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Centuries:
5th century - 6th century - 7th century

The sixth century of Rokugan's history.

Notable events Edit

The following are the most notable events of the sixth century:

Culture Edit

Every member of the Boar Clan is sacrificed by Agasha Ryuden to create the Anvil of Despair.
Emerald Champion Doji Shioden sends an Imperial Legion to eradicate the Boar Clan, but they are all missing.
Hantei Hikawa becomes Hantei XII.
Daidoji Kasako becomes Daidoji Daimyo.
Isawa Amiku becomes Master of Void.
Sporadic peasant revolts plague the Crane and Scorpion lands.
Bloodspeakers take control of one Dragon province, which is renamed the Crimson Kingdom.
Betrothal of Crane Clan Champion Doji Iwata and Bayushi Megumi.
Scorpion, Crane and Phoenix Clan undertake a major covert campaign to push back against the moevement Five Rings, Five Clans.
A drought afflicts the northern Empire.
The waves of oni attacking Crab lands taper off.
Several Scorpion and Crane samurai commit kanshi in protest of the expected destruction of both clans.
Akodo Renzu becomes Lion Clan Champion.
In summer Akodo Tsurikan, Daidoji Tojo, Shosuro Tsia, Hida Tsuneo, Miya Karuo, and Suzume Kirako, Emperor's childhood friends, are recalled as his advisors.
An extensive overhaul of the roads in the Empire is comissioned by Hantei XVI.
In winter Hantei XVI forces retirement or orders assassination of many of the older and more traditional samurai in the Empire.
Hantei XVI takes Doji Hime as his concubine.
Doji Rin, Crane Clan Champion, Emerald Champion, and father to Doji Hime, retires.
Hantei XVI marries his pregnant concubine Doji Hime.
Daidoji Tojo becomes a senior member of the Daidoji Trading Council.
Daidoji Tojo is hanged for crimes against the Empire.
Hantei XVI begins to refer to himself publicly as the Steel Chrysanthemum.
Prominent Crane commit seppuku after they become disgraced at winter court.
The Crab Clan is declared the Right Hand of the Emperor.
Otosan Uchi is patroled by Crab bushi.
A Crane province unable to pay the Imperial Taxes is punished by the Golden Legion, which kill every samurai in the province.
In winter the Dragon Clan Champion Togashi Orikan begins to recall all of the Dragon Clan samurai to the Dragon lands.
The Steel Magistrates are formed and begins a secret war against the Scorpion information network.
  • 597 - Trade caravans of those known to disagree with Hantei XVI's policies begin to disappear on roads patrolled by the Golden Legion.
Many Otomo with close blood ties to the Imperial line died. Hantei XVI arranged all of these deaths.
The Steel Magistrates executed samurai who conspired against the Emperor.
  • The Crab Clan begins to stockpile supplies.

Magic and Religion Edit

Open violence erupts between Shintaoist and Fortunist sects of the Brotherhood of Shinsei. Dragon samurai are sent to act as peacekeepers between the rival factions.
Major members of both Scorpion and Crane Clans are forced to marry, paving the way for an intended full merging in one Great Clan.
Dragon peacekeeepers actively opposed the Five Rings monks.
The Brotherhood of Shinsei hold a Great Convocation to discuss the ongoing problems created by both the Order of the Five Rings and Gorinno's teachings.

Military history Edit

Births and deaths Edit

Births Edit

Otomo Tanaka
Otomo Tsurichi

Deaths Edit

Doji Yoshi
Togashi Moho
Akodo Meikuko
Doji Tanaka
Gusai Rioshida
Kitsu Tokuo
Shiba Nakafusa
Ugoie
Kakita Wayozu
Kitsu Eiji
Daidoji Kukojin

Year-by-year Edit

The following is a timeline of the events of the sixth century.

501 Death of Doji Yoshi. Boar Clan Champion Heichi Shizugai refuses to pay taxes. Every member of the Boar Clan is sacrificed by Agasha Ryuden to create the Anvil of Despair. Emerald Champion Doji Shioden orders the Boar Clan eradicated, only to find them already destroyed.
502
503
504 Iuchiban finds a gaijin Ruby that can trap spirits.
505
506
507
508 Asahina Yajinden uses the Anvil of Despair to create the Bloodswords. Yajinden then gives them to four of the Clan Champions, Bayushi Rikoji, Doji Tanaka, Hida Tenburo and Akodo Meikuko.
509 Death of Hida Tenburo and his family. Death of Togashi Moho. Suicide of Akodo Meikuko.
510 Suicide of Doji Tanaka. Battle of Stolen Graves. Destruction of the Gusai family and death of Gusai Rioshida. Death of Doji Hirofumi, Doji Tanaka, Gusai Rioshida, Kitsu Tokuo, and Shiba Nakafusa.
511 Death of Kaiu Gineza. Discovery of the Naga city Nirukti. Hantei XI orders the city destroyed and all its inhabitants slaughtered.
512 Ikoma's Comprehensive History of the Empire of Rokugan is discovered in the Ikoma Libraries.
513
514 A tsunami hits the seashore provinces of the Crane. Bloodspeaker cultists steal several of the corpses. Death of Hantei XI. Hantei Hikawa becomes Hantei XII. Gorinno establishes the ritual of cremation which would become the standard funeral rites for all of the Empire.
515 Death of Asahina Yajinden.
516 A large group of oni attacks the Crab lands working together.
517
518 Bayushi Tsuya captures Shiro no Meiyo from the Lion Clan. Death of Akodo Ieyatsu. Akodo Kento becomes Lion Clan Champion.
519 The monk Gorinno is arrested for heresy, and immediately releases by the Emperor's personal intervention.
520 Daidoji Daimyo Daidoji Kamei requests his brother Daidoji Hira to commit seppuku for his erratic behaviour. Hira flees with his followers to the Uebe Marshes. Foxfire War begins. Death of Daidoji Hira. Daidoji Kasako becomes Daidoji Daimyo. Peasant revolts erupt in Crane and Scorpion lands to demand the Empire recognize the Heresy of the Five Rings.
521 The Kitsu Daimyo Kitsu Eiji contacts the monk Gorinno.
522 Death of Akodo Samune.
523 The Monastery of the Five Rings begins to be built. The Order of the Five Rings is founded. Death of Daidoji Yasuhira.
524
525 The Crane Clan begins the use of courier Pigeons. Isawa Amiku becomes the new Master of the Void. Sporadic peasant revolts plague the Crane and Scorpion lands. The Brotherhood of Shinsei is plagued by acts of violence between its various sects over Gorinno's teachings.
526 Siege of Shiro Kuni
527 The Order of the Five Rings is expelled from Crab lands. Open violence erupts between Shintaoist and Fortunist sects of the Brotherhood of Shinsei. Dragon samurai are sent to act as peacekeepers between the rival factions.
528 Kakita Wayozu is named sensei of the Kakita Artisan Academy. The Monastery of the Five Rings is completed. Bloodspeakers take control of one Dragon province, which is renamed the Crimson Kingdom.
529 Destruction of the Bloodspeaker Crimson Kingdom. Death of Chikako.
530
531 Death of Kuni Watabe. The Lion defeats a Phoenix army for the control of the Monastery of the Five Rings. Isawa Amiku regains his sanity and resigns as Master of the Void. He retires as a monk and joins the Order of the Thousand Fortunes. Deaths of Kuni Watabe and Ugoie.
532 Death of Hantei XII. Hantei XIII appoints Gorinno as Imperial Advisor. Major members of both Scorpion and Crane Clans are forced to marry, paving the way for an intended full merging in one Great Clan.
533 Order of the Five Rings monks openly harass and attack Fortunist monks across the Empire. Battle of Kenson Gakka. Death of Mirumoto Dehoda. Death of Bayushi Tsuya. Bayushi Megumi becomes Scorpion Clan Champion. Betrothal of Crane Clan Champion Doji Iwata and Bayushi Megumi.
534 Hantei XII proclaims the merged Crane/Scorpion “Clan of Air” will be known as the Hawk Clan. Order of the Five Rings monks openly attack opposing samurai and monks. Scorpion, Crane and Phoenix Clan undertake a major covert campaign to push back against the moevement Five Rings, Five Clans. Dragon peacekeeepers actively opposed the Five Rings monks. A drought afflicts the northern Empire. The waves of oni attacking Crab lands taper off. Several Scorpion and Crane samurai commit kanshi in protest of the expected destruction of both clans. The Brotherhood of Shinsei hold a Great Convocation to discuss the ongoing problems created by both the Order of the Five Rings and Gorinno's teachings.
535 A massive invading Crab army, Kakita Wayozu and a group of Kakita Artisans vanish without a trace on the bridge crossing a ravine near the River of White Waters. Scorpion Clan Champion dismiss her plan to assassinate the Imperial Advisor Gorinno. The Order of the Five Rings is named a False Path by the Brotherhood of Shinsei, Gorinno is banished from Imperial Court and his order disbanded by Imperial Edict. The Heresy of the Five Rings comes to an end. Death of Akodo Kento and Kitsu Eiji. Akodo Renzu becomes Lion Clan Champion.
536
537
538
539 Birth of Doji Hotei.
540 Imperial Winter Court is held at the High House of Light. Many guests died in the Dragon mountain passes.
541
542
543 The Unicorn Clan battled with a distant remnant of the ancient troll empire.
544
545 Scorpion Clan Champion Bayushi Junzen entrusts his son Bayushi Tesaguri with the 4th, 5th and 6th Black Scrolls. Tesaguri sells the scrolls to the Phoenix Clan. Yogo Daimyo Yogo Ichinore reports this to Junzen who has Tesaguri captured bound to a tree, starting the tradition of Traitor's Grove. Death of Bayushi Tesaguri.
546
547 The Unicorn Clan during his wanderings out of Rokugan battled with a distant remnant of the ancient troll empire.
548
549
550
551
552
553
554 Battle at Fortune's Plain.
555
556
557
558
559
560
561
562
563
564
565
566 Birth of Kitsu Ichiosu.
567
568
569 Birth of Hantei XVI.
570 Birth of Seppun Hanako and Otomo Tanaka.
571
572 Birth of Otomo Tsurichi and Otomo Michiko.
573
574
575 Hantei Okucheo exposed three separate plots designed to gain power for clan daimyo and to take it from others more closely allied with the Imperial houses.
576
577
578
579 Birth of Otomo Yurikan.
580 The Lion Clan attempt to annex the lands of the Centipede Clan, but fail.
581
582 The Crane go to war with the Lion Clan. Death of Doji Hotei.
583
584
585
586
587
588
589 Hantei XV retires. In spring Hantei XVI becomes Emperor. In summer Akodo Tsurikan, Daidoji Tojo, Shosuro Tsia, Hida Tsuneo, Miya Karuo, and Suzume Kirako, Emperor's childhood friends, are recalled as his advisors. An extensive overhaul of the roads in the Empire is comissioned by Hantei XVI.
590 In autumn the Empire celebrates the Golden Harvest. In winter Hantei XVI forces retirement or orders assassination of many of the older and more traditional samurai in the Empire.
591 Creation of the Golden Legion. Hantei XVI takes Doji Hime as his concubine. Doji Rin, Crane Clan Champion, Emerald Champion, and father to Doji Hime, retires.
592 A vision from Shinjo set the Unicorn Clan on their journey home to Rokugan. Hantei XVI marries his pregnant concubine Doji Hime.
593 In spring Otomo Hime slips in the palace gardens and miscarries. Hantei XVI executes the gardeners and servants in charge of that part of the Imperial Palace. Daidoji Tojo becomes a senior member of the Daidoji Trading Council. Birth of Moto Chai.
594 Daidoji Tojo betrays Hantei XVI's trust discredit a childhood rival within the Daidoji Trading Council. Daidoji Tojo is hanged for crimes against the Empire. Hantei XVI begins to refer to himself publicly as the Steel Chrysanthemum. Prominent Crane commit seppuku after they become disgraced at winter court. Death of Doji Hekiro.
595 Death of Hida Tadaka. Hida Tsuneo becomes the Crab Clan Champion. The Crab Clan is declared the Right Hand of the Emperor. Otosan Uchi is patroled by Crab bushi. A Crane province unable to pay the Imperial Taxes is punished by the Golden Legion, which kill every samurai in the province. In winter the Dragon Clan Champion Togashi Orikan begins to recall all of the Dragon Clan samurai to the Dragon lands.
596 Otomo Hime miscarries a second time. The Steel Magistrates are formed and begins a secret war against the Scorpion information network.
597 Trade caravans of those known to disagree with Hantei XVI's policies begin to disappear on roads patrolled by the Golden Legion. Many Otomo with close blood ties to the Imperial line died. Hantei XVI arranged all of these deaths. Death of Hantei XV. The Steel Magistrates executed samurai who conspired against the Emperor.
598 The Crab Clan begins to stockpile supplies. Toshi Ranbo is occupied by the Crane for a period of eight days. Death of Kitsu Ichiosu.
599
600 The Crane fail in a military campaign against the Scorpion led by Daidoji Kukojin. Birth of Hantei XVII. Deaths of Bayushi Uduwara and Daidoji Kukojin .

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