The wind of autumn swept across the field,
as a pair of white sleeves whispered in a sea of fallen leaves:
Notes without words,
Long and winding;
A farewell without tears;
Like parting clouds,
Like meeting winds.
A string slapped. The music stopped.
Ichiwa held out her arm, to shed the red tear on her father's grave.
Inside her sleeve, was the seal of Chiba--a circle of three leaves, one following another.
As the warm blood met the cold grave, the seal of Chiba rotated:
The passing of one, the coming of another.
A white falcon landed besides Ichiwa. She untied a message on its leg.
Autumn's wind swept across the field as the falcon launched into the sky.
A feather floated,
in the sea of a thousand leaves.
Name: Chiba, Ichiwa (A thousand leaves, one feather)
Martial Status: Single
Official Role: Senator of the Imperial Court
Hidden Role: Radicals Leader
Family: First daughter of the former Senator Chiba, now deceased.
Traits: Strong, determined, calm, quiet, and intelligent
Appearance: Unadorned, simple, natural, unremarkable
Hobbies: The usual arts of the court: Koto, Go (chess), poetry, and calligraphy.
Martial Arts: A retractable halberd--naginata, and wooden Buddhist beads as short-range projectiles.
Pet: A white falcon--a messenger.
Best friend: Her old teacher's servant who had studied besides her since childhood.