Sigh! A pus-filled boil on the rump of Lord Masahiro's backside... - Hiroshi, citing Satoshi's word.
Ha! Yes-- That's it. A better description of me, I think. - Shinmen
Shinmen Takeru was Chief Retainer of Lord Masahiro.
While the player visits Hiroshi's comrades, Shinmen arrives at Hiroshi's hut. After the quest is completed,he explains the purpose of needing the Old Guard rebanded.
Episode 2 Edit
After the Old Guards and the player return to their hideout, Hiroshi informs Shinmen had sacrificed himself to ensure their escape.