The Hyou Clan (縹家 Hyōke) clan is one of the Seven Coloured Clans of Saiunkoku. The clan's name translates to light indigo. The family crest consists of eight flower petals of eight colors and a full moon.
Unlike the other eight clans, it does not possess territory of its own inside the country. The domain of the Hyou clan is located outside normal human reach, on the peak of the Banri mountain range, the highest peak in Saiunkoku.
Despite not being involved in major political roles, the clan still has great influence over people and is treated as almost equal to the seven most powerful clans of Saiunkoku in terms of nobility. Many of its members have mysterious powers.
Although not one of the fabled Eight Colored Clans of Saiunkoku, the Hyou clan nevertheless holds an important position. It was founded by the first Emperor's sister, Sou Youki, and the daughters of the imperial Shi clan are still routinely sent to them to be trained as priestesses or to be married off. The Hyou clan almost never marries outside itself although there have been a few rare exceptions such as Hyou Eiki, who chose to marry Sa Enjun and Hyou Shusui who married Ran Shuuei . The Clan is in charge of protecting Saiunkoku from supernatural disasters by guarding the Sacred Artifacts.
Many members of the Hyou clan have supernatural powers, especially the women. Their founder sealed off 108 spirits into a mirror by playing the erhu; as a result, traditionally, members of the Hyou clan are particularly skilled with playing the erhu. Hyou Ruka, the long-standing High Priestess of the clan possessed powers beyond that of a humans. Ruka's chosen successor Eiki had similar powers to Ruka, as well as foresight, a limited form of precognition. The priestess who succeeded Ruka, Hyou Shusui, has demonstrated the power of farsight, a form of clairvoyance.
Sou Youki (蒼 遙姫, Sō Yōki) is the founder of the Hyou Clan. She was the first head and the High Priestess of the clan.
Hyō Ruka (縹 瑠花 Hyō Ruka) is the former de facto Head of the Hyou Clan.
Hyou Riou (縹 璃櫻 Hyō Riō) is the former de jure Head of the Hyou Clan. He is also one of the White Children.
Hyou Riou (璃櫻 Hyō Riō) is the Secretary of the Department of the Cave of Immortals and the son of Hyou Riou Sr. He shares the same name (both pronunciation and kanji) as his father.
Hyou Ren was the friend of the younger Riou and a son of the Hyou clan who was born powerless. He was the leader of the occult named Jyasenkyou.
Sa Shunki is Eiki's granddaughter. She is not considered a true member of the Hyou clan, as Eiki had run away from the clan in her youth and successfully concealed her granddaughter's existence. Nonetheless, the Hyou heritage is strong in her as she still retains supernatural powers despite having only quarter of her blood from Eiki. Her power is a special voice which can cause the listener to obey her every word.
Hyou Shoukun also known as the Rose Princess (薔薇姫 Bara-hime) is the Red Immortal. She was captured by the Hyou clan's previous head and locked up in a tower in which only certain members of the Hyou clan were allowed to enter. She was rumoured to have mystical powers, including the ability to heal.
Hyou Shusui (縹 珠翠 Hyō Shusui) was the Chief Lady-In-Waiting in the Imperial Harem and is the current Head of the Hyou Clan. Her special power is farsight.
The Indigo Retainers Edit
Like the other colored clans, Hyou clan also has four subsidiary clans as their retainers. Only one of them is known so far.
The Uu Clan Edit
The Uu Clan is the only retainer shown so far. The only known member is Uu Uu.