Legend of the Five Rings - The Way of Bushido
Shiba, known as the First Phoenix, was one of the ten Kami who founded the Empire of Rokugan and the twin brother of Bayushi, the Kami of the Scorpion Clan. Shiba was considered the wisest of the Kami. He founded the Phoenix Clan, which he led until his death at the hands of the First Oni during his attempt to rescue the Thunder Shosuro and the wise man Shinsei after the First Day of Thunder. After his death during this successful rescue mission, his spiritual essence possessed his sword, Ofushikai, and for over a thousand years Shiba himself chose the new Champions of his clan and guided them along their paths for the good of the Phoenix and the Emerald Empire.