Kyuden Caerdydd - Champions of the Sapphire Throne
The Crab Clan
The Shadowlands has been quiescent for most of the last century – there is currently no Dark Lord, and the City of the Lost is split into squabbling factions. The Crab Clan has thus enjoyed a much-deserved opportunity to build up its strength and resources without serious opposition, especially since they have continued to proclaim “20-Goblin Winters” every ten years or so. Today, the Crab are among the strongest of Clans, and many in their ranks have begun to suggest that they should flex their new-found muscles elsewhere in the Empire, especially toward the continuing split in the Yasuki family. Clan Champion Hida Masakazu, however, seems content to focus on the Clan’s traditional ways and ignore the rest of Rokugan.
• Following the death of the Emperor’s heirs in 1503, the Crab Clan were chosen to train the Emperor’s youngest son, Toturi Kobe
• To offset the poor harvests of 1503, the Crab Clan agreed to a non-aggression pact with the Crane Clan in exchange for food
• Hida Masakazu, the Crab Clan Champion, died during the winter of 1504. His son, Hida Gojiro, has now assumed control of the Clan
• Gojiro has declared war on the Hare Clan due to their alliance with the Scorpion Clan.
Good Relations: Lion, Mantis
Poor Relations: Scorpion, Hare