Bayushi Umeka was a courtier of the Scorpion Clan.
Umeka married with Bayushi Kanbe, a minor bushi who eventually died in a minor skirmish when their son Bayushi Benkei was not even two years old. She had served for most of her life at the Imperial Court and taught Benkei the ways of the court, before he entered the Bayushi Bushi school. 
Umeka was killed in a brutal raid near the borders of the Shadowlands, in the gap between the Twilight Mountains and the Shinomen Forest, while traveling on an embassy to Kyuden Hida. 
- ↑ Art of the Duel, p. 103
- ↑ Art of the Duel, p. 104