Bayushi Riozu 
Born: Unknown 
Died: 8th century 
Titles: Scorpion Clan Champion

Bayushi Riozu was the Scorpion Clan Champion in the 8th century.

Doji Taehime Edit

The Senior Crane ambassador, Doji Taehime, uncovered a conspiracy within the Scorpion court that would have proved a great embarrassment to the Scorpion. She reported it privately to Bayushi Riozu, allowing him to deal with it covertly. Riozu was entranced with Taehime's combination of beauty and intellect, and the two became close friends. Riozu bestowed the title of “the Poison Crane” upon her, and it was rumored they had an affair. [1] Taehime's skills in the court were unparalelled, and she would decline positions in the Imperial Court to remain in the Scorpion Court. It was also rumored that she held many of Riozu's most cherished secrets, and some even thought the two were lovers. When Taehime died of old age in 745 all her posessions were sealed in an iron box and buried beneath the walls of Kyuden Kakita. Her will said; "Let all my knowledge go to my family, but let no man betray my trust to the lord who has been my host for so many years.". No one ever knew the secrets she had uncovered, and she kept her faith with both the Crane and the Scorpion. [2]

Preceded by:
Scorpion Clan Champion
(c. 7-8th centuries)
Succeeded by:


  1. Imperial Histories 2, p. 142
  2. Way of the Crane, p. 80

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