Centuries ago seeking autonomy from the oppressive Japanese class system of the
time a few citizens fled into the mountainous regions where they developed
Ninjitsu, a stealthy martial art perhaps inspired by Sun Tzu's The Art of War.
Students trained and practiced the art from birth, playing children's games
designed to impart expertise in unarmed combat, swordplay, weaponry, camouflage,
escape and evasion. Ninjitsu was also designed to encourage spiritual growth by
pushing oneself physically and mentally beyond normal human limits. The ninja
were expert in espionage and assassination and offered their specialized
services to samurai warlords and others who could afford them.
Masters of every form of subterfuge, the ninja were the most efficient and deadly warriors on the face of the Earth and became feared throughout Japan.
In 1485 there was a coup by a section of the clan which had more mystical aspirations, dark ones unfortunately. Allying with a demon this ninja clan learnt the secrets of Diabolical magic. This led to them imposing a new final graduation test, one which involves the member being slain and then resurrected by said magic. However a side effect of this becomes that if the ninja is slain a second time then their corpse turns to dust. Unlike other factions of ninja this clan began working as mercenaries and sought after power themselves. The Juhakkei sought dominance over all others working for allies of convenience while seeking to eliminate their enemies.
The Juhakkei has survived into the early 21st century still seeking power in various forms and using their lethal skills and brutal methods.
|There is very little in the way of a true hierarchy, more of a Senpai and Kohai structure.|
|Genin||The Genin are the normal ninja agents, sent out singly or in groups to perform various duties.|
|Chunin||The Chunins are the seniors of the group, responsible for taking the orders from the Jonin and employing the Genin agents into missions. Chunin are responsible for mission designs, guides and setting up strategy. The Chunin also select the best ninja agents for each particular job.|
|Jonin||The Jonin is the leader of the ninja clan. Only the highest level Chunin know who this is.|
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