Mokushu is a kingdom located to the south of Izumo that is known for its highly-skilled ninjas. Mokushu usually prefers to remain neutral in other nations' conflicts, but its most recent daimyo, Kotaro, harbors ambitions of expanding the country into a formidable power. At some point, Mokushu invaded the neighboring country of Kohga, razing its towns and then annexing it.
Mokushu has a vast array of terrain from a forrest to a cave. In most of these locations, they are riddled with bamboo and caltrop traps.
In the midst of open war between Nohr and Hoshido, Daimyo Kotaro recognized an opportunity for Mokushu to profit. Even though Mokushu and Nohr were usually at odds, he secretly forged an alliance with King Garon. In return for promises of gaining a large portion of Hoshidan territory once Nohr had won, Mokushujin ninjas ambushed and imprisoned any Hoshidans who ventured into their forests; Kagero was one such victim.
When the Avatar's party traveled through Mokushu in search of Takumi and Ryoma, they assumed themselves safe from a Nohrian attack. Mokushujin led by Kotaro himself ambushed them, but in the end they were defeated and Kotaro was slain. As it was unlikely the other Mokushujin would take kindly to Kotaro's death, a messenger was sent back to Castle Shirasagi in Hoshido to warn travelers to avoid the kingdom.
Later, as the party traveled upriver in Nohr to reach the Demon's Fall, they received a weeks-old message from Yukimura via pegasus courier warning that Mokushu had made its allegiance with Nohr known and was sending troops into Hoshido to support the Nohrian invasion. It was feared that with the addition of Mokushujin forces, Nohr would soon be able to overwhelm Hoshido's defenses and advance on the capital. However, the war ended quickly after Garon's death which prevented the combined forces from creating any impact.
Known people from MokushuEdit
- Kotaro - Daimyo of Mokushu