Tsubàyo (also known as Bàyo) was a young bully in the Shimusògo clan. He was heavily scarred during childhood from a cooking accident.

Early Life

When Tsubàyo was a child, he accidentally fell into a pan of oil and was heavily burned. It left scars along his face and chest; the injuries never fully healed.

His injuries never left his thoughts and it frequently became a source of contention between him and the others. It quickly became apparent that most of the other females in the clan had little interest in a scarred boy and his mood quickly turned to one of maliciousness which meshed nicely with Karawàbi’s's brutality. The two became fast friends and amused themselves by beating on the others in the valley.

Sand and Blood

In Sand and Blood, it was evident that the clan’s attempts to temper Tsubàyo’s attitude had failed. They decided that he and Karawàbi would join Chimípu during her rite of passage.

“That’s Great Shimusogo Tsubàyo to you.” Tsubàyo had a rough, gravelly voice. When he was a young child, he had fallen face-first into an oil-filled pan and the burns never healed properly. Where Karawàbi was tall and looming, Tsubàyo was short and slender. Ripples of hardened flesh covered his chin, throat, and a wedge down his chest.

When the elders abandoned the teenagers in the middle of the night, Tsubàyo saw an opportunity to take charge. In the short period of time when Chimípu was trying to find the elders, he encouraged Karawàbi to brutalize Pidòhu and eventually cause him to fall from a Wind’s Tooth and breaking his leg.

When Chimípu came back, Tsubàyo insisted on leaving the injured boy and pressured Rutejìmo into joining him. He intended to head to Wamifuko City and never return home.

However, along the way, they came up to a camp with a large mechanical scorpion with a few clans escorting it across the desert. When he went to investigate, he saw a herd of jet-black horses and decided that horses would be better than running on foot across the desert.

Rutejìmo refused to help so Tsubàyo continued on. He attacked and killed one of the guards protecting the horses before stealing one.


  • Ryachuikùo: The first horse he stole
  • Ganifúma: A horse he stole


Secondary Sources

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 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 18: Quiet-Voiced Threat 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 3: Nightmares 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 25: Mikáryo 0100-01 Sand and Ash 29: His Memorial 0100-02 Sand and Bone 33: Pabinkue Mikáryo Referenced 0100-02 Sand and Bone 34: One Last Time Referenced