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Shiba Sodona 
Born: Unknown 
Died: 827 
Titles: Sodona Family Founder

Shiba Sodona was a yojimbo of the Phoenix Clan and founder of the Sodona vassal family of the Shiba.

Yojimbo Edit

Sodona was appointed as yojimbo to Shiba Toriiko, the Phoenix Clan Champion's heir. [1]

Vassal family Edit

After the Return of the Ki-Rin in the year 815 a significant number of small battles took place between the Great Clans. During one such encounter, the Lion forces led by Matsu Turun ambushed and killed the Phoenix Clan Champion and his family as they were traveling to Otosan Uchi. Toriiko mourned the death of her predecessor and even invited Turun to the funeral, who refused. In the year 821 Sodona was granted the Sodona vassal family, which was charged with the defense of the Shiba to prevent such tragedies from occurring again. [2]

Death Edit

The pacifist Toriiko intervened in a Crane-Lion conflict in 827. The Phoenix forces interposed themselves between the two but did not offer any resistance as they were butchered. Kakita Gosano approached the remaining Phoenix led by Toriiko, who refused to draw her blade when Gosano challenged her, and she was cut down. The battle became known as the Battle of the Broken Daisho. [3] [4] Shiba Sodona committed seppuku just after he learned of Toriiko's death. Sodona's Grave was located in the outskirts of Shiro Shiba. [1]

Preceded by:
Sodona Daimyo
821 - 827
Succeeded by:


  1. 1.0 1.1 Secrets of the Phoenix, p. 77
  2. Secrets of the Phoenix, pp. 76-77
  3. Way of the Phoenix, pp. 41-42
  4. Legend of the Five Rings; Third Edition, p. 16

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