Legend of the Five Rings Aftermath
At the dawn of the Empire, there was a shugenja named Yogo who was descended from the Tribe of Isawa. When Isawa joined the Phoenix Clan, Yogo was among the first to stand beside him, swearing fealty to the newborn Asako family. In a battle against Fu Leng, Yogo was struck with a savage curse. Whoever he loved, he would be doomed to betray. Isawa discovered that the curse not only could not be removed, but would follow Yogo’s bloodline for eternity. Distraught, Yogo retreated into solitude. After a time, the Kami Bayushi sought out Yogo in the shadows. Having suffered severe losses in the war, the young Scorpion Clan was in need of capable shugenja. Bayushi promised Yogo that he would have a place among the Scorpion with no fear of betrayal, for Yogo did not love the Scorpion.
The Yogo family has borne the curse of its founder for centuries. They turned their magical studies toward battling maho and the Taint out of vengeance for their terrible curse. In each generation there are a handful of tragic tales that revole around the curse fulfilling itself.
Members of the Yogo family tend to be very thin, with angular facial features reminiscent of the Phoenix. They tend to have a slight air of uneasy paranoia and give their trust even less easily than do most Scorpion, for they know that trust may lead to love, and love leads always to betrayal…