Last of the Hantei dynasty the boy Emperor Hantei Sotorii was saved from death at the hands of a Bloodspeaker cult as a young child. His mother was not so fortunate. His father remarried and ruled until the Scorpion Clan Coup.
During these events the young prince was spirited from Otosan Uchi by a band of loyal samurai and passed through a hasty gempukku. On his return he ascended the Throne and quickly disbanded the Scorpion Clan and the Akodo family of the Lion.
Hantei XXXIX was weak and sickly, a condition made worse by his bride, Bayushi Kachiko poisoning him.
This allowed Fu Leng to possess the young Emperor, and ultimately take control of Hida Kisada. Hantei XXXIX died on that day, and Kachiko on the Second Day of Thunder