Aishi the Mournful Blade (Iconic)
“The boy I loved turned to me and said “If we help him, he’ll only tell the others what we’ve done. We have to let him go.” something in his voice…. I believed him."
“What happened to the child?”
“That poor child was swept away in the current and was found dead down river days later. We never told anyone what we had done, but I could never forget.”
―Aishi and the player
As a child, Aishi lived in a small village with a father as her only family. After her father died she cared for herself, but felt no sense of direction in her life. The local bully, a young Sen, impressed Aishi with his skills as a natural leader with drive and direction. She became infatuated with him and enjoyed watching him torment the other children of the village. One day, Sen pushed a small boy into a fast moving river outside of town. When Aishi tried to help Sen’s victim, Sen convinced her to stand down and the boy was swept down river. His body was found several days later and she kept Sen and her role in the boy’s death a secret.
Bounty of the Mournful Blade Edit
Aishi, known as the Mournful Blade because she took no pleasure in what she did, committed many crimes against the imperial government. During her life, she had been a wanted criminal, a bandit, and a murderer. She confessed to having burned entire towns to the ground and to having led men to slaughter peasants in great numbers. A large bounty was placed on her head, but she killed those who tried to collect. Aishi had followed Sen’s career from the day the boy drowned in the river. She came to the Imperial City and settled within the Black Leopard School planning on making Sen, now a Captain in the Imperial Army, pay for the drowned boy’s life.
“Let’s go write an ending to my tale.”
She tells the player her story and how much of an effect it had on her. Aishi asks the player to take her, pretending to be a subdued prisoner, to Captain Sen so that she may have retribution on him. After she kills Captain Sen, she asks the player to grant her death. After the game, she is presumably in the underworld with her father.