Born: Unknown 
Died: Unknown 
Spouse: Otaku 
Children: Otaku Shiko,
Ide Gokun 
Titles: Ide family founder,
Ide Daimyo

Ide was the foremost diplomat of the Ki-Rin Clan during the dawn of the Empire. He founded the family that shared his name.

Family Edit

Ide was married to Otaku, and they joined Shinjo's Ki-Rin Clan in the year 31. [1] His wife died on the Day of Thunder in 42. Together they had a daughter, Otaku Shiko, who became Shinjo's right hand following her mother's death on the Day of Thunder. [2] They also had a son, Ide Gokun, who was more martially inclined than their other children save Shiko. Ide disapproved and Gokun, in an attempt to prove himself to his father and avenge his mother, joined an assault led against the Shadowlands. Shortly before the Ki-Rin's Exodus in 45, news arrived to Ide of his son's death. [3]

Yobanjin Edit

Ide and his student Shinjo Bairezu were sent on a mission to find the Yobanjin and offer them the protection of the Ki-Rin Clan by Shinjo. the two were ambushed by yobanjin archers, and their horses were killed. Ide was knocked unconcious by the leader of the archers, Harito, and Bairezu was shot in the leg. The Yobanjin chieftain Battul arrived, and asked Bairezu to tell him their message. Bairezu explained the emergance of Fu Leng, and the war to the south. Battul was not concerned however, and told Bairezu to return to his master and tell her never to send people seeking them again. Battul offered Bairezu a place among the Yobanjin when the Kami lost their war with Fu Leng. [4]

"Then the Fortunes will punish them for their arrogance."

Ki-Rin's Exodus Edit

In 45 Ide accompanied the Ki-Rin in his holy quest outside Rokugan. He advised Shinjo to leave a handful of people behind to watch the Empire. Upon their return, they could advise them as to what they should face. If some enemy had risen to power, they would be prepared to fight. [5]

Diplomat Edit

Ide was chosen to be the voice of Shinjo in all dealings with strangers. The Unicorn were able to move through so many strange lands without waning all the time due to his influence. [6]

Mirror divided in Four Edit

After the Battle with the Rocs the pass back to Rokugan, the Ujik-hai steppes, or the Burning Sands, had been blocked. Shinjo decided to divide their number to find another passage. She used her katana to divide the blessed mirror given by Hantei into four pieces, aided by the magic of Iuchi. It broke the communication with Rokugan, but allowed the messages between the divided groups. A piece were given to each family and the fourth was kept by Shinjo. [7] When the mirror went dark most in Rokugan had assumed the worst. [8]

Demeanor Edit

Ide was an unassuming samurai; calm, collected, understanding, and accommodating. He proved to be the perfect liaison between the gaijin and the semi-divine Shinjo. [9]

See also Edit

External Links Edit

  • Ide (Dawn of the Empire)

Preceded by:
Ide Daimyo
31 - ?
Succeeded by:


  1. Imperial Histories, p. 15
  2. The First Battle-Maiden
  3. Secrets of the Unicorn, p. 35
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Hand of Peace, by Seth Mason
  5. Legacy of the Kami, by Shawn Carman
  6. Way of the Unicorn, p. 70 Sidebar
  7. Way of the Unicorn, pp. 34-35
  8. Blood Dawn, Part VIII: Shadows of Yesterday, by Shawn Carman and Rich Wulf
  9. Way of the Unicorn, p. 39

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