Status of the Lion Clan:
The Lion Clan are the Clan of War, but have no conflicts to claim for themselves. While the Crab and Crane have warred in recent memory, as well the Phoenix, the Scorpion and even the Owl, the Lion sit idle. The new Emperor brings an unprecedented opportunity to find new conflicts, and Akodo Shakato is eager.
- Lion Clan Champion: Akodo Shakato
- Akodo Family Daimyo: Akodo Shakato
- Ikoma Family Daimyo: Ikoma Shabiko
- Kitsu Family Daimyo: Kitsu Maeko
- Matsu Family Daimyo: Matsu Mochiko
The Lion’s views on the other clans
- Crab: They are warriors at heart, like us, but unlike us they lack the temperance of bushido. Support them when it is necessary, but keep them at arm’s length. We do not wish for their dishonor to rub off on our youth.
- Crane: Insipid politicians who would talk their way through conflict instead of raise their swords. They cannot hide behind their fans forever.
- Dragon: They sit on their mountains and hide from the Empire at large. That they took in the Tonbo is an insult we shall not soon forget. .
- Mantis: Love of money is the path to dishonor.
- Owl They offer as much as they can to the Legions, and that, in and of itself, is an honor. Still, you cannot trust someone who will not take a side.
- Phoenix: Scholars whose love of peace blinds them to the needs of the Empire. You cannot serve the Empire if you do not know its needs.
- Scorpion: We would destroy them if we could. Their treachery has slain an emperor and ended a dynasty. But they are protected, and so we will wait until they slip up again.
- Unicorn: They are… unique, but they are beginning to show their understanding of honor. Be wary, for they may return to their ways, but they are worthy of respect at least.
- Minor Clans: Irrelevance is not worth our time.
- Ronin: Bandits, all of them.