The Black Chrysanthemum
Kakita no Otori
Master duelist and fledgling politicians. Has an eye on the office of magistrate.
The son of a Kakita dueling instructor and a Tortoise diplomat, Otori belongs to a family known for arranging prestigious marriages. The swordsman and caligraphist gained renoun when he was seriously injured during an attack on his betrothed, the lovely Shosuro Ryoko. The poison left him in a coma for weeks, but because of his valor, Ryoko's family honored their union, gifting him with the honorific 'no Otori' to recognize his great destiny. Today, Otori knows there's is more to his enigmatic wife than he once suspected, but his honor requires him to prepare for the worst and assume the best.