Cold Mountain Samurai
Shirudotawa Taisa, (Falcon-Crab Garrison Captain)
Kaiu commands the Crab and Falcon troops garrisoned at Shirayama during the winter.
He is a social brute, foregoing all niceties in favor of raw efficiency. He is a quick-witted leader and a great strategist. He can command large units into battle, as well as small squadrons whenever coordinated assaults are needed.
He has a tendency to view his command as the real authority since his decisions protect villagers and travelers from random Oni attacks, bandit raids or the occasional troll, though he surprisingly does not butt heads with Toritaka Murai, the village Governor.