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Ide Baranato 
Ide Baranato 
Born: Unknown 
Died: Unknown 
Spouse: Ide Shikibu 
Children: Ide Michikane,
Ide Asamitsu

Ide Baranato was a shugenja of the Unicorn Clan. [1]

Family Edit

Baranato was married to Ide Shikibu, and had two sons, Ide Michikane, and Ide Asamitsu. They lived at Ryoko Owari Toshi. [2]

Leader in the shadows Edit

While Shinjo Yoshifusa was the official head of Ryoko Owari's Unicorn clan, it was Ide Baranato who handled the day to day decissions. [3] Baranato eventually replaced his master as city's leader of the clan. [4]

Son's death Edit

Baranato was a generous, kind, jolly, and honorable man, but the death in 1122 of his son Michikane with an opium overdose made him to engineer the events that led in the Opium War. He was a good man who had been pushed too far by his son's death. His demeanor had changed had become become self-righteous and fanatical against the opium trade. [5] He accused True Word, most trusted assistant of city's Emerald Magistrate Ashidaka Naritoki, of complicity in his son’s death. [6] Baranato had realized the dark dealings of Naritoki with the three-opium cartels, and that he would never help him to uncover those who allowed his son's death. [7]

Opium War Edit

Baranato devised a plan based on treachery, deception, and mistrust, and it ended with the violent destruction of the current opium traders. He did not know that his most trusted advisor, who worked with him to plan the War, was a kolat duplicate, the same man that had aided to kill his son. Baranato had become a kolat unknowing accompliance. [8]

Family conspiracy Edit

Baranato gathered a group of his relatives and enlisted them. This group consisted of his son Asamitsu, his nephew Ide Nakatada and his nieces, Otaku Genshi and Otaku Naishi. Genshi told that she could trick the bandit Fade into helping them. [8]

First strikes Edit

Fade seized an opium Bayushi cartel shipment from Necessary Village dressed up in stolen Thunder Guard armor for the assault. Nakatada and Asamitsu pulled off a daylight burglary from the Shosuro cartel warehouse, and Baranato used his magic to plant in a guard the impression he sounded as Soshi Seiryoku, the leader of the Soshi cartel. Genshi and Naishi attacked a Soshi warehouse and planted tracks which would lead to Bayushi Otado, son of the leader of the Bayushi cartel, Bayushi Korechika. [9] Nakatada sunk a riverboat using his magic, while Baranato dealed with the defensive magic of the shugenja onboard. [10]

End of the War Edit

Eventually the Unicorn conspiracy was leaked by Naishi, who had attempted to create an opium cartel of her own. It was after all the three cartels suffered great losses, and their leaders were dead or disgraced. Baranato's fate after the war was unknown. [11]

See also Edit


  1. City of Lies: GM's Guide, p. 31 Sidebar
  2. City of Lies: Player's Guide, p. 56
  3. City of Lies: Player's Guide, p. 55
  4. City of Lies: GM's Guide, p. 31
  5. City of Lies: GM's Guide, p. 32
  6. City of Lies: GM's Guide, p. 71
  7. City of Lies: Journal of Ashidaka Naritoki, p. 16
  8. 8.0 8.1 City of Lies: GM's Guide, p. 80
  9. City of Lies: GM's Guide, pp. 80-81
  10. City of Lies: GM's Guide, p. 84
  11. City of Lies: GM's Guide, pp. 91-93

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