Please note: This article is about the Scorpion Clan Champion. For other uses of the term, please see Minoko (disambiguation).
Bayushi Minoko 
Born: Unknown 
Died: 435 
Parents: Bayushi Atsuki 
Titles: Scorpion Clan Champion

Bayushi Minoko was the Scorpion Clan Champion after her father and gozoku leader, Bayushi Atsuki, resigned.


Minoko was indoctrinated by her father to truly believe the philosophy of the Gozoku conspiracy. [1]

Scorpion Clan Champion Edit

In 426 Bayushi Atsuki retired as Clan Champion passing the power to Minoko, but remained leading the Gozoku alliance. [2] Minoko followed the path her father has prepared, leading in an internal divison and struggling within the clan when the Gozoku alliance began to split. All those who argued for a reconciliation and compromise with the other two Gozoku leaders were treated as enemies to be disgraced or exiled. [1]

Death Edit

In 435 the Gozoku was dismantled by the new Empress Hantei Yugozohime and she ordered the arrest of Atsuki. Minoko refused, as devised a plan to place late Emperor's third son, Otomo Kentaro, on the throne. Bayushi Junzen, an old family rival of Atsuki, led the Imperial loyalists and managed to assassinate Minoko in her chambers. Atsuki was eventually executed in Yugozohime's presence, Junzen was then appointed as the new Scorpion champion. [3]

See also Edit


  1. 1.0 1.1 Imperial Histories, p. 65
  2. Imperial Histories, p. 46
  3. Imperial Histories, p. 48

Preceded by:
Bayushi Atsuki
Scorpion Clan Champion
426 - 435
Succeeded by:
Bayushi Junzen

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