Created by: Xing Guo
First used by: Shiba Tsukune
Currently in the possession of: Unused in Shiro Shiba

Keitaku was the Celestial Sword of the Phoenix Clan. It was one of the eight blades commissioned by Lord Sun from the Fortune of Steel Xing Guo after the Ancestral Swords were placed in Tengoku and given to the Clan Champions. [1]

Appearance and Abilities Edit

Keitaku was simple in appearance, though those who could sense the dance of the elements, such as shugenja, the blade always appeared wreathed in brilliant silver flame in the shape of a soaring phoenix. [2] The blade increased the Iaijutsu and Kenjutsu skills of its wielder, and it would be engulfed in flames, [3] and it also could store spells. [4]

Phoenix Clan Edit

Celestial Sword of the Phoenix Clan

Celestial Sword of the Phoenix Clan

The sword was originally given to Shiba Tsukune, but she already passed by to her son Shiba Aikune before her ascension to Tengoku as Fortune of Rebirth. [5] After Aikune gained the power of Isawa's Last Wish, he gave Keitaku to his friend, Shiba Mirabu. Mirabu held it until the return of Ofushikai, the Ancestral Sword of the Phoenix Clan. It had been dormant since his death at Isawa Sezaru's hands. After it Keitaku resided in Shiro Shiba, in a small shrine to Mirabu's memory. [3]

Known Wielders Edit

External Links Edit


  1. Test of the Master Smith, Prologue
  2. Secrets of the Phoenix, p. 8
  3. 3.0 3.1 Prayers and Treasures, p. 148
  4. Magic of Rokugan, p. 83
  5. Rebirth, by Jed Carleton and Rich Wulf

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