The Hidari Wars
In Shoshikaru there is a clan that resides on the Easternmost part of the Island known as the Kasei. This clan is a master of fire arms. Often times they send in their “Dragon Riflemen” to deal with oncoming charges. The Dragon Riflemen specialize in using a strange method of warfare that the Yabanjin Trades have been testing out for a while now. They fire tiny rockets that explode upon landing. While it is very dangerous to fire these off it does come with a great benefit of having tiny explosions like the small black powder grenades Shinobi use, but from a much longer distance away. The Kasei are currently at war with the Jishin clan, and the Kenja rebels. Their priority right now is defense from the hordes of rebels that have been threatening their boarders.
The current leader of the Kasei clan is Kasei Kabuto. This man holds his utmost respect, and loyalties to the Hidari clan believing that Ieyasu was meant to be Shogun, and the two brothers that opposed him were only power hungry, and jealous. Unfortunately much time has passed since the war’s beginning and Kabuto managed to gain control of the clan after his father’s passing even though he himself wasn’t meant for the position. It is for this that many criticize his decision for following the Hidari clan.
While fairly unstable hand mortars have served as an excellent way to demoralize, and thin armies long before they clash with the Samurai from the Kasei clan.