Name: Inoue, ShizukaAge: 38Sexuality: HeterosexualReligion: Sect Shintō
Allegiance: Gushiken MasanoriRegion: Chūgoku
Province: Bitchu and Bizen
Mannerisms: Speaks very softly but with conviction, often tucking hair behind her ear when she's nervous, often stands striaght/pulls her shoulders back to seem bigger than she is.
Likes: Romantic Poetry (this is her secret passion - no matter how terrible it is) | Flowers | Jewelry | children| Swords and smithing | justice
Dislikes: Oath-Breakers | Dishonesty | feeling powerless
Ambition: To keep the residents of her home safe.
Shizuka's father had been close to the previous daimyo and as such Shizuka was raised alongside Masanori and his brother Ryota. Her father would often impress that Shizuka should be dutiful and that honor was worth more than life. This became especially important to her as her feelings towards Ryota changed from that of a good friend to someone in love. He was good-looking, charismatic, and kind. He promised her many things and swore he would love her forever. When the time was right he would approach her father for her hand in marriage. This never came to pass however, before he could propose he was aprehended for terrorizing and torturing a local family. Everything she knew had been a lie, every gift that he had given her might have been taken from someone he killed. She could only bring herself to forgive him once he commited seppuku, if he couldn't live honorably the least he could do was die honorably.
She found herself feeling alienated from people she used to consider friends. Her feelings towards Ryota hadn't been a secret. It felt as though everyone was judging her - how involved with him was she? Did she help him? Masanori, however, still spoke to her like normal going out of his way to be comforting, "Ryota would never have done this." It may have been their similar cadence, or similar looks, but Masanori reminded Shizuka so much of Ryota that she lashed out of him. She didn't want to be comforted, she just wanted the lies to stop. She made him make an oath that he would never lie to her - and he did so, without hesitation.
This simple act meant the world to her. Though they grew apart she remained friends with Masanori and when his father died would insist that his family was not cursed. She celebrated his marriage to Suzume, and congratulated him on the birth of his children. When the Gushiken were attacked and Suzume killed, Shizuka returned to Masanori's side. Like the oath of honesty he gave her previously she gave him an oath of fealty without hesistation.
Shizuka is steadfast and loyal above all us. She can be ruthless in battle - but will avoid killing unless directly ordered to by her daimyo. Death and injustice weigh heavy on her heart. She tries to keep these feelings hidden away, but the people she's hurt haunt her at night. She sleeps very little without aid. She adores gifts but has come to suspect them. She has long given up on her own romance but likes to indulge herself with the romantic stories and poems.
− Buke: Devoted masters of the blade. Talents: Melee weapons and Dueling.
Weapons: 奔流【Honryu; torrent】- Dao, 100 cm
Battlefield Talents: Battlefield Talents specifically affect damage and defense against different enemies. − Martial Arts: 8
− Archery Arts: 3
− Cavalry Arts: 8 − Self Defense: 8 − Proficiency: 7 − Presence: 7
Personal Skills: Personal Skills affect In−Game Actions, and determine effectiveness at delegated tasks. − Leadership: 5 − Strategy: 3
− Charisma: 7 − Intrigue: 2
− Tradition: 3
− Occultism: 4
Gushiken Masanori「(具志堅・正則 」- Her daimyo
Gushiken Banri「(具志堅・万里 」- The eldest son of her daimyo, they have a tense relationship as Banri often insults her more polite and meek endeavors
Gushiken Chinatsu「(具志堅・千夏 」- The eldest daughter of her daimyo, they are fairly neutral to each other
」 - best boy, reminds her of Ryota before his fall
・Before the death of Ryota her goal had been to have fat happy kids and grand kids.