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Yamatai no Motoyoshi

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.


Motoyoshi Mon

TheMon (紋) of the Motoyoshi Clan. selected in YE 34 by Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko.


The Peony , symbolizing prosperity(heion) was adopted as a clan flower in YE 34.

The Evening Orchid
Katsuko's Evening Orchid Seal
yoru no ran ka ni kakurete ya hana shiroshi - Yosa Buson (1716 ~ 1783)1)

The Evening Orchid, symbolizing refinement is the flower symbol of Ketsurui-Motoyoshi Katsuko.


The Plum symbolizing protection against evil is the clan fruit.


“Seishin no chuujitsu” (Spirit of Loyalty)

Clan Foundations

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 Silent War

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.

Reunification Tributaries

The newest group of tributaries began to be added in YE 41 when the clan was reunified:

Reunification Tributaries
Tributary NameLeader
NonomuraNonomura Eri
TakedaTakeda Tachiko

Reformation Tributaries

The second group of tributaries were added when the clan reformed in YE 34:

Reformation Tributaries
Tributary NameLeader
YamadaYamada Ayano
YamatoYamato Kioko
HitomoTsuda Hitomo
OkanayaOkanaya Shoken
Kurosawa Kurosawa Hiroshi

Old Tributaries

The older tributaries are the members of tributaries that remained loyal after the formation of the UOC:

Old Tributaries
Tributary NameLeader
MitsuyaMitsuya Yoshi
MiyamaeMiyamae Mieko
KotokuKotoku Sui
Ieyasu Ieyasu Taro


The Motoyoshi Clan is involved in many organizations throughout the Yamatai Star Empire, the Star Army of Yamatai and the Kikyo Sector as a whole.

The Motoyoshi Bakufu

Motoyoshi Bakufu Symbol

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 First Expeditionary Fleet

The Motoyoshi have a strong base of members within the First Expeditionary Fleet of the Star Army of Yamatai.

Corporate Entities

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.

Notable Members

OOC Notes

Need NPC Bios:

  • Yamato Kioko
  • Tsuda Hitomo
  • Okanaya Shoken
  • Mitsuya Yoshi
  • Miyamae Mieko
An evening orchid, Hidden in its scent, The flower’s whiteness

faction/yamatai/ketsurui_clan/yamatai_no_motoyoshi.txt · Last modified: 2022/11/02 14:48 by andrew