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|Castle of the Dragon|
|Name||Castle of the Dragon|
|Location||Foot of Mt. Fuji, Japan.|
|Affiliation||Hayabusa Ninja Clan|
|Debut||Ninja Gaiden II|
The Castle of the Dragon (龍城; Ryuu jyou) is the home of the Hayabusa village.The castle was built during the Warring States Era, during the time Oda Nobunaga, the daimyo of Owari who had decimated the Ninja province of Iga, challenged the heavens for control of the land. He knew of the Hayabusa Ninja, and met with them on the details concerning the castle. The Hayabusa have fought back the forces of evil for since the mythic times, and so the descendants of the Dragon Lineage were held in high esteem. As such, the castle was built, a mighty face to stare down the menacing evil. Ever since it has served as the resident for the heirs of the Dragon Ninja bloodline, as well as a guarding ground of the Demon Statue and even the Dark Dragon Blade.
History of the Castle of the DragonEdit
(Quoted from the game) Above the Earth Dragons' paths that flows through the lands of Fuji, there lies a mountain that erupts with spirit. In the night, a faint white crown of light rests upon its peak. Lord Nobunaga, who challenged the heavens for control of the land, ordered that a stronghold be constructed at the height of the hollowed mountain. Lord Nobunaga, he who had decimated the Ninja province of Iga, now sought the support of a select group of Ninja. In these times of war, even the most powerful feared the creatures that dwelt within the deep forests of Fuji. Lord Nobunaga knew of a superior clan, a group of warriors who have fought back the demons for generations. Known as the Hayabusa Ninja Clan, these descendants of the Dragon Lineage had long lived in these woods slaying the evil spirits that dared to show themselves in the sacred lands of Fuji. Thus the Castle of the Dragon was conceived; an impenetrable fortress to quell the threatening evil.The leader of the Hayabusa Clan, Shunden, shook hands with Lord Nobunaga, and promised its construction. The Castle was built, a strong face to stare down the evil menace. Thus did history record this shortly before the incident at Honno-ji that cost Lord Nobunaga his life.
- Mentioned in History of the Castle of the Dragon
- Oda Nobunaga, one of Japan's unifiers, met with Ryu's ancestor Hayabusa-no-Shunden as mentioned in History of the Castle of the Dragon.