Mikáryo

Mikáryo (Káryo) is a warrior of the Pabinkúe clan. She was looking for her sister’s murderer and the person who stole her horse.

Early Life

Mikáryo had little interest for the rituals of desert life. She insisted on using everyone’s informal name and scoffed at the formalities of speech and behavior. This caused many troubles during her younger years and she found the quiet of the desert to be more pleasant than living in the Pabinkúe fields.

She is covered in black tattoos, almost all of them horses or tracks. The only places that she had no marking on her brown skin was a large horse head on her back and between her legs. Almost all of her tattoos were acquired individually, usually signifying an ally or horse who died but also representing her various lovers.

One source of friction was Mikáryo’s sexuality. As a warrior, she had the honor of hyoronibāga, but she frequently kept her relationships going long after was socially acceptable. She also had little regard for the desert culture’s ban against homosexual relationships and had a number of female lovers in the dark of the desert. She was careful never to express affection to women in public since homosexuality was a crime punishable by death.

Sand and Blood

When Tsubàyo killed Mikáryo’s sister and stole her horse, Mikáryo swore revenge. She abandoned her duties and chased after him. She encountered Rutejìmo, Pidòhu, and Chimípu. Her first encounter with Rutejìmo made her dismiss the young man, but later she would warm up to him as he gained in power. She realized he needed to be protected and Chimípu wasn’t capable of doing it herself.

Relationships

  • Datobàpo (Bàpo): Her horse

Sources

Secondary Sources

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 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 17: The Wrong Words Referenced 0100-01 Sand and Ash 20: Waking Up Alone Referenced 0100-01 Sand and Ash 23: Reunion 0100-01 Sand and Ash 24: Tijikóse 0100-01 Sand and Ash 25: Mikáryo 0100-01 Sand and Ash 28: Second Thoughts 0100-01 Sand and Ash 29: His Memorial 0100-01 Sand and Ash 34: Unshed Tears 0100-01 Sand and Ash 36: Running Together 0100-02 Sand and Bone 9: Greatness Referenced 0100-02 Sand and Bone 10: Westerners Referenced 0100-02 Sand and Bone 11: Recovering 0100-02 Sand and Bone 15: Banyosiōu 0100-02 Sand and Bone 19: Nightmares Referenced 0100-02 Sand and Bone 28: Smoke and Honor 0100-02 Sand and Bone 32: Limits Referenced 0100-02 Sand and Bone 33: Pabinkue Mikáryo Referenced 0100-02 Sand and Bone 34: One Last Time Referenced