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Rushing Wind ronin band
a rough and tumble brotherhood of skilled ronin cavalry
The Rushing Wind is a company of ronin mercenaries. They are expert cavalry, as skilled as any in Rokugan (other than the Unicorn, of course). Until recently, they served the Mantis, as that clan has little expertise in mounted warfare, largely facing the Crane in the contest for the sea.
While their captain is absent, the Rushing Wind is led by Sakaki, the senior sergeant. She has a deep hatred for the Crane, but seems to be an honorable woman and able warrior. After striking a deal to release the merchant Kasue, Sakaki plans to take the company south to Shiro Shiba.