General Susumu

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General Susumu
Unholy symbol of General Susumu.

The Black Daimyo
Areas of Concern
Personal glory
Seek glory in battle, loudly proclaim your victories, protect your possessions and strongholds
Cower from fights, refuse a challenge from an equal, mistreat your weapons, abuse your mount
Cleric Alignments (1E)
Domains (1E)
Evil, Glory, Law, Nobility, War
Subdomains (1E)
Blood, Devil, Heroism, Honor, Leadership, Tactics
Cleric Alignments (2E)
Domains (2E)
Confidence, destruction, might, zeal
Favored Weapon
Black winged horse
Sacred Animal
Source: Dragon Empires Gazetteer, pg(s). 59f. (1E)
Gods & Magic (Second Edition), pg(s). 132
f. (2E)

General Susumu, also known as the Black Daimyo, is the Tian Xia patron deity of samurai who are interested more in glory and battle than honor and heroism.1


In his human form, General Susumu is depicted as a towering Tian-Min man with red skin and bristling eyebrows; he wears an ornate set of black o-yoroi armour. He rides a black winged horse and, in battle, he wields an iron longbow that shoots arrows of pure fire. When his anger is truly roused General Susumu abandons his human form, instead becoming an enormous crimson dragon with obsidian tusks.1

Holy Symbol

General Susumu's unholy symbol is a black winged horse.1


General Susumu is the half-brother of Shizuru, the so-called Empress of Heaven and goddess of the sun, honour, and virtuous samurai. Obviously, General Susumu and his sister seldom see eye to eye.1

Church of General Susumu

General Susumu is worshipped primarily in the monstrous realm of Chu Ye; the lands of the Horse Lords, Hongal; the aggressive hobgoblin kingdom of Kaoling; the samurai kingdoms of Minkai and Shokuro; and Xa Hoi. General Susumu has been known to appear at the site of great conflicts, sometimes to merely watch but at other times leading a great army of deceased samurai into combat for the sheer thrill of fighting.1 Dhucharg, the capital city of Kaoling, boasts a particularly large temple dedicated to General Susumu called the Palace of the Black Daimyo.2


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 James Jacobs, et al. “Life in the Dragon Empires” in Dragon Empires Gazetteer, 59–60. Paizo Inc., 2011
  2. John Compton, et al. Dhucharg” in Distant Shores, 31. Paizo Inc., 2015