Desòchu

Desòchu (Sòchu) is a warrior of the Shimusògo clan, one of the most powerful. He was one of the fastest and strongest of the warriors but also friendly and personable. While not the official leader of the clan, he stood as the moral anchor for the rest of the clan.

Early Life

1440/3/29 MTR 5::20
Born

Desòchu was the first child of Chyojímo and Hikòru. After him, his parents spent the next fourteen years to have a second child. They had a series of miscarriages before finally having Rutejìmo.

Raging Alone

However, soon after giving birth to his younger brother, Chyojímo fell down the side of the cliffs surrounding their home and died of her injuries.

Desòchu spent the next few years blaming Rutejìmo for his mother’s death. Over the next few years, he grew more aggressive and intolerant of his younger brother. He worried the clan elders, but they were content to guide him with subtle pressure until he went through his rite of passage.

Everything changed when Hikòru, his father, left the clan abruptly. Even though Rutejìmo had nothing to do with it, Desòchu’s anger focused on his younger brother and he tried to kill Rutejìmo by pushing him off the cliff below the guard post of the valley.

The elders saved Rutejìmo and realized they had to take more serious concerns for Desòchu anger. Since Desòchu was at the age of becoming a man, they took him out into the desert and abandoned him. The elders watched from a distance as Desòchu was forced to confront his own angers, find Shimusògo, and eventually return home. He also manifested powers of a warrior, some think because of his strong emotions.

Once he returned, Desòchu’s obvious hatred of Rutejìmo had been replaced by his need to serve the clan.

1456/5/3 MTR

accepted into the Shimusògo clan as an adult.

The Greatest Warrior

Desòchu took it upon himself to find the true meaning of being a Shimusògo. It codified into what he called the Shimusogo Way. The others were willing as he took it upon himself to help guide the clan in the proper way of behavior. Under his guidance, and the willing consent of Yutsupazéso, the clan flourished and grew stronger.

The only one who didn’t seem to fit Desòchu’s vision for the future was his own brother.

Sand and Blood

During Sand and Blood, Desòchu was in the prime of his life. He was fit and powerful after many years as the clan’s best warrior.

Desòchu was muscular but slender. His hair was long and black, pulled into a tail wrapped in leather. He was bare-chested and glistening with sweat. “You -are taller, aren’t you?”

Desòchu was in charge of the rite of passage. As the only warrior present, he was also the one responsible for ending any conflict before it got too much or, in the case of Karawàbi, killing any teenager that would end up poisoning the stability of the clan.

When it became apparent that Rutejìmo had abandoned Chimípu and Pidòhu to follow Tsubàyo, Desòchu realized that he would have to end the life of his own brother. This brought up many of the old angers that he experienced during Raging Alone, many years earlier.

But, to everyone’s surprise, Rutejìmo returned to Chimípu and Pidòhu before Desòchu could cut his throat. When Rutejìmo offered his own life in apology, it was Gemènyo that stayed Desòchu’s knife for a few days. By then, it became obvious that Rutejìmo had finally found the Shimusogo Way.

Relationships

Sources

0103-00 Raging Alone WIP, Action, Young Adult, 18k Novella

Secondary Sources

0100-00 Sand and Blood 2: Confession Referenced 0100-00 Sand and Blood 3: Morning Referenced 0100-00 Sand and Blood 4: Rivals 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 14: Coming Back 0100-00 Sand and Blood 17: An Evening Run 0100-00 Sand and Blood 19: Humiliated 0100-00 Sand and Blood 21: From the Shadows Referenced 0100-00 Sand and Blood 24: Alone in the Dark Referenced 0100-00 Sand and Blood 29: Rescue 0100-00 Sand and Blood 30: A Year Later 0100-01 Sand and Ash 2: Decisions Made 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 14: Drowning 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 26: Return to Wamifuko City 0100-01 Sand and Ash 27: Two Months Later 0100-01 Sand and Ash 28: Second Thoughts 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 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 12: The Offer 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 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 0100-02 Sand and Bone 35: Shimusogo Valley Referenced