Moshi Durucho 
Born: Unknown 
Died: 1199

Moshi Durucho was a bushi of the Mantis Clan.

Demeanor Edit

Duruchio was a brusque samurai, a predator on the hunt, seeking for a prey. [1]

Winter Court - 1199 Edit

In 1199 Durucho attended the Imperial winter court at Toshi Ranbo, and eventually he and Akodo Shikekazu dueled to death at Judgement's Retreat. It resulted in Durucho's victory and an ominous hint that Shikekazu's death might have implied something greater. [2] Durucho eventually fell in love with Tochiko, the next Boar Clan Champion. The romance was made known through a serious of haikus Durucho sent Tochiko anoymously. Eventually she discovered the Moshi samurai was behind and confronted him. For a while it looked like they might be able to be together, but it was not to be. This led to Durucho crafting one final poem for her. [3]

Death Edit

During the courtly event known as the Devil's Chase, a traditional ending to the Winter Court, in which a procession of priests was led through the Palace by the Devil Chaser, a priest bearing ancient artifacts and performing ceremonial song and dance, Iweko Miaka's yojimbo, Seppun Asagako, revealed to be an oni. The oni rampaged through the city, starting in the Senzai District, and then moved on to the Kurai District, killing Moshi Durucho and defeating Bayushi Atsuto, until the demon of Jigoku was eventually destroyed in front of the Temple of the Seven Fortunes. [4] The square where the oni died was planted with trees commemorating those who fell in the rampage, the Grove of Darkness Denied. [5] Durucho had interposed himself between an Oni and the woman he loved. [3]


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