City of the Lost

The City of the Lost (SH2) was the stronghold of Daigotsu and his followers, known as The Lost in the Plains Above Evil. [1]

Discovery[edit | edit source]

Shortly after the death of Emperor Toturi I the Crab ordered the Hiruma Scouts to scour the Shadowlands for any sign of a force capable of striking so deep into the Empire. The Crab were surprised to find an organized city deep in the Shadowlands, inhabited by the Lost, mortals completely corrupted by the taint. Until then the denizens of the Shadowlands had rarely shown such organization, and their leader Daigotsu was revealed. The Hiruma scouts also discovered that the Lost had begun the construction of a shadowy reflection of the Kaiu Kabe, known as the Wall of Bones, built to keep the scouts from venturing too deep into territory of the Lost. [2]

During the Four Winds struggle for the Throne, Daigotsu hoped that Naseru would accept siding with him. Naseru killed the Shadowlands emissary, but kept the localisation of the City of the Lost, and sent Yamainu to verify the information. [3]

Places[edit | edit source]

Citadel of Daigotsu

The city was beside the sea, and had a blackened bay. [4] The Wall of Bones was near the city, [5] but the city itself had its own wall. Kokujin had his home here, [6] as did the Shadow Dragon. [7] The goblins periodically scoured the city, looking for anything out of place. They devoured filth and debris. [8]

History[edit | edit source]

Founding[edit | edit source]

The city was founded around 1150 by Daigotsu [6] just north of where the Black Finger River met the River of the Dark Moon. [11]

March of the Four Winds[edit | edit source]

Daigotsu's forces gathered

In 1159 the Four Winds reached the city in the March of the Four Winds, but only to fight Daigotsu. [21]

Iuchiban[edit | edit source]

In 1165 Iuchiban defeated Daigotsu and seized the City. [22] All of the symbols of Fu Leng were carted away. [8]

Dark Lord retakes the City[edit | edit source]

In 1166 Daigotsu again with his full power moved to retake the City, managing to regain control of much of his forces, but not before part of it was set fire by Iuchiban's parting spell. [23] The city lied in ruins. [24]

Attacked by the Demons[edit | edit source]

In 1168 during the Time of Demons the oni attacked the city, but they were defeated. [25]

Spider Clan[edit | edit source]

Abandoned[edit | edit source]

Daigotsu shortly before he created the Spider Clan in 1169 moved his followers out of the city, which was abandoned. The Spider's Lair, the new capital of Daigotsu, would be located in the Shinomen Mori. [26] The Empire learned it when the three only survivors of the Kyofu's Last March reached the city and realized there was nothing there save a few goblins and other creatures that had taken up residence in what was obviously an empty city. [27]

Stormed by the Dragon[edit | edit source]

The city was again inhabited by the Spider Clan during the Age of Conquest, with its largely diminished population as the bulk of Spider forces remained in the Colonies. In 1200 the Spider went into hiding, and many of their Dragon were killed. A Dragon army stormed the city to punish the Spider. [28]

External Links[edit | edit source]

City of the Lost (SH2)

Sources Conflict
The sources relating to this article are in conflict with each other.
Bloodties, A Tale of Rokugan [5] claims Temple of the Ninth Kami is twenty miles from where the Lost have built a city. They should be at two different locations, not the Temple inside the City; In Secrets of the Shadowlands, p. 12, the Temple is placed in the center of the City. Secrets of the Shadowlands should be more accuracy.


  1. Blood Dawn, by Rich Wulf
  2. Legend of the Five Rings; Third Edition, p. 25
  3. Bargains, by Shawn Carman
  4. Prelude to Darkness, Part One: The Fox, by Shawn Carman
  5. 5.0 5.1 Bloodties, A Tale of Rokugan, by Rich Wulf
  6. 6.0 6.1 Enlightened Madness, Part Six
  7. Corruption's Price, by Rich Wulf
  8. 8.0 8.1 A Moment of Regret, by Shawn Carman and Rich Wulf
  9. Legend of the Five Rings; Fourth Edition, p. 355
  10. Tuftuf Sake House (Test of Enlightenment Picture and Title)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Secrets of the Shadowlands, p. 12
  12. Citadel of Daigotsu (An Oni's Fury Title)
  13. The Emperor's Strength, by Rusty Priske
  14. The Secrets of the Shadowlands, p. 24
  15. The Secrets of the Shadowlands, p. 23
  16. 16.0 16.1 Hidden, by Shawn Carman
  17. Way of the Ninja, pp. 51-54
  18. Secrets of the Shadowlands, p. 76
  19. Art of the Duel, pp. 125-126
  20. Art of the Duel, p. 126
  21. Fight For Tomorrow, Part XI
  22. Return of the Master (Diamond Rulebook Story), by Rich Wulf and Shawn Carman
  23. Dreams In Darkness (Imperial Herald v2 #15), by Rich Wulf
  24. From Every Side (Lotus flavor)
  25. Souls of Steel, Part Two, by Brian Yoon
  26. Dawn of the Spider (Imperial Herald v2#21),
  27. Oaths, by Shawn Carman and Rusty Priske
  28. Act 3: Complications – Part 2, by Chris Hand, Maxime Lemaire, Mari Murdock, Fred Wan, and Robert Denton

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