While the Ipponese royal family has been pushed into the background in recent centuries thanks to the rise of the shogunate, they still have a long and important history with important figures and legends.

Endo Takehiko

Long ago a war broke out between emperor and shogun. One of the sons of the emperor called Endo Takehiko came to a village that supported the shogun, and attacked it. He was however defeated by the great hero Hirabayashi Yo. Endo Takehiko served as her prisoner for seven months until the war ended. Completely humiliated, Endo Takehiko would leave life at court and join Zabuno’s crew of sailors where he would rise to Zabuno’s first mate. A role he serves to this day.