|Titles:||Kitsuki family founder|
Agasha Kitsuki was the founder of the Kitsuki family. A brilliant, but lackluster student, who proved his innocence by applying his self taught methods, and was allowed to found his own family after he saved the life of the Mirumoto Daimyo Mirumoto Januko.
Almost from the beginning Kitsuki was fascinated by puzzles and riddles. As such he was expected to do well in the Agasha Shugenja school, but he did not. He was talented at the rudamentary levels of study, but as soon as metaphysics were mentioned his mind would wander. While other students continued their studies from the natural to the supernatural, he would still be contemplating the natural. Other students mocked him for his "mundane" studies, and Kitsuki would frequently be threatened with expulsion if he did not keep up with his fellow students. He reluctantly kept up with the other students, but continued his private studies on the side. Towards the end of his studies he began seeking out new puzzles, and started on the most complicated puzzle he could find; the human mind. He would study his fellow students, and soon his skill became so great he could know things about people without even speaking to them. His teachers were not impressed with his "peasant magics", but Kitsuki ignored them. He would begin travelling the countryside, applying his techniques, and would be frequently caught attempting to sneak in after curfew and flogged for it. By the year 820 his sensei threatened him with expulsion. 
Proving his innocence Edit
The expulsion never happened, because two weeks following his threats, the sensei was found murdered in his room with Kitsuki's wakizashi. Kitsuki was questioned, but refused to admit the crime. The Agasha Daimyo at the time did not wish to order his favourite nephew to commit seppuku, and when Kitsuki begged to be given 24 hours to prove his innocence, the daimyo agreed. Exactly 24 hours following his request, Kitsuki returned with the evidence, the true murderer and his confession. In recognition of his incredible powers of perception. He was cleared of the murder and in recognition of his incredible powers of perception named yoriki to a clan magistrate. 
Kitsuki's accomplishments in court made him many enemies during his lifetime, particularily among the Scorpion Clan. Foremost among these was Bayushi Shiko. Their rivalry was so renowned that the playwright Doji Yosei wrote a play named Eyes and Ears about the two, and the death of Kitsuki. 
Kitsuki was invited to speak with several classes at the Mirumoto Bushi school, and it was not long before Kitsuki was splitting his time between his own duties and the Mirumoto dojo. He eventually left this task to focus himself in his fledging family, and in gratitude the Mirumoto ordered an exceptional suit of armor. 
Kitsuki died mysteriously following his final duel with Bayushi Shiko. The Scorpion had gained sensitive information on a member of the Unicorn involving mingling of peasant and samurai blood requiring false documentation of birth records. Kitsuki managed to obtain these documents from Shiko after a daring race through Shinomen Mori, only to discover the documents were false and poisoned. Kitsuki died on the thirtieth day of the Month of the Monkey in 829. 
See Also Edit
822 - 829
The sources relating to this article are in conflict with each other.
|Legend of the Five Rings; Third Edition Page 16 says Kitsuki was granted the family immediately following his solving the murder. Way of the Dragon Page 35 says and The Great Clans page 90 also sticks that he became a yoriki following solving the crime, then a karo, before saving Mirumoto Januko's life and being granted the family. Oni no Pikachu (talk) 12:33, April 27, 2014 (UTC)|
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