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Kitsuki Masakatada 
Born: Unknown 
Died: Unknown 
Titles: Kitsuki Daimyo

Kitsuki Masakatada was the Kitsuki Daimyo during the reign of Hantei XXXI.

Winter Court at the wall Edit

One year during his reign, the Emperor held Winter Court at Kyuden Hida to silence the Clan Champion's squabbles of land and to show them that they were equals atop the Kaiu Wall. [1]

Yojimbo's contest Edit

Kakita Toshimichi, the Kakita Daimyo, Masakatada, and Bayushi Sashiko, the Scorpion Clan Champion, believed the duty of the Crab could be accomplished by any of their retainers and yojimbo, despite the Crab Clan Champion Hida Shonojo telling them these samurai could not survive one night at the wall. The Daimyo ignored the Crab, so the Kitsuki guarded the western wall, the Kakita the eastern, and the Bayushi the northern one, while the Crab remained in the southern wall. [2]

Akutenshi attack Edit

During night Toshimichi, Masakatada and Sashiko went to the south wall were a Crab scream was heard. They fought an Akutenshi but their weapons dipped with jade powder did not harm the minion of Fu Leng, realizing as one that all the jade powder was outside. Shonojo timely arrived wielding a jade-encrusted tetsubo, smashing the creature and killing him with Chikara. [3]

Aftermath Edit

All the non-Crab bushi guarding the walls were killed, slaughtered by the Shadowlands, but only one Crab, the one whose duty it had been to scream to warn the keep just before he died. This day the three Daimyo understood the true meaning of the ancestral "Duty of the Crab". This event was depicted in the infamous novel Meifumado. [4]


  1. Bearers of Jade, p. 12
  2. Bearers of Jade, pp. 12-13
  3. Bearers of Jade, pp. 13-14
  4. Bearers of Jade, p. 14

Preceded by:
Kitsuki Daimyo
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Succeeded by:

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