Please note: This article is about the Ancestral Sword of the Unicorn.. For other uses of the term, please see Hayai (disambiguation).
Created by: Unknown
First used by: Shinjo
Currently in the possession of: Currently unused in Tengoku

Hayai was the Ancestral Sword of the Unicorn Clan. It was first used by Shinjo in the War Against Fu Leng. [1]

Appearance Edit

It was a slightly short katana with a handle that was originally carved of pearl and ivory, but the handle had blackened over the years from use. A white tassle hanged from the tsuba, which was changed every time the sword passed to a new user, thus allowing one to know approximately how long any person had wielded the blade by seeing how dark the tassle had become. The saya was simple polished wood bound by leather at the top, middle and bottom and split down the sides so that the edge of the blade never rested on wood.

Powers Edit

Hayai was very light; some thought that the blade itself was weightless and only the handle was felt when one wielded the sword. Hayai caused its wielder to be faster in combat, as well as aiming itself at weak points in enemy armor.

Whereabouts Edit

When Amaterasu ordered that the Ancestral Swords be scattered among the heavens as retribution for the death of Onnotangu, Hayai was taken from Ningen-do and placed in Tengoku. [2]

Known Wielders Edit

See Also Edit

External Links Edit


  1. Prayers and Treasures, p. 159
  2. Hidden Emperor, p. 55
  • Way of the Unicorn, pp. 108-109

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