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  • Yasutane

    A minor clan which, though originally involved in some minor trading and textile production, suddenly rose to power after the assassination and assumed death of all living members of the [[Hashinara | Hashinara Clan]]. The Yasutane were believed to be …

  • Tanahase

    A clan which historically ruled [[Shima Province | Shima Province]] in southern Japan. Peaceful and politically neutral, they are skilled in trade and have grown rich through the trading of fine fabrics to their neighboring provinces, as well as with the …

  • Ichinomiya

    A clan which has historically ruled [[Ise Province | Ise Province]], and has strong ties to the multitude of temples and religious sites within their lands. Though they are not actually religious leaders themselves, the Ichinomiya clan act as …

  • Tsuchimi

    A clan which has historically ruled [[Kawachi Province | Kawachi]] Province in southern Japan. Their holdings have always been barren, rocky, and mostly useless for farming or raising livestock, but the clan and their subjects have survived regardless, …

  • Harizono

    A clan which has historically ruled [[Yamashiro Province | Yamashiro Province]] since the Shogunate moved its seat several centuries ago. The Harizono are known to be skilled tacticians and shrewd administrators, made curators of the historical province …

  • Umawaru

    A clan which rules[[Kii Province | Kii Province]] on the Kii Peninsula in the Southern part of Japan. Though widely considered fair and knowledgeable rulers, the Umawaru family history is devoid of any great acts of heroism or genius. Their legacy is, …

  • Hosokawa

    A clan which can trace its ancestry back to the emperor through the [[Ashikaga | Ashikaga Clan]]. Because of their closeness to the imperial family, the Hosokawa are favored by the government, and control a great deal of land for a minor clan. The head …

  • Ryuuzouji

    A clan which once held power over [[Hizen Province | Hizen province]] in Kyushu. Their rule was cut short when the Daimyo of the time, [[:ryuuzouji-matashichiro | Ryuuzoji Matashichiro]], defeated Nabeshima Mitsushige in a game of go. Enraged, …

  • Motoyama

    A clan which presided over holdings in [[Sanuki Province | Sanuki province]], the Motoyama have since been crushed by the [[Chosokabe | Chosokabe]] and their province annexed. The location of the clan's Daimyo was currently unknown until she was rescued …

  • Ouchi

    A minor clan which presides over holdings in the province of [[Suo Province | Suo]]. They have had a complex history with the [[Mori | Mori clan]], being at various points allies and rivals. The current Ouchi Daimyo is said to be somewhat eccentric, and …

  • Amago

    A clan which traditionally managed holdings in [[Izumo Province | Izumo]]. Their home province was recently taken by the [[Mori]] clan, who invaded while the Daimyo was away to the South. [[:amago-haruhisa | Amago Haruhisa]] proceeded to take control of …

  • Nishiuwa

    A clan which historically has held control of [[Iyo Province | Iyo province]] in the northwestern quarter of Shikoku. As lords of a prosperous agricultural and farming province, they have enjoyed significant monetary success, but take little interest in …

  • Reijou

    The governing force of the island prison that is [[Awaji Province | Awaji province]], the Reijou family is less of a clan, and more a group of thirteen "Wardens" who oversee and direct the labor that takes place there. Though they are all equal in power, …

  • Nakamura

    A minor clan based in Shimosa province. Little is known of them, save that they are the first minor clan to be able to halt the advance of Date Masamune's conquest. Despite being surrounded by major powers on all sides, they remain independent. …

  • Tachibana

    A minor but prestigious clan located in Chikuzen province. Despite their remote location, due to a complicated series of marriages and blood relations, the clan actually owes fealty to Hashiba Hideyoshi, a rising general of the Oda clan. The Tachibana …

  • Ikko Ikki

    A collection of farmers, peasants, monks, and a few minor lords that has come together under charismatic leaders to form something similar to a minor clan. Despising the current feudal system of Japanese government, they aim to overthrow this regime and …

  • Kobayakawa

    A clan which has traditionally ruled over [[Bungo Province | Bungo province]] in eastern Kyushu. As their holdings formed an important intersection between major trade routes for the [[Chosokabe]], [[Mori]], and [[Shimazu]] clans, the clan enjoyed much …

  • Kuroda

    A clan which has ruled [[Harima Province | Harima province]] for decades. Based in the supposedly-haunted Himeji castle, the Kuroda have always produced a line of dour, serious individuals with dark personalities who rarely interact with their subjects …

  • Ikeda

    A small clan which has historically governed [[Inaba Province | Inaba]] from Tottori Castle on the eastern edge of the province. Both the preceding and current Daimyo seem to have little to no interest in military matters or expansion, instead focusing …

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