- Period: Legenedery Period
- Family: Emperor Yuhi (father)
Shiyu, as a magician, summons forth fog disorienting the Emperor and his forces and so the rebel retreats from battle.
Due to this set back, Emperor Kotei then tries to devise a way in which to better Shiyu, eventually leading to him creating The Shinansha (Artefact), an item which always points south. Returning to battle they push back the forces of Shiyu who takes himself and his forces across a swollen river using his magic and hides in a fortress.
The Emperor then devises another invention, after seeing a Spider use a leaf to cross the river, and so he invents the first ever boat. Crossing the river with his forces he then destroys Shiyu and his forces.
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