Shosuro Kurodo 
Born: Unknown 
Died: Unknown 
Titles: Governor of Ryoko Owari Toshi

Shosuro Kurodo was the Sixth Governor of Ryoko Owari Toshi. His ground-breaking policies led in the prosperity of the city. [1]

Ryoko Owari Edit

When Kurodo was appointed as governor the city was a small fort in an area with infertile soil and a dangerous forest. He declared a five year "tax abeyance" for sake brewers and potters as a way to increase the population. Once established the potters would remain after the exemption ended, and the brewers would attract foresters and merchants. [2]

Kajinin Edit

To balance the city income he had to cut the city fire department. Eventually, the first neighborhood fire-fighting group was formed, the kajinin Temple Road Firemen. [3]

Leatherworkers Edit

Kurodo also saw a way to improve the lands surrounding the city. He quit taxes for collecting refuse from the city, forbade to dump excrement into the river, and no tax would be levied during five years for eta selling dung to farmers outside the city. The eta of Ryoko Owari became the wealthiest of their class in Rokugan, the farmers turned the infertile soil in farmable areas lowering the food prices including rice to brew sake, and the general smell around the city improved. It led in a boom of prosperity in the city. [4] The legend said Kurodo said to have had his idea after a conversation with a monk at the Temple of Daikoku. [5]


  1. City of Lies: Player's Guide, p. 23
  2. City of Lies: Player's Guide, pp. 23-24
  3. City of Lies: Player's Guide, p. 24
  4. City of Lies: Player's Guide, pp. 25-26
  5. City of Lies: Player's Guide, p. 35

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