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Lore Contents

Overview

shinobi (the actual historical term before the term ninja came about after World War II) is a covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan, a job position that can be fulfilled by anyone regardless of social class, but it's role was historically taken on mostly by warriors from the samurai caste. Their tactics included, but not limited to: espionage, sabotage, infiltration, assassination and guerrilla warfare. Shinobi, often acting as specially trained spies and mercenaries for daimyo across Japan, mostly appeared in the 15th century during the Sengoku period (15th–17th centuries).

In Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the eponymous protagonist Sekiro is a shinobi.

In-Game References

In-Game Description

A book of secrets that details a variety of techniques employed by Shinobi. Grants the ability to learn "Shinobi Style" skills.

Within this text are the innermost secrets of the Shinobi Arts, such as attacks performed in the air and hiding one's body to avoid detection. Such moves could never be practiced by samurai.

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A Shinobi's eyes do not follow the blade without anticipating its movements. Remaining composed even when the fearful of its sharp edge is the key to victory.
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A Prosthetic Tool fitted with Robert's firecrackers. Costs Spirit Emblems.

Unleashes an explosive flash that briefly blinds foes and inflicts Posture damage on beast-type enemies. Has a wide, frontward field of effect that can impact multiple enemies at once.
Suitable for temporarily immobilizing enemies and particularly good for scaring beasts.

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The artificial arm of a shinobi,passed down by the Sculptor.

A replica of a human arm fitted with a variety of mechanisms, apparently designed with modification in mind. While it bears a number of cuts and is stained thick with blood and oil, it has been impeccably maintained.

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