Five Rings Rising
Brother of Dōsan
Formely a ji-samurai for the Matsu Clan but retired became a monk when his elder brother started the Jōdo Shinshū sect. Yoshishige is stern, stalwart and down to earth like one would expect from a career soldier. After almost 30 years in service of the Matsu, Yoshishige has seen his share of wars and their effect on the heimin. Now a staunch pacifist, he would rather solve problems by diplomacy than force of arm. This should not be mistaken for weakness, has he would not hesitate to pick up the Yari to protect the meek.