Slashing Weapon: standard (rank 1)
Upon arising I find I sword in the ground. A gift from the gods. As I pull the blade out I gasp, this is the legendary Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi (Grasscutter sword) that the sea god Susanoo used to defeat the demon Yamata no Orochi. The gods were clear, this blade was a tool gifted to me help carry out my mission.
Blessings of Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi
Weapon Master: standard (rank 1)
As I grasped the hilt of Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi images flooded my mind sword swipes and techniques were ingrained in my memory. The gods were teaching me how to use this legendary sword to it’s full potential. In mere seconds I had truly mastered the Japanese sword style. The gods smile upon me! After a few practice swings, I sheath the legendary blade and set off on a random path, knowing the gods will guide my feet.
Blessings and guidance from Inari
Beast Master: standard (rank 1)
As I was wondering in a rice field today a kitsune of pure white approached me. As white kistunes are a good omen I did not panic, that is until the fox began to speak to me. The kitsune told me that he was a messenger of the god of rice Inari and that it had been sent to guide me on to the right path. The kitsune began to run and I followed it to a crossroads where it told me I must take my leave by the left path. The messenger of Inari told me that he must leave me but that if I should need the help of it or it’s brethren to pray to it’s master Inari. We parted ways, I taking the left path as instructed, it taking the right.
Blessing of Chimata-No-Kami
Super Speed: standard (rank 1)
June 7, 1126
A man approached me. I sensed something holy about him, and being spiritually in tune immediately discerned that he was a god and fell on my face to worship him. He told me to rise, calling me by name. He told me that he was Chimata-No-Kami, the god of crossroads, highways and footpaths. Chimata-No-Kami instructed me to always stay to the path defined by the gods, to stay humble, always traveling on foot and that if I did so I would always have his blessing.
Chimata-No-Kami proceeded to give his blessing to me that my travel would me safe and swift. The god of crossroads told me to continue down the highway and took his leave of me. As I walked I noticed I was faster than before and only tired when I stepped of well laid paths…
June 8, 1611
My travels continued to today, as I walked I found myself not questioning which path to take, just instinctively knowing. This is no doubt another blessing from Chimata-No-Kami.
Flames of Amaterasu
Fire: superior (rank 2)
June, 15, 1611
I’ve traveled for a week straight now only stopping to honor the gods and to cook and eat the rice I take from the fields. Today, I arrived to a place close to my former home: The Shukai hideout. Hatred burns inside me as I approach the home of my killers. However I fell ill at ease, I sense a great evil coming form the Shukai stronghold. Remembering the promise of the kitsune I pray to Inari, and in mere seconds a white nine tailed kitsune is by my side. I feel more at ease now Inari’s messengers have the power to ward off evil and this one, judging by its number of tails is extremely wise and powerful. I unsheathed Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi and marched into the compound, only to white out the second I stepped in.
I find myself in the presence of a beautiful woman. The woman introduces herself as Amaterasu , the goddess of the Sun, calling me by name before she does so, and I bow humbly. Amaterasu tells me to rise, I do so still shocked to be in the presence of the god I worshiped above all others. She called me one of her most blessed followers and bestowed upon me some of her power before sending me back to the Shukai hideout.
When I returned to the mortal world I knew exactly why Amaterasu had bestowed some of her powers upon me, she wanted to wipe out these cursed Shukai in one stroke. Calling upon her name I summoned a giant fireball from the heavens that engulfed the compound. When the smoke cleared I saw the Shukai leader standing in the crater that was once his home. With him were seven horsemen, I sensed great evil from them. They were demons, for only demons could have that amount of evil in them and they were obviously protecting the Shukai leader. I charged, meaning to end the Shukai leader's life; Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi flashed in the sunlight. Suddenly I was cut off by the nine tailed kitsune sent to me by Inari, the kitsune growled at the horsemen One of the housemen grabbed the Shukai leader, put him on a rider less demon horse and the eight of them rode off. The kitsune had warded off the demons, the message was clear: This was a fight for another day, my target is now my warmonger husband who let me die.