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Daidoji Hoji 
Born: Unknown 
Died: 1199 
Spouse: Two un-named wifes 
Children: Un-named children
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Daidoji Hoji was the lord of Kyuden Ukara.

Demeanor Edit

Hoji was a rich and greedy glutton, who drank only the finest sake, ate only the finest foods, and wore only the finest silks. He invited concubines into his bedchambers with his second wife and sleeping infant. The first wife grew too old too quickly for his tastes and Hoji cast her away. [1]

Scorpion Plot Edit

In 1199 Hoji invited a Scorpion delegation, becoming fond of a Bayushi maiden. The next day all the guests had disappeared, and Hoji claimed they had stolen a family artifact while he was sleeping. A tree which had been given as present by the Scorpion delegation had shed all blossoms, revealing it to be a grey maple, an unlucky tree disguised as a perennial blossom, an insult to Hoji's household. Several days later his captain guard, Daidoji Toyoharu, admitted he had permitted the girl to leave. Ashamed by his betrayal, Toyoharu told he knew where she was hidden. [1]

Death Edit

Hoji and his guards were guided to a trap in a nearby forest. Toyoharu knew of an existing portal to Gaki-do there, and his Lord and companions were all killed by the Gaki. Unknown to Hoji, Toyoharu had been told by the Bayushi woman that she was a Kuroiban, and that Lord Hoji was an imposter, who twenty-five years ago he strangled the true Daidoji Hoji before the young man's gempukku. This imposter facilitated a spy network that did great harm to these provinces, serving dark forces. It was unknown if all this was true. [1]

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