Hiruma Eikihiro 
Born: Unknown 
Died: Unknown 
Parents: Un-named Hiruma,
Hiruma Sumiko

Hiruma Eikihiro was a scout of the Crab Clan.

Castle of Axe Edit

Eikihiro was an orphan who was welcomed by Hida Saburo, Lord of the Castle of Axe. He was trained as a Hiruma Scout and made frequent journeys in the Shadowlands as part of his duties. [1]

Castle's Destruction Edit

In 1126 [2] during one of his quests he found a lone Kuni Shugenja, Hiruma Sumiko, who told an history about Kashinto Mura, which had been destroyed by Zenkai no Oni to fetch an ancient scroll, supposedly written by Kuni Mokuna. The couple returned to the fortress to find it set ablaze, with many fellow Crabs dead. Sumiko recognized the destruction had been performed by the same oni which destroyed her village. [3]

Castle of Axe Edit

Eikihiro found Saburi wounded but still alive. He told an aged parchment had been found by Hiruma Yojiro days ago. The scroll recorded the secret of the beast's undoing, and it had been hidden beneath the statue of Osano-Wo. Eikihiro hurried to seize it, and immediately Sumiko requested the scout to pass her the scroll. Eikihiro, who found her behaviour bizarre, knocked Sumiko down, giving the parchment to Saburo. [4]

Zenkai, the oni of destruction, the fire breather. Neither jade nor crystal nor steel shall harm him. His black heart will only be pierced by the blood of its victim, wielded by its own without hesitation.
-Kuni Mokuna's Scroll [5]

Destroying Zenkai no Oni Edit

Once Saburo hold the scroll he turned into the oni, which had disguised as part of a clever plan to obtain Kuni Mokuna's knowledge. Removing the scroll the oni would be safe from destruction. To the oni's dismay, Eikihiro had understood the cryptic instruction Mokuna had written. The scout beheaded Sumiko, and while her blood was pouring in Eikihiro's weapon, Eikihiro struck the oni's chest, destroying it. Staring to the dead corpse of the shugenja turning into smoke, Eikihiro realized she was his own mother. [5]

Knowing his Family's History Edit

Hiruma Osuno, the Oracle of Earth, appeared shortly after Eikihiro had killed shugenja and demon. The Oracle explained to Eikihiro the complete history. [5]

Sumiko was a Kuni Shugenja who lived at Kashinto Mura and married to a Hiruma. The couple had a son, Eikihiro himself. When the village was destroyed by the oni, Eikihiro, still a boy, was the only survivor. Sumiko became a yorei, a ghost who would chase revenge against the oni. Eventually, she met Osuno, who helped Sumiko in her quest when she used the only question allowed to ask to any Oracle. In such a way Sumiko moved inside the Shadowlands, knowing her son would arrive where she was waiting. After Eikihiro had destroyed the beast which had murdered her, Sumiko's spirit was released and passed away. [6]


  1. Game Master's Guide; 2nd Ed, p. 8
  2. Game Master's Guide; 2nd Ed, p. 18
  3. Game Master's Guide; 2nd Ed, pp. 7-8
  4. Game Master's Guide; 2nd Ed, pp. 8-9
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Game Master's Guide; 2nd Ed, p. 10
  6. Game Master's Guide; 2nd Ed, pp. 7-10

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