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Jade Dragon 
Jade Dragon 
Born: Unknown 
Died: -- 
Siblings: Obsidian Dragon 
Titles: Lord Sun

The Dragon of Jade was the twin of the Dragon of Obsidian. It later became the Jade Sun. She is a Fortune of purity, righteousness, and law, the embodiment of both the old Amaterasu's light and the moral and spiritual force of Jade. [1]

Origin Edit

Jade Dragon 2

Jade Dragon

The Jade Dragon originally was not a true dragon. [2] She was born relatively recently and was the dragon most involved in the lives of mortals, as she took an active role against the Shadowlands by means of her Oracle, Omen. [3] The Jade Dragon did not have a Dark Oracle; due to its nature, it was doubtful that it could. [citation needed]

Celestial Imbalance Edit

Jade fomented purity and righteousness. And it was for that reason that Jade attracted the attention of Lord Sun, Yakamo. Her blessings allowed Jade to sacrifice her freedom, binding herself to Omen, and in return had gained a mortal Oracle to enact its purpose. Lord Sun's favor created an imbalance that could not be endured in the Celestial Heavens. [2]

Duty Edit

Jade protected the Celestial Heavens from the armies of Jigoku, cleansing all traces of the Shadowlands Taint with the purity of her breath. Her spawns, the lesser Jade Dragons, were extensions of their great father, and served her by destroying the minions of darkness. [4]

The Obsidian Dragon Edit


Jade and Obsidian

The Jade Dragon was only one half of the soul of the Eighth Dragon. In 1167 her other half, the Dragon of Obsidian, was awakened in Otosan Uchi, in the spot where the champion of Onnotangu was slain by Takao, the Forbidden Palace in Otosan Uchi. While the Dragon of Jade represented purity and virtue, its other half was corruption and vice. In this way a new Oracle, the Oracle of Obsidian would be created to balance the heaven's scales. The Jade Dragon became a true dragon [2] with Obsidian's awakening, and Jade gained its full power. [5]

Twins Edit

Obsidian was her twin, her brother, herself. it was her enemy and her closest ally. They were one, and yet forever separated. Separately, they were weaker, but together they shared the power of the Elemental Dragons. As one, both were the Eighth Dragon. [2]

Heaven and Earth Edit

In 1159 Fu Leng assaulted Tengoku, and the Dragon of Void knowing the Dragons and the Thousand Fortunes were no match for the Dark Lord because they have never known strife and loss, commanded Jade to slip through Fu Leng's horde and informed the Blessed Guards of Yomi, the Realm of the Blessed Ancestors, about the assault. [5]

To Rokugan Edit

The Dark Lord saw Jade and summoned the First Oni, who was diverted by a suicide attack of dead Moto and Ujik-hai, samurai horsemen in ghost white armor with bright crystal lances led by the Shi-Tien Yen-Wang, giving time for Jade to escape. Okura no Oni was with the Lords of the Death, and after a talk with them Jade was convinced the only possible help would come from Rokugan. [5]

Celestial Jitte Edit

The Jade Dragon was not an Elemental Dragon and did not have the powers of one. Jade had to find a hero with sufficient power to help Tengoku. [6] When Jade reached Ningen-do, she found herself bound inside the Celestial Jitte, in Daigotsu's throne room in the Temple of the Ninth Kami. She sensed Omen, a tainted Kuni Witch Hunter who had lost his name. The dragon called Omen by his former name, Kiyoshi, and the Crab followed her instructions entering the throne room and took the Jitte, being instantly cleansed. [5] Unable to exist in the mortal realm for long, the Jade Dragon had quickly reached out to Omen. [7] Free of taint the Shadowlands minions sensed him and before they could reach Omen, he opened a portal and fled through it. [5]

The Will of Heaven Edit

In 1170, the Dragons, tired of Man's rule of the Heavens, exerted their will upon Tengoku. The Seven Fortunes allowed the Dragon of Jade and the Dragon of Obsidian to replace Hida Yakamo as Lord Sun and Hitomi as Lord Moon respectively. The other Dragons, save the Dragon of Thunder, left mankind to cement their power. [8]

Moon and Sun Edit

In the Month of the Horse in 1170 the Jade Dragon was successful in removing Yakamo as Lord Sun, replacing him. [9] Omen gained a new identity, the Voice of the Jade Sun. [10] A Temple of the Jade Sun was built in her honor in Tokigogachu. [11]

See also Edit

Jade Sun

The Jade Sun

External Links Edit

Preceded by:
Lord Sun
1170 - Present
Succeeded by:


  1. Book of Fire, p. 122
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Ruins of Otosan Uchi, Part 3, by Shawn Carman
  3. Vacant Throne, pp. 109-110
  4. Creatures of Rokugan, p. 34
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Jade, by Rich Wulf
  6. Four Winds, p. 51
  7. Secrets of the Crab, p. 53
  8. Scenes from the Empire VI, by Brian Yoon
  9. The Sun & Moon, Part I, by Shawn Carman
  10. Vacant Throne, p. 110
  11. Letters II, by Shawn Carman

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