Clan Ika

In a land where paranoia and insularism are a way of life, the Ika are famous for being even more secretive, cryptic, and distrustful of outsiders than usual. Ika stick to their own families and clan, only taking part in the larger politics and power struggles of Kagejima based on mysterious criteria known only to themselves.

For all these dour stereotypes the Ika are warm and fearsomely protective once their trust has been gained. The ire of the Ika is like the sea, ponderous, but not to be trifled with. They are also renowned throughout the Kingdom of the Moon for brewing the most potent and delicious Sake. Many shinobi claim this powerful drink makes them better fighters.

Product Information:

  • NJD Code: NJD010200
  • Studio: Soda Pop Miniatures
  • Game: Ninja All-Stars
  • Price: $36.95
  • Materials: Plastic Models, Cards
  • Packaging: Box, 6.25 x 9.125 x 3″
  • Release Date: March 23, 2016

Contents:

  • Ika Chunin x 1
  • Ika Kaiken x 4
  • Ika Yajiri x 2
  • Ika Oni x 2
  • Ika Kunoichi x 2
  • Ika Madoushi x 2
  • Akkorokamui x 1
  • Clan Ika Reference Card x 1
  • Akkorokamui Reference Card x 1

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Kagejima is a large island nation—a short gulf away from the island Empire of the Sun—shrouded in mists and darkness, and protected by harsh seas and terrible sea monsters. Once the veil of the O-Kage is broken, the seas foam and break against the imposing Black Cliffs. The wrecks of the Sun Empire’s armada and failed invasion attempts lie as rotten timbers, like bones of long dead sea monsters, bleaching in the sun at the foot of the cliffs. They are a warning to those that would think to again attempt to invade the O-Kage.

In and amongst the dark cliffs that surround Kagejima are inlets and coves with bustling fishing villages. Humble stilt towns with small fleets of equally humble fishers casting their nets, and running the rocky coastline catching the giant crabs that inhabit the shoals and jetties. These are the lands of the Ika clan.

The clan revere, Ika, the squid-like incarnation of the primal elemental force of water, with a devotion that borders on fanaticism and cultism.

In a land where paranoia and insularism are a way of life, the Ika are famous for being even more secretive, cryptic, and distrustful of outsiders than usual. Ika stick to their own families and clan, only taking part in the larger politics and power struggles of Kagejima based on mysterious criteria known only to themselves.

For all these dour stereotypes the Ika are warm and fearsomely protective once their trust has been gained. The ire of the Ika is like the sea, ponderous, but not to be trifled with. They are also renowned throughout the Kingdom of the Moon for brewing the most potent and delicious Sake. Many shinobi claim this powerful drink makes them better fighters.

Oh, there’s a fat fish. Swing wide. We’ll take them as they turn into the wind.

 Akkorokamui holds a charter from the Moon Princess to act as a privateer and claim both treasure and information from any outsider ship he encounters.

Aspiring leaders and skilled fighters within the clan are called upon to lead their own team of ninja at the Moonlight Tournament as Chunin. This is an incredible honor, and the trials to come will not only test a Chunin’s leadership and skills, but their spirit as well.

Kaiken are the backbone of the clans. To be a Kaiken is not to be relegated to a basic or low role. Kaiken are masters of the art of stealth, the sword, the shuriken. As their experience grows they learn to tap the elemental magic of Kagejima, unlocking potent abilities to rival even the great Heroes.

Yajiri specialize in attacking from afar. Their black shafted arrows renowned for striking with deadly accuracy. While the bow is utilized throughout all the clans, many have developed their own unique forms of ranged warfare. No matter the form it takes, a yajiri’s value to their clan cannot be underestimated.

Kunoichi are specialized female fighters and scouts for the clans, and put particular emphasis on speed and agility.  Kunoichi focus on key mission objectives such as scouting targets and carrying vital missives. When combat is unavoidable, they eliminate targets with a hail of deadly shuriken or kunai.

All clans possess the mystics known as Madoushi. In some clans they are revered as sages, alchemists and healers. Other clans regard them as witches and tolerate them with barely concealed mistrust and fear. Whether they are revered or reviled, all Madoushi are able to harness the powers native to the lands of their clan.