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Usagi Reichin 
Born: Unknown 
Died: Unknown 
Parents: Un-named Yasuki Merchant 
Siblings: Two un-named brothers 
Titles: Hare Clan founder
People

Yasuki Reichin was a bushi of the Crab Clan who became the ronin Reichin, [1] who called himself "Usagi" [2] bushi who became the founder of the Hare Clan, [3] as Usagi Reichin. [4]

Crab Clan Edit

Reichin was the third son of a Yasuki Merchant. He joined the Hida Bushi school, excelling at his classes, but he also suffered from an irresistible urge toward drink and gambling. After his gempukku Reichin served his father as a caravan guard, spending most of his time gambling. Soon he found himself deeply indebted and was cast out. [1]

Ronin Edit

Reichi was a gambler, a smuggler, a thief, and an information peddler who resided at Ryoko Owari Toshi. Through the information he provided to the city's magistrates he became a highly regarded member of the community. [3]

Second Rise of Iuchiban Edit

In 750 Reichi was one of the first to see the Iuchiban's undead army marching toward Ryoko Owari. The city officers trusted the word of the relevant ronin, and the alarm was rang, mobilizing the city for evacuation. Reichin fought in the defense of the city alongside the Scorpion forces. He also was fighting in the Battle of the Bloody Retreat and led soldiers in the Battle of Sleeping River, [3] including several ronin he had recruited at Zakyo Toshi. [5]

Releasing Ryoko Owari Toshi Edit

After Iuchiban's spirit had been captured, Ryoko Owari was still in the hands of his lieutenant, the infamous Jama Suru. The Emerald Champion Doji Daisetsu requested a volunteer for an impossible mission, to sabotage bloodspeaker's defenses. Reichin offered himself and infiltrated into the city, dislodging Suru's defenses for several weeks. He gained time for Daisetsu, who assembled the combined armies of the Great Clans and marched toward the city. After seven days of battle the city was released, but Suru had already escaped. Reichin nearly died when he took an arrow meant for Daisetsu. [6]

Hare Clan Edit

He was granted the Usagi family name and Minor Clan status for assisting the Emerald Champion in defeating Iuchiban's forces. [7] [8] His lands would be the plains to the south of Ryoko Owari, the place where Reichin first sighted Iuchiban's horde. [9]

See also Edit


Preceded by:
None
Hare Clan founder
750 - ?
Succeeded by:
Unknown


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Imperial Histories 2, p. 141
  2. Roleplaying in the Emerald Empire, p. 244
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Way of the Minor Clans, p. 115
  4. Imperial Histories 2, p. 135
  5. Strongholds of the Empire, pp. 139-140
  6. Way of the Minor Clans, pp. 115-116
  7. Legend of the Five Rings; Third Edition, pp. 15, 305
  8. News of Rokugan, Circa Lotus Edition (Imperial Herald v2#17), by Rich Wulf
  9. Way of the Minor Clans, p. 116


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