|Battle of Cherry Blossom Snow Lake|
|Location: Mizu-umi no Sakura Yuki|
|Major Forces: Lion Clan, Scorpion Clan, Dragon Clan, Ronin|
|Battles of Rokugan|
The Battle of Cherry Blossom Snow Lake was one of the first of many battles in the area around Beiden Pass.
A group of ronin had set up camp in the area hoping to prey upon travelers.  A large army of Akodo samurai  were moving though the pass to attack the Scorpion Clan. The ronin threw in their support to the Scorpion knowing that if the Lion won the ronin whould be hunted down aferwards. 
When the battle began the Lion found themselves ambushed by arrows and landslides from atop the walls of the pass. The Lion, thinking this was the work of an unknown Scorpion force, began to give ground. For unknown reasons the Dragon Clan then arrived and outflanked the Lion. Assaulted from three sides the Lion had no choice but to retreat from the pass. 
Reasons of the Dragon's aid Edit
Many speculated as to why the Dragon came to aid the Scorpion. The truth of the matter lies in the story of Bayushi Oshiso's daughter. The Dragon Clan Champion, Togashi Kuzejiro, sent his army to aid the young scorpion's father in his darkest hour in return for his daughter's hand. 
The Scorpion only held the pass for a few months afterward. 
The sources relating to this article are in conflict with each other.
|Way of the Dragon Page 26 names the Scorpion Bayushi Oshiro, but several other sources in the same book refers to him as Bayushi Oshiso. It assumed that Oshiro is a typo because of the more frequent use of the other spelling.|
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