Bayushi Goshiu 
Bayushi Goshiu 
Born: Unknown 
Died: Unknown 
Children: Bayushi Kaukatsu,
Supposedly Kakita Ichiro

Bayushi Goshiu was a master courtier of the Scorpion Clan and a member of the Imperial Court during the reign of the last Hantei.

Manipulator Edit

Kakita Ichiro Edit

The Emerald Champion, Kakita Toshimoko, was married by orders of the Crane Clan Champion, Doji Satsume, with a young courtier. Toshimoko had done his duty, and left the next day for the lands of the Crab. Nine months later, a child had been born, Kakita Ichiro. The rumors in the Court told that the true father was Goshiu, and even Toshimoko believed it. [1]

Blackmail Uncovered Edit

Goshiu was unpleased to know that Matsu Hokitare, a honest Lion diplomat in the Scorpion court, had uncovered a brutal blackmail that he had masterminded. When bribing did not worked, the Scorpion went to threats to get his silence, and finally murdered Hokitare's younger sister. Anyhow the Lion revealed all he knew to the Emerald Champion and fled from Scorpion lands. [2]

Imperial Court Edit

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Bayushi Goshiu

Goshiu was appointed the Scorpion chief representative in the Imperial Court during the rule of Hantei XXXVIII, and had a permanent chamber in the Scorpion Guest Home in the Forbidden City. He had never been invited to the Imperial Palace. [3]

Feared Courtier Edit

Goshiu was the most feared opponents in all of the Rokugani courts, second only to the likes of Kakita Yoshi and his own mistress Bayushi Kachiko. His network of conspirators extended into every other clan's courts. [4]

Scorpion Coup Edit

Goshiu was the father of Bayushi Kaukatsu. [5] He and his son came to Kyuden Miya two days before the Scorpion Coup. [6]

Scorpion Clan Disbanded Edit

Goshiu was one of few Scorpion allowed to retain his position in the aftermath of the Scorpion Coup, a feat accomplished through the careful use his numerous allies in the court, [7] Although Goshiu renounced his former clan and openly mocked Bayushi Kachiko during winter court in 1124, he remained loyal to the Scorpion. He used his access to the courts to continue manipulating the enemies of his clan and to gather information for Kachiko. Goshiu was merely following the orders he got from Shoju shortly before the Coup began: survival would continue to become the priority of the survivors, because only through survival should they find justice, and only through survival should they find revenge. [8] Since Goshiu resurfaced after the Coup he wore a more shocking and demonic porcelain mask, featuring the sharp horns and great flaming eyes of an oni. [9]

Gunsen of Water Edit

In 1127 the Gunsen of Water was delivered to Bayushi Goshiu. It was an Elemental Nemuranai blessed by the Elemental Dragons, which had been crafted to restore the celestial balance broke with the creation of the Elemental Terrors. The Elemental Terror of Fire, Taki-bi no Oni, had been raiding caravans in its quest to find the gunsen. A group of samurai were visited by a disguised Oracle of Water, and Goshiu bestowed the gunsen to them. The gunsen was returned after the group too care of the oni. [10]

Spreading the Fight Edit

This year under his Lady's command, Goshiu began to prepare the coming winter court. Their manipulations had kept the Lion and Crane at war, and the token Phoenix aid to the Crane would provoke a Lion retaliation next year, after the Crane's surrender. Goshiu's duty was to make sure there were no more alliances made this winter, and the next spring the Clan War burned the Empire. [11]

Return of Fu Leng Edit

Goshiu realized the Emperor Hantei XXXIX was currently possessed by Fu Leng. Goshiu helped the Imperial Court to escape Otosan Uchi. [12] He was imprisoned and stripped of his possessions, including the Gunsen of Water. [13] In fall of 1128 Goshiu picked the locks on his cell, overwhelmed the goblin warden, and helped the other prisoners to escape Otosan Uchi's dungeons. Outside the city they were soon discovered by Hida Yakamo's scouts and escorted to the Crab camps near Kyuden Doji. The Crab gave sanctuary to the courtiers, and the wounded Hida Kisada listened to Goshiu's analysis of Yogo Junzo's defenses. [14]

Scorpion Clan exiled Edit

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Bayushi Goshiu

Goshiu discovered that Soshi Jujun had betrayed the Scorpion giving information of his fellows who were hidden in the Empire. [15] Jujun was finally found and killed. [16]

See also Edit

After Death Edit

Goshiu guided his clan as a shiryo. [17]

External Links Edit

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Bayushi Goshiu

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Goshiu no Shiryo


  1. A Son of the House, by Ree Soesbee
  2. Way of the Lion, p. 74
  3. Otosan Uchi:Book 2, p. 80
  4. Time of the Void, p. 45
  5. Rokugan, p. 155
  6. Legions, Part X
  7. Winter Court: Kyuden Kakita, p. 81
  8. Way of the Wolf, pp. 108, 116 Sidebar
  9. Player's Guide; 2nd Ed, p. 50
  10. Time of the Void, p. 40
  11. Time of the Void, p. 35
  12. Imperial Histories, p. 158
  13. Book of Water, pp. 129-130
  14. Time of the Void, p. 100
  15. Soshi Jujun (Honor Bound flavor)
  16. Forgotten Lands (Ambition's Debt flavor)
  17. Goshiu no Shiryo (Heaven & Earth Title)
  • Way of the Wolf, p. 108

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