Three Feet from Death
Mantis Samurai, Bodyguard to Retsu
Sanae is a quiet, gentle woman in her early twenties, whose eyes show ﬂecks of green amid their dark brown. She wears her hair long and carefully bound up in a maiden’s foxtail, and always moves and speaks with complete calm and deliberation. Trained as a Yoritomo bushi, she avoids wearing armor or carrying weapons except when necessary, and spends the rest of her time dressed in a formal ﬂowing kimono, armed only with a simple tanto tucked under her obi. Indeed, many have mistaken her for a courtier or shugenja on ﬁrst encounter. She is here as Kitsune Retsu’s protector, and will keep herself close to the boy whenever possible.