Tale of Matsu Anzai
Mantis (Fox) Yojimbo
Encountered at Pale Oak Castle
KITSUNE SANAE, MANTIS SAMURAI, BODYGUARD TO RETSU. Sanae is
a quiet, gentle woman in her early twenties, whose eyes show
fl ecks of green amid their dark brown. She wears her hair
long and carefully bound up in a maiden’s foxtail, and always
moves and speaks with complete calm and deliberation.
Trained as a Yoritomo bushi, she avoids wearing armor or
carrying weapons except when necessary, and spends the rest
of her time dressed in a formal fl owing kimono, armed only
with a simple tanto tucked under her obi. Indeed, many have
mistaken her for a courtier or shugenja on first encounter. She
is here as Kitsune Retsu’s protector, and will keep herself close
to the boy whenever possible.