Noshin was the abbot of Shinden Yaruki Jukko, or the shrine of the humble turtle. During the events of the Battle of the Humble Turtle, he came under suspicion of the PCs for the disruption of the Lion festival and the detente between the Lion and the Crane. As fate would have it, the Scorpion were in fact responsible, and the players discovered that Noshin had fallen afoul of them during an attempt to get to the bottom of the disturbances. They managed to rescue him and prevent the Scorpion from retaking the Lion city.
In the aftermath of this event, Noshin obtained an appointment as an Imperial Envoy. He requested that the PCs assist him in brokering a peace between the Lion and the Crane, but was killed in the events of the Legacy of the Forge before the PCs could confer with him. The peace negotiations ended in failure, and open war was declared between the Right and Left Hands of the Emperor.