The Mantis hold an effective monopoly on the Empire's trade with the Ivory Kingdoms, and this has allowed their famed wealth to swell to unprecedented levels, with a corresponding boost in political power. The Mantis remain hampered by their lack of numbers and the vulnerability of their limited territory on the mainland. Thankfully, the current era of peace has protected their far-flung territories from military pressure. The successful resolution of the crisis between them and the Scorpion several years ago has also been to their benefit, greatly improving their relations with the Clan which has traditionally been among their fiercest enemies. As a result, the Mantis are among Miya Shikan's strongest supporters in the courts.
Yoritomo Rinsei, Yoritomo family daimyo, Clan Champion: A short and unmemorable man who, on his visits to the Imperial court, is sometimes mistaken for a ronin or bodyguard. Probably the single wealthiest man in the Empire, and rumored to be fluent in both Ruumal (the tongue of the Ivory Coast) and Thrane.
Yoritomo Ogawa, senior sensei at Dojo Raiden: At sixty-two years of age, this one-eyed veteran has the singular distinction of being the oldest non-retired bushi in the Empire. He seldom comes to the mainland, but is known to still sail on the Mantis fleet and to personally advise the Clan Champion.
Moshi Ritsuko, daimyo of the Moshi: Said to be a stern but still attractive woman in her early forties. Ritsuko spent much of her childhood in Crane lands and is a close personal friend to O-Doji Koneko, who she has been heard to refer to affectionately as "Obaa-sama" ("Auntie"). Recently, her eldest daughter Hinako died tragically in Crane lands, and she is said to still be deep in mourning for this loss.
Mantis Clan Templates
Colored Mantis Clan/Yoritomo Family Mon
Gold Mantis Clan/Yoritomo Family Mon
Colored Tsuruchi Family Mon
Gold Tsuruchi Family Mon
Moshi Family Mon
Komori Family Mon
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