Leader of the Wolves Den
Sonosuke brought his men to Naishou Province a few
years ago, seeing the loosely-governed region as a good
opportunity for them. The few samurai troops here are
scattered throughout the province, but the possibility of
renewed conflict looms on the horizon, creating plenty of
opportunities for employment. Thus far his idea has paid
off, and the Den has only been forced to move twice since
its arrival. The two other ronin Sonosuke trusts most are a
samurai-ko named Hiroko and an archer called Shigekazu.
Hiroko is young, cheerful, and a skilled rider who does
most of the caring for the two horses the Wolves own.
Most assume she was once a Unicorn, but bringing up
her past is the only way to ruin her normal good mood,
so the Wolves have stopped asking about it. Shigekazu is
a dour man, the son of a ronin samurai and a geisha, and
is embittered toward the clan samurai who lord it over
wave-men; however, he is a skilled marksman and knows
a great deal about survival in the wild. Both Hiroko and
Shigekazu are strongly loyal to Sonosuke, and he knows
they will stay by his side even if the other Wolves scatter.