Yogo Ichiba 
Yogo Ichiba 
Born: c. 1100 
Died: Unknown

Yogo Ichiba was a merchant of the Scorpion Clan, the greatest financial mastermind his Clan ever produced. [1]

Merchan Patron Edit

Ichiba was born around 1100, and rose to prominence early, prior to the Scorpion Coup. He was a silk merchant with honeyed words and a disarming smile, who wished to become the single most successful merchant patron the clan had ever known. [2]

Turning Point Edit

Ichiba lost a lucrative deal to a Daidoji merchant, who mocked the Scorpion. Using maddened dogs Ichiba killed the Crane's steed and packhorses. The Daidoji blamed on the inn's owner and Ichiba became the new patron. Ichiba used the remains of the horses and made a saddle for his own horse. That event was a turning point in Ichiba's life. He embraced the most ruthless, deceitful methods possible, utilizing them to brutal effect. [2]

Hidden Edit

The Scorpion Coup's aftermath drove him into hiding, and his holdings were seized by his many enemies. Ichiba had relocated his most valuable merchandise to hidden caves in the Spine of the World Mountains. From there Ichiba and his agents destroyed his enemies. Ichiba also reorganized the Karandetsu Market and its merchants were considered a particularly devious and successful lot who resorted to illegal practices. When the Scorpion were reinstated, he returned to business with far fewer competitors. [3]

Burning Sands Edit

When his clan was exiled, Ichiba survived the trip to the Burning Sands, and quickly served to their captors, the Senpet, as a liaison rather than a miner. Trading with gaijin wares Ichiba came out of the Scorpion exile one of the richest men in Rokugan. [2]

Scorpion Agent Edit

From time to time, Ichiba was given a name by the Scorpion leaders. He spared no expense to achieve the utter destruction of that individual. While Ichiba certainly was loyal, he did it because he enjoyed it. [2] In the Four Winds era Ichiba was under the command of the Yogo Daimyo, Yogo Koji. [4] [5]

Shadowed Tower Edit

In 1159 the monk Chian had revealed to Miya Hatori and his aides Fuzake Sekkou and Otomo Taneji the existence of the Shadowed Tower. Chian and Ichiba met again Hatori at Ryoko Owari Toshi. They told that the Scorpion had revealed to Hatori their inner conflict expecting he would understand it was a Scorpion matter, and that he had to keep others away. [6]

Trading with the Crane Edit

In 1170 Ichiba ended a negotiation with the Crane courtier Naoharu in the village of Ginasutra. [7]

Death Edit

The exact date of his death was not known, but the Ichiba's Consortium had survived him. [1]

See also Edit

External Links Edit


  1. 1.0 1.1 Masters of Court, p. 108
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Secrets of the Scorpion, p. 70
  3. Secrets of the Scorpion, pp. 67, 70
  4. Yogo Koji (An Oni's Fury flavor)
  5. Way of the Shugenja, p. 62
  6. Secrets of the Scorpion, pp. 63-64
  7. The Sun & Moon, Part II, by Shawn Carman

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