L5R: Reign of Screams
Lord Ikoma Tomodetsu
Moderate Lion Lord, very wealthy
- Lord Tomodetsu is one of the wealthiest Lion clan lords.
- Principally deals in metals, textiles, rare herbs and has one of the largest and very best bonded messenger services in the Empire. Also known to trade in anything else, as long as it’s legal and profitable.
- Far from being self-centred and greedy, Lord Tomodetsu is actually one of the lynchpins in funding the Lion clan in any major construction and ensures that the Lion information network and armies are kept well provisioned.
- He is well liked by his fellow Lions despite his unhealthy interest in the lowly mercantile arts, but none can dispute his mastery of merchant craft, nor the benefits that it provides the clan.
- Concerned that his messenger network has been compromised.
- PCs (Ruri and Hado Uei) had a private audience with him and advised him that one of his messengers had been Tainted.
- Lord Tomodetsu promised to have his entire network of messengers tested for Taint within the week.
- Lord Tomodetsu also made his network available to the PCs for free if it led to palpable results.
- Lord Tomodetsu told PCs that he was aware that they had been in several key places as events had been happening throughout the Empire. PCs (Ruri and Hado Uei) advised that they were working under the auspices of the late Jade Magistrate to root out the Goju Maho that were Tainting the Empire.
- Lord Tomodetsu offered to assist to avoid Lion intrigue from conflicting with Scorpion where possible during the Winter Court.
- Lord Tomodetsu also gave PCs (Ruri and Hado Uei) a ruby signet ring as means of sending a personal message to Lord Tomodetsu should they need to.