Hoshi ascended to power when he slew the maho, Ikoma Benjiro, the Lion Clan Champion made him the Damiyo of the maho's holdings. With his brother Sozen, and cousin Iroden, he led a small force and wiped out the remaining pockets of resistance.
Ryoko is the Govenor for the city of [[Kitamori | Kitamori]]. She is generally warm and friendly. She serves her Provincial Damiyo, [[:ikoma-biru | Ikoma Biru]] well. She arranged an extremely beneficial marraige between her daughter, [[:ikoma-ruri | …
The governess of Ryoko Owari, Hyobu generally seems most concerned with keeping peace in her city over all else.
Yoritomo Mafune is apologetic, but usually seems sorry he got caught, instead of for the delay or inconvenience, or whatever it is he's asking for forgiveness on.