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Matsu Hataki 
Matsu Hataki 
Born: Unknown 
Died: 1160, Month of the Hare [1] 
Spouse: Bayushi Shamate

Matsu Hataki was a bushi and magistrate of the Lion Clan.

Scorpion Lover Edit

Hataki had a Scorpion wife, Bayushi Shamate [1] who joined the Matsu. [2] The romantic relationship between a Lion and a Scorpion was not welcomed by all, and she was killed by Bayushi Kuemon, [3] a jealous former lover. [2]

Hataki mourns Shamate

Hataki mourns Shamate

Vengeance Edit

Hataki kept his lover's mask as memento of his neverending love for her, [4] and pursued vengeance against her murderer. [5]

Death Edit

Hataki duels Kuemon

Hataki duels Kuemon

In 1160 Hataki found his wife killer, [6] and dueled him, [7] even when he was against eight other Scorpion. [8] Hataki took Kuemon's life [1] and died from the wounds he received in tlie battle. [9] Afterwards, Kuemon's cousin Bayushi Eitarou honored Hataki's memory. [10]

Legacy Edit

The place where Hataki died was called Shamate Pass, in honor of his beloved Shamate. [1]

External Links Edit

Matsu Hataki 2

Matsu Hataki


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Four Winds, p. 54
  2. 2.0 2.1 Secrets of the Scorpion, p. 68
  3. Be Prepared to Dig Two Graves (Gold flavor)
  4. Matsu Hataki (Gold flavor)
  5. Matsu Hataki (Dark Allies flavor)
  6. Matsu Hataki (Heaven and Earth flavor)
  7. Accept with Honor (Heaven and Earth flavor)
  8. Shamate Pass (Heaven and Earth flavor)
  9. Four Winds, p. 56
  10. Bayushi Eitarou (Heaven and Earth flavor)

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