Deep in the realm of Vallum there was a small village the practiced the ancient art of Toa, as the seasons changed over the millennia all around it smaller villages started to crop up around it each taking the name of creature of the Chinese Zodiac. Ne, Ushi, Tora, U, Tatsu, Mi, Uma, Hitsuji, Saru, Tori, Inu, and I, they all encompassed the heart of their teachings. Shinobi appeared from each village, each specializing in a field or feat. Years passed and with them came the desire for power; the crescent moon hangs upside down in a field of midnight. It wont be long now till the world is eclipsed in the fury of his shadow. Tick tock tick tock, the grandfather clock will sound the coming of his Helter Skelter.
The rain continued to fall on a humid July evening, in the pale moonlight a child is born. As he is pulled from his mothers womb and placed into a nearby cradle, two scrolls are placed alongside him.