| It was foretold
by the seers of the land that a mighty King would appear
and lead a nation to victory. The great prophecy spread
through both the great nations of Karus and ElMorad and
many people, believing the prophecy to be true, awaited
eagerly for their King and saviour to come.
But the prophecy served to fuel the doubts of the Council
members of each nation towards each other. Jealousy
and doubt was rife within each nations’ Council
and the members began to plot against each other.
Thus began the Era of Corruption and Assassination.
Due to the sudden need for skilled assassins, masters
of such a deadly craft soon appeared from lands far
away as if answering a call. These “Shinobi Masters”,
as they were called, were soon put to the task of training
an elite group of assassins, a group of rogues whom
later became known as the “Shinobi Knights”.
The Shinobi Knights were trained so rigorously, they
soon mastered the art of deadly strikes as well as greatly
enhancing the use of stealth attacks, fire arrows and
The Shinobi Masters also kept with them a secret. It
is said that they possess a sacred scroll, a parchment
containing a secret that unleashes a power hidden inside
the soul of a Shinobi. Many have sought to obtain this
secret, many have failed.
One night, as they were studying the stars, Bero asked
the wise and venerable Dignar what he knew of the secrets
of the Shinobi.
“Dear Dignar, I seem to recall that you promised
me you would tell me what you know of the Shinobi,”
persuaded Bero, the newly appointed clan chief.
“Harumph,” grunted Dignar. “Very well,
you impatient youth.”
Dignar let his gaze remain upwards.
Then he spoke, “Shinobi Gems are required to
persuade those wily Shinobi Masters into handing over
the Attack Power Scroll.”
“The Attack Power Scroll?” asked Bero.
“You remember. It is the scroll that contains
the Shinobi Masters’ secret for unleashing the
soul’s hidden power,” continued Dignar.
“Ah yes…” pondered Bero. “Sounds
“Oh you think so, do you?” Dignar shot back,
before he let out a hearty laugh.