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Born: Unknown 
Died: Unknown 
Parents: Akodo father 
Siblings: Three un-named siblings

Akiyoshi was the nickname used by the daughter to an Akodo, who became a geisha after the Akodo was disbanded. She posed as a male ronin during the Clan War and joined the Toturi's Army.

Lion Ancestry Edit

The girl who would be known as Akiyoshi was a young girl of the family betrothed to a powerful Matsu noble. During the Scorpion Coup in 1123, her three brothers died battling the Scorpion Clan. Her father committed seppuku to protest the Emperor's banishment of the Akodo. She was left alone, her future now uncertain. [1]

Kachiko's Geisha Edit

She became a geisha of the Emperor's wife, Bayushi Kachiko. [2] In 1127 [3] she noticed the limp form of Doji Hoturi being carted to the dungeons. [1]

Dark Secret Edit

Akiyoshi 2


Acting under Togashi Yokuni's orders she freed Hoturi from her mistress' clutches after he was replaced with the False Hoturi using the Egg of P'an Ku. [4] Wearing her fallen brother's armor and disguised as a ronin [2] she posed as a male samurai. [1] She delivered Hoturi to his friend and ally Toturi. [5] She said her name was Akiyoshi, but when Toturi first saw the ronin, he called the samurai by another name. [6]

Toturi's Army Edit

Akiyoshi swore fealty to the Black Ronin, joining Toturi's Army during the Clan War. [7] The masked ronin accrued quite a reputation. The heimin regarded Akiyoshi as a hero, risking the life helping farmers to escape the Shadowlands Horde or punishing murderous bandits. Akiyoshi's true identity became a subject of legend. She had been given a second chance, and she intended to make the best of it. [1]

See also Edit

External Links Edit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Time of the Void, p. 44
  2. 2.0 2.1 Akiyoshi Exp (Time of the Void flavor)
  3. Time of the Void, p. 35
  4. Clan Letter to the Phoenix #1b (Imperial Herald v1#1)
  5. The Story so Far: Shadowlands (Imperial Herald #4)
  6. Robes of Shinsei (Fire and Shadow Foil Chase Cards flavor)
  7. Way of the Wolf, p. 107

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