Legend of the Five Rings: Judgement
Akemi of the Mantis
Akemi of the Mantis is an older woman with iron gray hair and a well-weathered face. Formerly the wife of Daidoji Hanzo, she returned to the Mantis as a merchant patron after Hanzo’s family was dishonored. Remarrying a few years later to Yoichi of the Mantis, she has spent the past decades building up a small merchant empire, using the knowledge gained first hand from the Daidoji in order to undercut her competition.
Her husband, Yoichi, is a trusted adviser of Akodo Kaneka, and advises him in logistical matters for the Imperial Legions.
She is suspected by several by members of the Shinri O Motomeru Hito-Bito Gumi of working against the Empire. Personal tokens of hers have been found in association with heroin and opium shipments. The ghost of Daidoji Hanzo revealed that she murdered both him and his geisha love, thus bringing spiritual discord to Pleasant Rest Village. Akodo Shuzo suspects her of having an affair with Akodo Kaneka as well. Finally, counterfeit koku matching those discovered in the first opium field were also discovered in the Phoenix village of Ryojozu Mura.