The Ofuchi Usurpation was the plot that started the Second Age of tGA. In it, King Derek of Grandbell was overthrown by Taro Ofuchi, and Ofuchi was hunted down by a band of merry men including Raistlin II, Leon Alcibiates, and Hiroshi Hayabusa.
The Usurpation Plot
Shamanic mage Taro Ofuchi had used mind control to enslave several Ryuugumians, including Hiroshi Hayabusa. During that time, Hiroshi served as Ofuchi's apprentice. When Ofuchi deposed and killed King Derek of Grandbell, his attention was diverted enough to allow Hiroshi to break free. Hiroshi stole Krystallopyr, the most valuable of Ofuchi's possessions, and fled the tower.
Hiroshi met up with Leon Alcibiates and resolved to slay Ofuchi and end his reign. Along the way, Hiroshi's true love, Megumi Nakamura, was killed by Ofuchi who succeeded in stealing Krystallopyr back. In the end, however, Hiroshi was able to defeat Ofuchi by casting a White Shamanic spell, Shiropyr. Shiropyr was written by Kagetsu I for use by Andain. Since Hiroshi was mortal, casting the spell cost him his life, but he took Ofuchi with him, and thus he fulfilled the First Law of the Andain. Only Krystallopyr remained behind.
- Main article: Grandbell Civil War
When Taro Ofuchi killed King Derek during the Ofuchi Usurpation, nobody of the nobility was strong enough to assert a solid claim to the throne, and several provinces declared independence in the years since Ofuchi's death. One of such provinces, Alenia, and its queen Adevia eventually became more hostile and began the Grandbell Civil War.
- Grandbell Civil War
- Hiroshi Hayabusa
- Leon Alcibiates
- Megumi Nakamura
- Raistlin II
- Taro Ofuchi