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STORY

Your sword was handed to you by your master, many years ago. It had been a bittersweet moment for you, because while it meant you had overcome all obstacles in your training, it also meant that it was time to set out on your own.

You find the hard leather along the handle comforting, your hand finding its usual well-worn grip. Your sword is your only consistent companion.

As the sun begins to descend beyond the horizon, you finish your camp for the night. Your fire is warm and fresh fish now cooks, sizzling in the heat, over the hot coals. You remove your armour and then your Jinbaori, carefully inspecting and folding the garment.

It is of the utmost importance that you maintain a pristine uniform. To look sloppy implies that your discipline is lacking--and by that logic, your swordsmanship must be, too. Instead of risking such dishonor to your reputation, you take the care that is necessary. There will not be a thread out of place.

You look beyond the campfire, looking to the flickering shadows along the treeline. You have the sense that tonight you and your sword may once again be tested, and your grip returns to your sword in anticipation.

ABOUT

Epic Armoury’s Ancestral Universe is a line of products inspired by the rich cultural history of East Asia. This sleek collection features a fantasy twist on traditional warrior weapons and garb. You´ll find loose fitting and flexible gear, made with natural materials that are laced and tied together. The Ancestral line also features high quality metal armour befitting a professional warrior.

Ancestral armour, clothing, props and weaponry will transform you into an honorable soldier or a deadly assassin. The Ancestrals are highly effective warriors who wear only the finest armour and use only the sharpest of weapons. Finesse triumphs over strength in this collection, relying on accuracy and dexterity over the brutal force of a heavy axe or mace.

INSPIRATION

The Ancestral Universe is inspired by the rich cultural history of East Asia. Asia as a whole incorporates many different nationalities, societies, and ethnic groups--each subregion as different as the next. The Ancestral collection is predominantly based on historical Japan.

Feudal era Japan was marked by the emergence of samurai from about 1200 A.D. until the mid 1800s. The samurai were the military-nobility and officer-caste who followed “The Way of the Warrior,” a philosophy that encouraged honor and a sense of duty, with no fear of pain or death.

 

The Ancestrals encompass this sort of warrior caste, as well as their fiction-embellished ninja counterpart. These warriors wield the finest weapons.

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