The Jade Hand, and Bounties!
Just cuz I want it out there:
Sadly, Hotei was not a choice
Would ye Jade Handers be offended if your standard bearer were the redeemed soul of Moto Tsume, and a Death Priest? Seems appropriate. I understand if people want - among others - Hiruma Kaikawa; I just wanted to get my big fuzzy hat in the ring.
I'm assuming that while we might be divided largely along clan lines as to who we want to replace Yakamo... might we agree that a Scorpion would be a bad idea? It might be stereotypical, but they seem most likely to use the Hand for selfish ends, rather than in our preferred Smash-the-Taint way.
Also, I personally think any courtier would be a bad idea. Funny, certainly (especially Yashinko), but bad for a symbol of Militant Purity.
My personal picks by clan, if the Unicorn can't make it:
Crab: Benjiro, actually. He's a cool guy who hasn't seen enough story time, and he was a damned scary card.
Crane: Akagi, I guess. At least he's Enlightened, and a reformed Harrier.
Dragon: Narumi would be neat. Shosei isn't a choice, sadly.
Lion: I guess Otemi, only because I hate the rest of them more.
Mantis: Fushou! Why? My friend created the character in a Winner's Choice tournament. Gotta support that.
Phoenix: Kimi, the presumptive replacement for Ningen, and also Enlightened.
Scorpion: If I had to pick... Aroru. He did take out Soetsu, after all.
Spider: Wtf? Well... the Quelsaurth? Maybe he'd remember that Taint = Bad and rejoin the Empire.
Unicorn: My Bounty should cover that.
Unicorn Clan Samurai * Tactician * Khol * Priest of the Shi-Tien Yen-Wang * Jade Hand * Daimyo of Team SMAF