From Shishinza’s Dossier
Pious is a clan ronin. Once, in a different life, he was Asahina Meiryo. His family demanded pacifism of him, though, he could not reconcile such soft-hearted naivety with the cruel realities of life. I met the shugenja in Zakyo Toshi, and he quickly became an ally and confidant. When I was reassigned to Broken Wave City, Pious came with me. As my yoriki, he handled matters of a magical nature, and is adept at discovering what criminals would rather remain hidden. Though he is willing to take life when it is necessary, he prefers not to, a remnant of his Asahina upbringing. He is competent and clever, and I hope, when you take my place, that he will choose to remain and serve you as he did me.
The Writings of Pious
Attentive and talented, Pious left several scrolls of encrypted writings after his passing hidden in an incredibly complex cipher believed to be of his own creation. Through the diligence of Tamori Tokei, Yoritomo Tomino, and Mirumoto Tetsuya, this unique and difficult cipher was broken. Of the eight known encoded manuscripts, seven were discovered in the basement of the Emerald Magistrate’s Compound, and one was discovered by local magistrates at the scene of the murders of Yasuki Shishinza, his yoriki, Kaba, and of Pious himself. The deciphered messages are recorded below.
- The First Scroll, The Key to the Dias
- The Second Scroll
- The Third Scroll
- The Fourth Scroll
- The Fifth Scroll
- The Sixth Scroll
- The Seventh Scroll
- The Eighth Scroll, The Crime Scene Scroll