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Kuni Tansho 
Kuni Tansho 
Born: (c. 1070
Died: Unknown 
Spouse: Kuni Utagu 
Children: Omen 
Titles: Kuni Daimyo

Kuni Tansho was the wife of Kuni Utagu. After her husband's untimely demise, she assumed his responsibilities as Kuni Daimyo. [1]

Meddler Edit

Tansho had a rapier tongue and tendency to intrude into others' business. She was apprenticed to Kuni Masami, an adventurous shugenja who traveled throughout the Empire. During this time Tansho developed a taste for adventure and excitement. After her gempukku she was a wandering Witch Hunter whose primary goal was to see as much of the world as possible. A Doji storyteller wrote the Tansho Chronicles. [2]

Married Edit

During a winter she met Kuni Utagu, Jade Champion and Kuni Daimyo. Utagu and Tansho stumbled onto a cell of Bloodspeakers led by the legendary maho-tsukai Mohai who had killed a Kuni Shugenja and replaced him with one of their own. They destroyed the cell and killed all of the cultists save Mohai himself. A month later, they were married. [2]

Kuni Daimyo Edit

Utagu's Death Edit

When Utagu was murdered, rulership of the Kuni family fell to Tansho. Tansho turned her toward discovering Utagu's killer. Though many suspected that Toturi Sezaru was somehow responsible, Tansho never accused the Wolf. [3]

Dealing with Onis Edit

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Kuni Tansho

In 1159 Tansho reported that a corrupted tanto was discovered in the gullet of an Oni no Tsuburu spawn. [4]

Imperial Scrutiny Edit

In 1160 she was visited by Miya Hatori, who on behalf of the Imperial Court was visiting the different Great Clans and their leaders. They pondered about the Shadowlands Taint. [5] Though she was almost ninety years of age, she was still bright, witty, and extraordinarily tough. [2]

Kisada's Return Edit

In 1166 Tansho was present at Kyuden Hida in the reception made to Hida Kisada, who had returned to life through the Oblivion's Gate. [6]

Crab Clan Army Edit

Tansho had among her duties the station as shireikan of the Third Crab Army. [7]

Feeling old Edit

In 1169 Tansho believed she was too old to remain as Daimyo, and would chose Kuni Kiyoshi to replace her. [1]

Jade Championship Edit

This year she was the first option the Kuni family chose to compete in the Jade Championship. She refused for the same reason as she decided to let other duties be apart of her. Kuni Ochiyo, Kiyoshi, and Kuni Daigo pondered with Tansho which were the responsabilities of the Jade Champion. [1] During the event Tansho told Kiyoshi he would be the new Daimyo. [8]

Prophet Edit

Tansho was surprised with the spectacular prophecy made by Kitsune Narako during the contest. She was initially reluctant to believe her but the omens she performed in front of many powerful shugenja cleared her doubts. [9]

Stepping Down Edit

After the contest was won by Daigo, Tansho returned to Crab lands and stepped down. Kiyoshi became the new Kuni Daimyo. [10]

See also Edit

External Links Edit

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Kuni Tansho

Preceded by:
Kuni Utagu
Kuni Daimyo
1158 - 1169
Succeeded by:
Kuni Kiyoshi


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 From Without and Within, by Rusty Priske
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Secrets of the Crab, p. 51
  3. Secrets of the Crab, pp. 51-52
  4. Lost at Sea, by Shawn Carman and Rich Wulf
  5. Secrets of the Crab, pp. 45-46
  6. Persistence, by Rich Wulf
  7. Masters of War, p. 20
  8. The Tournament Matches, by the L5R Story Team
  9. The First Prophecy, by Shawn Carman
  10. Aftermath, by Shawn Carman

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