General who lead the army of his cousin Lord Araki into a battle against Lord Mataichi, the father of Noriyuki, then Lord Araki challenged his lord for the control of the land (see ).
Unfortunately, the rebellion failed, the army was defeated and Ikeda barely got away with his life but with a severe leg-wound which haunted him ever since: Several times, his leg failed him. Once, this killed his first son because he was unable to pull him out of a irrigation ditch.
Hiding as a simple peasant, he waited for a new chance to seize the power but when his chances came, other things had got more dear to him. Even when Lord Noriyuki's life depended on him, he didn't betray his honor and helped the young lord to survive against great odds and at a high personal risk.
He leaves a son and a wife behind but Lord Noriyuki promised him to accept his son into his court when he is of age.
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