The Alliance of Minor Clans was an alliance created in 1167 [1] by Kasuga Taigen and Kitsuki Mizuochi to give the Minor Clans a voice in the Imperial Court. In return for Mizuochi's patronage, Taigen promised that the Tortoise Clan would aid the Dragon Clan in their efforts to hunt down the Empire's shadowy enemies. [2] It represented all minor clans and Taigen was his voice at the Imperial Court. [3] The Alliance maintained an embassy in Toshi Ranbo. [4] Additionally, the Alliance sponsored the Army of the Alliance which was stationed on Koeru Mura. [5]

Representatives Edit

The following was a list of the representatives from each minor clan:

Assembly Edit

To demonstrate to the Great Clans that the Minor Clans were organized, united, and prepared to assemble of their own accord the alliance held an assembly in 1165 in the Smiling Tortoise sake house at Toshi Ranbo. They agreed to hunt bloodspeaker cells, and favored the Dragon in the War of the Rich Frog. [3]

New Members Edit

The Oriole Clan and the Bat Clan joined the Alliance in 1168. [6]

Shogun's Advisors Edit

In 1168 the Shogun Kaneka sent an offer to each of the Great Clans: to endorse his occupation of Toshi Ranbo only so long as the Emperor Toturi III remained indisposed. In return the Clans would be served by one of the greatest of the Shogun's Advisors. [7] Kaneka extended the offer to the Badger Clan, to improve his relations with the Alliance of Minor Clans. [8]

At risk Edit

In 1170 the Minor Clans were already being considered a resource by other clans, and their holdings would eventually be seized. The Lion Clan deployed the ronin Legion of Two Thousand in Toku Torid-e to defend the Monkey Clan territory. [9] The Sparrow Clan had seen Zakyo Toshi under Scorpion control, after a legal manoeuver of the Emerald Champion Shosuro Jimen. [10] And even the Lion had already gained Kudo withdrawing it from Hare Clan control. [11] The Tortoise Clan requested Mantis military presence in Koeru Mura so that no other Great Clan saw it as a target of opportunity. [12] Without an Emperor the Minor Clans voice at Court was nearly non heard.

Ox Clan Champion's Death Edit

While defeding against an assault to a Hidden Temple within Ox territory the Ox Clan Champion Morito died. [13] The death was claimed it had been a bandit attack, [14] but it covered up the Scorpion had destroyed the Kolat headquarter, and the high ranking Ox leaders were part of this organization. [13]

Military Headquarters Edit

After the Destroyer War the Minor Clan Alliance housed its only full legion of troops in Kudo, training and patrolling the region. [15]


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