Tale of Matsu Anzai
Honorable Lion Historian
IKOMA KATSU, LION BARD AND HISTORIAN. The main representative
of the Lion is a short, fl at-faced man with large, clumsy-looking
hands and hair shaved and tied into a strict samurai
topknot. He speaks slowly and carefully, with great dignity
and weight, and always cites the examples of great samurai
and famous battles to back up any assertion he might
make. Katsu will oppose the Isawa peace-making efforts.
However, he will do so with much greater skill than
Mirumoto Rai or Shiba Reikun, treating everyone with
the utmost courtesy and respect, and employing careful
and subtle tricks of rhetoric to make his points.