Once, long ago, I was a brave and noble samurai. I believed that I would stand beside the Emperor and hold dominion over those who once spurned me. Instead, my fate lay elsewhere. I died alone in the Shadowlands, and awakened as the foul, corrupted thing that you see now. For centuries I have served in the armies of Fu Leng, serving one general after another. All of them failed.
Today, we march once more, and for once I truly believe that we cannot fail.
All is prepared. When the armies of the Crab arrive at the wall, they will be faced by the shade of their own former Champion. When fear freezes their hearts at the sight of Hida Kuroda, they shall learn the truth of his return.
It is not only Kuroda they face, but the demon that animates him – Kyofu, Onisu of Fear, Nightmare of the Crab. His power will grow when the Crab realize that there is nothing that they can create that we cannot possess. There is no samurai among them so pure that we cannot corrupt him.
I must commend Daigotsu; it is a distraction that our greatest enemies cannot afford to ignore. While the Crab fight for their own fallen towers, the rest of our armies shall set sail in the gaijin warships taken by the Seas of Shadow during the Battle of White Stag.
Our destination is Otosan Uchi. Daigotsu has shared of me some hint of what he plans to accomplish there. It will be glorious!
Once, long ago, I believed that I would stand beside the Emperor and hold dominion over those who once spurned me.
That day will come soon.