Joking aside I will make sure my whistling floor boards are in working order and that my Samurai body guards are not asleep at there post, they claim
they are meditating but that one over there has not moved in day's, not sure he is even still alive.
On a more serious note Japan has just lost one of it's historic castles to a fire, sad when something that historically important is lost but it
won't be the first time it has been rebuilt - if they rebuild it.
Anyway Blown egg's filled with Glass Dust, Poison powder on flowers and of course poison dart's but ripping someone's throat out, only if they have
the jump on and are more skilled than there samurai opponent.
Whistling floor boards were a useful tool, on the steps and floor there would be randomly placed and tuned floor boards that would make a squeak or
whistle if stepped on and upon hearing them the Samurai guarding there master's chamber would be warned of the intruder, since stealth was the ninja's
main strength when they lost there element of surprise it was retreat or die simple as that.
NO!, Ninja came from a few sources, some had originated from peasant's whom had learned to fight off Ronin (master-less Samurai), other's were in
fact Ronin themselves, some were in clan's other's acted as freelancers but what they were was Assassin's.
The clan's were very powerful and the Samurai usually did not attack them, on there own land the Ninja's were not to be toyed with and had many
method's to defend themselves.
BUT it all depended, if the Ninja came from a clan of Ninja he or she may have learned there skill's from very young and have been more skilled than
many samurai, likewise it depended upon the Samurai, some were far more skilled than other's.
Most samurai were NOT the good guy the idea of Bushido we have in the west is based on a fictional account made for western tastes while in fact it
was for a time common for samurai to kill anyone they felt like as they saw all others as beneath them.
Ninja were often regarded was without honor but in fact in the face of the often lawless Samurai and Ronin they were often more honorable, the
deadliest Japanese warrior of recorded history though was definitely a Samurai, there were many great samurai such as Hatori Hanzo and unlike there
shady shadowy Ninja compatriot's we know more about them than we do the secret clan's of the Ninja. www.wonderslist.com...
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