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Togashi Satsu 
Togashi Satsu 
Born: 1132 
Died:
Parents: Togashi Hoshi,
Hoshi Eisai 
Siblings: None 
Spouse: Togashi Misuko 
Children: Togashi Noboru 
Titles: Dragon Clan Champion, Voice of the Emperor
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Togashi Satsu was a monk of the Dragon Clan. He was the son of Togashi Hoshi and Hoshi Eisai and the grandson of the Kami Togashi.

Satsu was the Dragon Clan Champion from 1159 to 1170 and became the Voice of the Emperor in 1170.

Early Years Edit

Birth Edit

In 1132 in the Month of the Ox, Hoshi and Eisai had a son at Shiro Mirumoto, who was called Togashi Yoshune. [1] Even at Yoshune's birth, Hoshi recognized the soul of his father within the infant. The soul of Togashi had returned. [2] In the second of the Twenty-Seven Days of Darkness Yoshune was visited by Hitomi herself, seeing he had the Togashi's spirit and the Lady said a name, Satsu. [3]

Youth Edit

In 1141, Yoshune was hiding from his father in the mountains near the Great Climb. Yoshune was eventually tricked into returning with his mother's rice cakes, and Hoshi explained to Yoshune the finer details of learning to do things on his own. Yoshune also revealed to his father that he intended on taking the name Togashi Satsu upon reaching his gempukku, hoping that taking the name of Mirumoto Satsu would help him find the wisdom to do difficult things. [4]

Last Gift

Yoshune recieving the Last Gift

When Yoshune was a child, his father gave him Lady Hitomi's Last Gift to the Dragon Clan, a warm stone. When he touched it, he heard a soft whisper saying a name, Satsu. [5]

"He died for the future, even though he did not understand it. I do not know how he had the wisdom to do something so difficult. I hope by taking his name I will understand."
-Yoshune

Secret Designated Heir Edit

When the Fortune of Steel, Xing Guo, returned to Rokugan after forging the Celestial Swords to be given to the Clan Champions, he appeared on Togashi Mountain and spoke to Hoshi privately. Since that day Satsu wielded a new blade. [6]

Dragon-Phoenix War Edit

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Togashi Satsu

Satsu travelled to the village of Mikoto Mura in 1158 during the Dragon-Phoenix War, hoping to help the village which had been hit by a plague. It was here that he first met Tamori Chieko, who showed great displeasure at the war's existence and Togashi Hoshi's failure to end it.[4] Satsu later sent Togashi Mitsu and Togashi Matsuo to the village to aid in whatever way they could. [7]

Satsu later travelled to the Shrine of the Ki-Rin to bolster the Mirumoto forces there. His entourage was ambushed by Phoenix troops led by Shiba Hayoto hoping to capture the son of the Dragon Clan Champion. Satsu was rescued by Hitomi Hogai, the former Crab ambassador to the Dragon, and Satsu now determined that he would find an end to the war. [4]

Forewarning to the Dragon Clan Edit

In 1159 Satsu met the Grand Master of the Elements Naka Tokei, who told Satsu a dark forewarning about the fall of Dragon. Satsu started a personal quest, abandoning his clan to prevent the Dragon's demise at the hands of another.[8]

"The Dragon Clan in ruins, destroyed by a foe beyond redemption, a darkness from Dragon deepest past set to dominate the future. This foe came not from outside the Empire, but from deep within. The more the Dragon struggled against it, the more powerful it became, until ultimately its dark web of power spread across the entire Empire."

Satsu prevented the danger. [9]

New Dragon Clan Champion Edit

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Dragon Champion Togashi Satsu

Satsu passed several months in his quest, until he was gathered to the High House of Light this year by Togashi Hoshi, who made a brief appearance from his journey to the Celestial Heavens, and commanded the Dragon Clan Daimyos to choose the new Dragon Clan Champion. [10] Satsu was left to guide is Clan. [11]

Kokujin's Challenge Edit

Satsu answered Kokujin's Challenge in 1159 alongside six other Dragon, one of his first acts as Dragon Clan Champion. The group travelled to the Twilight Mountains where they were soon ambushed by a group of tattooed bakemono led by Kokujin Kobai.[12] Satsu was captured alongside Tamori Chieko and Hitomi Hogai when he surrendered so they would not be killed. The three were taken to the ruins of Shiro Heichi where they witnessed Kokujin begin creating another Shamesword using Hitomi Akuai's blood and soul. [13]

Akuai lasted only long enough to Kokujin to create a wakizashi, and it was his intent to create a daisho to mirror Togashi's Daisho. He offered Satsu the choice of who would be next on the Anvil, Tamori Chieko or Hitomi Hogai. Satsu initially chose himself, but Kokujin would not accept that answer. Eventually, Satsu made his decision. [14] Satsu chose Hogai, but Kokujin revealed that the choice had always been to decide who would survive. Satsu cursed Kokujin as the mad dragon chained Chieko to the Anvil of Despair and began forging the final blade. [4] Chieko lasted considerably longer than Kokujin had anticipated, and she began to comment on how he wasn't as masterless as he claimed. She believed he served the pain and darkness because he feared the light and love. Satsu continued to analyse Kokujin, angering the mad Dragon. A dark ise zumi arrived to inform Kokujin that the Shakoki Dogu were launching an attack on the ruined castle, and Kokujin was forced to increase his work rate. [7]

Chieko survived the creation of the blade, and as Kokujin was about to finish her off on the Anvil he was interrupted by the arrival of Togashi Mitsu, Togashi Matsuo and Kaelung. Hogai and Satsu were freed by Matsuo, and the battle shifted in their favor. Matsuo handed Satsu Togashi's Daisho, causing Satsu to collapse. In his mind he met Togashi, who explained to him that he would gain the wisdom needed to lead his clan when the time was right. Satsu regained consciousness to discover that Matsuo had escaped the castle with Chieko. This forced Kokujin to sacrifice his vassal Kokujin Kobai on the Anvil instead. This revealed Kokujin's true agenda, to release the First Oni from it's prison beneath Shiro Heichi in exchange for the true name of Fu Leng. Kokujin was successful, learning the name of Fu Leng and the First Oni was released into the ruined castle. [15]

Satsu shapeshifted to his dragon form and started to fight the Oni. The First Oni was finally defeated by the Shakoki Dogu, and Kokujin, the Anvil and Mitsu fell into the lava filled chasm nearby. The rest survived, and returned to Dragon lands. [16]

Togashi's Daisho Edit

Satsu Dragon

Satsu's dragon form

His father was born able to take a dragon's form, but Satsu did not have this ability until he retrieved Togashi's Daisho from the maddened Ise Zumi, Kokujin, during the events in the Twilight Mountains. Once he had acquired the daisho, he was guided by the spirit of Togashi and able to see visions of the future. Like his father and grandfather, Satsu began to stay out of the affairs of the Empire. [15] Satsu could only take the dragon form when his clan was in serious danger, and his dragon form was not as powerful as that of his predecessors. [17]

Death of Mirumoto Uso Edit

As the Kitsuki were unable to discover who was the assassin who killed Uso, the Satsu appointed the renowned general and sensei Mirumoto Rosanjin as daimyo in 1161, commanding him to find the culprit. [18]

Reign of Toturi III Edit

Married Edit

During the first years of Toturi III's reign Satsu married to Togashi Misuko, a distant cousin of the Scorpion Clan Champion Bayushi Yojiro, to cement the Dragon-Scorpion Alliance. [19]

Hoshi Warning Edit

In 1165 after the Topaz Championship Doji Reju told he had been visited by the Celestail Wanderer, Hoshi, who had returned to warn him about three strangers conspired against their Lord, putting in risk the Empire. [20] Later some said Hoshi warned about the Gozoku conspiracy. [21]

Rain of Blood Edit

Satsu did not foresee the Rain of Blood that covered the Empire this year, and the Emperor Toturi III went to Shiro Mirumoto and demanded explanations of not being warned. The power of Iuchiban came from sources not related to the Celestial Order, and Satsu could not predict these events. Naseru commanded Mirumoto Rosanjin to ride forth and destroy the empire enemies. [22]

City of the Rich Frog Edit

In 1165 the Emperor commanded the Dragon Clan to intervene in the War of the Rich Frog. The Dragon were ordered to make the battle too costly for either clan to continue. While this was a heavy burden to the Dragon, who were already spread out fighting a new Bloodspeaker threat, [23] Satsu dispatched the young Rikugunshokan Mirumoto Kei with a force of Imperial troops to hinder the warring clans. [24]

Blade of Penance Edit

The same year Satsu was visited at the High House of Light by the Hiruma Daimyo, Hiruma Todori, who carried a shamesword, the Blade of Penance. Penance was already used by Todori, and he would share the same fate as the sword had. Thus, Penance could not be destroyed without risking Todori's life. Todori regreted his cowardice which fueled the sword and provoked him nightmares. The Hiruma decided to let the sword on Dragon hands. [25]

Iuchiban Edit

Satsu asked Hitomi Vedau to summon the Nemuranai Hunter Mirumoto Kenzo, to give him the blade. Vedau reminded him that Kenzo and Mirumoto Mareshi had joined the general Toku to hunt a band of Bloodspeakers through the Phoenix mountains. Satsu foresaw the group would be faced by Iuchiban himself, and he knew they were at danger. Satsu sent Vedau to catch Todori before he left the castle. The Hiruma would guide a Dragon party led by Vedau before the Heartless could attack their fellows. [25]

Satsu seeking guidance visited Naka Tokei, who was resting in a lake near Vigilant Keep of the Monkey. The Kusatte Iru marched toward Kyuden Isawa, as Iuchiban's distraction while the Bloodspeaker carried out his true plans. They decided to fight the menace that drew the Isawa castle, and let the defenders of the Phoenix lands to face alone Iuchiban. [9] The four available members of the Council and Tokei began a ritual in the Grove of the Five Masters, while Satsu and Isawa Sezaru fought the immense oni gaving time for the ritual. Isawa Taeruko completed the spell with her sacrifice, and the monster was sent to its slumber again. [26]

Rosoku's Challenges Edit

In 1165 Satsu foresaw the Rosoku's Challenges of Enlightenment before they were announced to the Empire. It was a chance that a Dragon might gain enlightenment and appointed Mirumoto Masae at the Imperial Court. Masae later proved she was Enlightened and became the Keeper of Air. [27]

Kobai's Return Edit

In 1166 Satsu met the returned Hitomi Kobai, released from Iuchiban's followers by Mirumoto Narumi. Kobai had been a follower of Hitomi, tainted at Volturnum and becoming a pawn of Kokujin. Now beared no taint and sought his redemption within the Dragon Clan by tracking down the Shamesword created with part of his soul, the Blade of Slaughter. [28]

Assassination Plot Edit

An assassination plot by the Kolat to kill Satsu was uncovered by the outlaw Kaelung, and a former kolat. The plot involved kidnapping Satsu's wife, Misuko, to lure the Champion out. Kaelung ambushed the assassins, killed them all and disposed of their bodies. Satsu revealed that he already knew of the plot but allowed it to unfold so Kaelung could show his worthiness. As a reward for his service, Satsu allowed Kaelung to re-join the Hoshi family. [29]

War of Silk and Steel Edit

In 1167 a Dragon investigation about use of ilegal gaijin pepper [30] resulted in the destruction of Kosaten Shiro after Mirumoto Mareshi sacked the castle with a small number of samurai. [31] It was the start of Dragon involvement in the War of Silk and Steel. [32] At that time Satsu was not actively leading his clan, and the decissions were been taken by his Daimyos, mainly Kitsuki Iweko, Hitomi Kagetora and Mirumoto Rosanjin. [33]

Quest for Enlightenment Edit

Ambassador to the Lost Edit

This year an ambassador from the Lost, Daigotsu Soetsu had been received in the Imperial Court and he was made a guest in the Scorpion lands. [34] The threat posed by a Shadowlands ambassador within the Empire when the Empire had no such representation among their number, was unacceptable to Satsu. In 1168 Satsu ordered that it must be a Dragon, Mirumoto Taishuu, who would travel to the City of the Lost and determined the truth of Soetsu's claims. Taishuu made several arrangements with the Crab Clan Champion, Hida Kuon, who allowed him to travel to the Shadowlands. One of them was the promise the Dragon would not intervene in the Crab-Scorpion War. [35]

Tattooing Toturi III Edit

Satsu appeared during a secret meeting between the Emperor Toturi III and the Scorpion Clan Champion Bayushi Paneki held in the Castle of the Emerald Champion. Naseru had explained Paneki he would seek Enlightenment and needed the Porcelain Mask of Fu Leng as a matter of disguise. Satsu made a tattoo over Naseru's missing eye, giving him both a disguise and protection from the Mask or the danger of the taint. [36] This tattoo might have been the source of the power Naseru used to decimate the Shadowlands army at the Battle of the Tomb. [37]

Toturi III's death Edit

Mirumoto Hirohisa, one of the two only Dragon survivors of the Battle of the Tomb alongside with Hitomi Maya, arrived at Shiro Kitsuki with Shosuro Aroru. They informed to Kitsuki Iweko, Satsu, and Mareshi, that the Emperor Toturi III had died, as well as Rosanjin. The artifact Rosanjin had retrieved from the Tomb of the Seven Thunders, a Jade Mirror, had been carried by Aroru. Satsu explained that the Jade Mirror showed the person looking at it their true essence. He ordered it taken to the High House of Light to be studied by the Togashi. Satsu would appoint Mareshi as new Mirumoto Daimyo but he requested to be married with Mirumoto Kei to share the responsabilities. [38] Satsu ordered the heads of the three tattooed orders, Hitomi Kagetora, Hoshi Wayan, and Togashi Nyima representing him, to deliberate in the Togashi's Shrine as to whether the Jade Mirror should be used, and if so, how. [39]

Empire at War Edit

Monk School Imbalance Edit

Hitomi monks became insane and made suicidal charges against the Crane enemy during the siege of Shiro Kitsuki during the War of Silk and Steel. Nobody knew what was causing the madness, but the Daidoji easily killed the single combatants. The Hitomi Daimyo Hitomi Kagetora sent a bizarre letter fully of nonsenses to the new Mirumoto Daimyo, Mirumoto Mareshi. Satsu had detected an imbalance within both the Hoshi family and the Hitomi. [40]

End of War of Silk and Steel Edit

The conflict ended quite quickly when in 1169 the Khan Moto Chagatai invaded Toshi Ranbo. During the assault on the city Satsu came to the Crane Estates to meet with Crane Clan Champion Doji Domotai and the two settled their differences quickly and quietly over a cup of tea. Domotai apologized for her clan's use of gaijin pepper and Satsu warned Domotai that a more insidious threat than the Daidoji Harriers existed in her clan. [41]

Joining the Three Orders Edit

The orders' connection to their patrons, both Lady Moon and the Celestial Wanderer, was the source of their ailment. A direct connection to the Heavens such as that created by pure divine blood was too much for the mortal soul to bear without being adversely affected. Satsu announced the unification the three families in the Togashi family, and began tattooing the members of the Hoshi and Hitomi with his own blood in an attempt to restore the balance. Kagetora did not join the Togashi, serving his days in the Shrine of the Moon. [42] To better facilitate the incorporation of the three orders into the reunified Togashi, he appointed Togashi Maya as his Hatamoto. [43]

Contender to the Throne Edit

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Satsu breathing fire

Many among the Dragon Clan believed in 1169 that Satsu was a strong candidate for the Empty Throne due to being the grandson of Togashi-kami. [44]

Scrutiny over Mirumoto Ichizo Edit

Satsu tasked the Keeper of Air Mirumoto Masae to meet Mirumoto Ichizo, a Dragon fresh from his gempukku. Ichizo had been a contender of the Topaz Championship, and he nearly crippled his Mantis opponent, Yoritomo Saburo. Ichizo became obsessed with training, not in order to succeed, but in order to not fail. Somehow Satsu believed Ichizo would be instrumental for the Dragon's fate, and Masae had to aid him to find focus again. Masae believed it was part of the future of Satsu as Emperor, but Ichizo's fate would be related with dark worse things. [45]

Togashi Edit

Guided by the spirit of his grandfather, Satsu began to spend more and more time in his dragon form, and took action less and less frequently. The family daimyo of his clan started to become alarmed by his growing silence and inactivity. During one session, Satsu stated that he would not risk Dragon lives unless he was certain of their future. As another matter Satsu be apart, he passed the decision of the Dragon ambassador at Medinaat al-Salaam to his daimyos. [46] The more he changed the future, the more imprecise his visions became. [17]

Togashi ascends Edit

Satsu in human form

Satsu in human form

In 1170, Togashi was brought to Tengoku to stand in judgment before the Seven Fortunes. They saw Togashi as a lawbreaker of the Celestial Order, a mortal whose soul remained in Ningen-do avoiding death. The Seven Fortunes judged his interaction illegal. The Order of Togashi was in a brisk of total demise when the Kami decided to fight the Fortunes, but Satsu convinced him that defy Tengoku would doom every man tattoed with his blood. Togashi accepted their judgment and ascended to Tengoku. After being separated from his grandfather, Satsu found that he had lost his visions and his dragon form, but realized he was now free to take action without fear of warping the future. [47] Satsu was now entirely mortal. [48]

Hitomi falls Edit

Hitomi was defeated by the Obsidian Dragon and her fall in the Dragon Heart Plain was witnessed by Tsuruchi Etsui, who approached her while she was dying and asked her for her final words. She told him to warn the Dragon Clan that they were no-longer beholden to anyone and must stop their inaction. She also said that the Dragon must build a wall to the north, and then she was dead. [49] The advice looked as a warning for the incoming War of Dark Fire.

Night of the Assassins Edit

In 1170 Tamori Shaitung and Tamori Nakamuro died in the Night of the Assassins. Aided by the Kitsuki Investigators, Satsu managed to discover the origin of the papers and followed the tracks to Kyuden Tonbo. He met the Dragonfly Clan Champion Tonbo Dayu and confronted Tonbo Rintaro, who was in charge to issuing travel papers to Dragon territory. Rintaro put the blame on his followers Tonbo Yaichiro and Tonbo Norogumi who were executed. The tracks of the orders led to the Scorpion Clan. [50]

Voice of the Emperor Edit

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Satsu, Voice of the Empress

In 1170, following the coronation of the new empress, Iweko I, Satsu was made the Voice of the Emperor. He appointed Mirumoto Kei the new Dragon Clan Champion. [51] Although he no longer had the soul of a kami guiding him, he was still considered an incredibly wise man.

New duties Edit

Only those she specifically summoned might be in her presence, and her Voice was the only one permitted unrestricted access. Satsu was the man who carried the Empress' words to the Empire, the only connection between the rest of the Court and the Divine Empress. It was seen as threat by dangerous individuals as the current Emerald Champion Shosuro Jimen. [52]

Empress screened Edit

The Imperial Throne room arrangement was modified, and screens surrounding the dais, so the Empress could not be seen by her attendants. Standing next to the screen was Satsu giving Iweko's word to the Court. [53]

Winter Court - 1170 Edit

Upon Empress's procession arrived to winter court at Kyuden Bayushi Satsu was appointed to take care of her personal safety, an Emerald Champion's role . Jimen, disgusted, departed to Toshi Ranbo. [54]

War of Dark Fire Edit

At winter court news arrived of the War of Dark Fire, and the Army of Fire that assaulted north of the Empire, destroying the Northern Towers of Flame, [55] the house of the Togashi was put to the torch by Kei after it was severely damaged by the yobanjin in the Siege of High House of Light, [56] the home of the Mirumoto was damaged in the Battle of Shiro Mirumoto, [57] and the assault of Shiro Tamori. [58]

Children Edit

Mirumoto Kei accompanied his wife Togashi Misuko back to a safe place in Dragon lands so that she could give birth while Satsu attended the Empress's Winter Court at Kyuden Gotei. The group were forced to use a montainous path to avoid confrontation with a returned Army of Fire. [59] In 1172 Misuko gave birth a son, who was under the permanent watch of Misuko's nephew Togashi Kanmu. [60] He would be named as Togashi Noboru. [61]

Destroyer War Edit

During the Destroyer War Satsu performed his station as the Voice, although he did not hear Empress' voice since her ascension. Satsu was able to sense her emotions, ro feel what it was that she feelt, and put it into words. He was present when were told the reports of the assaults of the Army of Fire in the north and the attack of the Destroyers in the south, the plague, or in 1172 the reports a gigantic creature that savaged the Scorpion lands. [62]

Empress' infallibility Edit

Hisoka feared his faith might be wavering and asked the counsel of Satsu. The Voice believed that Iweko could not be completely infallible, and comforted the Chancellor. [62]

New Champion of Jigoku Edit

Seppun Tashime, a renowned magistrate, was summoned by the Empress for a personal audience. He made a report of his encounter with the Quelsaurth, who had been one of the Shogun's Advisors and lived with the Spider. [63] The Naga had told that Jigoku had a new avatar in the physical world, Kali-Ma, after Fu Leng had been severed from the Realm of Evil. [64]

Regicide attempt Edit

Ruhmalist regicide attempt

Satsu defending Iweko

During the opening of the winter court, within the Imperial Throne room, a group of gaijin ruhmalists followers of Kali-Ma had managed to infiltrate. They uncovered and attacked the attendants, trying to kill the Empress and the Empress' Chosen. Several members of the Empress' Guard and the Protector of the Imperial City Bayushi Norachai were killed before all the assassins were dead. Satsu protected the Empress using his bare hand and confronted several of the assassins, which were slaughtered by him. After the incident Jimen cancelled the winter court, because he could not assure the safety of the attendants. [65]

Chosai Edit

When the Dark Oracle of Fire Chosai returned to the Empire he ravaged his former kin. A trap was set to kill or repel him, and the bait was Satsu's son. Chosai was wounded when he reached a place he expected to find the boy. The Oracle was forced to flee and recover. [66]

Furumaro's group Edit

In 1173 the Empress had summoned a multi clan group alongside with Doji Ayano. One of the requested for the audience, the monk Furumaro, excused his presence. Isawa Kyoko told the group had retrieved a Black Scroll. Iweko announced the shogun Moto Jin-sahn had discovered where Daigotsu was hidden, in the Fingers of Bone. Instead of sending the Legions and chase the Dark Lord, she wished the group would deliver a message to him. [67]

Goddesses Edit

Imperial procession Edit

Iweko was granted with a vision, her presence was required upon the battlefield. Jimen, Susumu, and the Empress' Guard commander Shiba Erena disagreed with the travel, but her palanquin proceeded southwest through the Seikitsu Mountains, [68] toward the besieged Kyuden Ashinagabachi. Satsu informed the destination had changed and headed toward a small Scorpion temple. They were inside when the sound of a brutal fight began. They did not know that Fu Leng and Kali-Ma were engaged in a personal duel. [69]

Susumu's death Edit

Daigotsu appeared there to meet the Empress, Satsu, Susumu, and Jin-sahn. At his arrival, the Shogun tried to strike him down, and Daigotsu struck back to defend himself. Susumu protected the Shogun from Dagotsu's magic, taking its full blast, and when his loyalty was put in doubt by Daigotsu, he responded that he served two lords with equal devotion. [69]

Daigotsu's death Edit

Daigotsu was informed that his child Daigotsu Kanpeki could lead the Spider Clan inside the Celestial Order and the Empire, as a Minor Clan. All the non tainted Spider members would be granted amnesty and the right to bear the mon of the Spider. The blessings of the Heavens would be granted to Daigotsu's heir, and his connection to Jigoku severed. Kanpeki would become a noble of Rokugan, trained in the Imperial house. The cost of it was the death of the Dark Lord. Daigotsu took a wakizashi from Iweko's hands, [69] and plunged it in his own heart. [70]

Fu Leng and Kali-Ma's death Edit

A vast force of demonic beast-men, the vassals of the Destroyer, had surged toward the temple, eager to taste the blood of an Empress, and they were confronted by the Shogun's forces. Fu Leng was fighting Kali-Ma, who eventually killed the Ninth Kami. After it Daigotsu appeared in the Mortal Realm and cradled the dead god in his arms and took revenge for his death, ripping Kali-Ma's heart out of her chest in the process. The death of the Goddess created a Second Festering Pit. [70]

End of the Destroyer War Edit

Furumaro's group Edit

Satsu met the group who were with Furumaro, and he was informed the monk traveling with them was apparently the mortal form of Fu Leng in disguise. He clouded their minds and manipulated them into opening the Black Scroll Essence of Destruction so that he could feast on the energy contained within. [70]

Dark Fortunes Edit

The died Susumu appeared and requested the Tao of Fu Leng, which was in hands of the group. Satsu tried to kill the apparition, but he was beyond any injury. He took the Tao and channelled the power within it. He met Iweko and parlayed with her. Daigotsu was the Master of Jigoku, and he proposed to confer Great Clan status to the Spider. In exchange no more humans would be tainted if they did not willingly embrace Jigoku. Susumu and Shahai had been elevated as Dark Fortunes by Daigotsu. [70]

Spider Clan Edit

The Empress agreed on the terms and the Clans were informed of the new condition of the Spider. Those free of taint could remain in the Empire, and the tainted were put under guard of the Dragon Clan, to extend the Empire in the Ivory Kingdoms. For first time since Iweko was ascended as the Child of Heavens, she spoke, proclaiming the Iweko's Conquerors. [70]

Go forth, and conquer in my name".
- Iweko I [70]


Age of Conquest Edit

Turquoise Championship Edit

Satsu attended the first Turquoise Championship, which was won by Matsu Kasei. [71]

Colonies Edit

The Empire extended his grip over the Ruined Kingdoms and established its capital in the colonies in the Second City. Ikoma Katsuru was appointed as the Imperial Governor of the Colonies, and control of the city was granted to the Lion Clan. [72]

Spider Champion Confirmed Edit

In 1186 the Empress confirmed Daigotsu Kanpeki as Spider Clan Champion, with the charter of conquer the untamed lands of the Colonies under the rule of Rokugan. [73]

War of the Twins Edit

In 1190 Satsu was in the Imperial Court when the Empress granted the Phoenix to wage war against the Scorpion, the War of the Twins. [74]

Thwarting the Spider Expansion Edit

In 1193 Kanpeki led the forces that seized a great mausoleum used by the fallen dynasties of the Kingdoms. The Keep of the Dead became a heavily fortified base of power for the Spider. His advisor Mirumoto Ichizo reported these actions to the Dragon, and Kanpeki was summoned by the Empress. She allowed this act to stand, but such further incidents would be discussed with the Tamori. Since then, the Dragon carefully steered the Spider away from taking control of any more such corrupted ruins. [75]

Dark Naga Edit

In 1198 members of the Great Clans with ties to the Naga race were being targeted by an unknown foe. The Emerald Magistrate Doji Hakuseki, was appointed by the Empress as the Imperial investigator. The Imperial Herald arrived and told Katsuru had been killed by a creature which infiltrated in his chambers. [76] Iweko appointed Otomo Suikihime as his succesor. [72]

Yodotai Edit

The Unicorn sought satisfaction among the court of the Second City, and they received the mediation of the Kitsuki family to see if the Lion struck them without provocation in the Ki-Rin's Path. In the Imperial Court the Scorpion Clan Champion Bayushi Nitoshi sought a reprimand to the Lion on behalf of the Unicorn, requesting to know why the Lion attacked. The Empress wished to remain the Lion motivations in secrecy, and allowed them to do their own duty without interference. It seemed that Nitoshi had not discovered the Yodotai threat. [77]

Generational Gap Edit

Satsu and Noboru

Satsu calm down his heated son

One generation raised during a time of war, and another raised during a time of peace. The differences in philosophy could be significant, and family bonds between Satsu and his son were tested. [78]

Siege of the Second City Edit

The Ikoma Daimyo Ikoma Hakige presented to the Imperial Court the accounts of the Siege of the Second City. The Second City had surrendered to the Ninth Imperial Legion and the escapee Imperial Governor of the Colonies Otomo Suikihime had been stricken from their family rolls by the Otomo. The Kuni Daimyo Kuni Renyu was instrumental to finish the siege in a quick way, instead a more longer but bloodless conflict. [79]

Mantis-Crane War Edit

Satsu believed the Mantis-Crane War in the Colonies had been devised by the Crane. He subtly advised Doji Makoto to bring the conflict to an end. [80]

Shikei's Broken Betrothal Edit

An aged Satsu pondered with Mirumoto Shikei the incident where Shinjo Min-Hee was wounded by the dragon Champion while sparring. Both knew Min-Hee had forced to be wounded, so the Shikei would be scorned, in retribution for Shikei's broken betrothal with her lady. Shikei had decided that no single Dragon would utter this option in any court, as to shame the Khan would be to shame Moto Naleesh. [81]

Stepping Down Edit

Satsu suffered an illness which forced him to step down as the Voice of the Empress. Hida Kozan was his successor. [82]

See also Edit

External Links Edit


Preceded by:
Togashi Hoshi
Togashi Daimyo
1159 - 1170
Succeeded by:
Togashi Maya
Preceded by:
Togashi Hoshi
Dragon Clan Champion
1159 - 1170
Succeeded by:
Mirumoto Kei
Preceded by:
Isawa Sezaru
Voice of the Empress
1170 - 1199
Succeeded by:
Hida Kozan


References

  1. Crow Tattoo (Fire and Shadow flavor)
  2. Hidden Emperor, p. 65
  3. Strike At Midnight: The Twenty-seven Days of Darkness
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Enlightened Madness, Part Four, by Rich Wulf
  5. Last Gift (Spirit Wars flavor)
  6. Magic of Rokugan, p. 82
  7. 7.0 7.1 Enlightened Madness, Part Five, by Rich Wulf
  8. Clan Letter to the Dragon #16 (Imperial Herald v2 #1)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Fires of the Hidden City, Part Four, by Rich Wulf
  10. Many Dark Tomorrows (Season of the Dragon)
  11. Vacant Throne, p. 7
  12. Enlightened Madness, Part One, by Rich Wulf
  13. Enlightened Madness, Part Two, by Rich Wulf
  14. Enlightened Madness, Part Three, by Rich Wulf
  15. 15.0 15.1 Enlightened Madness, Part Six, by Rich Wulf
  16. Enlightened Madness, Part Seven, by Rich Wulf
  17. 17.0 17.1 Secrets of the Dragon, p. 76
  18. Legacy, by Shawn Carman
  19. Four Winds, p. 97
  20. Daughter of Doji, by Shawn Carman and Rich Wulf
  21. Plans Within Plans (The Race for the Throne Book), by Nancy Sauer
  22. Blood Dawn, Part IV: Twisted Visions, by Shawn Carman and Rich Wulf
  23. Four Winds, p. 103
  24. Penance, Part Two, by Shawn Carman and Rich Wulf
  25. 25.0 25.1 Penance, Part Three, by Rich Wulf
  26. Fires of the Hidden City, Part Five, by Rich Wulf
  27. Legacy of Fire, by Rich Wulf
  28. Redemption, by Shawn Carman and Rich Wulf
  29. Broken Tiger, by Shawn Carman and Rich Wulf
  30. Vacant Throne, p. 17
  31. Tourney fiction (European Championships)
  32. Masters of War Web Supplement, p. 3
  33. Rulebook Story (Training Grounds II)
  34. Test of Enlightenment, part 1, by Shawn Carman
  35. Soul of Darkness, Part 1, by Shawn Carman
  36. Rulebook Story, (Test of Enlightenment)
  37. The Battle at the Tomb, Part 4, by Shawn Carman and Nancy Sauer
  38. The Balance of Power, by Shawn Carman
  39. Reflected Purity (Imperial Herald v2#21), by Rusty Priske
  40. Imbalances, by Nancy Sauer
  41. The True Test, Part III, by the Legend of the Five Rings Story Team
  42. A Gathering of Dragons, by Rusty Priske
  43. At the Heart of the Empire, by Brian Yoon
  44. Scenes From the Empire II, by Nancy Sauer
  45. Scenes from the Empire 3, by Rusty Priske
  46. The Haze of Time, by Brian Yoon
  47. Heaven's Net, by Nancy Sauer
  48. Vacant Throne, p. 136
  49. Sun and Moon, Part III, by Nancy Sauer
  50. Preparations, Part I, by Rusty Priske and Shawn Carman
  51. The Conclusion, Part 4, by Shawn Carman
  52. A New Empire, Part I, by Shawn Carman
  53. A New Empire, Part II, by Rusty Priske, Brian Yoon, and Shawn Carman
  54. Glory of the Empire, Part I, by Shawn Carman
  55. Letters II, by Shawn Carman
  56. The War of Dark Fire, Part 2, by Shawn Carman
  57. The War of Dark Fire, Part 7, by Shawn Carman
  58. The War of Dark Fire, Part 8, by Shawn Carman
  59. Children of Rokugan, by Lucas Twyman
  60. Togashi Kanmu (The Plague War flavor)
  61. Adrian Burton confirmation
  62. 62.0 62.1 Chosen by Fate, by Shawn Carman
  63. Love & Duty, by Shawn Carman
  64. Scenes from the Empire 13, by Rusty Priske and Shawn Carman
  65. The Dead of Winter, Part 2, by Shawn Carman
  66. A Desperate Ruse, by Brian Yoon
  67. The Hinge of Destiny, by Nancy Sauer
  68. Goddesses, Part 1, by Shawn Carman
  69. 69.0 69.1 69.2 Goddesses, Part 3, by Shawn Carman
  70. 70.0 70.1 70.2 70.3 70.4 70.5 Goddesses, Part 4, by Shawn Carman
  71. Scenes from the Empire 18, by Nancy Sauer, Robert Denton, Yoon Ha Lee, and Shawn Carman
  72. 72.0 72.1 The Hand of the Empress, by Shawn Carman
  73. Among Sparrows, by Seth Mason
  74. The War of the Twins, by Shawn Carman & Yoon Ha Lee
  75. A Brief History of the Sanctioned Spider Clan, by Seth Mason
  76. Rulebook story (Forgotten Legacy), by Shawn Carman and Rusty Priske
  77. Scenes from the Empire 29, by Robert Denton & Seth Mason
  78. Generational Gap (Torn Asunder flavor and Picture)
  79. Torn Asunder, Part 1, by Seth Mason
  80. The Raised Blade, Part 1 by Seth Mason
  81. Scenes from the Empire 35, by Robert Denton & Seth Mason
  82. Voice of the Empress, by Seth Mason


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