The Hidari Wars
The Hebi clan is known for its great mastery of the sword. While throughout the Mizari Islands there are a great number of dojos that all presume to be true masters of the blade none can compare with those trained in the Serpent Strike Style of swordsmanship in the Mizari Islands. It is because of this that the Hebi clan ravaged through Aromari Island taking nearly half for itself before the Umi clan met them. At first the Umi clan had not taken the Hebi clan seriously. This only lasted until the Hebi struck out sending their Serpent Strike Samurai into combat and ravaging the Umi front lines. It won’t be long now until the Hebi clan has taken all of Aromari for themselves, and then perhaps take more islands before finally assaulting Zobutara.
The Hebi clan daimyo is Hebi Takamori. Takamori prides himself as one of the most skilled swordsmen throughout the Mizari Isles. It is for this reason that he also finds that Okami Muramasa is worthy of his service. Takamori believes that if he can control Aromari, Tinimaru, and Choshiro then an Okami victory is nearly guaranteed within the Mizari Isles.
Those who master the Serpent Strike Style of Kendo are often revered for their prowess with a blade. Unfortunately it takes around eight years of constant training just to learn the basics, and the rest is learned in real combat.