5.0 Glory: 4.9 Honor 3.2

Advantages: Allies (many), Gentry (Port City), Wealthy
Disadvantages: Greedy, Lechery

Moshi Kameyo, Ozeki Sumo
Kameyo is a Kitsune shugenja many believe to be possessed by the spirit of a bear. He is massive, aggressive, and favored to defeat Ikoma Jun in the Sumo Tournament.

Allies: Mantis
Enemies: Soshi Hiroaki

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Win the Sumo Tournament.
- Hidden: ?

Stats
Kitsune Shugenja 3

Status: 2.5 Glory: 2.9 Honor 5.1

Advantages: Large
Disadvantages: Driven (Yokozuna)

Phoenix

Shiba Akiko, Yojimbo and Kolat Oyabun

See Book of Air pp 156-57
Akiko is a secret Kolat Oyabun in service to Master Coin.

Allies: Shosuro Mieko, Yoritomo Gendou
Enemies: Master Dream

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Become Asako Nishi’s lover.
- Hidden: ?

Stats
See Book of Air pp 156-57 (rank 4)

Status: 2.1 Glory: 1.9 Honor 8.2 (Perceived)

Advantages: Magic Resistance (3 Ranks)
Disadvantages: Dark Secret, True Love

Asako Nishi, Phoenix Ambassador
See Book of Air pp 155-56

Allies: Phoenix
Enemies: None

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: See a Phoenix marry Rikishi.
- Hidden: ?.

Stats
See Book of Air pp 155-56 (rank 3)

Status: 4.5 Glory: 2.8 Honor 7.1

Advantages: Inner Gift (Empathy), Sage
Disadvantages: Bitter Betrothal, Lost Love, Soft-Hearted

Isawa Riako, Loyal Servant
See Book of Air pp 156

Allies: Phoenix
Enemies: Shosuro Mieko

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Serve Nishi loyally
- Hidden: ?

Stats
Isawa Shugenja 3 (Tensai Air)

Status: 2.1 Glory: 2.7 Honor 6.4

Advantages:
Disadvantages:

Asako Souro, Spiritual Advisor
Souro is a devoted spiritual leader of the Asako family and a proud specimen of the Asako Henshin school. He has come to aid Asako Nishi in his quest for Phoenix alliance at the Iron Flower Court.

Second City p65

Allies: Phoenix
Enemies: Shiba Akiko (Unknown)

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Serve Nishi loyally
- Hidden: ?

Stats
Asako Henshin 4

Status: 1.0 Glory: 1.2 Honor 6.0

Advantages: Higher Purpose (spiritual development of the Phoenix)
Disadvantages: Dark Secret

Scorpion

Shosuro Mieko, Scorpion Ambassador

See Book of Air pp 157-58
Mieko has become the PCs new best enemy.

Allies: Hiruma Iniko, Yoritomo Gendou, Ide Bujun,
Enemies: PCs and Miya Santomu

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Seduce and marry Rikishi. Take back the Seto Province for the Scorpion.
- Hidden: ?.

Stats
See Book of Air pp 157-58 (Rank 5)

Status: 5.4 Glory: 3.5 Honor 2.4

Advantages: Blackmail (many)
Disadvantages: Dark Secret

Soshi Hiroaki, Ozeki Sumo
Hiroaki was summoned by Mieko to compete against Jun in the Sumo Tournament. Known for his dangerous style and infamous for the broken bones he has left behind him, Hiroaki is a vicious opponent in the ring. He is devoutly loyal to the Scorpion and willing to do anything Mieko asks of him.

Allies: Shosuro Mieko
Enemies: Anyone who dislikes Mieko

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Brutally defeat all other Sumo in and out of the ring.
- Hidden: ?

Stats
Bayushi Bushi 3

Status: 2.2 Glory: 2.8 Infamy: 2.4 (Brutal) Honor 1.4

Advantages: Large, Strength of the Earth
Disadvantages: Insensitive

Unicorn

Ide Hito, Paramour

See Book of Air
Ide Hito has taken it upon himself to take command of the Unicorn contingent behind the scenes. He is not an enemy of Bujun, but instead a cold and calculating man willing to use political maneuvers that his superior would not deem honorable.

Allies: Doji Seiyami, Unicorn
Enemies: Possibly Bayushi Konitsu

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Engage Doji Seiyami in a Court Romance
- Hidden: ?

Stats
Ide Courtier 4

Status: 4.0 Glory: 2.1 Honor 4.8

Advantages: Blackmail (many)
Disadvantages: Compulsion (Court Romance with Doji Seiyami)

Ide Bujun, Unicorn Ambassador
See Book of Air pp158-59

Allies: Unicorn
Enemies: None

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Have a Unicorn marry Rikishi
- Hidden: ?

Stats
Ide Emissary 3

Status: 4.5 Glory: 4.7 Honor 6.4

Advantages: Benten’s Blessing, Sage
Disadvantages: Small, Soft-Hearted

Akasha, Turquoise Champion
The Akasha is a remarkable beauty of mixed Unicorn and Naga heritage. She embodies the most ideal traits between each of her parent factions. She is betrothed the Crane Clan Champion, an ally of the Unicorn, Doji Zhejiang, though she is truly in love with another. She is the current Turquoise Champion and at this court to compete again.

Allies: Crane, Unicorn
Enemies: Doji Mikohime

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Represent the Unicorn well. Win the Turquoise Championship again.
- Hidden: ?

Stats
Naga Bushi 5

Status: 7.0 (Turquoise Champion) Glory: 7.2 Honor 6.9

Advantages: Many
Disadvantages: True Love

Moto Gadal, Death Priest Sumo
Ikoma Jun beseeched the Unicorn to send a priest of the Moto and Gadal is their answer. He is a devoutly religious servant of the Shi-Tien Yen-Wang who maintains the physical side of his nature through sumo. He is large, unable to be intimidated, and capable of horrific destruction.

Allies: Unicorn
Enemies:

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Help discover the truth behind the spiritual uncertainty at Shinden Emma-O. Win the Sumo.
- Hidden: ?

Stats
Moto Death Priest 4

Status: 2.4 Glory: 3.2 Honor 4.0

Advantages: Balance
Disadvantages: Insensitive

Iuchi Saotome and Shinjo Bushime, Steel Magistrates

The Minister of War has seen fit to send at least one Steel Magistrate to every major court in the Empire. Saotome and Bushime are his representatives to the Iron Flower Court. They are close cousins and fast friends, both loyal servants of the Shogun, the Unicorn, and the ideals of the Ministry of War. They are both known for their wanderlust which is why they were assigned to the roaming Steel Magistrates in the first place.

Allies: Unicorn
Enemies: Han Shan Otokodate

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Explore the darkest depths that the province has to offer.
- Hidden: ?.

Stats
Iuchi Shugenja 4 and Shinjo Bushi 4

Status: 4.5 Glory: 2.3 and 4.1 Honor 4.5 and 4.9

Advantages: Many
Disadvantages: Compulsion (Wanderlust)

Imperial, Minor Clans, and Others

Komori, Bat Clan Champion
Komori is the newly installed Champion of the Bat Clan and he has come to the Court of the Iron Flower alone. He has no other representatives of his clan, no guards or servants, and his reasons are mysterious. He seems particularly interested in Shinden Emma-O. He does attempt to gain alliance with members of the Great Clans.

Allies: Many
Enemies: Miya Santomu

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Alliances for the Bat.
- Hidden: ?

Stats
Bat Shugenja 5

Status: 7.5 Glory: 5.1 Honor 5.9

Advantages: Many
Disadvantages: Unknown

Susumu, the Imperial Advisor

See Imperial Histories II

Allies: Many
Enemies: Many

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: See PCs as dominant force in the Iron Flower Court.
- Hidden: ?

Stats
Daigotsu Courtier 5

Status: 9.0 Glory: 6.8 Honor ???

Advantages: Many
Disadvantages: Many

Atari Damare, Atari Family Heir

Atari Damare is the daughter of Atari Kaukatsu, the daimyo of his family and head of the Imperial Treasury. Damare is a dangerous beauty, trained by the Scorpion, petulant, and willing to do anything to get her way.

Allies: Imperials, Rikishi
Enemies: None openly.

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Marry intelligently.
- Hidden: ?

Stats
Bayushi Courtier 3

Status: 9.1 Glory: 3.4 Honor 5.3

Advantages: Benten’s Blessing, Dangerous Beauty
Disadvantages: True Love

Tadaka Eideiyohime, Imperial Daughter

Tadaka Eideiyohime is a Fire Tensai trained by the Isawa, the twin of Tadaka Nobunaga, daughter of Tadaka I and sibling to Tadaka II. She is one of the most skilled masters of Iaijutsu in the Empire and believes herself destined to become the Emerald Champion. She longs to see her brother who has gone missing these last years. She has taken the counsel of Ikoma Jun and seeks to marry Bayushi Konitsu specifically hoping to duel Doji Mikohime once again and settle for herself who is the better.

Allies: Imperials, PCs
Enemies: Doji Mikohime (O)

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Marry Bayushi Konitsu. Become Emerald Champion.
- Hidden: ?

Stats
Isawa Fire Tensai 4

Status: 9.3 Glory: 7.4 Honor 7.2

Advantages: Higher Purpose (Become Emerald Champion), many
Disadvantages: Failure of Bushido: Courtesy, others

Seppun Tachibana, Yojimbo to Eideiyohime and Ozeki Sumo

Despite the absurd notion that a powerful Fire shugenja and renowned Iaijutsu master would need a yojimbo, Seppun Tachibana serves his mistress loyally and without fail. He is watchful, loyal, and would throw himself in the way of any harm to his charge. He is also a skilled sumo of the ozeki rank and the Imperial contestant for the Imperial Sumo match.

Allies: Imperials
Enemies: Kakita Amika

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Defend Eideiyohime. Win the Sumo.
- Hidden: ?

Stats
Seppun Bushi 5

Status: 6.4 Glory: 2.0 Honor 7.9

Advantages: Large
Disadvantages: True Love

Shinjo Usuia, Ruby Champion

Shinjo Usuia is the oldest ranking member of the Emperor’s Jeweled Champions. He hearkens back to the Scorpion Clan Coup and has managed to remain out of the monastery by sheer force of will. He attends this Winter Court specifically to tutor Tadaka Eideiyohime in the finer aspects of Law so that if she wins the Emerald Tournament, she will be more than a blade.

Allies: Imperials, Many others
Enemies: Many

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Tutor Eideiyohime.
- Hidden: ?

Stats
Shinjo Bushi 5, Ide Emissary 3

Status: 7.5 Glory: 6.6 Honor 6.8

Advantages: Balance, Quick
Disadvantages: Weakness (all physical traits)

Otomo Takashi, Plenipotentiary for the Chief Assistant to the Vice Chancellor of the Exchequer of the Treasury

Otomo Takashi is second cousin, twice removed, to the Otomo Daimyo. He is young (20), arrogant, condescending and not shy about bragging about his exalted position (despite that no one knows what it actually means). He is a vile, utterly spoiled, malicious young man who uses his relations and Imperial heritage to get his way. He takes offense to nearly anything and anyone beneath him (which is just about everyone).

Allies: Imperials, Many others
Enemies: Many

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Oversee the high profile marriages of the court
- Hidden: ?

Stats
Fire 3, Intelligence 4 Air 3, Awareness 4 Earth 2 Water 2 Void 3
Otomo Courtier Rank 3
Honor: 2.3 Status: 6.0 Glory/Infamy: 3.4/2.9
Skills Athletics 2, Calligraphy 4, Courtier 6 (Gossip, Manipulation), Deceit 5 (Intimidation), Defense 3, Etiquette 5 (Bureaucracy), Games: Sadane 5, Iaijutsu 1, Investigation 5, Kenjutsu 1, Lore: Heraldry 3, Lore: Law 2, Storytelling (Oratory) 3, Theology 2.

Advantages/Disadvantages: Allies (several), Heartless, Social Position (Otomo Daimyo’s relation, plenipotentiary for the chief assistant to the vice chancellor of the exchequer of the treasury)/Bad Reputation (cruel and arrogant), Cruel, Jealousy (older sister), Sworn Enemies (several)

Miya Santomu, Hatamoto to Rikishi and Master of the Court

Miya Santomu is the last remaining vestige of the old power that opposes the PCs. Unfortunately for them, he is also the sole remaining pillar of Imperial Authority allowing Rikishi to retain his title. Without the backing of the aging Miya, Rikishi’s position would be tenuous at best and despite Santomu’s presence, the sharks are circling. Many perceive Rikishi as naïve and weak, an easy target.

Santomu has begun to resort to damning tactics in order to maintain his position. Secretly, Santomu was once a male geisha who joined the monastery and rose in ranks under Zenshin. Zenshin used Santomu’s skill as an actor and a nemuranai which offered powers of disguise to replace the real Miya Santomu. Now, the former monk truly believes himself to be Santomu, has discarded the nemuranai (no one remembers what the old Santomu even looks like), and is trying desperately to hold onto power.

Allies: Imperials, Rikishi
Enemies: PCs, many

Motivations/Goals
- Obvious: Marry Rikishi to an easily manipulated Clan Samurai.
- Hidden: ?.

Stats
Monk of Peaceful Repose, Actor, Insight Rank 5

Status: 5.9 Glory: 1.4 Honor 2.1

Advantages: Great Potential (Acting)
Disadvantages: Dark Secret

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