Chronicle of Ages
The followers of the kami Akodo are the right hand of the Empire. This duty has involved making the bulk of the Imperial Legions forces. So numerous has been the Lion’s contribution that in times past the legions have almost been exclusively Lion. The lands they have been granted are the central plains and are quite fertile for food and augmented by copper mines ensures that the large standing army is well fed and well equipped.
The Lion place bushido as the greatest of philosophies to follow and embody the essence of the samurai spirit. This has led to a very Spartan existence and focus on the arts of war. This focus makes the Lion a fierce and talented army during any point in the Empire’s history but has the side effect of often border skirmishes being started by Lion in a desperate need to prove their honor and skills on the field of battle.