Lands Out of Time
Yūmoa no nai
Ninja from feudal japan. Perfectly humourless
I guess you could say it all started when I was 6. The year I turned 6 was a year of tragedy in my household. My father was murdered for the change in his pocket. The change in his pocket, how could a man kill someone over something so small? I took it upon myself to cleanse the city of people like my fathers killer. I searched the city for the ninja creed, it took me months to find someone who would take me as their apprentice. I trained for years to become what I am today. I trained day and night for years. Sparring with my master always left me with bruises. Left me in pain from training, only to be pushed even harder the next day. The days when sparring left me unable to move he would train me in the art of poison. How to write poisons in a code nobody could read, how to recognize plants useful for killing or sleeping poisons. Where to gather them, how to gather the herbs used. This allowed me to do my life’s work. I have put my life towards cleansing this city. I’ve been tracking the man who killed my father for years now. It turns out that there was more to his killing than just a robbery, it was a grudge hit. He was murdered because he spoke up against the government, he spoke up and he was killed for it. I’ve slowly been cleansing everyone involved in his murder. Working my way up to the man who ordered it. They’ve tried to strike back at me, tried to have me killed more than once. So far the attempts on my life have been unsuccessful. I’ve taken the time to interrogate every one of my marks to find out who ordered the hit but so far nobody can give me a name. I’ve been getting closer in the past month, I can feel it. I know I’m close, but I have this strange feeling that it all links back to the emperors wife. I don’t have enough to justify her death yet. But I know it will come soon. I have this feeling that she ordered his death, but the question is why? Why would she ordered my fathers death? What could he have done?