Togashi Yamatsu 
Born: Unknown 
Died: 750

Togashi Yamatsu was an Ise Zumi of the dragon Clan.

Iuchiban Edit

In 750, [1] at Kyuden Togashi Iuchiban attempted to possess the body of Yamatsu, but Yamatsu's magical tattoos protected him from Iuchiban's body-stealing magic who fled. Yamatsu raised the alarm with every Great Clan and sent word to the Emperor himself that Iuchiban's spirit had been freed from the Tomb. [2]

Deefating Iuchiban Edit

The alert eventually led to the Battle of Sleeping River. [3] During the battle Yamatsu used a new tattoo, an image of an inro, a small box worn on the obi. This tattoo held the spirit of Iuchiban [4] until he could be imprisoned in the tomb once more. [5] [2]

Death Edit

Yamatsu entered the Tomb of Iuchiban, sacrificing himself, and the shugenja of the Empire worked a great ritual to bind the Bloodspeaker's soul into the very stone of his prison. [6]

See also Edit


  1. Imperial Histories 2, p. 134
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bloodspeakers, p. 53
  3. Way of the Wolf, p. 42
  4. Great Clans, p. 89
  5. Blood Dawn, Part IV: Twisted Visions, by Shawn Carman and Rich Wulf
  6. Legend of the Five Rings; Fourth Edition, p. 19

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