In the middle of the 15th century, life wasn’t as peaceful anymore. The Government was beginning to weaken and taken over by tyrants known as ‘Onii’. Villagers in Japan have been living in fear due to great number of wars, lack of resources and unfair laws that has been announced. Lords have taken an advantage in this situation and were sucking the wealth out of the blood, sweat and soul of the lower class. Innocent people have been killed mercilessly just because they don't follow the laws or they just feel like shedding blood. Suicide rates also increase because it was believed that it was better to perform seppuku than die from an enemy’s blade.
Legend was spread across towns that there was a rebellion group with very powerful and unmatched skills. With their skills, they roamed throughout Japan, helping those who are in need. Their purpose was to bring peace in Japan and retreat the power back that was taken away from the tyrants. Seven heroes wield a blade and that’s why they are named, the Shichitou, meaning the Blades of Seven. The true warriors' heart and soul have inspired many villagers to hold onto hope and fight in what they believe In. This news brought the Onii to fear and their only solution was to bribe and put the rebel group as the most wanted criminal.
Although there is a hint of peace spreading through each town, there was another group that was just as famous as the Shichitou. Government or not, they would slaughter anyone in order to survive and get what they want. The group is known as the Akumu, meaning Nightmare. Whenever there is a battle, five survivors were used to spread rumours about the group. Whoever survived, they suffered just as much pain as the people who were slaughtered. Why? No one knew but they claimed that it was black magic. When the victim is left to live, they would come back with horror in their sparkless eyes, hallucinate and go ballistic when ever someone goes close to them, as if they are in a nightmare. Then when they have calmed down a bit, their voices would tremble as they tell the story about the group. Finally, after telling their story, the mind breaks and they commit suicide. Doctors found no cure for this illness because they do not have a clue about the cause. All they would say was that the control was the only cure to this suffering.
Japan has been in chaos for many years. Now that the journey for everyone has begun. Which side would you choose? Will you bring peace in Japan once more?