In the Shadow of the Tyrant
After the return of KARZAK caused political upheaval and the collapse of Shizamu’s government, a group of powerful half-oni took the opportunity to form their own power and make a bid for leadership of the new country. Calling themselves the Hyakuman-doji, a term that loosely translated to “The Million Children”, they established dominance over the Western Shizaman wastelands and began to initiate raids against the neighboring Tsenkyo and Hashikawa clans.
The Hyakuman-doji are not exclusively half-oni. Rather, their armies are made up of all manner of monstrous humanoids from Altun Ha and the wastelands. The half-oni are indisputably the leaders of the revolution, however, and as many monsters have been forcefully conscripted into their ranks as have willingly joined. The leader of the Hyakuman-doji, a half-oni of particular size and intelligence called Shuuten, has issued a letter to each of the other major powers currently vying for control of Shizamu. In it, he states his intent to conquer the entirety of the country and forge a nation for his exiled brothers and sisters, and promises the safety of any who willingly submit to his rule. While unexpected, these claims have been largely dismissed by the other clans as a barbaric ruse, and not a one has yet honored Shuuten with a reply.