Kyuden Otomo

The New Kyuden Otomo

Kyuden Otomo was the ancestral palace of the Otomo family located in the Forbidden City until the fall of Otosan Uchi, and then their new home in Crane lands.

Otosan Uchi Edit

Kyuden Otomo (Otosan Uchi) Layout

Layout of original Kyuden Otomo

It was placed on the east end of the Imperial Mound, in the middle of the way of the Road of Fast Hopes, the road which led to the Imperial Palace, so the yoriki and Otomo commanders could check the Travel papers of every visitor. It was the primary home and courtly center of the Otomo. [1] It housed the Kyuden Otomo Dojo. [2]

Hantei XVI Edit

It served as the location of Hantei XVI's house arrest after the War of Spirits. [3]

Winter Court - 1124 Edit

Kyuden Otomo was the host of the Winter Court in 1124. [4]

Ruined Edit

The palace was abandoned after the Fall of Otosan Uchi, and it remained intact, becoming home to numerous dangerous Shadowlands creatures. [5]

Relocation Edit

Kyuden Otomo 2

New Kyuden Otomo

After the destruction of Otosan Uchi, the Otomo family was without a home. Doji Tanitsu convinced the Otomo [6] and the Crane Clan provided the Otomo with everything they needed, and even though many of the Otomo moved to Toshi Ranbo wo Shien Shite Reigisaho when the new capital was established there, they maintained a healthy presence here near their Crane allies [7] in the Doji provinces, [8] within the Kazenmuketsu province. [9]

Since the Otomo family's relocation, their new home stood atop a low cliff in the Heart of Umi Yakamo, looking down on a modest but well-equipped town whose residents were sworn vassals of the Imperial family. [10] The Emperor's Will Court was the new dojo. [11]

Swords of Yotsu Edit

Kyuden Otomo was watched by the Sword of Yotsu [12] after the Yotsu became a vassal family to the Seppun family. [13]

Winter Court - 1168 Edit

Kyuden Otomo was the host of the Winter Court in the winter 1168-1169. [14] The event was disrupted by news of the Khan Moto Chagatai's intent upon the throne, and was later known as the Winter of Red Snow. [10]

Winter Court - 1169 Edit

Winter Court in the winter 1169-1170 was held several different places throughtout the Empire because of the recent turmoil and lack of Emperor. Kyuden Otomo was one of the hosts, and entertained notable guests including Crane Clan Champion Doji Domotai and Akodo Setai. [15]

Winter Court - 1193 Edit

Kyuden Otomo hosted winter court in 1193. The Phoenix Clan Champion Shiba Tsukimi and the Scorpion Clan Champion Bayushi Nitoshi agreed to end the War of the Twins with a personal duel. [16]

External Links Edit

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Kyuden Otomo

Kyuden Otomo 4

Kyuden Otomo location


  1. Otosan Uchi:Book 2, p. 88
  2. Way of the Samurai, p. 81
  3. Secrets of the Lion, p. 40
  4. Winter Court: Kyuden Kakita, p. 59
  5. Fealty and Freedom, p. 118
  6. Undone, by Shawn Carman and Rich Wulf
  7. Legend of the Five Rings; Third Edition, p. 289
  8. Wishes, by Shawn Carman
  9. The Atlas of Rokugan, p. 46
  10. 10.0 10.1 Masters Of Court, pp. 163-164
  11. Emerald Empire: Third Edition, p. 204
  12. Yotsu Dojo (Tomorrow flavor)
  13. L5R: Winter Court RPG Play By Post Review, p. 8
  14. Winter Nights: Sowing the Wind, by Nancy Sauer
  15. Winter Court: The Month of the Boar, by Nancy Sauer
  16. The War of the Twins, by Shawn Carman & Yoon Ha Lee

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