Kyuden Caerdydd - Champions of the Sapphire Throne
The Phoenix Clan
The Phoenix have focused their attentions in recent years on the threat of maho, which they believe may be reviving after many years of dormancy. The damage to the Hare Clan by a pack of maho-tsukai half a century ago caused them great concern, and they have worked hard to expand the numbers and power of their Inquistors. At a time when the rest of the Empire is peaceful and the Bloodspeakers are a trivial annoyance at best, such activities have been the cause of some disdain from the rest of the Clans, even the Crab (except for their Witch-Hunters). The Phoenix have also been the targets of a recent political campaign by the Tamori family of the Dragon, who have taken advantage of their Clan’s lack of leadership to resume their old feud with the Phoenix. Thanks to both of these factors, the Phoenix are politically weak and have made little impact on the courts of the Empire recently. Not all in the Clan are happy with this, but for now, the Elemental Council seems determined to remain on this path.
• Due to their alliance with the Lion Clan, the Phoenix Clan was the subject of a political attack in 1503 when the Scorpion Clan blocked their attempts to gain access to the Miya food stores. The Lion Clan came to their aid, providing the majority of the food they got from the Crane Clan.
• In 1504, the Emperor announced that a shrine to the Fortune of Peace would be constructed and the Phoenix Clan successfully petitioned for it to be built in their lands
Good Relations: Lion
Poor Relations: Scorpion