Mask of the Kijin
, a warrior of the
tribe with the Electro Mitsudomoe emblem emblazoned on her back, was once swallowed whole by a beast from beyond this world that had a tiger's body and a serpent's tail while holding back the forces of darkness. At last, she tore the creature's innards apart from within, breaking free.
This is the origin of the phrase "Chiyo the Tiger-Bite," and would be changed over many years to "Torachiyo."
But within the belly of the beast, she was stained by a deep sin and saw her comrades ripped to shreds by those blood-red teeth. Steeped in darkness as far as the eye could see, she would eventually draw her sword upon the Almighty
. Her sword-arm and one horn would be cloven, and she would flee from the city into the forest like a wounded beast. There, they say that she was taken for some unknown monster and slain by the
, or perhaps by the
— or perhaps by a scion of the
training deep in the mountains, for her features had been twisted by hatred and the agony of her wounds. Or perhaps she even met the
oni-masked, sword-bearing doll
near the corpse of the giant serpent, and there ended her life's journey.
Few among those who fought against the abyss in those days were spared pitch-dark dreams. Those who slew monsters and then became them were hardly the minority. The border between worlds grows fragile, and corruption of this kind is perhaps not merely monodirectional.
Mask of the Kijin is a Weapon Ascension Material obtained from Court of Flowing Sand on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday.
No recipes use this item.
Characters use Mask of the Kijin for ascension.
4 Weapons use Mask of the Kijin for ascension:
The creature described as having a tiger's body and a snake's tail may be a Nue, a monstrous creature that appears in both Chinese and Japanese folklore. In Japan, it is considered a yōkai or mononoke.