Rokugan: Shadow Rising
The Badger Clan
The lands of the Badger Clan are located North of Mizu-umi Ryo along the northern road called Komichi no Kanashimi. It is little more than a collection of foothills and small mountains. These lands are an isolated wedge of valleys, passes, and scrub grass, with little room for farmland. To the south and west are the plains of the Unicorn Clan. To the east are the Dragon Mountains, while the wastes of the Burning Sands are to the north. Shiro Ichiro is the Badger Clan ancestral castle.
Birth of the Badger Clan
History said that when the first Hantei watched the Ki-Rin Clan depart through the uninhabited northern mountains he became concerned that a foreign invader could enter unnoticed into his young Empire. While he died shortly afterwards, his son and successor Hantei Genji, shared this worry. He decided to hold a tournament to create a new minor clan to guard this part of the border. Hantei Genji believed that it would need to be a strong clan so the challenge would be a contest of strength. The duel came down to a wrestling match between the top two contenders for the prize, Hida Domogu of the Crab Clan and Shinjo Mako of the Ki-Rin. Domogu won and Mako became his first retainer. Genji awarded Domogu the Ichiro name and made him the first daimyo of the Badger Clan, independent of the Crab, tasking him with guarding the northern passes of the Empire.
And so, in 110, the Badger Clan was born.
The Badger are a uniformly quiet and reclusive lot.
The current Clan Champion is Ichiro Akitomo.