Shi Inkahan Politics

Bashumatsu

Bashumatsu

The Bashumatsu (lit. "one loved by the dragon") are a group of warrior-monks native to Shi Inkahan. Although they are legendary warriors, the Bashumatsu are sworn to peace, and famed for using their skills only for defense, never for attack, except in extreme cases. This is symbolized by their signature naga musho blades, long swords which are completely blunt except for the very tip. The Bashumatsu are also known for their skill at manipulating ki energy.

The Bashumatsu's traditional garb includes a red tunic, which represents life, and a wide-brimmed black hat, which represents the cosmos. In their headquarters, the Shimpo Ryu Temple in the Blue Dragon Mountains, the Bashumatsu train for their role as keepers of order, and teach the ways of peace and enlightenment to all who wish to learn.

The Naga Musho is a type of sword used almost exclusively by the Bashumatsu monks of Shi Inkahan. It is a blade with no edge except on the top, and it is supposed to be used for defense, never for attack, except in extreme cases.

Despite their pacifism, the Bashumatsu's battle prowess is legendary.

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Maru Ajai

Maru Ajai
Maru Ajai the Jade Mirrors, are a political party in Shi Inkahan. This group is very republican, they are imperialist and think that constant war is the only way to demonstrate the honor and superiority of Shi Inkahan.

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Jikan

Jikan
Jikan is a noble house of Shi Inkahan, controlling a province in the western region of the central valley, on the eastern border of Pang's lands. Jikan land is thought to be some of the most fertile farmland of Shi Inkahan, but Jikan is rich in little else but wheat. They are traditionally members of the Bashu Jipon party.

Jikan claims descent from Pawan, a legendary shaman of the heroic early ages of Shi Inkahan.

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Pang

Pang

The House of Pang is a noble family in Shi Inkahan, which rules terraced lands in the Red Dragon Mountains, rich with rice and llamas.

They are an ancient family, tracing their descent to Pang Ramashu, archer of myth and legend, most famous for his participation in the Battle of Ju Yu, where he is said to have killed a hundred hundred demons from a watchtower, protecting all the people of the town, including Bashu Kero's pregnant wife. Pang Ramashu was felled by the 10,0001st demon, and was avenged when the townspeople set upon the creature and slew it by bludgeoning it ten thousand and one times with their woks.

The modern armies of Pang are known for their skill with the chu ko nu, a sort of rapid-fire crossbow, which they use on foot or from the backs of tiny mountain ponies. The armies of Pang are fond of blotting out the sun with a hundred hundred crossbow bolts at a time.

The current Daimyo Pang is one Pang Pai, a shrewd and calculating man who is said to be enormously fat (and yet eats very little). He was the only daimyo to support Xiao Tsetsuno for the throne of Shi Inkahan, but most of his army was lost when he sent it west to help win the Fifth Oni War.

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Kuei Kajan

Kuei Kajan

The Kuei Kajan or Red Lotus, is a political party in Shi Inkahan, infamous as the party of Hickorigatta the Red Witch, who provoked the violent Red Lotus War Kuei Kajan is trying to clear their name, trying to make people to forget the past. This party is the party of the proletariat, poor people, workers, and the underclass, and employs much communist rhetoric.
The Red Lotus Party is not just a clan or a family. It is in fact the National Opposition party to the Emperor. It's known as the People's Party, it's job is basically to be a voice of the people, to represent them in the Emperor's Court. They are responsible civic/domestic side of governing the Empire. The party itself is based in good governance, and balances off the power of the Emperor.
They are mostly comprised of really good people. Unfortunately, sometime circa 3000, one of the ministers was apparently convinced to form a rebellion against the Emperor. (for the real behind the scenes, behind the scenes, there is a whole Red Witch, Lom Gunji alchemist thing). The rebellion failed, though the Empress was killed, and a bunch of the leadership of the Red Lotus Party was exiled to abroad (some ended up in Shinkantown).

People in general don't think that the Red Lotus Party equals evil or not good. It's actually a lot more complicated than that. The party itself is just a political entity, and for the most part they are made out of good people. There are certain elements within that are rather unsavory of course, but that doesn't mean the overall view by Shinkanese is that the Red Lotus Party is bad. In fact, many consider them heroes, looking out for the People. Like with any politic entity though, there are some far-ambitious/conversative/fanatical elements. However even in Shinkantown the people are split into many factions. Some are empire loyalist, some Red Lotus party, some neutral.

The Kuei Kajan is secretly controlled by the Lom Gunji vampire clan. This secret is not all that well-kept: Emperor Xiao Ken knows, pretty much anyone above average in GHOUL City knows, it is fairly common knowledge in any rural, Dachairo-controlled areas of Shi Inkahan. The news often reach the cities, but the Kuei Kajan know that "The Man" will do anything to put them down, including accusing their righteous party of being in bed with the devil. Its kinda like today, people saying that 9/11 was done on purpose by Israeli forces. Outrageous claims, some people believe it, the Israelis rightfully scoff at it. Kuei Kajan scoffs at the accusation too. Unlike the Israelis, for Kuei Kajan, it's sadly one urban legend that is true. Most of the dark secrets of the Red Lotus Party are not common knowledge in Ramsalon or the cities of Shi Inkahan, and npcs should be rped as thus.

The Kuei Kajan is currently led by Lord Xen Kuan, whom some in GHOUL suspect is actually the same person as The Alchemist If not, then Xen Kuan is certainly a puppet of the Alchemist.

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