Kyuden Caerdydd - Champions of the Sapphire Throne
The Imperial Families
The Toturi dynasty has enjoyed several generations of stability, overcoming the chaos and danger which characterized its early years, and defeating the challenges from the Gozoku and Bloodspeakers. Today, the authority and divine right of the Toturi line is almost as unquestioned as that of the Hantei before the Day of Thunder. The Imperial families continue to carry out their traditional roles in support of the Emperor, but their relative balance of authority and influence has been distorted in recent years by the vigorous reign of Miya Shikan, the Imperial Herald, and his dedicated (some might say fanatical) devotion to the cause of peace. With the relative inactivity of the Seppun and Otomo daimyos, Shikan has become the most public face of the Imperials, and his voice is heard in every court.
• Following the death of the previous Emerald Champion, Kitsuki Jiro won the Emerald Championship in 1500
• The Emperor’s heirs, Toturi Hatsu and Toturi Kobashi, were killed by Tsuno in 1503. Devastated by the loss, the Emperor has yet to officially name which of his children will now inherit
• Otomo Kazuma, the uncle of the Otomo daimyo, became the new Imperial Chancellor in 1504