Siege was believed to be a former Crab Clan member. He survived 7 castle sieges and was a master of supply, defence and troop morale. He was an elderly man but still sprightly and able with a sword. He traveled with his nine roninsamurai-ko daughters. The sisters were all protective of their father and did their best to keep him out of trouble. His personal mon was an anvil representing the Shintao quote, "Be the anvil. Though a smith may use many hammers, he will only need one anvil."