Chimípu

Chimípu (Mípu) was a competent teenager destined to be one of the most powerful warriors of the Shimusògo clan.

Early Life

Chimípu took after her mother, Mifuníko, by demonstrating high levels of endurance, strength, and ability during physical challenges. Her mother continued to push Chimípu as much as herself, forgoing many of the social events of the clan to continually train. Chimípu rarely gave quarter while sparring or racing, she threw everything she could into winning and rarely lost.

Unlike her mother, Chimípu also had a genuine desire to help others outside of competition. When her mother was out doing jobs, Chimípu would help around the valley with repairs, cooking, and the occasional brawl with the other teenagers, notably Karawàbi.

She had a tendency to view everyone by their abilities against her. This caused chafing between her and Rutejìmo because Rutejìmo was unable to give her a challenge in anything. In many ways, he was her opposite with his lack of drive and his indifference toward competition.

Sand and Blood

During the events of Sand and Blood, Chimípu was a talented fighter and in peak condition. She had shoulder-length, reddish hair.

Chimípu was kneeling next to him, looking down into the shrine in silence. There were no tears in her dark-green eyes, but Rutejìmo could see tension in her wiry frame. Her light-brown skin was pale in the shrine’s light, and she made no noise as she stared down.

Rutejìmo stared at her hatchet nose and the line of her throat as he struggled with his emotions. On one hand, he despised her with a passion because she had everything. On the other, she had just lost her mother and somehow managed not to cry.

Much of Rutejìmo’s earlier struggles with Chimípu came from her ability to outdo him in almost everything. She had the drive and desire, two things that Rutejìmo wished he had but never exercised. She also gained her powers even before her rites, though she kept it hidden until the morning they were abandoned by the elders.

When Rutejìmo left to stay with Tsubàyo and Karawàbi, Chimípu stayed behind to take care of Pidòhu who had broken his leg. She was furious at all three of the teenagers and spent much of her time swearing at them. Pidòhu tried to explain that Rutejìmo had nothing to do with the broken leg, but it wasn’t until Rutejìmo returned and offered his throat in apology that Chimípu realized there was something more to the weaker teenager than she expected.

As Chimípu began to explore her powers as a warrior, she was also hit by the realization of what being a warrior was about. Her mother’s words, bitter because she wasn’t a warrior herself, came back to Chimípu. Knowing that only one warrior, Somiryòki, had been able to retire instead of dying in duty.

During the fight with Mikáryo, Chimípu found that she loved the rush of fighting. She touched Shimusògo at that point and was able to fight against the night warrior until the two were able to come to an tense accord.

The long days of dragging Pidòhu toward home forced Chimípu to realize that both Pidòhu and Rutejìmo had strengths that she didn’t expect. Neither was capable of fighting, they were actually the weakest, but each one had a strength in other fields. Her affection and protectiveness grew. To her surprise, it was Rutejìmo that she found herself defending more.

Relationships

Sources

0026-00 Midnight Flight WIP, Action, Tragedy, 7k Novella

Secondary Sources

0100-00 Sand and Blood 1: Rutejìmo Referenced 0100-00 Sand and Blood 2: Confession Referenced 0100-00 Sand and Blood 3: Morning Referenced 0100-00 Sand and Blood 5: Decisions 0100-00 Sand and Blood 6: Heading Out Referenced 0100-00 Sand and Blood 7: Middle of the Trip 0100-00 Sand and Blood 8: The Morning Sun Referenced 0100-00 Sand and Blood 9: Blood and Bone Referenced 0100-00 Sand and Blood 10: Separation Anxiety Referenced 0100-00 Sand and Blood 11: Standing Alone Referenced 0100-00 Sand and Blood 12: Investigating the Night Referenced 0100-00 Sand and Blood 13: Breaking Up Referenced 0100-00 Sand and Blood 14: Coming Back 0100-00 Sand and Blood 15: A Quiet Conversation 0100-00 Sand and Blood 16: Pushing Forward Referenced 0100-00 Sand and Blood 17: An Evening Run 0100-00 Sand and Blood 18: Quiet-Voiced Threat 0100-00 Sand and Blood 19: Humiliated 0100-00 Sand and Blood 20: Shimusogo Karawàbi 0100-00 Sand and Blood 21: From the Shadows Referenced 0100-00 Sand and Blood 22: Shadows from Sunlight 0100-00 Sand and Blood 23: One Mistake 0100-00 Sand and Blood 24: Alone in the Dark Referenced 0100-00 Sand and Blood 25: Lessons Taught 0100-00 Sand and Blood 26: Preparing for Battle 0100-00 Sand and Blood 27: Pabinkue Tsubàyo Referenced 0100-00 Sand and Blood 28: The Offer Referenced 0100-00 Sand and Blood 29: Rescue 0100-00 Sand and Blood 30: A Year Later 0100-01 Sand and Ash 1: Running Alone Referenced 0100-01 Sand and Ash 3: Nightmares 0100-01 Sand and Ash 4: Corrupting Influence 0100-01 Sand and Ash 5: Leaving the Cave 0100-01 Sand and Ash 6: The Next Job Referenced 0100-01 Sand and Ash 7: A Lending Hand 0100-01 Sand and Ash 8: Wamifuko City 0100-01 Sand and Ash 9: Indecision Referenced 0100-01 Sand and Ash 10: A Late Encounter Referenced 0100-01 Sand and Ash 11: Good Tales Referenced 0100-01 Sand and Ash 12: Speaking for Shimusògo 0100-01 Sand and Ash 13: A Second Chance Referenced 0100-01 Sand and Ash 15: Rutejìmo Walks Referenced 0100-01 Sand and Ash 17: The Wrong Words Referenced 0100-01 Sand and Ash 20: Waking Up Alone Referenced 0100-01 Sand and Ash 25: Mikáryo 0100-01 Sand and Ash 27: Two Months Later 0100-01 Sand and Ash 29: His Memorial 0100-01 Sand and Ash 30: Shifted Opinions 0100-01 Sand and Ash 32: Forbidden Words 0100-01 Sand and Ash 33: Cremation 0100-01 Sand and Ash 34: Unshed Tears 0100-01 Sand and Ash 35: His First Words 0100-01 Sand and Ash 36: Running Together 0100-02 Sand and Bone 1: Running Away 0100-02 Sand and Bone 2: Cowardice Referenced 0100-02 Sand and Bone 3: Exhaustion 0100-02 Sand and Bone 4: The Morning Before Referenced 0100-02 Sand and Bone 5: Halfway There 0100-02 Sand and Bone 6: Kosobyo City 0100-02 Sand and Bone 10: Westerners Referenced 0100-02 Sand and Bone 11: Recovering 0100-02 Sand and Bone 13: Voting 0100-02 Sand and Bone 14: Presents 0100-02 Sand and Bone 15: Banyosiōu 0100-02 Sand and Bone 16: A Second Wind 0100-02 Sand and Bone 17: Splitting Up 0100-02 Sand and Bone 18: Brothers 0100-02 Sand and Bone 19: Nightmares Referenced 0100-02 Sand and Bone 20: An Unexpected Companion 0100-02 Sand and Bone 24: Declaration of War Referenced 0100-02 Sand and Bone 27: A Longer Day Referenced 0100-02 Sand and Bone 28: Smoke and Honor 0100-02 Sand and Bone 29: Shimusogo Chimípu 0100-02 Sand and Bone 30: Keep Moving Referenced 0100-02 Sand and Bone 31: Wind's Teeth Referenced 0100-02 Sand and Bone 34: One Last Time Referenced