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Hantei X 
Born: Unknown 
Died: Unknown 
Parents: Hantei Yugozohime's cousin,
Un-named Doji 
Children: Otomo Jama,
Hantei XI 
Titles: Emperor of Rokugan
People

Hantei X was the tenth Emperor of Rokugan and the father of Otomo Jama, who would later become known as the infamous Iuchiban.

Family Edit

Hantei X was son of Hantei Yugozohime's cousin and his Doji wife. [1]

Lineage Edit

Hantei X was the first Emperor that had no direct link with the previous Emperor, Hantei Retsuhime. Because of this, the scholars had to 'backtrack' on the Imperial lineage, in search of the nearest link. [1] Probably for this reason, he gave up his gempukku name, beginning the practice of using the Emperor's family name as his title ("the Hantei"). [2] His name had been lost from the histories, and he was referred to in texts simply as "He who sacrificed his name for the empire." [3]

Reign Edit

Disdain for Shugenja Edit

Hantei X was known for his distaste of shugenja, and instead preferred to sponsor the Brotherhood of Shinsei and other monastic sects. This led to a minor division between the shugenja and monk communities. [4]

Education System Edit

Among his other accomplishment was the establishment of the first system of education in Rokugan. [1]

Scorpion Spy Network Edit

During his rule, the Otomo family, jealous of the role of the Bayushi ninja network (whose functions overlapped theirs) started a campaign of rumors. When these reached the ears of the Emperor, he ordered the Scorpion Clan Champion Bayushi Hajioki to dismantle the network. Since his time and for much time later, the ninja were considered gone. [5]

Lying Darkness Edit

The destruction of the ninja network led to the creation of one of the most dangerous threats to Rokugan. One of the ninja driven from the Scorpion, Goju, was full of pain and isolation. The man was eventually touched by the Nothing, and infected by Goju's madness, the Nothing was twisted into the Lying Darkness. The new entity was an evil power which would try to undone the world. [6]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Winter Court: Kyuden Kakita, p. 84
  2. Winter Court: Kyuden Seppun, p. 27
  3. Legend of the Five Rings; Third Edition, p. 13
  4. Way of the Open Hand, p. 10
  5. Way of the Ninja, p. 7
  6. Secrets of the Shadowlands, p. 54



Preceded by:
Hantei Retsuhime
Emperor of Rokugan
487 - ?
Succeeded by:
Hantei XI



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