War Against Iuchiban
Scorpion lands
Major Forces:
Mirumoto Gojanuwan,
Battles of Rokugan

The War Against Iuchiban was the struggle of the Empire against the infamous Iuchiban during his second rising to power.

The Battle of the Bloody Retreat Edit

When Iuchiban arose from his Tomb in the year 750, his undead army joined him at the northernmost of the Twilight Mountains. They passed through the Shinomen Forest, crossed the Plain of Thunder and razed Ryoko Owari Toshi. Then they marched southwards to Beiden Pass, where the Scorpion sent their armies to defend the pass. They fought for nearly 5 days, grudgingly and slowly giving up ground each day, foot by bloody foot, waiting for the Lion reinforcements. Finally thousands of Lions charged into the undead who retreated northwards to the Way of Righteous Vengeance Road. [1]

Phoenix Mediation Edit

The Phoenix Clan negotiated with Iuchiban, but the attempts led by the Elemental Master Isawa Ryuiso failed. [2]

Battle of Sleeping River Edit

The Phoenix attacked and routed the Bloodspeaker armies of Ryoko Owari Toshi, and converged upon them on the Plains of Sleeping River, allowing the Imperial armies a chance to recover from their previous loses. [3] The army of the Dragon Clan were led by the general Mirumoto Gojanuwan and his shugenja shireikan Agasha Hanujito. [4] The battle lasted for seven days before it was finally over when the ise zumi Togashi Yamatsu used the power of his tattoos to hold the spirit of Iuchiban. [5]

Entombed Again Edit

The essence of Iuchiban was returned to his tomb, and the magic of the Isawa bound him into the walls of the sepulchre. [6] [7] [8]


  1. Way of the Scorpion, p. 31
  2. Way of the Phoenix, p. 25
  3. Way of the Phoenix, pp. 40-41
  4. Way of the Dragon, p. 26
  5. Blood Dawn, Part IV: Twisted Visions, by Shawn Carman and Rich Wulf
  6. Way of the Phoenix, p. 41
  7. Legend of the Five Rings; Third Edition, p. 15
  8. Bloodspeakers, p. 53

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