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Please note: This article is about the Kuni Daimyo. For other uses of the term, please see Mokuna (disambiguation).
Kuni Mokuna 
Kuni Mokuna 
Born: 980 
Died: 1043 (disappearence) 
Titles: Kuni Daimyo
People

Kuni Mokuna was reviled throughout the Empire, but he was considered a hero within his own family. He had devoted his life to the study of the Shadowlands and its creatures. Many among the Kuni family strongly believe that his unsavory research undoubtedly saved, and continued to save, the lives and souls of countless samurai.

Devoted Study Edit

Creatures Edit

Mokuna would accompany Crab patrols into the Shadowlands gathering information and taking notes on its denizens. He began also to capture some of the monsters prowling in those lands. Dead or alive, they were used for a wide range of research, experimentation, dissection, ethnology and linguistic studies, etc. After spending five years among several nezumi packs, he could ascertain that they weren't creatures of Fu Leng, which was later considered common knowledge. [1]

Mokuna compiled all his gathered information in a book called the Guide to the Shadowlands. [2]

Taint Edit

Some of his studies were also focused on the effects of the Taint and what cure could be found. He wrote about the damned and the slow transformations undergone by the tainted. [3]

Spells Edit

Mokuna also was somewhat adept at spell research. If he could not find a spell that had the effect he desired, he was known to simply create it. One such spell was the Crystalline Prison. [4]

Anecdote Edit

As the infamous shugenja he was, Kuni Mokuna has been rumored to having done a lot of things. It was said he had helped kill no less than seven Oni, and that he even dissected some alive. It was also rumoured he would even write and say Fu Leng's true name. A taboo rarely broken in Rokugan due to the fact that Fu Leng's true name was forgotten many years ago. [5]

Short Daimyo Reign Edit

Mokuna was appointed the daimyo of his family, but he was unwilling to let politics interfere in his study of the Shadowlands. A few weeks later he stepped down from his post in favor of a cousin. [6]

Daidoji Nazoko Edit

Daidoji Nazoko was patrolling the lands of the Crane. Ordered to go chase off an ogre rampaging the country, she and her squad went as far as the Kuni Wastes. There, they were ambushed, and her men died, slaughtered by three ogres. Mokuna intervened, saving Daidoji Nazoko from those ogres (using the Tomb of Jade spell), and for the next thirty years she served as his apprentice in return. His works were passed down through the Kuni line, ending finally with Kuni Yori. [7]

Disappearance Edit

Mokuna disappeared sometime in the year 1043, at the age of 63, but his exact fate was unknown. [8]

Known Relatives Edit

Mokuna had at least one known cousin, Kuni Miko, although it was unclear if she was the cousin who became daimyo after Mokuna's resignation. Mokuna was also the great-great-grandfather of Kuni Yori. [8]


Preceded by:
Unknown
Kuni Daimyo
(c. 11th century)
Succeeded by:
Unnamed Cousin


References

  1. The Book of the Shadowlands, p. 136
  2. Ratling Pack (Gold flavor)
  3. The Book of the Shadowlands, p. 26
  4. Way of the Phoenix, pp. 114-115
  5. The Book of the Shadowlands, p. 6
  6. The Book of the Shadowlands, p. 4
  7. Way of the Crab, pp. 14-15
  8. 8.0 8.1 The Book of the Shadowlands, p. 5



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