A Hammerite named Tarius once purchased a knife from the Shemenovs, which snapped while he was having dinner. This reinforced the beliefs of some other Hammerites that the Shemenovs were in fact shoddy craftsmen.
The Shemenov guards wore black and silver and carried halberds. They were envied by members of Ramirez's guard.
- Lady Shemonov may have been a member of the Shemenov family. The difference in spelling may simply be an alternate spelling for the family name, or a clerical error made by her or the tellers of the First City Bank and Trust.