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Siege of Daylight
Location: Shiro Hiruma
Date: 9th to 25th day, Month of the Serpent, 716
Major Forces: Crab Clan,
Shadowlands
Generals: The Maw
Battles of Rokugan


The Siege of Daylight was the Shadowlands siege and fall of the ancestral Hiruma castle. [1]

Shadowlands Attack Edit

In 716 The Maw assembled an army and marched against the Crab. [2] The Hiruma Daimyo Hiruma Tadanori forwarded reports of the threat to the Crab Clan Champion, but no one realized just how large the enemy's army truly was. [3]

Fall of the Castle Edit

On the 9th day of the Month of the Serpent, a violent storm broke and all the Hiruma guardposts on the outskirts were killed one by one. [3] In its way the Maw's army stormed Shiro Hiruma, which was seized in a siege which lasted about sixteen days. [4] The Maw used maho to open tunnels into the castle's foundations, allowing hundreds of oni, trolls, and goblins to appear within the castle walls. The three hundred defenders [3] including the sensei of the Hiruma Bushi school, Hiruma Otokogi, died defending his dojo rather than withdraw and see it lost the Shadowlands. [5] Before the fall of the castle, Otokogi had convinced his lord Tadanori and his son to flee to safety, so the ruling line could survive. [3]

Known Deaths Edit

References

  1. Book of Earth, p. 46
  2. Way of the Crab, p. 31
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Book of Earth, p. 46
  4. Bearers of Jade, pp. 34-36
  5. Bearers of Jade, p. 50


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