Chronicle of Ages
During the tournament of the Kami to determine the first Emperor, it would be Akodo at the end with Hantei. Akodo would lose the battle but found a renewed since of purpose. He was the first to declare his loyalty to the new Emperor. He would gather around him the fiercest and most talented group of warriors. His family has led the clan ever since, interrupted only three times in the history of the clan.
The Akodo have so focused on battlefield success it own history is nothing more then a recitation of battles and heroic deeds. The family has developed schools that excel at battlefield strategy and tactics. This means more members of the Lion have experience leading troops and having a grasp on strategy so that when a commander falls in battle a repalcment can often take over. This has led the Lion to win battled that other clans might have been routed it.