Doji Akae 
Doji Akae 
Born: Unknown 
Died: 1149 
Titles: "The Moneylender"

Doji Akae was a Kolat Master prior to the Clan War. Akae was known as the Moneylender. [1]

Appearance Edit

Akae was a corpulent, porcine man. He wore fines robes. His eyes had a sleepy, half closed look that led some to wrongly dismiss him as an ignorant. [2]

Kolat Edit

Doji Akae was the eldest son an heir of a prominent and rich Doji Daimyo. Akae had tutors and servant caretakers who taught him in the kolat philosophy. At twenty-one he took his father's position and used his family holdings to boost the kolat. [1]

Moneylender Edit

Akae brought the moneylender concept to light. He began lending his own koku in exchange for payment at a later time. The Crane Clan was first shocked but finally they did not pass up such a lucrative idea. [2]

Position as a Crane Edit

Akae remained well connected politically, and other Crane listened to his opinion, or even charged by the Crane Clan Champion with business tasks. [2]

West Hub Village Edit

After the Scorpion Coup many moneylenders moved to West Hub Village, including Akae. The Emperor Hantei XXXIX supported his presence, as Akae made certain that a large share of his profits went towards the maintenance of the Imperial Gardens. [3]

War Against Shadow Edit

In 1132 Akae was with the rest of the masters and the kidnapped Doji Shizue in the Hidden Temple surveying the Assault on Otosan Uchi through the Oni's Eye. [4]

Aftermath Edit

After the crippling attacks of the Lying Darkness and Shinjo's purge the kolat were disorganized, and many critical agents were isolated. Akae applicated his fortune to reassign endangered agents to less hostile areas, and accumulated resources which allowed the operatives to continue, albeit on a smaller scale than before. [5]

Internal Debate Edit

After the reorganization of the kolat Akae became the first Master Steel. [6] The organization sought a new focus, torn between their desire to remake the Celestial Order and the more pragmatic desire to ensure the organizations existence. The Tiger, Cloud, Lotus, and Dream Masters were traditional Kolat, with Master Cloud the most vocal member of the group. The Steel, Silk, Chrysanthemum Masters and Akae, all adhered to the modern philosophy. Neither Master Jade nor Master Roc seemed interested in this ongoing debate. [5] The latter philosophy was championed by Morito and it seemed to be winning out. [7]

Successor Edit

Akae, viewed by many to be the savior of the Kolat, died of a sudden illness in 1149. [8] He was succeeded as Master Coin by Yasuki Oguri. The two had become allies in the time following the War Against the Shadow, and sometime during the War of Spirits. Akae made Oguri his successor on his deathbed. [9]

See also Edit

Preceded by:
"The Moneylender"
? - 1149
Succeeded by:
Yasuki Oguri


  1. 1.0 1.1 Merchant's Guide to Rokugan, p. 93
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Merchant's Guide to Rokugan, p. 94
  3. Game Master's Guide; 2nd Ed, p. 46
  4. Rulebook Story (Ambition's Debt)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Way of the Ninja, p. 42
  6. Way of the Ninja, p. 45
  7. Rokugan, p. 202
  8. Way of the Thief, p. 13
  9. Secrets of the Crab, p. 92

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