Please note: This article is about the Iron Turtle City. For other uses of the term, please see Koutetsukan (disambiguation).

Koutetsukan (A26)

Iron Turtle City (A26) was a humble city, but it was also the single largest producer of boats and ships in Rokugan, building mostly for the Mantis, Phoenix, Crane, and Crab Clans, as well as the Seppun family. It was said that with a ship built in Koutetsukan with a Mantis navigator, there was no port a captain could not reach. [1]

Founding Edit

After the Return of the Ki-Rin in the 9th century the Seppun family reinforced the Empire's defenses against an invasion. Koutetsukan and its shipyards were founded to protect Rokugan from naval invasion, to build a vast Imperial fleet and explore the seas, destroying any potential threats encountered. After one year the new Emperor ordered that the plans be scrapped and the fleet scuttled. The fleet was divided up between the Mantis and the Daidoji. Though the Seppun still laid claim to the city, they cared little for what went on there, effectively becoming a Mantis city. Its vast shipyards constructed a many vessels, including the Crab Iron Turtle warships that gave the city its name. [2]

Volcanic Island Edit

The city had been located in a volcanic island, formed after the 9th century by a volcanic eruption. [3]

Known Governors Edit


  1. Legend of the Five Rings; Third Edition, p. 300
  2. Secrets of the Mantis, p. 22
  3. Secrets of the Mantis, p. 14

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