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Please note: This article is about the Stable Master. For other uses of the term, please see Kojiro (disambiguation).
Otaku Kojiro 
Otaku Kojiro 
Born: Unknown 
Died: 1131 
Siblings: Seven un-named sisters 
Spouse: Otaku Kamoko 
Children: Otaku Kamoko 
Titles: Stable Master
People

Shinjo Kojiro married with Otaku Kamoko, becoming Otaku Kojiro. He became the Stable Master of the Otaku steeds.

Family Edit

Kojiro was the only son of eight children. His family's ability to produce daughters made him the prime candidate to marry the woman who would become the Otaku Daimyo. [1]

Youth Edit

Shinjo Kojiro displayed all of the talent for the breeding and training of horses Otaku men were known for, though this did not come without cost. While young, he rashly tried to prove himself and break one of the wilder ponies to impress his sensei. He was thrown from his mount, and nearly died. When next he tried to sit a saddle, Kojiro found he was afflicted with terrible motion sickness, and would never again ride a horse. [1]

Love for his Family Edit

Kojiro married with the Otaku Daimyo, and took her family name. [2] He took great pride from two main sources - the care of his clan's horses, and his family. While Rokugani did not feel love must be an expected part of marriage, Kojiro cared deeply for his wife Kamoko. [1] They had a daughter, and he became her riding sensei and his wife was her daughter's sensei on all other matters, who had since retired to become the sensei of Battle Maiden school. [2]

Wife's death Edit

He never remarried when his wife was apparently killed at the hands of Matsu Agetoki, instead finding happiness in watching his daughter, Otaku Kamoko, who took her mother's name upon her gempukku, ride and lead the Otaku Battle Maidens. [1]

Stable Master Edit

Otaku Kojiro 1

Otaku Kojiro

Kojiro was the Stable Master who along with the stable boy Otaku Masero attempted to deliver the foal of Kouchi, Otaku Kamoko's favourite mare. Kouchi died during the birth, and the foal was declared a stillborn. Iuchi Daiyu, who was also present at the time, deemed the two deaths a very bad omen. A twelve year old girl, the daughter of Kamoko refuses to let the foal die, having been promised it by her mother as her future battle steed. She breathes air into it's mouth, resussitating it. Kojiro and Daiyu are alerted to this by Masero, and Daiyu notices a birth mark on the foal's ankle. He deemed it a mark of Osano-Wo, and prophesized war but not death by the time the girl reached her gempukku. [3]

Kojiro had nightmares in which appeared the Fu Leng's Steed. [4]

Kamoko's Valor Edit

Kojiro witnessed Otaku Kamoko's valor when saving pregnant mares from a flash fire the same evening that she had passed her gempukku. [5]

Morito's shame Edit

Kojiro taught Otaku Morito, Otaku Tetsuko's son, to ride a non-combat steed, following the prohibition that a male Otaku could ride a Otaku steed. Morito was not content and he was fostered to the Shinjo family. One night, Morito snuck into the stables and attempted to ride one of the great battle steeds, with the outcome of a horse's broken leg. Kojiro tended the steed, and saw how Tetsuko cast out her own son from the Unicorn Clan. [6]

Death Edit

The Otaku Stables Burn

The Otaku Stables Burn

In 1131 [7] during a fire in the Otaku Stables, Kojiro helped his beloved horses to flee, but died in the process. Masero succedeed him as Stable Master. [8] The stables had been burned by the Scorpion Clan commanded by Bayushi Yokuan. [9]

See also Edit

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Major References Edit

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Way of the Unicorn, p. 70
  2. 2.0 2.1 Way of the Unicorn, p. 68
  3. Way of the Unicorn, pp. 4-5
  4. Fu Leng's Steed (Forbidden Knowledge flavor)
  5. Way of the Unicorn, p. 9
  6. Way of the Unicorn, p. 65
  7. Secrets of the Unicorn, p. 59
  8. The Otaku Stable Burn (Hidden Emperor 5 flavor)
  9. Clan Letter to the Scorpion #10 (Imperial Herald v3 #2)



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