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Hiruma Saitsune 
Born: Unknown 
Died: 1st century [1] 
Children: Hiruma Raikuto 
Titles: Raikuto Family Founder

Hiruma Saitsune was a Crab Clan samurai-ko who began her life of service to the third daimyo of the Hiruma family. Saitsune was not an accomplished warrior, but was extremely wise and thus was a karo to her lord. When Saitsune became too old for military service, she was assigned by the fourth Hiruma daimyo to be the Crab's ambassador to Otosan Uchi. [2]

Otosan Uchi Edit

Saitsune proved to be an effective courtier. The woman never fell into any political traps, and the Crane were unable to bribe any to take action against her. The Scorpion eventually decided to assassinate Saitsune. On the eve of the assassination order, the senior Scorpion ambassador received a missive from the Crab inquiring as to his health and expressing concern for the Scorpion's western border, which was closest to the Shadowlands. The note ended with the advice that should the Scorpion ever need assistance against Shadowlands forces, Hiruma Saitsune was to be their contact. The Scorpion called off the assassination. [2]

Posthumously Daimyo Edit

Following Saitsune's death, the Raikuto vassal family was formed and Saitsune was posthumously named founding daimyo. [2] The family was named after her son and her, Hiruma Raikuto. [1]

Preceded by:
Raikuto Daimyo
1st century
Succeeded by:
Hiruma Raikuto


  1. 1.0 1.1 Great Clans, p. 285
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Secrets of the Crab, p. 41

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