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Bokika Hokio was a disgraced daimyo in Wa around 1357 DR[1] and 1358 DR.[2]

PersonalityEdit

Hokio was a bitter man, living only for revenge against the shogun. He had a bad temper, always ready to explode. Hokio did not care much for administrative details.[1] He himself had converted to Chauntea's worship in deep secrecy.[2]

ActivitiesEdit

Hokio was recruiting allies in order to gain revenge against the shogun.[1]

HistoryEdit

Bokika was the daimyo of Juzimura. However, he granted protection to the followers of Chauntea, who were persecuted by the shogun's government, believing himself safe as nephew of the Shogun Matasuuri Nagahide.

He was wrong, and around 1335 DR, the shogun's army surrounded his castle, asking for the lives of Chauntea's worshipers. After a bloody and futile siege, Nagahide offered to spare Hokio and his officials, even allowing them to retain their status. However, Hokio was demoted to a tozama daimyo and granted lordship over the far and poor Fochu.[1]

Around 1348 DR, he was visited by the spirits of the dead priests of Chauntea, who asked him for a proper resting place for their remains. In deep secrecy, Hokio had a crypt constructed deep in his palace in Fochu and put the remains inside, killing all of his vassals involved to keep the secret.[2]

In 1358 DR, in a dream, the spirits of the priests appeared again, asking for an offering of food. Hokio spoke with Chiguo Ihario, a wakadoshiyori sent by the shogun to assist and control Hokio. He told Chiguo that the spirits were followers of the Path of Enlightenment.

With Chiguo's collaboration, Hokio hired a foreign adventuring party to solve the matter.[2] The adventurers discovered that it was a trap devised by a lu nat.[3]

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Mike Pondsmith, Jay Batista, Rick Swan, John Nephew, Deborah Christian (1988). Kara-Tur: The Eastern Realms (Volume II). (TSR, Inc), pp. 177–178. ISBN 0-88038-608-8.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Rick Swan (1989). Test of the Samurai. (TSR, Inc), p. 71. ISBN 0-88038-775-0.
  3. Rick Swan (1989). Test of the Samurai. (TSR, Inc), pp. 73–74. ISBN 0-88038-775-0.

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