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Battle of Twilight's Honor 
Battle of Twilight's Honor
Location: Shiro Kuni
Date: 1118
Major Forces: Crab Clan,
Shadowlands
Generals: Hiruma Makasu,
Hida Kisada,
A spawn of Akuma no Oni
Battles of Rokugan

The Battle of Twilight's Honor in 1118 [1] was a large, costly battle by the Crab Clan after an invasion by the Shadowlands. The Crabs were unprepared for such a large invasion by a spawn of Akuma no Oni, and were forced deep into the Kaiu Wall's battlements and an adjoining Kuni Castle. It was believed the Shadowlands had an ally within the castle that failed at a critical point, allowing reinforcements to arrive and push the oni's army back into the Shadowlands. [2]

Preamble Edit

Hiruma Makasu, the Commander of the Guard at Shiro Kuni was a renowned hero of the Crab, but he had seen too many horrors and became insane. [3]

Siege Edit

A massive Shadowlands army prepared for an assault, made bold by the erratic behavior of the patrols and the apparent lack of vigilance on the part of the Crab defenders. [4]

Makasu's Mutiny Edit

Makasu completely mad by his bloodlust, prepared to initiate a suicidal counterattack, which only was prevented by the intervention of the personal forces of the Crab Clan Champion Hida Kisada. Makasu planned a mutiny, to force Kisada and the Crab to fight the Shadowlands ’without hiding behind walls’. He attempted to open the main gates at the height of the battle, [4] but was killed before he achieved it. [5]

Aftermath Edit

The castle was saved, but the defenders were nearly obliterated. [6]

Known deaths Edit

References

  1. Imperial Histories, p. 128
  2. Way of the Shadowlands, p. 87
  3. Twilight Honor, p. 5
  4. 4.0 4.1 Twilight Honor, p. 6
  5. Twilight Honor, p. 42
  6. Winter Court: Kyuden Seppun, p. 82


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