The Journey of the Warrior. Who will he meet along the way? Who will he become along the way? Bag over his shoulder as he walked, Tsume made his way out of his hometown. He had lived there his whole life, his master his only link to his family. The man took him in when he was only an infant, instantly taking the place of his father. Who was killed during the great war, his mother was no where to be found after he was born. Rumors had it that she was a simply whore from one of the local brothels. Apparently she had been killed after letting herself get pregnant. Was normal during that time period, it was during the beginning of the fourth dynasty. The past emperor being assassinated during the peace ceremony after the treaty was signed. Thousands of people were killed that day, all of them trying to flee or claim revenge right then and there. Ofcourse no one got any farther than a few feet before hundreds of thousands of arrows blotted out the sun before piercing through the bodies of woman, children, and the elderly. Any young strong men or young woman who were left alive were instantly thrown into slavery. Him being the luckier of the land, and his family being the wealthiest. His parents had earlier notice of the attack and quickly had him sent off to live with his uncle in the mountains. The small village he grew up in was very simple. Only 9-10 families occupied the land. One of those few was his uncle, who was the leader of the small colony. He had hidden the village deep in the shadow of the mountain, out of any empires reach. So there people slowly joined him, and they all lived quietly and in peace. They shared through-out the small community, so that no one went hungry or cold. It was one of the happiest places in all of the land, and Tsume and learned to love it with a deep passion. He had vowed and promised to never leave his Uncle's side. He would stay there and find a wife, start up a family, and die happily. That was his dream ever since he was an infant. Almost 7 yrs after he arrived there he was now 11 yrs old. He had learned the way of the land almost to a T. He was one of the best shots with a bow out of all the children, and the best swordsman as well. His uncle had been a master at a dojo in the big city when he was in the army. He had trained hundreds how to fight before they were sent out onto the battle field. He had been awarded many times for valor and bravery in the line of his duty. He had saved countless men that stood beside him and he had been honored with the highest of all awards, and was granted a dinner with the emperor for one night. At the age of 13 Tsume was approached by his grandfather and was asked if he would like to continue his training, or if he would rather be a farmer. Tsume ofcourse agreed, always wanting to be like the great man he had known to love. So he had begun his more advanced training, and had actually begun working with an actual blade. It was forged just for him by the blacksmith. He would keep it forever, until the day he left. He was also given a twin blade, but was told he would never be allowed to use it to kill a man. His uncle had urged him greatly to never let the blade taste blood, and so he promised his uncle that day to never use it to kill. After a few more years of training, his skills had become that to rival some of the most notoriously known ninja and samurai through out the land. He was even able to outwit and out duel his own uncle, which amazed even him. The way his uncle moved was unrivaled, but he could sense his every move before it even came into play. He seemed to almost know exactly what someone was going to do just by watching they sway and flow of ones movements. Finally his time had come, and here he was, looking back once more. His uncle had passed from disease and he had decided to go out on his own. Maybe to start a small village of his own, that would make his uncle proud. Watching him care and take care of others. Helping them, thats what he vowed to do. He would always follow by his uncles morals and views. Always help your fellow man or woman, never leave someone feeling depressed or saddened, and always try your best to leave a smile on someones face as you leave. He looked up, as if smiling right into the face of his beloved uncle. " I promise you great uncle, I will do right by you... ", those were the last words he would speak in that land, and he felt right by it. Today was the start of his man hood, of the rest of his life. He was almost giddy with excitement of the thought of all the experiences, but he was also a bit scared. He had never been out into the world, he had no idea how to cope with people. What would he do? Well, he would just have to deal with it when the time comes, he thought to himself.