The Motoyoshi of Yamatai
In YE 34, Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko decided to restore the Motoyoshi Clan as a lateral branch of the Ketsurui Clan. The reformed clan was to be a symbol of prosperity and loyalty to those who had remained steadfast following the disgrace she suffered when the United Outer Colonies was formed. Motoyoshi Misato was the first to take on the family name and played a pivotal role in convincing Katsuko to restore the clan.
Katsuko was unwilling to leave the Ketsurui Clan, so she promised the Motoyoshi would remain connected.
|The Evening Orchid|
|yoru no ran ka ni kakurete ya hana shiroshi - Yosa Buson (1716 ~ 1783)1)|
The Plum symbolizing protection against evil is the clan fruit.
“Seishin no chuujitsu” (Spirit of Loyalty)
The Motoyoshi Clan was once more moderate and liberal however after the formation of the United Outer Colonies and the betrayal of the Jiyuu no Motoyoshi they turned to more imperialistic views. From these factors arose the traditions_and_philosophies.
The Motoyoshi Clan considers themselves in a silent war against the upper echelons of the former United Outer Colonies specifically the traitors from their own clan, the Jiyuu no Motoyoshi. The silent war extends to the Lorath Matriarchy as well as any other organization or nation that supported the treason. While the war is not one that currently involves violence, it embodies a deep animosity and a conflict of ideals that has partially defined the clan's reform. It is only out of loyalty to the Empire that true conflict has not erupted.
With the treasonous association of Motoyoshi Kiyoko with the Kuvexian Baron Gello Kordoon revealed in YE 42, conflict has become not only inevitable, but justifiable. In the same year, Motoyoshi Tio was brought back into the clan, after a foiled attempt on the life of Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko by Motoyoshi Kiyoko's Tange agents. Immediately after, she formally annouced the reconstitution of the Motoyoshi Bafuku as the clan's governing body.
Tributaries are smaller clans and families that have pledged themselves to the Motoyoshi Clan.
The newest group of tributaries began to be added in YE 41 when the clan was reunified:
The second group of tributaries were added when the clan reformed in YE 34:
The older tributaries are the members of tributaries that remained loyal after the formation of the UOC:
Reformed in YE 42, the Motoyoshi Bafuku were reconstituted following their being dissolved for the treasonous actions of some of their former members. Those who remained loyal, and who were able, returned, while others newly joined.
The Clan owns and operates Yugumo Corporation, along with its subsidiary ventures, for civilian, governmental, and military applications. Additionally, the clan has investments in Ketsurui Fleet Yards.
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