Please note: This article is about the sailor. For other uses of the term, please see Hyobe (disambiguation).
Kasuga Hyobe 
Kasuga Hyobe 
Born: Unknown 
Died: 1159 
Titles: Hyobe family Founder

Kasuga Hyobe was a Tortoise Clan sailor that served in Yoritomo's Alliance during the Clan War [1] and War Against the Shadow. [citation needed]

Naval Commander Edit

Kasuga Hyobe 2

Kasuga Hyobe

After many years escorting trade caravans, Hyobe graduated to his own military vessel, one of the few kobune the Tortoise called their own, and began patrolling the seas outside Otosan Uchi. [2] He was appointed as the commander of the Tortoise ships which traveled to the north of Rokugan. His ship sunk and he survived for months alone in an island. When Hyobe eventually returned to the mainland he had an atrocious scar upon his left eye, and an unyielding fear of the sea. [3]

Land Commander Edit

Hyobe used his natural ability with command and unusual approach to field combat on land, his time onboard a ship forever finished. [3] He was granted his own vassal family, the Hyobe, becoming the general of the small Tortoise army. Ten years later he fought alongside Yoritomo in the Clan War. [4]

Yojimbo Edit

Hyobe became the yojimbo of Seppun Oroku and died in 1159 in the Fall of Otosan Uchi while defending his master. [5]

See also Edit

External Links Edit

  • Hyobe (Crimson and Jade)

Preceded by:
Hyobe Daimyo
(c. 1116) - 1159
Succeeded by:


  1. Hyobe (Crimson and Jade)
  2. Clan War: Toturi's Army and Yoritomo's Alliance, p. 43
  3. 3.0 3.1 Way of the Minor Clans, p. 97
  4. Emerald Empire: Third Edition, p. 102
  5. Blade of Serpents, by Shawn Carman

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