Pidòhu

Pidòhu (Dòhu) is a weak, intellectual teenager that grew up among the Shimusògo clan. He is observant and educated, but otherwise dismissed by most of the couriers of the Shimusògo.

Early Life

Pidòhu was an intelligent young man but with very few notable physical abilities. He learned to read at an early age and enjoyed the odd books that the couriers would bring as gifts to him.

Mechanical devices interest him and soon he learned how to repair and maintain Opōgyo, one of the three mechanical dogs that the Shimusògo used in their valley.

Sand and Blood

During the events of Sand and Blood, Pidòhu was the only one slower than Rutejìmo. He struggled to keep up and the two week journal to the Wind’s Teeth almost killed him. He survived because Desòchu, Gemènyo and Chimípu helped him along, keeping him going when he couldn’t make it alone.

Even though they lived in the same valley, Rutejìmo didn’t like being near Pidòhu. There was something different about the younger teenager. He was thinner than anyone else, with long, skinny arms and legs. He looked like a leaf about ready to be torn from a branch. As far as Rutejìmo knew, Pidòhu had never won a race, never beaten anyone at wrestling. He was useless in a clan of couriers.

Most of the Shimusògo elders were worried about Pidòhu and his rite of passage. He had no talent of running and very little physical endurance. He was also weak and prone to intellectual interests instead of physical. Jyotekábi suspected that Pidòhu would become one of the Tateshyúso and joined the group of elders during the rites.

Pidòhu understood the purpose of being abandoned, but he also knew that knowledge of the rites made it harder to “connect” to the powers of a clan spirit. One reason the elders refused to talk about it was to ease the process. This also meant that Pidòhu would suffer the most to find the clan spirit and he did when he broke his arm and then became sick from blood lose and weakness.

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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 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 3: Nightmares 0100-01 Sand and Ash 4: Corrupting Influence 0100-01 Sand and Ash 7: A Lending Hand 0100-01 Sand and Ash 17: The Wrong Words Referenced 0100-01 Sand and Ash 26: Return to Wamifuko City 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 31: An Unexpected Role 0100-01 Sand and Ash 32: Forbidden Words 0100-01 Sand and Ash 33: Cremation 0100-01 Sand and Ash 34: Unshed Tears 0100-02 Sand and Bone 2: Cowardice Referenced 0100-02 Sand and Bone 11: Recovering 0100-02 Sand and Bone 14: Presents 0100-02 Sand and Bone 16: A Second Wind 0100-02 Sand and Bone 17: Splitting Up 0100-02 Sand and Bone 19: Nightmares Referenced 0100-02 Sand and Bone 27: A Longer Day Referenced 0100-02 Sand and Bone 31: Wind's Teeth Referenced 0100-02 Sand and Bone 35: Shimusogo Valley Referenced