Alleys of Zakyo Toshi
Soshi Magistrate 1
Height: 5’ 9"
Hair: Dark brown
His family is one of well-established, if not terribly noteworthy, magistrates. His parents were matched within the extended Bayushi family – his father being Bayushi Yashin, a mid-level legal clerk in Kyuden Bayushi, and his mother Bayushi Mutsuya is one of the many courtiers assigned to attend to lower-level diplomats sent to the court of the Scorpion Champion, a path that has also been followed by Kunio’s younger sister Hieko. Kunio’s law enforcement service, however, has been anything but quiet or obscure, as his “investigations” have regularly featured disappearing witnesses or defendants, and he’s even been suspected in the death of his former superior, Bayushi Geyasu, although no testimony regarding his role in that affair has ever surfaced, so no attempts have been made to try him for the murder. It was after this affair, though, that he was transferred to Zakyo Toshi, after being claiming his late superior’s position, leading to the alternate theory that the Scorpion have effectively sent him away lest he cause more damage to their own lands.
What motivates him? Why is he the way he is? None can say, really. Bayushi Kunio is certainly a man of many secrets, but for now, most are too afraid of him to do much digging…