Kakita Taro was a bushi of the Doji lands. who in secret praticed maho as bloodspeaker. In 1166 his father went mad and killed his other two sons and his four grandsons. Taro faced his father, but was not skilled enough. Sotaro was a bloodspeaker who had heard the Iuchiban's order to strike out the Empire in a wave of murder, betrayal, and destruction.