Legend of the Five Rings Aftermath
The Crab Yasuki are obsessed with wealth and commerce, a family of wily traders and smooth businessmen. The Yasuki have a reputation for aggressive bargaining, and will not balk at bending the occasional law to get a better deal. While their reputation as shady dealers precedes them, it is difficult to maintain one’s distrust in a Yasuki’s presence. They seem to have a way of convincing potential customers that they are, at least this time, entirely trustworthy. They also have a seemingly unfailing habit of having exactly what their customer wants.
To the Crab Clan, this makes them indispensable. They are the economic masterminds that maintain the delicate web of trade and negotiation needed to keep the mighty Crab war machine fueled and ready. While it may seem that the Yasuki are embroiled in their world of trade and profit from their cousins’ war, nothing could be further from the truth. Every Crab Yasuki knows how much his brethren rely upon him. They make the deals they do so that the Hida and Hiruma warriors will be fed, so that the Kaiu will have steel to work their forge, and so that the Kuni will have the crystal and jade they need to protect the clan from evil. It is a unique battlefield, but the Yasuki battles of commerce with all the relentless determination of a Crab.
In appearance, the Yasuki are least like the typical Crab. Their Crane blood still runs strong in their veins, and Yasuki tend to be small, thin, and beautiful. Though they do not bleach their hair in the manner of a Crane, they do wear their hair long and dress in fine clothing. This is all for the sake of appearance, of course, for rare is the Yasuki who is not ready and able to take up a weapon and aid his fellow Crab in the defense of the Wall in times of need.