Honor & Steel: A Legend of the Five Rings Living Campaign
Matsu Kaeka is the wife to Ikoma Takehiro and a Matsu Beastmaster.
When the marriage of the two were announced Kaeka like most Matsu women refused the pairing because it was not the man she picked, even if he was a Daimyo’s son. Kaeka was always more comfortable with her pride than with any other human, and shares a bond with all of them. The only way she would agree to marrying Takehiro was if he could form a similar bond with her war cats. And so Takehiro accepted this challenge and was put alone with Kaeka’s lions. Expecting the man to be ripped to shreds instead they laid around him. Impressed with this Kaeka agreed to the marriage, and as a gift to Takehiro gave him a newborn lion of his own. Which he keeps at his side for all public events.