Shattered Empire: In the Shadows of the Dragon Mountains
The Unicorn Clan
Clan Champion: Shinjo Yokatsu
Once known as the Ki-Rin Clan, the Unicorn Clan departed Rokugan shortly after the first Day of Thunder. The Kami Shinjo, founder of the clan, hoped to avert other threats to Rokugan by discovering them first. They roamed the world for eight centuries before returning to Rokugan.
The Unicorn Clan has been active since the Scorpion Coup, being one of the first Clans to help try and restore the peace. During the Clan Wars, the Unicorn were in a similar situation. While the Clans warred, they raced to try and maintain peace. They hunted and fought against the Shadowlands be it from Moto Tsume and his dark Moto, Yogo Junzo and his armies, the rise of plague victims and tried to aid a number of Clans from the over aggression of the Lion.
Sadly the Unicorn are manipulated by the Empress, and find themselves eventually drawn into the conflict, working against the peace. The Unicorn recover from this by throwing in as much as they can and help build the coalition that turns into the force that unites to destroy Fu Leng on the Second Day of thunder.
As the war ends, the Unicorn find their lands mostly unmolested, their armies virtually untouched, and their Champion a veteran with great experience and understanding upon his shoulders. The Unicorn Clan is perhaps the best positioned Clan in the whole of the Empire. As per their norm, the Unicorn is sending out their bushi to help maintain order and bring the Emperor’s Laws to the Empire, during this time of chaos and recovery.
- By 1133 the Unicorn have largely been removed from the growing conflicts and as ever, seem dedicated towards keep the peace and laws of the Empire intact. The Lion’s actions had angered them, and they have been lobbying with little success to see the Regent and his forces removed from the capital.
- By 1145, Shinjo Yokatsu, Emperor of the Four Winds, marches to claim the throne in the capital, but faces heavy losses and is blocked by the Lion Clan. They still remain within the Lion Lands, but the Unicorn are withdrawing from the front of the war, and the Lion are marching upon them, loosing further sight of their goal to claim the throne and bring peace to the land.
Rivals: The Lion Clan