Iuchi family


Clan: Unicorn Clan 
Founded: 42 
Daimyo: Iuchi Ietsuna

The Iuchi family was founded by Iuchi, a follower of Shinjo and a skilled shugenja.

History Edit

Learning the Way of the Magic Edit

When the First War with the Shadowlands came and the advent of the Phoenix as a clan of the Empire, brought that the Phoenix were expected to defend the Empire against the invaders, and to send healers and other magicians onto the field of combat. Isawa sent each of his five brothers and sisters to the Great Clans, to educate the first shugenja of the Empire. Members of the Iuchi were initiated into the path of the sorcerer. [1]

Ki-Rin's Exodus Edit

During the Ki-Rin's Exodus the families of the Ki-Rin Clan were divided into four groups after the War with the Rocs to search for a passage home. The Iuchi combatted and then eventually made peace with strange, elemental beings known as jinn. [2]

Gaijin Magic Edit

During their journeys abroad, Iuchi learned much of the magics of the lands he visited, and as a result, the Unicorn's magic was often seen as dangerously gaijin in nature, especially in their use of magical items. The Iuchi attempt to hide this from their xenophobic cousins as much as possible. [citation needed]

The Meishodo, a magic that owed nothing to the Celestial Order, was one step away from the Order, and the Iuchi lost a little of their connection to Rokugan, suffering a slight separation from their heritage. [3]

Stagnant Edit

The Iuchi adapted meishodo to the Rokugani belief system; however, they found a problem. Their own understanding of Rokugani magic had faded and they had found themselves "cut off" from the tide of magical energies. The Iuchi did not reveal this to the rest of Rokugan neither to the rest of their Clan. [4]

Qolat Manipulation Edit

The book which taught the knowledge of the Meishodo to Iuchi had been planted by the Qolat. Giving a magic only to be used by mortals, the Ki-Rin would move away from the influence of the Kami. [5]

Politics of the Iuchi Edit

Iuchi Daimyo Edit

The following were the known daimyo of the Iuchi family:

Iuchi 42 - ?
Iuchi Tsubei 3rd century
Iuchi Suasan (c. 442)
Iuchi Shino (c. 790)
Iuchi Moriho (c. 815)
Iuchi Morijiro  ? - ?
Iuchi Daiyu  ? - 1132
Iuchi Karasu 1132 - 1133
Iuchi Hiruko 1133 - ?
Iuchi Kumiho  ? - ?
Iuchi Yue  ? - 1163
Iuchi Lixue 1163 - 1169
Iuchi Katamari 1169 - ?
Iuchi Ietsuna  ? - Present

Vassals of the IuchiEdit

The following were the known vassal families of the Iuchi family:

Within the Family Edit

Mon Edit

The mon of the Iuchi family represented their devotion to the study of magic. An open scroll flowed across a deep blue field, their family name emblazoned upon it. The spirals incorporated into the design represented the dynamic, fluid energy of magic, while the scroll symbolized the Tao of Shinsei, on which the Iuchi base all of their magical interpretations. [6]

Schools & Paths Edit

Lands Edit

Iuchi provinces

Iuchi provinces

The Iuchi tended the southeastern Unicorn provinces, composed mostly of peaceful grasslands and the Spine of the World Mountains. The Iuchi plains were lush, beautiful, green, and dotted with wildlife. [7]

Provinces Edit

Holdings Edit

See also Edit

Sources Conflict
The sources relating to this article are in conflict with each other.
Iuchi Tzichung supposed to be Iuchi Daimyo in 1135, because he was with all the other Unicorn Daimyo in the reception of the Legacy of the Naga. [8] Then, Tzichung was Daimyo after Hiruko and before Kumiho. --Oni no Pikachu 16:04, April 12, 2012 (UTC)


  1. Clan War: Phoenix Army Expansion, p. 8
  2. Secrets of the Unicorn, pp. 8-9
  3. Way of the Unicorn, p. 33
  4. Way of the Unicorn, p. 117
  5. Merchant's Guide to Rokugan, p. 17
  6. Way of the Unicorn, p. 41 sidebar
  7. Secrets of the Unicorn, p. 38
  8. Legacy of the Naga, Part 3, by Edward Bolme

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