The Era of the Mountain Prince
The Imperial Consort
Hida Ryuzo is a good Maegashira class Sumie wrestler who has been to the last two winter courts. Nothing about the happy man stands out, in spite of his size. When the Empress made her announcement that she would marry the man who won the iajitsu tournament the next winter, Ryozo began to wear a katana. As a Sumie, he had a lot of friends in the Imperial court, and has been seen studying with some of the most influential duelists in the empire.
In the end, he won her hand, and cause the political clans of the Empire to furiously attempt to win Crab Clan favour for the perhaps the first time, believing Ryuzo may be able to influence the Empress.