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Tsuruchi Taito

Tsuruchi Taito

Tsuruchi Taito was a bushi, magistrate, and scout of the Mantis Clan.

A Brother's Destiny Edit

Taito confronts Genichi

Taito confronts Genichi

The Lion had rallied to Iweko Seiken's banner. In 1199 Yoritomo Hiromi, supporter of Iweko Shibatsu's, had made it clear that an example should be made, [1] and in the Second City Taito attacked Ikoma Genichi during a skirmish. [2]

The Currency of War Edit

Eventually Taito returned to Rokugan, an officer under the direct command of the Tsuruchi Daimyo Tsuruchi Fusako. A disagreement over a merchant caravan detained by the Crane in the Spine of the World Mountains rapidly escalated into a conflict between the Crane and Mantis Clans. The Crane razed to the groung Waystation Village, forcing Hiromi to return from the Colonies to take the field. Fusako ordered her men to defend the Tsuruchi from the impending Daidoji attack. A cease fire was brokered after the Crane replaced the Mantis losses from their caravan. [3]

Toshi Ranbo Edit

Taito was part of Yoritomo Dairu's entourage, becoming a trusted advisor of his Lord's brother, representative of the Mantis Clan at the Imperial Court in Toshi Ranbo. During the season of the Twenty Festivals in 1200 they met their Lord Yoritomo Hiromi, who had returned from the Colonies alongside Iweko Shibatsu and Yoritomo Saigo. [4] Taito reported his lady Tsuruchi Fusako that samurai of those clans who supported Seiken had begun to make disparaging comments regarding clans which had supported Iweko Shibatsu. [5]

Festival of Tsuruchi Edit

Taito moved to Gyousha province, in the Kakita provinces, when he would enter an archery tournament, as part of the Twenty Festivals. He was the winner, and befriended with Daidoji Kinto, a skilled Crane archer who was the runner-up in the contest. After the tournament Kinto swore he would motion for the archery tournament to be held yearly, and renamed ‘The Festival of Tsuruchi.’ The Tsuruchi would be extended a permanent invitation. In turn, Taito accepted to find a man in the Colonies for Kinto. [6]

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