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The Shogun's Army is the army of the Raiden Shogun, Ei.

As a whole, the army primarily maintains peace and order throughout Inazuma. Members of the army are split up to help serve the Tri-Commission — the Kanjou Commission, the Tenryou Commission and the Yashiro Commission. Those of the Tenryou Commission are the predominant fighting force of the military, whereas the Kanjou Commission focuses on border security and the Yashiro Commission's role in the army focuses on protecting shrines, festivals, and public events. There are also those who directly serve under the Shogun, rather than any commission, such as the Hatamoto and the Okuzumeshuu.

There is also an ongoing military draft. A post on the Commercial Street Bulletin Board in Inazuma City from the Tenryou Commission orders all families who've received a draft order to send at least one adult to join the military.

Ranks

The Shogun's army has several known ranks. The ranks of the Raiden Shogun's military is modeled after that of the Tokugawa shogunate's military.

  • Ashigaru (Japanese: 足軽 ashigaru, "foot soldier") — In Japan, the Ashigaru were foot soldiers who served as the infantry of army. Although low-ranked, they made up the majority of the fighting force since they were in the many and were highly trained in the use of spears. In Genshin Impact, if you attempt to leave Ritou before completing Chisato's Letter, the Ashigaru of the Kanjou Commission will stop you.
  • Doushin (Japanese: 同心 doushin, "patrol officer") — In Japan, the Doushin were low-level soldiers who conducted general affairs and police work. There was a hierarchy within the Doushin; low-level Doushin were given duties such as prison patrol, whereas higher ranking Doushin conducted justice, investigation, and administration for the city. The term was also sometimes used to refer to low-ranking Samurai. In Genshin Impact, many Doushin can be seen patrolling Inazuma City.
  • Yoriki (Japanese: 与力 yoriki, "assistant") — In Japan, the Yoriki were middle-ranked Samurai. In military operations, they commanded the ashigaru and obeyed the orders of a hatamoto or daimyo. Among the different types of yoriki were the machikata yoriki under the machi-bugyo (town magistrate), who were in charge of police and commanded the doushin. In Genshin Impact, the Yoriki can be found patrolling Inazuma City and also on the battlefield at the Kujou Encampment.
  • Hatamoto (Japanese: 旗本 hatamoto, "guardian of the banner") — In Japan, the Hatamoto were high-ranking Samurai in direct service to the Shogun. The gokenin (Japanese: 御家人) was a rank below the Hatamoto, which was very similar to the Hatamoto rank but they did not have the right to seek audience with the Shogun, unlike the ome-mie ijō Hatamoto who had this right. In Genshin Impact, there are two known Hatamotos who are both stationed at Inazuma City guarding Tenshukaku.
  • Okuzumeshuu (Japanese: 奥詰衆 okudzume-shuu) — The Okuzumeshuu are the bodyguards of the Almighty Shogun, they only take orders directly from the Raiden Shogun. In Japan, the Okuzumeshuu was a position established near the end of the Tokugawa shogunate to serve as the Shogun's guard. It was a position highly trusted by the Shogun and members of the Okuzumeshuu were typically selected from mid-level Hatamoto, but also occasionally from high-rank Hatamoto or low-rank Daimyos.
  • General (Japanese: 大将 taishou) — The only known generals are Kujou Sara and Kujou Masahito. In the Tokugawa shogunate, there were different kinds of generals, such as the Ashigaru Taishou (Japanese: 足軽大将) (who commanded foot soldiers, ranked below Samurai Daishou), the Samurai Daishou (Japanese: 侍大将) (commanded an army, ranked above Ashigaru Taishou and below Sodaisho), or the Sodaisho (Japanese: 総大将 "general of generals") (the highest-ranking general in an army, ranked above Samurai Daishou). However, Genshin Impact does not specify what kind of general Kujou Sara is.
  • Daimyo (Japanese: 大名 daimyou, "feudal lord") — In Japan, the Daimyo were noble lords or famous warriors who controlled a lot of territory and subordinates. The Daimyo served directly under the Shogun. This term is not currently used in Genshin Impact, except in the fictional novel A Legend of Sword by Xingqiu. The Daimyo in Inazuma's case would be Kujou Takayuki, Hiiragi Shinsuke and Kamisato Ayato.
Unspecified Ranks
  • Shogunate Officer (Japanese: 幕府の軍官 bakufu no gunkan, "shogunate officer") — A generic term for an officer of any rank in the Inazuma Bakufu. There are high-rank officers such as Kujou Masahito, and lower-rank officers such as Toranosuke.
  • Shogunate Samurai (Japanese: 幕府の兵士 bakufu no heishi, "shogunate soldier") — A generic term for a soldier of the Inazuma Bakufu. The in-game Japanese text directly translates to "Shogunate Soldiers" rather than "Shogunate Samurai."

Personnel

Current

Direct Shogunal Forces

Personnel that serve the shogunate directly rather than as part of one of the three commissions.

Tenryou Commission

Leaders

Military

Leadership

Shogunate Samurai

Yoriki

Doushin

Rank Unknown

Past Personnel

Kanjou Commission

Chief Samurai
Squad Leaders
Officers
Ashigaru (foot soldiers)

Yashiro Commission

Representatives

Former

Historically

Enemies

Some Shogunate forces can be encountered in Archon Quests as enemies. Despite appearing as enemies, they cannot be found in the "Living Beings / Enemies and Monsters" section of the Archive, likely due to the fact that there is no way to fight them outside of specific Archon Quests. The Shogunate Samurai are usually encountered only in Quests. Most of the Shogunate Samurai behave similarly to the Millelith.

Other Languages

LanguageOfficial NameLiteral Meaning
EnglishShogun's Army
Chinese
(Simplified)
幕府军
Mùfǔ-jūn
Bakufu Army[• 1]
Chinese
(Traditional)
幕府軍
Mùfǔ-jūn
Japanese幕府軍
Bakufu-gun[4]
Bakufu Army
Korean막부군
Makbu-gun
Bakufu Army[• 2]
SpanishEjército de la Shogun
FrenchArmée de la ShogunShogun's Army
RussianАрмия сёгуна
Armiya syoguna
Thaiกองทัพแห่งโชกุน
Kongthap Haeng Chokun
Shogun's Army
VietnameseQuân Shogunate
GermanBakufu-ArmeeBakufu Army
IndonesianPasukan ShogunShogun's Army
PortugueseExército da Shogun
  1. Chinese: Chinese reading of Japanese name
  2. Korean: Sino-Korean reading of Japanese name

References

  1. Story Quest, Imperatrix Umbrosa Chapter, Act I: The Lonesome Euthymia
  2. Story Quest, Cypressus Custos Chapter, Act I: The Truth Is Also a Lie
  3. Bulletin Board, Inazuma Commercial Street: Tenryou Notice: Kujou Takayuki
  4. Archon Quest, Chapter II, Act I: A Flower Blooms in a Prison (Japanese Voice-Over)

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