Doji Tanitsu

The Face of the Crane

Description:

Tanitsu was almost always very open and honest and had an infectiously cheerful demeanour.

Despite being relatively young he quickly became one of the most prominent courtiers of the Crane Clan, attending the prestigious Kyuden Doji Dojo.

Toturi’s Heirs
He was a childhood friend with all of Toturi I’s three children.

Toturi Sezaru
Even as a child Sezaru had been thought of as the odd child, more brooding and serious than his siblings. It was Tanitsu though that always made the effort to include him in their games, and who never judged him because he was different.

Hantei Naseru
As children, before Naseru was handed over to the tutelage of Hantei XVI, Naseru and Tanitsu had often played games of go or sadane in the Imperial Gardens each attempting to out manoeuvre or prove themselves more cunning than the other.

Toturi Tsudao
Once, for a short time in their teenage years, they had been even more than friends. Tanitsu planned to court Tsudao after his gempukku, but Toturi Kaede intervened. She spoke to Tanitsu as the Oracle of Void about the outcome of his plan. She told him that Tsudao would never accomplish her destiny as the daughter of the emperor and Amaterasu’s heir and that she did not love him. After hearing the prophecy, Tanitsu exiled himself from Otosan Uchi with a heavy heart to the Lion lands.

Kaneka
At Ryoko Owari court Tanitsu met Kaneka, who had not yet publicly claimed to be the illegitimate son of Toturi, but there were those who were aware of his lineage. The ronin did not see Tanitsu as yet another perfumed and pampered Crane. When Kaneka lived as a ronin and few would accept him, it was a young Crane named Tanitsu who wrote down his tale and brought it to the courts in his book The Forgotten Son, a chronicle which to this day was kept in a place of honor in Shiro Akodo. Tanitsu sought out Akodo Kaneka seeking to put as much distance between himself and Toturi as possible. Tanitsu was said to have increased Kaneka’s support within the Crane by telling Doji Kurohito that they would be “taking the raw ore of bushido veined deep within his soul and forging him into the hero our Empire needs.”

Bio:

Toturi’s Heirs
He was a childhood friend with all of Toturi I’s three children.

Toturi Sezaru
Even as a child Sezaru had been thought of as the odd child, more brooding and serious than his siblings. It was Tanitsu though that always made the effort to include him in their games, and who never judged him because he was different.

Hantei Naseru
As children, before Naseru was handed over to the tutelage of Hantei XVI, Naseru and Tanitsu had often played games of go or sadane in the Imperial Gardens each attempting to out manoeuvre or prove themselves more cunning than the other.

Toturi Tsudao
Once, for a short time in their teenage years, they had been even more than friends. Tanitsu planned to court Tsudao after his gempukku, but Toturi Kaede intervened. She spoke to Tanitsu as the Oracle of Void about the outcome of his plan. She told him that Tsudao would never accomplish her destiny as the daughter of the emperor and Amaterasu’s heir and that she did not love him. After hearing the prophecy, Tanitsu exiled himself from Otosan Uchi with a heavy heart to the Lion lands.

Kaneka
At Ryoko Owari court Tanitsu met Kaneka, who had not yet publicly claimed to be the illegitimate son of Toturi, but there were those who were aware of his lineage. The ronin did not see Tanitsu as yet another perfumed and pampered Crane. When Kaneka lived as a ronin and few would accept him, it was a young Crane named Tanitsu who wrote down his tale and brought it to the courts in his book The Forgotten Son, a chronicle which to this day was kept in a place of honor in Shiro Akodo. Tanitsu sought out Akodo Kaneka seeking to put as much distance between himself and Toturi as possible. Tanitsu was said to have increased Kaneka’s support within the Crane by telling Doji Kurohito that they would be “taking the raw ore of bushido veined deep within his soul and forging him into the hero our Empire needs.”

Tanitsu liked to paint to relax.

Doji Tanitsu

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