Five Rings Rising
Kiyomi is from the Dragonfly clan. She was promised to Fumio.
Kiyomi (meaning: pure beauty)
Tonbo Kiyomi is from the Dragonfly clan.
In keeping with family traditions, the sons of Yuuta were to be promised in marriage to young ladies of the of the Dragonfly clan. In the mind of Takeshi, he thought he was the luckiest man alive as he had heard rumors that Kiyomi was to be promised in marriage soon to a son of Yuuta. Takeshi was soaring in the heavens and was delighted of the news, but little did he realize that Kiyomi could be promised to someone else – his twin brother: Fumio!
When Takeshi learned the news, he was devastated.
In the following weeks, Takeshi’s mind wandered. His focus was no longer clear and his training suffered greatly. All he could think about was the lovely Kiyomi and how they could never be together. How can she be promised to Fumio? Takeshi was building up anger and jealously. He tried to avoid all contact with his brother in order to control his emotions.
This did not go unnoticed to the eyes of Takeshi’s father. Yuuta knew that if the present situation could not continue. It would not take a professional nakado to figure out Takeshi and Kiyomi probably had feeling for each other.
In order to protect Takeshi, Yuuta decided to use his influence within the Dragon clan and send his son Takeshi (age 18) to the Great Iron Mountain Dojo, the greatest of all Mirumoto teaching institutions. He figured that Takeshi could pursue his training there and he would not have to suffer the pain and everyday reminder of the marriage between Fumio and Kiyomi.