Bleeding World Daimyo
In the Kingdom of Silverstars, the term Daimyo has evolved into a generic term for lord, and is used most often to refer to ones superiors. The word can be used to describe any individual to which the speaker owes fealty, including Sensei and even parents. It is indicative of no particular rank, and can be applied equally to anyone of the Samurai class, from the lowest Bushi all the way to the Emperor.
Historical Daimyo (OOC)
The daimyo (大名, daimyō) were powerful territorial lords who ruled most of Japan from their vast, hereditary land holdings.
They were the most powerful feudal rulers from the 10th century to the early 19th century in Japan following the Shogun.
Though the term "daimyo" literally means "great name," the Japanese word actually comes from the kanji (characters) dai, meaning "large," and myō (shortened from myōden) meaning "name-land" or "private land."
The term "daimyo" is also sometimes used to refer to the leading figures of such clans, also called "lord". It was usually, though not exclusively, from these warlords that a shogun arose or a regent was chosen.
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