Eventually Yoshitaka, tired of the grueling and dangerous life of banditry, left the Forest Killers and moved to Kudo, a village with no samurai. There he set up a gambling house, Daikoku's Own Luck, and prospered, becoming the local gang lord. In 1169 the village was elevated to city status as Kudo Mura, made the seat of power of the Minor Clan Alliance, and many samurai arrived. With the wealth he built up he started a geisha house as well, the Gilded Cage. A governor arrived, Toku Kiyuko, an honorable samurai-ko who quickly condemned Yoshitaka as an outlaw.