The Five Principal Clans (五大宗家 Godai Sōke) are five well known distinguished clans that have been purifying evil spirits since the past.
The Five Principal Clans are powerful clans of mystics linked to the Shinto Gods and have served them for generations. The Five Principal Clans rule over the powers of the Four Sacred Beasts (四神, Shishin "literally Four Gods") and the Yellow Dragon (黄龍, Ōryū) and the name and powers of the five sacred creatures are handed to the strongest member of their clans.
The Five Principal Clans and the sacred beasts linked to the respective clans are:
|Blue Dragon(青龍, Seiryū)||Wood||Seiryuu Kushihashi
(櫛橋 青龍, Kushihashi Seiryū)
|Black Tortoise(玄武, Genbu)||Water||Genbu Doumon
(童門 玄武, Dōmon Genbu)
|White Tiger(白虎, Byakko)||Gold||Byakko Shinra
(真羅 白虎, Shinra Byakko)
|Vermillion Bird(朱雀, Suzaku)||Fire||Suzaku Himejima
(姫島 朱雀, Himejima Suzaku)
|Yellow Dragon(黄龍, Ōryū)||Earth||Ouryuu Nakiri
(百鬼 黄龍, Nakiri Ōryū)
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The current inheritor of the Yellow Dragon, Ouryuu Nakiri, is a student of Kuoh Academy and a member of the new Student Council led by Xenovia Quarta.
- Suou Himejima is the Ōoji-sama (大叔父, great uncle) who pursued Akeno in the short story Scarlet and Crimson, found in High School DxD Volume 15
- He is the great uncle of Tobio Ikuse through his sister Ageha, and Akeno and Suzaku through and second, unnamed sister.
- Suzaku's mother is Shuri's younger sister, making Suzaku and Akeno first cousins.