Leonard Sasaki, a former convict and one of the 16 was an artist. During the pequin hunt, he thought long and hard about the map he made for Brother. It needed work. He was not a mapmaker and his scale was off.
During the hunt, they met Heron and he traded for a hide.
The hide was perfect and many hours later, his project was complete. He rolled up his work; it was time to get in line for measurements.
John’s mother was a seamstress, not a leatherworker. However, she was able to assemble a pattern for the armor that brother proposed. Ardwin Crespin, the cordwainer and Niles Ephus the cobbler would work with her to prepare the pequin hides and cut patterns for armour.
Leonard was measured not once, but many times. The armour had to be just right for the sake of mobility.
Never in his wildest dreams did he imagine having land and being fitted for armour.
He dropped the hide off at the Campfire which was south of the keep and at the junction of the creeks.
Leonard was tired. The all nighter painting the map, feeding his animals, military drill, being measured for armour and oversight of his farm had left him exhausted. It had been a long day and it was time for bed.