Shinobu Major

Commander of the Amber Cavalry Corps

o/~ For every wall you build around your fear
A thousand darker things are bore in here
And they're fed on contempt for all that you hold dear
Truth is it doesn't matter what you do
'Til you gaze in the mirror with an eye that's true
And admit that what scares you is the me in you o/~

Shinobu has short black hair cut in her mother's style and a rather bulkier figure, inherited from her father's side. She got picked on a lot because she was an ugly little kid, so she got tough fast and learned how to fight very well. She has a legendary temper, during which she seems to get impressive bursts of strength. She has an uneasy relationship with her mother, who is sometimes affectionate and sometimes distant and usually manipulative. She was raised by her father, Briarios, in Sethfor as a result; he is an easygoing man, tall, dark haired and bulky. Most observers remain confused as to why Kozue had a fling with him in the first place.

During the Annadil Crisis, Shinobu ran wild over the Therins, crushing them. She then commanded the expeditionary force which crushed Lipun, and directed its reconstruction. She married a minor Lipunese nobleman, Inaba, a friendly, but not always very competent sorceror, noted for his odd magical rabbit suit. She now spends most of her time in Harad, breeding horses and training cavalrymen. She's known to be somewhat disappointed in her daughter, Naru, who has abandoned a promising career in the cavalry to pursue trying to get into Panopticon University under the influence of the Royal Tutor, Seta Noriyasu. She challenged Seta to a rose duel, but he set the weapon as unarmed combat and pounded her into the ground. She's known to really, really hate him.

During the Herald Crisis, after the loss of Hiko, Shinobu acted as Warden of Arden until a more permanent appointment could be made. She assisted in the destruction of the Red Death in Arden and in the war on the Serpent's Horn. She commanded the assault on Hel's Primal Pattern with great success.

Tylor offered her the job of Admiral of the Southern Fleet after Saionji's resignation, but she refused the job, citing a lack of naval experience.

Shinobu once had great respect for Motoko, but her increasing puritanicalness has caused her to reject all of the various harems of the Herald-era generation. She's known to have taught Keitaro how to ride a horse, and is known to have great respect for Thoric despite his harem membership; his performance in the Herald Crisis enabled many people to finally understand why. She and Prince Ramon are known to get along pretty well. She is known to rather dislike Marshal Tsuwabuki; jealousy of him getting the job she wanted is considered the cause. She is known to like Asuka quite a bit.

Shinobu rarely comes to court, and is usually either off at a war, or off training her men. Rumor has it she's quite irritated at not being appointed Marshal when the job came open after Shaft's death.

In fact, it would appear she was so irritated, she plotted treason with Kozue, and now is in jail.

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