Legend of the 5 Rings Smoking Waters
a charming and clever courtier
Bayushi Taka leads the Scorpion delegation to Kyuden Asako. He seems to relish living up to his clan’s dark reputation, lacing his words with hidden threats and temptations just for the fun of watching other courtiers squirm. Taka is very charismatic, and many of those who spoke out most vocally against his clan have become strident supporters in court. How he managed to achieve such changes of heart is the matter of much speculation.
Taka has cut almost as much of a swath through the ladies of court as Asahina Takuma, and even the stoic Mirumoto Yoma-shi and the rowdy Yoritomo Kakeko have been observed strolling with him in moonlit gardens.