Otomo Takama 
Born: Unknown 
Siblings: Otomo Suikihime,
Otomo Moritaka,
Otomo Nami 
Titles: Chancellor of the Left

Otomo Takama was a younger brother to the Imperial Governor of the Colonies Otomo Suikihime. She appointed Takama and his younger brother Otomo Moritaka as Ivory Chancellors, to guide all court proceedings in the Ivory Court in her absence. They had a younger sister, Otomo Nami. [1]

Demeanor Edit

Takama was a reserved person, organized, practical, manipulative, and very concerned with details. He always admired his older sister, and refined her plans so they could actually be implemented. Takama enjoyed learning whenever he could, and spent time in the libraries sifting through lore related to his sister's latest projects. [2]

Chancellor of the Left Edit

As the eldest of the two chancellors, Takama was known as the “Chancellor of the Left,” and his duty was to oversee court proceedings while his sister was not present. Well-versed in law and courtly precedent, Takama was Suikihime's primary political advisor. [2] The rising star Otomo Akio was appointed as his karo. [3]

Under Command of Seiken Edit

In 1199 Iweko Seiken had seized control of the Second City, and Takama was among his advisors there. The courtier was astonished when the Imperial Heir announced his belief that the Imperial Bureaucracy proved itself a hindrance to Imperial rule, not an asset. He told that after his appointment as Emperor all samurai would be required to live for one year in a rural village, if they wished to hold any significant imperial office. This policy would clear out most of the Imperial Bureaucracy. Takama advised her sister that in the future there would be virtually no bureaucracy left if Seiken ever reigns. [4]

See also Edit

Preceded by:
Chancellor of the Left
1198 - Present
Succeeded by:


  1. Second City - The People, pp. 10, 21-22
  2. 2.0 2.1 Second City - People, p. 21
  3. Second City - The Campaign, p. 49
  4. One Way or the Other, by Robert Denton

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