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Total War: Shogun 2 ~ Tokugawa Faction Symbol by Undevicesimus Total War: Shogun 2 ~ Tokugawa Faction Symbol by Undevicesimus
“Masters of Intrigue”

Although the Tokugawa are an ancient family, claiming descent from Minamoto no Yoritomo, the first shogun of the Kamakura shogunate, they have known hard times since those glorious days. They have also changed their clan name, with the permission of the Emperor, from Matsudaira to Tokugawa, the place where Yorimoto’s descendent settled. The Tokugawa have been squeezed between two powerful and ambitious clans: the Imagawa to the east, and the Oda in the west, a most uncomfortable position. By accepting the protection of the Imagawa, the Tokugawa only guaranteed that they were frequently attacked by the Oda. This goes some way to explaining their superior diplomatic skills, their training and use of very good kisho ninja, and the superior metsuke who keep order in their lands. Now, they are at war with the Oda once again. An Oda army has actually invaded the Tokugawa province of Mikawa. In theory, the Tokugawa are vassals of the Imagawa clan to the east in the provinces of Suruga and Totomi. They do not, however, need to worry about the Kiso in Shinano province, as relations with these neighbours are peaceful. That said, Shinano has stone resources that could prove useful to an ambitious warlord. Historically, after much struggle, Tokugawa Ieyasu did become the seii taishogun, the “great general who subdues the barbarians” and the ruler of Japan with the emperor as a figurehead. The Tokugawa clan kept control of Japan for over 200 years, shutting the country off from pernicious outside influences. History need not turn out that way: another Tokugawa could quite easily become shogun.


Clan traits:
+ Can recruit superior kisho ninja
+ 2% increase to the success chance of ninja actions
+ Bonus to diplomatic relations
+ Reduced recruitment cost and upkeep for kisho ninja

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EDG4RZ7 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really cool design! It really brings out the history behind its meaning!
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