The Empire Reborn
Seen by most as simply a clan champion, Daisuke Shosuro is actually the master of the vast spy network of the scorpion clan, and the true power in the scorpion clan. It is Daisuke who actually leads the clan’s provinces and the Governor Ichirou is simply his puppet. His one vice is women. But due to his sensitive position he arranges with the local brothels to send only deaf girls to him so that should something slip in the heat of passion, there is no danger of state secrets leaking out. He puts up with the Governor’s excesses mostly as a tool for his governing the country. Fortunately as long as he gets his parties and revels, the Governor is a willing puppet, which allows Daisuke to truly govern. Through his intelligence network, and no small amount of personal talent, Daisuke keeps the populace happy, the army fed, and the other clans at bay. As such, Daisuke rarely leaves the capital city except when his duties as clan champion require and it is usually the Governor who is sent out to visit the emperor or perform other state functions. Daisuke is a master blades man and his cunning is renowned throughout the scorpion lands. In his rare moments of free time he enjoys listening to music and playing games of strategy such as chess or go often with Bayushi Katsuo, his favorite opponent.