Exalted: In A Mirror Darkly
The Headman of Arroyo, nominally the man in charge. For many years, he was the town’s school teacher, before the events surrounding Kiara’s explusion and subsequent death of the previous headman, Anston.
After Anston died, Barson took on the mantle of headman. He has always regretted not having the conviction to stand up for Kiara, and stand with her and her childhood friends against the mob that ran her out of town. That is why he has been so accepting of their return, despite the problems presented by their Exaltations, but as the damage mounts, he is finding it harder and harder to justify their continued presence in town…