Toku's Shrine

Toku's Shrine

The Temple of the General, the first Temple of Virtue, was built at Ryoko Owari within the Temple Quarter to honor Toku. [1]

Founding Edit

The shrine was built in Ryoko Owari and opened to public in 1166 by the Emperor Toturi III himself to honor the great hero Toku, that raised from peasant until samurai, who earned his own clan, the Monkey Clan, who was a loyal and trusted servant of two Emperors, becoming the Fortune of Virtue after his death serving the Empire one last time. [2] The newly built Temple of the General faced the temples of the Seven Fortunes. [3]

Proposal Edit

Isawa Sezaru, the messenger of dark events over the Empire, as the death of Toku, the awakening of the Kusatte Iru, or the Siege of Gisei Toshi, proposed to Naseru to raise the souls of the Rokugani building a shrine in honor to one of the oldest friends of their father. [4]

Consecration Edit

The most respected shugenja of the Soshi and Fuzake families had consecrated the temple. [2]

Statue of Toku Edit

The temple had a massive statue crafted by the finest Kakita sculptors. It depicted a young man in rough and ill-fitting armor. He held a ready sword in his right hand and had a thick, worn book clutched beneath his left arm. His keen eyes burned into the distant horizon, staring into the future without fear. On his back was mounted a sashimono, a banner depicting a black wolf – the symbol of Toturi’s Army. It was Toku as he had been in his youth, as he had been when the Emperor’s father first met him. At the bottom of the statue were carved a single line of characters. “Toku, Fortune of Virtue – named by the Righteous Emperor, Toturi III.” [2]

Emperor's Wedding Edit

The very first ceremony performed in the temple was the wedding of Toturi III with Akodo Kurako. It was presided over by Seppun Kiharu, master of Toshi Ranbo's Ten Thousand Temples, witnessed by Yasuki Hachi, the Emerald Champion. [2]

Other Announces Edit

The Scorpion Clan Champion, Bayushi Paneki, swore the temple would always stand, strong and pure. Yoritomo Naizen, Rikugunshokan of the Mantis armies, offered their forgiveness to the Scorpion Clan, ending the Blood feud provoked by Yoritomo Aramasu's death. [2]

Naseru's desired Heir Edit

Before Naseru wandered the Empire seeking Enlightenment he wrote the name of his heir and hid it in the shrine of Toku. He named Kaneka his heir. Naseru passed the information to Tsuruchi Etsui shortly before the Emperor died, but he did not know that Etsui was a Kolat, and the message was found but not revealed to the Empire. [3]

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