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Treason was considered one of the worst sort of criminal offense one could committ in Rokugan.
What constituted Treason Edit
Imperial Families Edit
Treason under Rokugani law includeded undermining the Imperial government, harming the Emperor of Rokugan or his immediate family, which also included the Imperial Families of the Otomo, Miya, and Seppun.
The Shadowlands Edit
Gaijin and Gunpowder Edit
Insidious Organizations Edit
The penalty for treason was always death. Emerald Magistrates would often kill traitors on sight, and Jade Magistrates, Kuni Witch Hunters, Phoenix Inquisitors, and other magistrates and samurai would kill any discovered to be bloodspeakers or Tainted on sight. In some cases, the traitors could imprisoned and soon executed in a gruesome fashion such as being beheaded, sawed in half, boiled in oil, burned at the stake, or crucified.
Sometimes even the immediate families of traitors were executed along with the traitors themselves. In Unicorn lands, traitors were often executed by being hanged, drawn, or quartered by being pulled apart by horses.
There had been at least one case where a heimin and their immediate family were executed because he or she assaassinated an Otomo.
Treasonous Samurai Edit
Samurai convicted of treason were stripped of their family names and often removed from historical records. Samurai serving daimyo accused of treason were very often granted the chance to commit seppuku or become ronin.
Traitor's Grove Edit
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