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a massively muscled smith
Iron Shou is a burly, scarred smith. Along with his four sons, he operates a rough smithy serving the folk of the refugee camps. He has a reputation for looking samurai in the eye and addressing them as equals, but it a skilled iron worker.
Shou was killed over a year ago, shortly after completing work on a large project utilizing the obsidian Bolodai had dug up. Three of his sons were badly wounded (the eldest, Shiro, lost a leg; the second son, Keichi, lost an arm, and the third son, Hotohiro, lost his eyes), and the youngest (Ryonosuke) has disappeared, as well as the obsidian blade he had forged.