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Created by: Togashi Nyoko
First used by: Mirumoto Osuki
Currently in the possession of: Unknown

Hunger was the last of the Five Swords of Legend forged by Togashi Nyoko. [1]

Appearance Edit

Hunger had a hilt and tsuba of simple design; both they and the blade were normally golden in color, but when the blade was used in battle it throbbed blood red. [2]

History Edit

Problems Edit

Nyoko had hoped the blade would be the greatest she had ever created, but it soon became apparent that the blade was tainted. Nyoko wanted the blade destroyed, but it was kept by the Mirumoto family, and wielded victoriously by Mirumoto Osuki and Mirumoto Jijondun. Nyoko however blamed their deaths on the blade, claiming the blade was not balanced well enough. She felt it had too much fire and iron, and not enough water and silk. Its users became fearsome but lost judgement, causing triumphs but becoming more reckless. Eventually a Mirumoto Daimyo agreed with Nyoko, and the blade was locked away. [3]

Return Edit

The blade remained hidden until it was believed to have returned in the middle of the 11th century. A Unicorn skirmish in Dragonfly lands led by Horiuchi Danai reported incidents indicating the blade could have been in Danai's possession. Danai had charged in recklessly, killing without ceasing until it took six men to bring him down. The blade was a no-dachi blade seemingly made out of blood. The blade was not recovered after the battle. Some amongst the Dragon hoped the blade would be used in the defense of the clan, while others feared its use would only bring more misery. [4]

Known Wielders Edit

External Links Edit


  1. Prayers and Treasures, p. 130
  2. Book of Fire, p. 131
  3. Way of the Dragon, p. 93-94
  4. Way of the Dragon, p. 94

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