The Legacy of Souza Hanzo
The Black Kirin
Antoine Cleod was the middle of three sons to the head royal family of his continent. This continent was controlled by two families; the Cleods and "???". There was peace in this land while the two kings were still living. However, one tragic day, both leaders died. The two eldest sons took over and, due to a lifelong rivalry, began war. This war devastated the land and tore it apart. The destruction was so great the continent was lost and no one remembers it anymore. Antoine at the time of the war was head of a military branch. He inherited his father's weapon, a machete imbued with the power of fire called the "Blade Ablaze". Upon the end of the war, Antoine escaped unscathed and decided it was best to change his identity to hide his true bloodline and attain hatred from all he met. His new name was Souza Hanzo. Over the years he took to mercenary life to find true meaning in life and broaden his horizons. He never found it and abandoned the mercenary troupe. He then wandered for years before he finally decided to just settle down and let life throw whatever it had at him and he made his own band of sellswords, and he leads it to this day.
The Kirin is a mythical beast of purity that glows with white energy. It is rumored to be the swiftest creature in existence. Hanzo obtained his name in the mercenary troupe because of his movement, if his enemies ever saw him it was already too late. However Hanzo is not a pure creature, he was corrupt.
The Blade Ablaze is one of several elemental weapons that were created by the same swordsmith. Each elemental weapon has a sister chaotic weapon, such as for the Blade Ablaze there is the Hoaku.