Lien, matriarch of house Shen, is better known in the criminal circles as the crime lord Maw. Cut off from her family’s resources by a political move from her rivals, she instead grows her presence in the underworld.
Her open right hand is the genius diplomat, strategist and swordswoman Koshi. Koshi is a master of reading people and situations and can generally find a way to achieve her’ mistress’s goals.
If her offer is rejected, she sends forth her closed left hand, the cruel and nearly unstoppable warrior, Koba, who can turn her opponents’ blood against themselves. While intelligent, Koba lacks her sister Koshi’s self-control, and is used to achieving things through force.