Kyuden Caerdydd - Champions of the Sapphire Throne
Tournament of the Topaz Championship
The Emperor and his entourage attended the Topaz Championship in Crane lands. The Emerald Champion, Matsu Hoketsaku, was assassinated by Tsume Kenji in retaliation for the disbanding of the Tsume family during the War of Bleeding Flowers. Meanwhile, in the actual tournament, Kakita Kenichi was crowned this year’s Topaz Champion.
Tsume, a modest city near the Dueling School of the Crane Clan
• Kakita Kenichi won the Topaz Championship, injuring Kakita Amiko in the process.
• Isawa Satomi came to the aid of her fellow Phoenix, Isawa Tsutakito during disagreements with both Tamori Ryuko and Matsu Chigitsu. Chigitsu, having failed to achieve his gempukku, leaves the Lion Clan. He declares a blood feud with the Isawa family.
• Bayushi Ichizo shared a night of passion with Maeda Oroko.
• Matsu Hoketsaku was murdered by Tsume Kenji. Despite his young age, Matsu Nimoro took over the leadership of the Lion Clan.