Tejíko is a courier of the Shimusògo clan. She is known to be violent when angry and is well-known for beating children for punishment or chasing them out of the valley. She helped raise Rutejìmo from when he was four years old until the beginning of Sand and Blood when he was seventeen.

Early Life

Tejíko always had a fascination with maps. Even before she gained her powers with the clan, she was creating maps of the local area. Later, as a courier, she documented most of the routes the Shimusògo took for their jobs and collected the results in her cave. She frequently traded maps with other travelers and soon built up a detailed understanding of the eastern desert.

She never finished gathering the maps into a proper collection. When she retired from being a courier, she started the effort but found herself spending the days going over the old memories that she was unable to finish.

Sand and Blood

By the beginning of Sand and Blood, Tejíko’s hair ring had become a persistent part of her outfit, even when she was prepared to sleep. In addition, her obsession with maps continued well past her retirement.

His grandmother sat in the middle of the floor. Bound into a thick tail, her long, white hair snaked down to the ground where she had tied the tip to a carved wooden ring. She wore her sleeping outfit, a heavily embroidered cotton top and bottom. The fabric was white except for the orange trim highlighting her bare feet and hands.

When Tejiko found out that Rutejìmo had been caught trying to break into the shrine in the valley, she beat him repeatedly as punishment. It wasn’t until Gemènyo stopped her that she left Rutejìmo alone.

Later, when the clan elders voted to include Rutejìmo with Chimípu’s rite of passage, she voted against it because she felt Rutejìmo still needed to grow up. When her husband, Somiryòki, voted against her, she was enraged but allowed Rutejìmo to leave the valley.



Secondary Sources

0100-00 Sand and Blood 1: Rutejìmo Referenced 0100-00 Sand and Blood 2: Confession Referenced 0043-00 Raging Alone 3: The Call 0100-00 Sand and Blood 3: Morning Referenced 0100-00 Sand and Blood 4: Rivals 0043-00 Raging Alone 5: Waking Up 0100-00 Sand and Blood 5: Decisions 0043-00 Raging Alone 6: Hiding 0100-00 Sand and Blood 6: Heading Out Referenced 0043-00 Raging Alone 7: Duties Referenced 0100-00 Sand and Blood 7: Middle of the Trip 0043-00 Raging Alone 9: Birthday 0100-00 Sand and Blood 19: Humiliated 0100-01 Sand and Ash 1: Running Alone Referenced 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 17: The Wrong Words Referenced 0100-01 Sand and Ash 27: Two Months Later 0100-01 Sand and Ash 28: Second Thoughts 0100-01 Sand and Ash 30: Shifted Opinions 0100-01 Sand and Ash 32: Forbidden Words 0100-01 Sand and Ash 35: His First Words 0100-02 Sand and Bone 1: Running Away 0100-02 Sand and Bone 3: Exhaustion 0100-02 Sand and Bone 35: Shimusogo Valley Referenced