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The Monastery of the Five Rings was the first temple of the Order of the Five Rings.

Foundation Edit

In the year 523 the Lion Clan Champion Akodo Kento ordered to build a monastery located in the foothills of the Spine of the World Mountains, close to the old Seikitsu Pass in Lion lands. It was dedicated to the study of Gorinno's teachings, the religious leader of the movement known as Five Rings, Five Clans. [1]

Tension Between Clans Edit

As Gorinno proposed to merge the Crane and Scorpion Clans, both Great Clans saw his teachings as dangerous, but they were unable to prevent the monastery's construction. In the year 525 the Phoenix Clan led by the new Master of Void Isawa Amiku chose to establish supervision over the new monastic sect, leading to conflict with the Lion Clan in the courts, and border skirmishes on the ground. The monastery was completed in the year 528 after several delays caused by Scorpion sabotage. In the year 531 Isawa Amiku led an army to conquer the monastery, but the Phoenix were routed. [2]


  1. Imperial Histories 2, p. 86
  2. Imperial Histories 2, pp. 86-87

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