Long ago when the lands were untamed and new, when there were less people in the world, a great, noble samurai of a mighty clan was ambushed and nearly killed.
As he lay dying, a vagabond ninja girl stumbled upon him. Having a pure and generous heart, she sat by his side and nursed him back to health. While recovering, the two fell in love and had a son. When the samurai, now healed, brought his love and son back to his clan, he was commanded by the clan elders to kill her since she was a mere vagabond ninja. He refused and was thus outcast.
The samurai had always been taught to obey his elders without question but in this one instance he could not do so. His love outshone his duty and training. After much soul searching, he soon realized that there is no one “true view” to life and he vowed that his son would be taught to think for himself. The son was also instructed on all the arts of warfare and he excelled in every one of them as he matured. His education did not stop there, however; he mastered philosophy, morals and ethics, herbal lore, magic, and religion. In doing so, the young man learned what his parents hoped he would. First, how to learn and think for himself. Second, that there is no one “true” path; one’s path must be found on an individual basis.
One day, the young man’s parents disappeared mysteriously. They left him with a final message: “Seek for your own path, my son. Be true to what we have taught you.” The young man put his home to the torch and set out to find his destiny… His hope, to find individuals like himself to bring about an alternative path for lost adventurers.