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The Four Winds was the nickname for the four heirs of Emperor Toturi I after his death.

The Winds Edit

The four children of Toturi I were, in order of age;

Nezumi name Edit

They were known as Ashi-romit by the nezumi race. [1]

Power Struggle Edit

Four Winds Gathered

The Four Winds

In the years following the death of their father in 1158, the Four Winds each vied for the throne to one extent or another. [citation needed]

The Four Winds March Edit

The Four Winds Era culminated in the Four Winds March in 1160 when they led a unified assault on Daigotsu in the Shadowlands. Daigotsu, who had been behind the assassination of Toturi, was defeated, but at the cost of Tsudao's life. [2] [3]

Resolution Edit

After their return to the capital, Sezaru and Kaneka relinquished their claims to the throne, swearing fealty to the Phoenix Clan to avoid continued conflict over who would take the throne. Naseru was crowned Emperor Toturi III, making his sister Tsudao Empress Toturi II retroactively. [4]

Final End Edit

The Toturi dynasty came to a final end nine years later. In 1168, after a rash of "enlightenment" swept over the Empire, Toturi III decided to investigate by entering the Empire anonymously. In the course of his investigation he travelled to the Shadowlands, where the Battle of the Tomb resulted in his death. [5] The Empire was thrown into turmoil, and the other two remaining heirs (Kaneka and Sezaru) were killed in the Khan Moto Chagatai's assault on the Imperial Capital. With the death of Naseru's wife, Empress Toturi Kurako, the Toturi dynasty came to and end. [6]


  1. Secrets on the Wind - Part 1, by Rich Wulf and Shawn Carman
  2. The Four Winds p. 58
  3. Legend of the Five Rings; Third Edition p. 25
  4. The Four Winds p. 59
  5. The Battle at the Tomb, Part 4, by Shawn Carman and Nancy Sauer
  6. The Truest Test, Part 3, by the Legend of the Five Rings [[Story Team]

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