A long time ago, in the Land of the Rising Sun, there lived a young and skilled samurai, descended from a long line of samurai. The young samurai was handsome and kind, with a talent for haiku and a polite manner about his acquaintances. He was calm and collected, with clear mind and unbiased thoughts.
However, he had a darker side: set upon his enemies he became some sort of demon who could not be stopped, without a mind or regard for the pain of his opposition. In battle the young samurai was unstoppable and feared throughout the region.
His allies had taken to calling the samurai 'Hachiman', the name of the powerful War God and protecto