Obsidian & Ivory
The role of Ivory Champion is a somewhat lonely one, but Seijuro’s reputation is such that he hasn’t done himself any favors.
For such a new office, there have been wildly varying approaches to the responsibility of making sure the Mantis don’t forget that these lands belong to the Emperor as surely as any mainland province. From his first days, Seijuro made it clear that his approach was an adversarial one. Especially recently, he has been growing more and more openly critical of several of Hideki’s departures from Rokugani tradition, and the favor of the court has been hesitant to support him.
Rumor has it that he has been showing signs of fatigue and irritability of late.