and Places in Setsuka's Life
Kakita Bushi; Crane magistrate; Provincial Daimyo, Hyumisa
Province; 19 years older than Setsuka, 38 at start of campaign).
Togori has served the Emperor honorably throughout his life.
He has led forces in battle, headed diplomatic missions
to other clans, and served as an Emerald Magistrate. Currently,
Togori is primarily occupied serving as Daimyo of a province
and he is content with that station in life.
Togori is proud
of all of his children and speaks highly of them. Kuruno
will take over for him when he retires, and Setsuka will
fulfill their ancestral legacy of producing the greatest
swordsmen in the land. Oruni has helped maintain strong
ties with the Phoenix clan, Uriki's marriage has fulfilled
most of an obligation to the Scorpion clan for aid rendered
to him in a time of need, and Shonu's marriage continues
the legacy of unity between the Crane and the Emperor's
From the GM:
Your father is going to be daimyo of the Hyumisa Province.
The Province is home to Mura Sabishii Toshi (Lonely Shore
City), a major Crane port. It is bordered on the north and
south by Crane provinces and the Fox Clan on the west. I
printed a map of the locale regions for your reference.
by his peers
was 2nd cousin to dad
relatively quiet, peaceful, and propsperous. Rice, mining
villages to the north, fertile lower basin. Bustling port
city Mura Sabishii Toshi ("Lonely Shore City").
Took over as daimyo when Setsuka was finishing school, 3.5
years before game start. It was a surprisingly big jump,
Glory 4 to 6. Everyone seems to be content with the decision
after the fact. Good negotiator and diplomat. Handles the
marriages have strengthened his position. He has good relations
with the clans of his sons-in-law and the Fox Clan.
Fox Clan is
the fragment of the Unicorn that did not leave Rokugan to
travel the outer lands, across the Burning Sands. Fox and
Mantis both claim to be the oldest clan. Part of the Three
Man Alliance, Sparrow, Fox and Wasp clans, formed for mutual
Doji Courtier, 18 years older than Setsuka, 37 at start
of campaign). As the wife of a Daimyo Mishone keeps busy
running the affairs of their court. She is skilled in what
she does and has grown to love her husband.
all of her children very much, but she is also a proud Doji
Courtier. She takes her duties very seriously and prides
herself on proving that the word is often stronger than
any sword. When any child visits, she suspends some of her
duties to spend time with them. When Setsuka visits, Mishone
will watch silently as he meditates and practices his swordsmanship,
and she always insists on joining Setsuka in tea ceremonies
during his stay.
First child (son,
1 year older than Setsuka, 20 at start of campaign). Kuruno
helps govern the lands of his father, preparing himself
to take his father's place as the ruler of the Daimyo. Kuruno
is a rank 2 student of the Kakita Academy, but his focus
on courtly and governing skills have hindered his studies.
His younger brother, Setsuka, is the better duelist. Something
that has been proven repeatedly and relatively bloodlessly.
and respects his brother, but he still thinks of him as
his little brother and although he knows Setsuka can best
him in a duel, he still feels an almost paternal sense of
protectiveness towards all of his yonger siblings. A small
part of him envies Setsuka his freedom as he sometimes feels
trapped by his duties.
(son, 19 at start of campaign).
Third child (daughter,
1 year younger than Setsuka, 18 at start of campaign). She
is married to Isawa Bronoshu, a rank 3 Isawa Shugenja on
the path of Fire.
Oruni was closest
to Setsuka and would often spend many hours discussing philosophy,
spirituality, and nature. These exchanges spoiled her and
she found the typical samurai that came courting pale and
uninteresting. It was little surprise that she ended up
with a Shugenja as a husband. Bronoshu is very energetic
fellow, and is a lot like an excitable Setsuka. They have
a surprisingly happy marriage.
(daughter, 2 years younger than Setsuka, 17 at start of
campaign). She is married to Bayushi Shinkaze, a rank 3
Scorpion Shugenja that has quietly been accused of being
honorable. She met him when he passed through Crane lands,
returning home as part of a multi-clan group from vanquishing
a mighty Oni.
Uriki was most
fond of her father and eldest brother, Kuruno. She came
to love and respect duty above all other things and gladly
accepted the duty to marry into the Bayushi family to satisfy
an obligation for her father. Her marriage is viewed as
somewhat strange, but it did help fulfill an obligation
to the Bayushi family for aid rendered to her father. She
still loves Setsuka as a brother, but thinks he borders
on selfishness in his pursuit of personal spirituality and
Fifth child (daughter,
3 years younger than Setsuka, 16 at start of campaign and
She is married to Seppun Norome, a young Samurai of the
Imperial families without gentry or land. He is a captain
at Otosan Uchi and is a rank 1 student of the Kakita Academy.
Shonu gets along
with everyone. She is a pleasant person to be around and
can competently discuss almost any topic. She was sought
after by Samurai and Shugenja of many clans, as she is also
the most beautiful of daughters. Torugi gained a great deal
of favor with the Seppun family when he decided to grant
her hand to one of their Samurai.
People in Setsuka's Life
(Childhood name Soto) - a brief childhood acquaintance of
Setsuka when he was thirteen. Soto helped erase some of
Jiro's prejudices about the Scorpion clan.
- Setsuka has been given the dubious honor of owing a small
favor to Bayushi Mototugi for aiding his father. The aid was
given when Setsuka was still a boy in school, but the obligation
was still unfulfilled at Setsuka's gempukku and he was given
the "honor" of assuming that obligation for his
house as a sign of his adulthood.
- An instructor at the Mirumoto Swordmaster school that hosted
Setsuka (then Jiro) for his visit to the Mirumoto Swordmaster
| Kakita Furuhito
- Setsuka's mentor sensei at the Kakita Academy.
Places in Setsuka's Life
received his primary training as a Kakita Iaijitsu duelist.
here during his training