We are the children of mountain and wood.
We are shapechangers, walking where we will, dwelling at once in two worlds. We are the hengeyokai.
Ours are the gifts of men and ours are the gifts of the wild. Who has been blessed as we have? And yet, is it not our very gifts which so cause the simple to turn on us? It was not always thus. Once we were honored by men. Now we dwell apart from them,... [click here for more]
We are a people of laughter and good cheer.
True, our humor is not always understood by others, we find the sound of breaking bones to be hilarious, but we amuse ourselves first and others second. We love loud jokes, large meals and a good wrestling match. There are many stories told of us, that we eat children, or delight in drowning swimmers. Certainly, we have had our share of villains, but, taken... [click here for more]
We are children of the wind and the mountain.
We are tengu. Our way is the way of the sword, the path of the warrior. The highest challenge for a tengu is that which tests both heart and soul, mind and body. We seek enlightenment at the edge of good steel. When each movement flows seamlessly into the next, a perfect dance of flesh and wind and flashing blade, we find peace. Listen... [click here for more]
Now the enemy is arrayed against us. Now the day is at hand when we shall risk everything for our lord and master! For this, we have prepared all the days of our miserable lives. Now you shall learn what it means to be samurai! Fate is in the hands of the gods, our armor is on our breast, success is in our legs! Let us go forward without fear and may our swords find a bloody sheath before we die.-... [click here for more]
Journey with us on the Way of the Yakuza!
Organizations initially created for the protection of their communities, the Yakuza have evolved into a unique culture fiercely loyal to their traditions. Easily identified by their colorful tattoos, Yakuza brethren are a hard, violent lot given to drink, gambling and lechery. They practice extortion, engage in smuggling, sell powerful narcotics, and regularly... [click here for more]