Rodrigo Cornejo 
Rodrigo Cornejo 
Born: Unknown 
Died: 1166 
Parents: Esteban Cornejo,
Iuchi Maiko 
Siblings: Alhundro Cornejo (half)

Rodrigo Cornejo was the illegitimate son of Esteban Cornejo and Iuchi Maiko. The scandal of his birth caused Maiko's husband to challenge Esteban to a duel. Esteban killed Maiko's husband and then leapt from the cliffs at Kyuden Gotei out of shame. [1] He was later known only as the bandit Rodrigo. [2]

Bandit Edit

Rodrigo became a bandit, notably working ro retrieve items for Iuchi Shahai. [3] Rodrigo raided caravans [4] in Crab and Phoenix lands in search of the Four Masks of Iuchiban that unlock the Tomb of Iuchiban. [5] Three of the masks were found, [6] and the first of them was the Third Mask. Shahai gave Rodrigo an emperor's ransom in gold for the mask. [7] The Kuni Witch Hunters and the Asako Inquisitors chased Rodrigo. [3]

Seeking his Origins Edit

Rodrigo struggled to learn what he could about his gaijin blood. Through sporadic correspondences dispatched through the Burning Sands, he made contact with his great-grandfather, Calixto Cornejo, in 1164. [1]

Serving the Ashalan Edit

Rodrigo was eventually made a servant of the Ashalan [1] who were allied with Bayushi Atsuki, the leader of the destroyed Shadowed Tower, and currently Gozoku leader. Atsuki used Rodrigo to contact his half-brother, the explosive master Alhundro Cornejo. [8] Alhundro was supposed dead in the Second Day of Thunder, but he had become a minion of the Shadows. [9] The memory of Alhundro was partly recovered when he saw his half-brother, and Atsuki convinced him to destroy the Emperor Toturi III and the Imperial Court, to be replaced by the Gozoku members. [8] In 1165 Alhundro was the arsonist of the Fires of Toshi Ranbo, which was partially fouled by his familiar Esteban Cornejo [9]

Death Edit

In 1166 Rodrigo met his end in an Ashalan hideout in the Plains Above Evil when he set off a suicide bomb in an unsuccessful attempt to kill his cousin Esteban Cornejo. [1]

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Sources Conflict
The sources relating to this article are in conflict with each other.
In Hidden Emperor p. 41 Rodrigo was supossedly executed in 1132 by his pursuers. In the Fires of Toshi Ranbo he suicided in 1166 by firing a bomb. I kept the last one the correct one.

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