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This page lists characters with a minor appearance in the Len'en Project's story, usually only mentioned in passing in dialogue or character profiles.

Taira no Masakado[edit]

たいら 将門まさかど
Taira no Masakado
ta̠iɾa̠ no̞ ma̠sa̠ka̠do̞
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Species Vengeful spirit, formerly human
Age Deceased
Occupation Spirit
Gender Male
Appearances

Taira no Masakado (平 将門) was a samurai of the Heian period who is currently a vengeful spirit. In the Len'en Project, he is revered as the True Emperor and has a cult of following.

Background Information[edit]

Taira no Masakado was a samurai of the Heian period who led a rebellion against the central government of Kyoto. He was born either in the late 800s or early 900s CE and was killed in 940. After his death, his spirit is said to have returned as a vengeful ghost and brought destruction across the country. Along with Emperor Sutoku and Sugawara no Michizane, he is one of the "Three Great Vengeful Spirits of Japan" (日本三大怨霊, Nihon San Dai Onryō).

Backstory[edit]

Apparently, Masakado has a cult of following in the Capital City, where his followers claim that he was the True Emperor of the capital and by extension, Mugenri. One of these followers was Taira no Iwakado, who wanted to resurrect him and was even willing to use his grandchild, Taira no Fumikado, for his plans. He used a body from an oni that he hunted with Fumikado's blood, adding the vital energy and some special qualities from a lot of other living things to manufacture a new life-form. Grateful for taking care of them, Fumikado agreed to take part in those experiments and even transferred their soul to the homunculus. The only thing left was to transfer Masakado's soul, but an important partner was killed by anti-Masakado's forces, so Fumikado with their new body had to abandon the capital.

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Taira no Iwakado[edit]

たいら 厳門いわかど
Taira no Iwakado
ta̠iɾa̠ no̞ iɰᵝa̠ka̠do̞
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Species Human
Age Deceased
Occupation Alchemist[1]
Gender Male
Appearances

Taira no Iwakado (平 厳門) was an enigmatic character known to have been Taira no Fumikado's grandfather. He was the one who raised Fumikado after their parents died during a political conflict. He also found the orphaned Taira no Chouki and raised them to become Fumikado's assistant.

General Information[edit]

Taira no Iwakado had a wish; to resurrect Taira no Masakado, the "True Emperor". As such, Fumikado sacrificed their body as an expression of gratitude to help him realize his wish. He used the body of a oni that he hunted and added to it Fumikado's blood, the vital energy and some special qualities from a lot of other living things to manufacture a new life-form and use it as a vessel. Since this new body was young and small, Iwakado transferred their own soul to it and kept stimulating, developing and training the flesh of the new life-form for many months and years. Unfortunately, when the vessel was completed, their grandfather was deceased and buried in a tomb.

Fumikado continues his plan with their fellows to become the emperor of Mugenri. He, along with the rest of his family, was close to Yago Ametsukana, who made them promise to ensure that Fumikado does become the new emperor.[2]

Background Information[edit]

Name

His full name is Taira no Iwakado (平 厳門).[2] The hiragana character no () used here indicates a "belonging", thus the English equivalent of their name would be "Iwakado of the Taira". In ancient Japan times, it was common for aristocrats with a clan's name to have no between their clan's name and first name.

Official Sources[edit]

Taira no Onikado[edit]

たいら 鬼門おにかど
Taira no Onikado
ta̠iɾa̠ no̞ o̞ɲ̟ika̠do̞
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Species Human
Age Deceased
Gender Male
Appearances

Taira no Onikado (平 鬼門) was an enigmatic character known to have been Taira no Fumikado's father and Taira no Fumina's husband. Not much is known about him, but he passed away due to a political power dispute in Devanagara.[3] He had known Yago Ametsukana, who apparently saw Onikado go down the "same checkered fate" as the Taira clan.[2]

Background Information[edit]

Name

His full name was Taira no Onikado (平 鬼門).[2] The kanji "鬼門" means "demon's gate​", meaning a person or thing that should be avoided, or Achilles' heel. The hiragana character no () used here indicates a "belonging", thus the English equivalent of their name would be "Onikado of the Taira". In ancient Japan times, it was common for aristocrats with a clan's name to have no between their clan's name and first name.

Official Sources[edit]

Taira no Fumina[edit]

たいら 文奈ふみな
Taira no Fumina
ta̠iɾa̠ no̞ ɸɯ̟ᵝmina̠
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Species Human
Age Deceased
Gender Female
Appearances

Taira no Fumina (平 文奈) was an enigmatic character known to have been Taira no Fumikado's mother and Taira no Onikado's wife. Not much is known about her, but she passed away due to a political power dispute in Devanagara.[3] She had known Yago Ametsukana, who apparently saw Fumina go down the "same checkered fate" as the Taira clan.[2]

Background Information[edit]

Name

Her full name was Taira no Fumina (平 文奈).[2] The hiragana character no () used here indicates a "belonging", thus the English equivalent of their name would be "Fumina of the Taira". In ancient Japan times, it was common for aristocrats with a clan's name to have no between their clan's name and first name.

Official Sources[edit]

Tenkai's superiors[edit]

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Species Human?
Occupation Barrier builders
Location Azumaterasu
Appearances

Tenkai Zuifeng has been stated to have people directly superior to them in the art of barrier crafting.[4] They often put Tenkai to work on barrier upkeep in order to both train them in barrier repairing and to damage their reputation. Before the events of Reactivate Majestical Imperial's Extra stage, they tasked Tenkai with repairing a part of Mugenri's internal barrier broken by Lumen Celeritas. This made the prodiguous apprentice arrange a small prank somehow related to said barrier for their superiors, the effects of which have yet to be seen.

Essentially nothing is known about them so far, other than the fact that they most likely work at Azumaterasu just like Tenkai.

Official Sources[edit]

Terumi[edit]

輝美てるみ
Terumi
te̞ɾ̠ɯᵝmi
Mitsumo and Terumi
Terumi (with Mitsumo) in Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle
Information
Species Human
Occupation Mitsumo's current vessel
Appearances

Terumi (輝美) was a young human child who was absorbed by the mirror youkai Mitsumo and serves as its current vessel.

General Information[edit]

It's unclear if they come from the Human Village or the Capital City. At some point, they were attacked and subsequently assimilated by the mirror youkai Mitsumo. Despite being used as a tool for transportation and communication by the youkai, Terumi's still just about conscious, but their eyes are lifeless. However, its implied that Mitsumo's vessels don't last long, so the youkai plans to discard them soon and find a new vessel.

Terumi's condition by the time of Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle is already bad, implying that they are on the verge of death (presumably from a combination of exhaustion, dehydration and starvation). However, Mitsumo continues to animate their body in order to talk and move around. According to Shion, they smell like rotten meat, which means that Terumi's body already started to decompose.

Background Information[edit]

Name

Their full name is Terumi (輝美), which contains the kanji that means "bright" and "beautiful" respectively. The hiragana was not presented in the demo version of Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle to indicate the pronunciation. JynX was asked this on Twitter on 12 June 2015, and thus rectified this in the full version. The kanji in Terumi's name were chosen so that they could read as "kagami", which is Japanese for "mirror".[5][6]

Design

Terumi has short purple hair and empty purple eyes. They wear a short pink tattered kimono and are barefooted. They wear a small mirror resembling Mitsumo as a hair accesory. Their eyes are lifeless, indicating Mitsumo's control over them.

Official Sources[edit]

Tsubakura's mother[edit]

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Species Human
Age Deceased
Gender Female
Appearances

Tsubakura Enraku's mother was an enigmatic character who was briefly mentioned in Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle. Not much is known about her, other than the fact that she died at some point prior to the events of Evanescent Existence.

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Previous Senri priests[edit]

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Species Human?
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The first head priest of the Senri Shrine created Mugenri and is said to have been immensely powerful.[7] Their successor, on the other hand, introduced the spell card system.[8] Haiji is a big fan of the latter.[9] Details on the third known priest are unspecified, but Tsurubami Senri is seemingly on par with either them or the second in terms of power.[7]

It's unknown how many more held the position of head priest between the three and Tsurubami.

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