The weapons's base stats before and after each Ascension:
- Succession Seeds are visualized as small purple orbs floating above the hilt of the sword.
- The duration of the Succession Seeds is shared, and obtaining a new succession seed restarts the 30s timer.
- The Succession Seeds do not disappear on changing characters, so it is not needed to keep the character on field all the time to obtain the maximum effect from this passive.
- You do not have to hit an enemy with the Elemental Skill to gain Succession Seeds.
One of the "kageuchi" copies of the famed sword "Hakuen Bankou Amenoma."
It was gifted to the Saimon Clan by Douin, the founding patriarch of the Iwakura Clan.
This gift was given in thanks for the care that he received from them when he was living in seclusion in Konda Village.
It is said that Iwakura's secret blade technique, Tengu Sweeper, can only be performed when there is not a single trace of confusion in one's heart.
In the past, the name "Tengu Sweeper" sounded the same as "Tengu Victor," and it was a sword strike that could cut a Tengu soaring in the sky down.
For centuries, the swordsmen of Iwakura, they who inherited the name "In," would use this secret blade to destroy countless evils throughout the Inazuman archipelago.
Legend has it that the Tengu Sweeper was first created in the courtyard of a small shrine where incense no longer burned.
The technique was so powerful that it destroyed the building, and Iwakura Douin's sword was broken in two.
After that, he founded the Iwakura Art with his swordsmanship skills and became the instructor of the Kujou Clan.
He would also have the Amenoma master of that time craft the sword that would be passed down through the "In" line — the "Hakuen Bankou Amenoma."
Legends abound concerning the deeds done using that blade. It is said that its edge was so sharp that it might even cut through mortal fate.
As for the overly lengthy name, it is said that Iwakura Douin specified to Amenoma that it be called as such.
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12 Chaos Gear
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12 Chaos Axis
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18 Chaos Oculus
- Kamisato Ayaka is seen wielding this sword in her official Character Demo and in Collected Miscellany - "Kamisato Ayaka: Snowdance Heron" | Genshin Impact
- In Japanese swordsmithing, a sword is called by the name of its swordsmith. The term Amenoma therefore refers to both the swordsmith Amenoma and this sword itself.
- The English and Chinese texts of the lore say that the Iwakura's sword art Tengu Sweeper sounded the same as the Tengu Victor in the past. In the Japanese version, however, they sound exactly the same: Tengu-Shou (Japanese: 天狗抄 "Tengu Raid") and Tengu-Shou (Japanese: 天狗勝 "Tengu Victory"). To match this word play, the text of the Japanese version goes as follows: "the Tengu Raid (天狗抄) is a pun for the Tengu Victory (天狗勝)."
- Amenoma (Japanese: 天目 "Heavenly Eye") is most likely a reference to Ame no Mahitotsu no Kami (Japanese: 天目一箇神 "Heavenly One-Eyed God"), a god of metalworking and blacksmithing in the Japanese mythology.
- In Japanese swordsmithing, kageuchi (Japanese: 影打 shadow forging) refers to a type of a spare product. In some cases, a swordsmith forges two swords for one order to pursue perfection. After giving the finishing touches, the smith signs their name on the one which they think is better and delivers the work to the customer. The inferior one, or the kageuchi, is left unsigned and usually kept by the swordsmith themself.
- The name of the original of this sword Hakuen Bankou (Japanese: 薄縁満光) can mean "Ephemeral Fate, Full Light." The legend that it may even slash "mortal fate" (人の縁) likely refers to the Buddhist philosophy that disregarding and breaking bonds with the Twelve Fates or "Links" (縁起), which are considered to be the twelve major laws of the world's system (and thus the origins of suffering), is said to lead the person to full enlightenment.
- The name shares the theme with Baal's signature sword art Musou no Hitotachi, meaning the Slash of No Conception (Non-Thought). Such analogies between swordsmanship and Buddhism have also been historically common and were mainly developed by the swordsman-philosophers Yagyuu Munenori and Miyamoto Musashi.
- The Tengu Sweeper (Japanese: 天狗抄 Tengu-Shou, "Tengu Raid") is most likely a reference to a sword technique of the same name used by the Kage school and its branch Yagyuu Shinkage school.
- Japanese Wikipedia:天目一箇神.
- Markus Sesko. Legends and Stories around the Japanese Sword, p. 122. 2011.
- Yagyu Shinkage Ryu: Tengu-Sho (demonstration video)