Bayushi Hisoka

Bayushi Hisoka was a courtier of the Scorpion Clan and the first Imperial Chancellor under Empress Iweko I.

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Bayushi Hisoka was a courtier of the Scorpion Clan and the first Imperial Chancellor under Empress Iweko I.

Appointed to the Crane Court Edit
Hisoka was a courtier that had gained influence quickly in the Crane lands. 1

In the Courts
Hisoka had been a promising student, and it was immediately after his gempukku that he was thrust deeply in the intrigues of court. Hisoka has a talent for this, having appealing looks and a viper’s tongue. Some considered him to the epitome of a Bayushi courtier, and he used his skills well to promote the wellbeing of the clan. While he held his clan first and foremost in his interests, he was quite proud of his appearance, going as far as to dye his hair with an unusual red-white pattern in order to stand out a bit more. He was also quite popular with the ladies of court. 2

Betrothal
In time, Hisoka was informed by his superiors that a marriage had been arranged with a Crane courtier. While not estatic with the prospect, he accepted this as he did any duty to his clan. When he met the woman, though, he was shocked to find that she was in many ways the opposite to him. After trying to find some kind of dark secret or flaw in Doji Hibariko, he found none and sought for a time to avoid her and hoping that the wedding might be avoided. 2 In time, the marriage did occur. 3

Appointed to the Imperial Court
In 1169 Shosuro Jimen told the Scorpion Clan Champion Bayushi Paneki the evenements following the Battle of Toshi Ranbo, inluding the death of the Imperial Chancellor Bayushi Kaukatsu. Paaneki appointed Jimen as the Scorpion representative at Imperial Court at Toshi Ranbo. Hisoka was sent with him to assist Jimen in his duties to present their enemies with all of their political power and sow discord among the other clans. 1

Celestial Tournament announcement
In 1170 Shosuro Maru, now called the Voice of the Obsidian Moon, and Omen, the Voice of the Jade Sun, arrived to Toshi Ranbo. With the mark of Tengoku clearly shining in both of their souls they announced to all in Emerald Champion Shosuro Jimen’s court, that Lord Yakamo and Lady Hitomi had been expelled from the Heavens and the Jade Dragon and the Obsidian Dragon had became the new Sun and Moon. With the line of Toturi finished it was the will of the Celestial Heavens for there to be a new Emperor, who would be chosen through a tournament to be held at Seppun Hill similar to that held by the Kami at the Dawn of the Empire. 4

In the aftermath of the ascension of Empress Iweko I, Bayushi Hisoka was named Imperial Chancellor. One of this first acts, after dismissing the obstructive Otomo Ouga, was to arrange for Iweko’s first Winter Court to take place at Kyuden Bayushi, where he knew all security arrangements could be made. 5 He was present there when the Empress arrived in the Month of the Boar. 6

Bayushi Hisoka

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