Please note: This article is about the Tempest Island Temple sensei. For other uses of the term, please see Kaigen (disambiguation).
Yoritomo Kaigen 
Yoritomo Kaigen 
Born: Unknown 
Died: 1167, month of the Ox [1] 
Parents: Yoritomo Taiken 
Titles: Master Sensei of Tempest Island Temple

Yoritomo Kaigen was a shugenja of the Mantis Clan.

Master Sensei Edit

Kaigen was the most powerful shugenja of his family, thus the Master Sensei of Tempest Island Temple, where the Orochi Storm Riders were trained. [2] He was the son of the temple's founder, Yoritomo Taiken. [3]

Demeanor Edit

His quiet demeanor belied the fury that raged inside him. [2]

Yoritomo Kitao Edit

Yoritomo Kitao used Kaigen to protect important cargo or destroy threats to the Mantis. Four separate pirate groups were destroyed by his hand alone. [2]

Mantis Civil War Edit

Kaigen was a supporter of the Daughter of Storms, Yoritomo Kumiko and one of her most trusted advisors. [4]

Razing a Kolat Stronghold Edit

Kaigen was with Yoritomo Komori and Kumiko in the attack to a Kolat stronghold in the Phoenix coast, aiding the quest for restoration of Moto Chen. [4]

Orochi Edit

After the return of Moshi Minami from the Realm of Mischief, Sakkaku, Kaigen learned her pact with the orochi Tsurayuki. [5] The creature aided the shugenja and Tsuruchi Ki to return to Ningen-do in exchange for working to free all remaining orochi from Sakkaku. [6] Minami cast great magic to bind the soul of a human and an orochi to escape back into the mortal realm. When Minami returned, she could no longer talk to the kami. Kaigen and other shugenja refined Minami's spell and made it safe for further experimentation by the Mantis shugenja. [5]

War of Fire and Thunder Edit

In the Phoenix island the Mantis seized in the first part of the War of Fire and Thunder Kaigen constructed a command post and staged the attacks on the mainland from there. During the raidings the orochi made in the Agasha coastline he noticed the marine serpents were moving sluggishly. In 1167 he reported that it might be a result of the colder weather, which the serpents might not have experienced in their home realm Sakkaku. With the arrival of the winter he feared its behaviour would be worst. When the Mantis Clan Champion, Yoritomo Kumiko, knew of it, she assembled the entire Mantis fleet and sailed on the lands of the Phoenix in a winner-take-all assault. [7]

Battle of Broken Waves Edit

Kaigen led Storm Riders them in the Battle of Broken Waves. As the battle progressed the Dark Wave Fleet under the command of Yoritomo Kitao appeared and assaulted both forces. [8]

Death Edit

Sachi confronts Kaigen

Sachi confronts Kaigen

Combining his magic with the Master of Earth Isawa Sachi Kaigen destroyed the Dark Wave Fleet on the rocks of the island created by Sachi, Kaigen's Island, killing both Sachi and Kaigen in the process. [8] [9]

External Links Edit


  1. Vacant Throne, p. 26
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Way of the Shugenja, p. 49
  3. Masters of Magic, p. 60
  4. 4.0 4.1 Treachery's Coin, Part II, by Shawn Carman
  5. 5.0 5.1 NPCs of the Jade Championship (Imperial Herald 2.24), by Brian Yoon
  6. Four Winds, p. 9
  7. The War of Fire & Thunder, Part 2, by Shawn Carman
  8. 8.0 8.1 The War of Fire & Thunder, Part 3, by Shawn Carman
  9. Masters of War Masters of War Web Supplement, p. 13

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