Age of Emperors
Loyal Dragon Samurai
Shimura is an older man in his mid-thirties, he has had a long career serving his lord and while he has never attained the glory he likely deserves he is well regarded amongst the Dragon.
In the Imperial woods they were attacked by members of the Koushoku Sanzoku, Shimura split from the group so he could hold them off and the rest of the group could escape. While they did get further into the woods they were caught anyways.