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Bayushi Rikoji 
Bayushi Rikoji 
Born: Unknown 
Died: Unknown 
Titles: Scorpion Clan Champion

Bayushi Rikoji was a Scorpion Clan Champion.

Ambition Edit

Rikoji was given the Bloodsword Ambition by Asahina Yajinden in 508 but suspected foul sorcery and never touched the sword. After the deaths of Hida Tenburo, Akodo Meikuko and Doji Tanaka, Rikoji dispatched the magistrate and shugenja Soshi Takasho to find Asahina Yajinden, leading to the Battle of Stolen Graves in 510. [1] Tanaka was at least 23 years old at the time. [2]

Successor Edit

Rikoji was succeeded by Bayushi Tsuya. [3]

Preceded by:
Scorpion Clan Champion
(c. 510)
Succeeded by:

Sources Conflict
The sources relating to this article are in conflict with each other.
"Bloodspeakers", page 51 named wrongly Rikoji as Kikoji. Almost certainly a typo, as all other sources confirm Rikoji is the correct spelling.


  1. Legend of the Five Rings; Third Edition p. 13.
  2. Iuchiban's Legacy
  3. Imperial Histories 2, p. 93

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