Please note: This article is about the Imperial Governor of the Colonies. For other uses of the term, please see Katsuru (disambiguation).
Ikoma Katsuru 
Born: Unknown 
Died: 1198 
Titles: Imperial Governor of the Colonies

Ikoma Katsuru was the Imperial Governor of the Rokugani colonies, in the then ruined Ivory Kingdoms.

Colonies Edit

In 1182 Katsuru was appointed by the Empress Iweko I as the first Imperial Governor of the Colonies with capital at the Second City. Upon his arrival he ordered a large expansion of the size of the fortifications protecting the city. [1] His friend Akodo Tsudoken was the Commander of the Second City guardsmen. [2] He immediately reformed the Summer Courts. [3]

Expansion Edit

In 1189 tremendous storms devastated the entire region around the Second City, destroying many buildings. During the rebuilding Katsuru expanded the city's military walls for the third time. [1]

Imperial Explorers Edit

In 1191 the Imperial Explorers were created by Imperial Decree. Young samurai from all the clans might explore and map the former Ivory Kingdoms, and were rewarded for doing so by claiming a portion of each Explorer's finds for the clan. Weary of partisan politics and the manipulations of certain parties in the Second City, in 1193 [4] Katsuru suggested the sensei of the Imperial Explorers dojo, Bayushi Shibata to move the dojo outside the city, to prevent that the Imperial Explorers became a pawn in some manipulative game played by the courtiers there. [5]

Death Edit

In the Month of the Serpent [6] of 1198 he was murdered by Dark Naga in the opening phase of the War of Serpents. His successor was Otomo Suikihime. [2]

Preceded by:
Imperial Governor of the Colonies
1182 - 1198
Succeeded by:
Otomo Suikihime

Sources Conflict
The sources relating to this article are in conflict with each other.
Second City - The City page 6 claims the first governor was Ikoma Karatsu, which I considered a typo. Oni no Pikachu (talk) 09:29, June 3, 2014 (UTC)


  1. 1.0 1.1 Second City - The City, p. 6
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Hand of the Empress, by Shawn Carman
  3. Second City - The City, p. 90
  4. Second City - The City, p. 7
  5. Jewels of the Empire, by Shawn Carman
  6. Rulebook story (Forgotten Legacy), by Shawn Carman and Rusty Priske

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