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Shiba Himitsu 
Shiba Himitsu 
Born: Unknown 
Died: (c. 1121)
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Shiba Himitsu was the heir of Shiba Ujimitsu, the Phoenix Clan Champion.

Phoenix Champion's heir Edit

Himitsu was a young Phoenix Lord, and it was said the Phoenix Clan Champion Shiba Ujimitsu was training the young lad to follow in his own footsteps. [1] Himitsu had been born as a bastard, and he was haunted by this fact. He used sake as a relaxation technique, [2] and was a fierce duelist. [3]

Setsuban festival Edit

Himitsu witnessed [4] a shugenja Setsuban Festival Tournament at Ki-Rin's Shrine. The Emperor Hantei XXXVIII had announced his niece Otomo Yoroshiku was ellegible for marriage in the festival. [5]

Asako winter court Edit

In 1121 Himitsu accompanied Ujimitsu to the Asako winter court at Shiro Gisu. [1]

Testimony Edit

Himitsu guessed Yoroshiku knew his bastardly lineage, and hated her for that. [2] During an improptu poetry contest Himitsu accused Yoroshiku was not of the imperial line. Another suitor samurai, Ryuden, challenged him to a duel. He would sponsor the testimony of the ronin bandit Niban, who had passed him this information. [6]

Death Edit

Himitsu's Death

Himitsu's Death

Unfortunately, Himitsu was murdered by Kakita Nantoko, a Scorpion spy in Crane guise, and agent of the Lying Darkness, before Niban could testify. Nantoko was Yogo Bashiko, a shadow branded Shosuro Assassin who morphed into Ryuden to commit the murder. [7]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Code of Bushido, p. 20
  2. 2.0 2.1 Code of Bushido, p. 25
  3. Code of Bushido, p. 31
  4. Code of Bushido, p. 13
  5. Code of Bushido, p. 5
  6. Code of Bushido, pp. 24-26, 29
  7. Code of Bushido, pp. 26-27


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