Legend of the Five Rings: Suikoden
~Dead: Taira Chikazane~
Head of the Hitachi, Founder of Oda Mura
Not everything about Chikazane has been discovered by the heroes. What they have pieced together, is he was the head figure of the Hitachi before his downfall. He was also the original founder of Oda Mura long ago, as well as the one whom corrupted the Oda family ancestors into their current Oni state.
Chikazane was in truth one of the eldest dragons of the Hitachi before he met his demise at the hands of the heroes in Unicorn Lands. In the skirmish at Sleeping River, the Topaz famed joined together once again under the guidance of Megumi, to vanquish a small force of Hitachi. It was here in the charge that Hida Fujizaka and Mirumoto Uriko died side by side. After ending the threat of his dragon subordinates, the heroes entered the sleeping state to fight Chikazane in the waters below.
In this battle, many suffered. Matsu Ryu was nearly eliminated, but for the aid of Asahina Tadamo whom died so that Ryu may live. The heroes vanquished Chikazane in the waters of Sleeping River.