In the Shadow of the Tyrant
"Guards! Seize them!"
The lord and leader of the wealthy Hashikawa clan, Hachirou is an immense, pig-eyed man who has deluded himself into denying the reality of the Tyrant’s return. Greedy and inept, his rise to power was accomplished almost entirely by his father, who disappeared 50 years ago among a Freystadtian scandal. Hachirou now remains in the center of Shizamu, ruling through a precarious system of bribes and favors that could crumble at any time.