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Merchant Coins
Merchant Coins
Created by: Asahina
First used by: Yasuki family
Currently in the possession of: Doji family, Unknown
Nemuranai

The Merchant Coins were a gift to the Yasuki family in 353 after Asahina's marriage and joining the Crane Clan. [1]

Appearance and abilities Edit

The gift was a crimson pouch containing twenty-four golden coins. Each coin was the size of a standard koku, although they had a slight gleam and weighed slightly more. On the back of the coins was the standard koku symbol, but on the front were depictions of one the twelve creatures representing the twelve hours in the Rokugani day. In the original set there were two of each creature (hare, dragon, serpent, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, boar, rat, ox and tiger). The bearer of any of these coins would become extremely lucky with economic negotiations or trade during the creature's respective hours of the day. [1] [2]

History Edit

Many of the coins were supposedly destroyed during the Daidoji-Yasuki Economic Wars, but the Doji family was still in possession of one full set of twelve. It was believed by the Yasuki that the twelve were stolen by the son of the Daidoji Daimyo, Daidoji Heuji, after the defection of the Yasuki to the Crab Clan at the end of the 4th century. The whereabout of second set of twelve was unknown, although it was rumored that Yasuki Taka was in possession of two of them. Observant traders noticed he would conduct most of his trading just after lunch and sunset, in the hours of the goat and the dog. [1] The twelve coins of the Doji passed to Yasuki Hachi, the contested Yasuki Daimyo during the Second Yasuki War. [3]

Bearers of the Coins Edit

See Also Edit

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Way of the Crane, p. 118
  2. Prayers and Treasures, p. 125
  3. Rokugan, p. 205



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