The governor of Dazaifu and commander of the Kysh division of the Red Army Shidou is the Red King039s cousin and closest confidant. While generally warm and genial Shidou does not flinch from the grizzlier duties of leadership he is a calculating and ruthless general who is said to leave mountains of corpses behind him on the battlefield. Shidou is the first character to realize the full implications of Sarasa and Shuri039s relationship but he is killed before he can speak of it.