|Dieser Artikel wartet auf (d)eine Übersetzung.|
|Erste Erwähnung:||May 7, 2007|
The site contains an English translation of a speech given by Kaito Nakamura (the original speech in Japanese is also available in video form), stating how history has always told the stories of heroes. It also has links to a repository and a videos and events page (which is currently unavailable).
The repository page of the website features images and stories of a select few mythological and real-life heroes including:
On August 27, 2007, yamagatofellowship.org began airing a five-part documentary about Takezo Kensei, narrated by John Rhys-Davies. Interviews are conducted with experts, including Professor Donna Dorn (from the University of Chicago, Japanese Studies), Curator Tatsuya Atsumi (of the Museum of Cultural History in Tokio, Japan), and Professor Karen Chamberlin (from the University of Cambridge's Literature Department).
Chapter 1: The Battle of 12 Swords
Despite Japan's isolationist stance, Weißbart ravaged the country from within. Culminating in an attack on Otsu, the overconfident Whitebeard marched into the town with only a handful of men. He was met by Kensei, who singlehandedly defeated the entire company. The battle was to become known as The Kampf der zwölf Schwerter. Determined to defeat the rest of Whitebeard's army, Kensei set out on a journey to find Whitebeard's versteckte Festung. These adventures became known as The Trials of Takezo Kensei.
Chapter 2: The Trial of the Fire Scroll
After defeating Weißbart, Kensei set out to find Whitebeard's Feuerrolle, which was said to contain many secrets, including the location of the Hidden Fortress. Whitebeard, who is said to have conspired with oni, or devils, to set the scroll in a circle of fire, would burn the families and villages of those who attempted to seek to the scroll. As legend has it, Whitebeard chose neunzig zornige Ronin to protect the scroll, even possibly resorting to cannibalism if necessary. Kensei defeated these men, acquired the scroll, and set off on his next two trials: climbing the frozen waterfall and finding the single crimson peony.
Chapter 3: The Trial of the Hidden Fortress
After completing the last two challenges, Kensei defeats the Black Bear, from whom he gains a map to Weißbart's fortress. Before arriving, however, he is ambushed by the Snake Women, two female assassins said to be half-snake. They escape with their lives, and Kensei reaches the versteckte Festung. There, he defeats every one of Whitebeard's men in a battle lasting 11 days. Finally, he duels Whitebeard himself, and after an epic battle, Kensei emerges as the victor, saving all of Japan from tyrannical rule.
Chapter 4, Part 1: Kensei and the Dragon
Before his trials, Kensei fell in love with a beautiful Prinzessin who made him swear to defend Japan from Weißbart. To prepare, Kensei sought the Drache vom Kiso-Gebirge, who taught exceptional sword skills to those who truly needed to be taught. The Dragon taught Kensei and made him a "sword saint", but demanded that Kensei give what he loved most. After Kensei's trials, he and the princess decided to marry, but the celebrations were short-lived--the enormous Dragon interrupted their marriage ceremony and demanded the princess. To protect his love, Kensei plunged his sword into his Herz, then offered his heart to the Dragon.
Chapter 4, Part 2: Kensei and the Dragon
Though Kensei died in the arms of his love, exactly what happened next to him remains a mystery. Legend says that der Drache, moved by Kensei's love and honor, replaced Kensei's Herz and brought him back to life. Likewise, the identity of the princess is uncertain. One unpopular theory is that she is Yaeko, daughter of the sword maker, resident of Otsu, and the creator of the Kensei scrolls.
Chapter 5: The Mystery of Kensei
Some believe that before his trials, Kensei was a savage and undisciplined figure, feared for his rage and temper. It is believed that it was Kenseis Schwert which focused his great talent. Little is known of the weapon's origin, though popular belief dictates that Kensei drew the sword from a field of solid ice, similar to the story of King Arthur. However, the actual existence of the sword and of Kensei himself were doubted for centuries, until 1977 when Daniel Linderman, of the Linderman-Gruppe, claimed to own the actual sword. Mystery once again shrouded the tale of Kensei when the sword was stolen from Lindermans Archiv, and Linderman was found dead in his office shortly thereafter. The sword was believed to be cursed, never meant to be owned or kept in one place.
- At the end of the last chapter of Sword Saint, Hana hacks into yamagatofellowship.org with a pop-up message which reads:
- The Kanji underneath the word 'Yamagato' in the header translate to 'furtherance group'. The Kanji in the red circle on the far right means 'Preface' or 'Beginning'.
- Vom 12. April 2008 an war die URL etwa drei Wochen erloschen.
The Home page contains links and the English translation of a speech by Kaito Nakamura.
Sword Saint chronicles the trials of Takezo Kensei.
Kensei learned his sword skills from the Drache vom Kiso-Gebirge.
Kensei was able to defeat Weißbart in the Battle of Twelve Swords.
Kensei then prepared to marry his love...
...but killed himself on his wedding day in order to protect her.
Yaeko, the creator of the Kensei scrolls, is also believed by some to be the Kensei's princess.
Many believe that Kensei retrieved his sword from a field of solid ice.