Accounts of Strange Incidents
Father of Mariko, clerk of the Hatamoto
Once a lowly farmer of the Su, he was coerced into doing the clan’s dirty work when his daughter Mariko was kidnapped and held hostage. Sent to assassinate the officers of the Tensai Clan, he failed but was prevented from committing suicide and spared.
When he woke to find a blade embedded beside him, Akari took him in and sent him to Takeshi who then assigns him to Kazuhira who, in desperation, asks if he can read, write, and do sums to which he replies that he can, having been tutored by Jesuits. Upon hearing this, Kazuhira happily makes him the clerk of the Suzaku.