Tsi Wenfu 
Born: Unknown 
Died: Unknown 
Parents: Un-named Isawa 
Titles: Tsi Founder

Wenfu was a gaijin who gained acceptance into Rokugan in the early years of the empire as Tsi Wenfu. Born of the Yobanjin it was rumoured that he was half Rokugani. [1]

Smithing Edit

Wenfu was a member of the yobanjin tribe called the Sons of the Wind, son of a yobanjin woman and a member of the Tribe of Isawa. His skills led him to the creation of weapons that exceeded the limitations of their materials. The so-called “Ring Sword,” was attributed to him. [2]

Rokugan Edit

When Wenfu attained adulthood he undertook the customary spirit quest, and chose to venture into the Empire and find his father. A gaijin in a xenophobic Empire, the yobanjin endured forging and selling simple weapons. He set up a shop in a village near Kyuden Asako. and selling Wenfu went to the Emperor bearing secret . [1]

The Lion Champion Edit

The Lion Clan Champion Akodo Gempachi discovered one of Wenfu's swords, and wanted to know how it had been made. Ignoring Wenfu's gaijin background Gempachi immediately commisioned a katana, [1] supplying him with several bricks of tamahagane steel to craft it. Combining his smithing gaijin skills with Rokugani techniques, Wenfu could craft truly unique blades. In one month he got the blade, and impressed, Gempachi commissioned a second sword, a gift for the Emperor. [3]

The Tsi family Edit

The Emperor, Hantei Genji was also so impressed with the work of Wenfu that he declared him not a gaijin and allowed him to found the Tsi family. He was granted a small estate in the West Hub Village of Otosan Uchi. [4] In the year 172 Wenfu was bestowed an estate by the Shining Prince himself. [5]

Preceded by:
Tsi Daimyo
c. 172
Succeeded by:

Sources Conflict
The sources relating to this article are in conflict with each other.
Way of Samurai page 7 claims the Tsi family was granted a estate in the East Hub Village, and L5R 3rd Edition claims they remained there after the Fall of Otosan Uchi, but L5R 4th Edition claims it was West Hub Village instead, as well as West Hub Village CCG card. Oni no Pikachu (talk) 22:00, October 21, 2012 (UTC)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Way of the Samurai, p. 6
  2. Secrets of the Empire, p. 67
  3. Secrets of the Empire, p. 68
  4. Way of the Samurai, pp. 6-7
  5. Secrets of the Empire, p. 72

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