City of Lies
The Soshi Shugena School
The Soshi Shugenja School is based on illusions and its very close to the Soshi traditions, and is mainly taught in the Dojo of the Closed Eye.
The past of the Soshi school is shrouded in darkness. The original Soshi was a walking deception (it is said that he was nothing more than an alias Shosuro adopted after faking her own death). Thought the Scorpion are not highly religious, the Soshi are an exception to the rule.
The Soshi family is hesitant to admit those from outside their family. Other Scorpion occasionally gain admittance into the Dojo of the Closed Eye, but are never truly accepted as one of the family.
Soshi sensei are notoriously cruel and intolerant taskmasters who see it as their duty to weed out the weak. Shugenja are organized into classes,amoung which the sensei encourage fierce competition. Those who maintain a respectful deference to their superiors and yet manage to excel beyond their their classmates are carefully noted.
During their training, the Soshi shugenja learn the arts of poison and subterfuge along with the more traditional, refined arts of the shugenja. Like any Scorpion, the Soshi are expected to be able to hold their own in the courts of the Empire, and be fully prepared to participate in the endless Scorpion intrigues. This is another reason the Soshi encourage competition amoung their students.