The peasant population is entirely descended from the Takanobu Tribe. Nearly all of the residents are farmers but there are a few craftsmen and prosperous merchants in addition to Matsu Sukio.
A dozen doshin enforce the law and provide some protection against bandits. Matsu Sukio is a skilled, if aging, warrior.
Aian serves as a hub for some of the smaller neighboring villages and is larger and more prosperous as a result.
A smithy, tea house, and general store.