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Background

Ishida Mitsunari was a Japanese samurai and military commander of the late Sengoku period of Japan. He is probably best remembered as the commander of the Western army in the Battle of Sekigahara following the Azuchi-Momoyama period of the 16th century. He is also known by his court title, Jibu-no-shō (治部少輔).

Mitsunari met Toyotomi Hideyoshi when the former was still young and the latter was the daimyō of Nagahama. When Hideyoshi engaged in a campaign in the Chūgoku region, Mitsunari assisted his lord in attacks against castles like the Tottori Castle and Takamatsu Castle (in present-day Okayama).

After Hideyoshi seized power, Mitsunari became known as a talented financial manager due to his knowledge and skill at calculation. From 1585 onward, he was the administrator of Sakai, a role he took together with his elder brother Ishida Masazumi. He was appointed one of the five bugyō, or top administrators of Hideyoshi's government.

Mitsunari was a leader of bureaucrats in Hideyoshi's government, and was known for his unbending character. Though he had many friends, he was on bad terms with some daimyōs that were known as good warriors, including Hideyoshi's relatives Kuroda Nagamasa and Hachisuka Iemasa. Additionally, the young warrior Kobayakawa Hideaki developed a grudge against Mitsunari as a result of rumours spread by Tokugawa Ieyasu. Toward the end of Taiko Hideyoshi's life, Hideyoshi ordered the execution of his heir Hidetsugu and the execution of his family, leaving his new heir to be the extremely young child Toyotomi Hideyori. After Hideyoshi's death, the conflicts in the court worsened. The central point of the conflict was the question of whether Tokugawa Ieyasu could be relied on as a supporter of the Toyotomi government, whose nominal lord was still a child, with actual leadership falling to a council of regents. After the death of the respected "neutral" Maeda Toshiie in 1599, the conflict came to arms, with Mitsunari forming an alliance of loyalists to Toyotomi's young heir to stand against Tokugawa. Mitsunari's support largely came from the south and west of Japan, with the addition of the Uesugi clan in the north, while Tokugawa's support came from central and northern Japan, but had influence and intimidation over some of the Western lords. The titular head of the Western alliance was Mōri Terumoto, but Mōri stayed entrenched in his castle; leadership fell to Mitsunari in the field. In 1600, he besieged Fushimi Castle before marching into direct conflict with Tokugawa's alliance at Sekigahara. A number of lords stayed neutral, watching the battle from afar, not wishing to join in the losing side. Tokugawa's forces gained the edge in the battle, especially with the betrayal of Kobayakawa Hideaki to his side, and won the battle.

After his defeat, Mitsunari sought to escape, but was caught by villagers. He was beheaded in Kyoto. Other daimyōs of the Western army, like Konishi Yukinaga and Ankokuji Ekei were also executed. After execution, his head, severed from his body, was placed on a stand for all the people in Kyoto to see. His remains were buried at Sangen-in, a sub-temple of the Daitoku-ji, Kyoto.


Skills

Commander skill Battle of Sekigahara
Battle of Sekigahara
Active Skill

Rage Requirement: 1000
For the next 3 seconds, increases attack of all troops led by Ishida Mitsunari, and increases the speed of rage gained.

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Attack Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Speed of Rage Gained: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%

Commander skill Go-Bugyõ
Go-Bugyõ
Passive Skill

Increases food gathering speed, increases wood and stone gathering.

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Bonus Gathering Speed (Food): 5% / 10% / 15% / 20% / 30%
Bonus Gathering Speed (Other Resources): 3% / 5% / 10% / 15% / 20%

Commander skill Taiko-kenchi
Taiko-kenchi
Passive Skill

Increases load of troops led by Ishida Mitsunari.

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Load Bonus: 10% / 20% / 30% / 40% / 50%

Commander skill Indispensable
Indispensable
Passive Skill

Increases troop health. When serving as the secondary commander, increases active skill damage.

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Health Bonus: 5% / 7% / 9% / 12% / 15%
Skill Damage Bonus: 5% / 7% / 9% / 12% / 15%

Commander skill Three Cups of Tea
Three Cups of Tea
New Skill: Passive Skill

Ishida Mitsunari's troops' normal attacks have a 10% chance to heal a portion of slightly wounded units (Healing Factor 500), this effect can only trigger once every 3 seconds.

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