Ronin duelist, The Eye of Night
Dairya is a tall ronin, poorly dressed and shabby looking. He smells as if he has not bathed in months. He carries an arsenal of weapons, including a katana, wakizashi, yumi, tetsubo, and several tanto. He rides the horse of the last man who challenged him to a duel.
Known as one the most dangerous warriors in Rokugan, Dairya began his career by winning a series of duels at the Seppun Winter Court almost 15 years ago. His only loss came against the current Emerald Champion, Kakita Toshimoko, who took his eye. He swore vengeance against the Grey Crane and started by killing the Kakita’s finest student, fashioning an eyepatch made from his tsuba.
Since that time he has wandered Rokugan and the Burning Sands as a mercenary, always seeking to perfect his swordplay and learning from any sensei who would have him. He even served under Toturi the Black as one of the Twelve Ronin for a short time, earning the future Emperor’s respect. During the Battle of Oblivion’s Gate, he fought beside Kakita Toshimoko in the hopes of finally revisiting their duel, a prospect the Grey Crane has yet to entertain for a second time.