Please note: This article is about the Kaiu Engineer. For other uses of the term, please see Suman (disambiguation).
Kaiu Suman 
Kaiu Suman 
Born: Unknown 
Died: Unknown 
Titles: Kaiu Daimyo

Kaiu Suman was a engineer of the Crab Clan.

Engineer Edit

Suman had a special gift for engineer knowing instinctively how to compensate for sloped terrain soft earth, and other hazards. [1]

Kaiu Kabe Edit

Suman was given the task of joining a group repairing the Carpenter Wall. This was a great honor to Suman until he noticed that his foreman and other workers were all ronin. During this time, Suman learned alot about what masterless men were willing to do without fear. They worked without armor while Suman was weighted down by his own. They were willing to die for the work while he worried about goblin or oni attacking.

Within ten years, ten of the fourteen workers were dead, but the remaining four went on with Suman's shining recommendations to safer lines of work. Forty years later, all of the ronin who had worked with Suman were dead, including his foreman, Kikkawa. From this experience Suman rose high his esteem of Ronin. [2]

Scorpion Coup Edit

When news arrived of the Scorpion Coup, the Crab Clan Champion, Hida Kisada, assembled an army that joined the combined forces of the Great Clans at Otosan Uchi in the fourth day of the Coup. Hida Yakamo, Kuni Yori, and Kaiu Suman were part of the Crab forces. [3]

Crab Fleet Edit

During the Clan War Suman was in charge of the building a Crab fleet, despite the the sabotage efforts of the Mantis Clan, [4] in the Mantis southern islands. [5]

Kaiu Daimyo Edit

Suman stood beside the naga when they were allied with the Crab to retake Hiruma Castle. [6] When Hida O-Ushi was the Crab Clan Champion, Suman was the Kaiu Daimyo at that time. He believed that restoring Shiro Hiruma would be too costly in both materials and manpower. The Hiruma Daimyo Hiruma Zunguri demanded Suman make an effort to restore the castle to its original state. Kaiu Endo stepped in, and began to gather willing Kaiu, finishing their major repairs on the castle in two years. [7]

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Preceded by:
Kaiu Daimyo
(c. 1132)
Succeeded by:


  1. Clan War: Crab Army Expansion, p. 38
  2. Way of the Wolf, pp. 12-13
  3. Otosan Uchi: The Scorpion's Sting, p. 54
  4. Clan Letter to the Crab #3 (Imperial Herald v1 #3)
  5. Clan Letter to the Lion #3 (Imperial Herald v1 #3)
  6. Naga Spearmen (Jade flavor)
  7. Secrets of the Crab, p. 40

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