The Burning Sands - Tainted in a Foreign Land
Kakita Tiru was ransomed by his father Kakita Noburu to the Lion. He fell for Kara the way she fell for him. He won the 1170 iajitsu portion of the Fukuharashi Tournament in 1170. That winter, he was tainted by Diagotsu Jin when the lost castle was attacted.
He had the attention of Kakita Masumune, a Kenshinzen, and was sent beyond the empire by Jade Magistrates to cure his taint so that he can enter the school. He hopes to return before Kara’s marriage to Kitsu Diaki