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Ryusaki Kumano
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Race Human
Birthplace Presumably Sokenzan, Kamigawa
Lifetime ~3700 AR
Mountain Secret

Ryusaki Kumano was a powerful old yamabushi who lived atop a barren, craggy plateau in the Sokenzan Mountains at the beginning of the Kami War. He was an ascetic, gaunt from starvation and bent by the elements, but with meditation his body would straighten and swell until he became a warrior with the power to defeat the kami themselves.

While atop his plateau, Kumano was visited by many kami seeking the secret that he supposedly knew: the reason for O-Kagachi’s rage. Kumano, however, did not have this knowledge. He would try to tell his visitors this in order to find out who had been telling them lies, but the kami did not believe him and responded with violence. After the yamabushi’s fight with Kakkazan, Great Kami of the Mountain Fire, Kumano decided it was time to leave his plateau and find out who had been telling lies about what he knew. He vowed to the mountains that he would return with answers and a head hanging from his belt. Nothing is known of Kumano after this point.

Kumano's name[]

Kumano's name is given as "Ryusaki Kumano" in his story appearance, however the Champions of Kamigawa glossary states that his first name is "Junzo."[1] Wizards of the Coast has not clarified the discrepancy.

Story appearances[]

Title Author Publishing date Set Setting (plane) Featuring
Mountain Secret Jay Moldenhauer-Salazar 2004-10-01 Champions of Kamigawa Kamigawa Ryusaki Kumano, Kakkazan

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  1. Wizards of the Coast (September 14, 2004). "A Kamigawa Glossary, Part 1". Wizards of the Coast.