Followers of Amatsu - Single deity worship. The followers of this religion believe Amatsu is the sole creator of the world, finding other worship of other idols blasphemous and wrong. They see the use of Ninjutsu as calling upon the powers of Amatsu’s sworn enemies and believe its users to be corrupted by the power it brings them.
Disciples of Hachiman/Temple of Omoikane - Deities/forces of chakra originally came to earth to enslave humanity and use them to farm resources. Eventually, Hachiman (Japanese deity), alongside his followers, revolted against his pantheon of deities. He granted chakra to humans, thus making him the saviour of humanity and a symbol to be worshipped. Konohagakure has a similar deity, with the only difference of him being a god of wisdom as opposed to a warrior god.
Feudal lords - Lines of men that rule over countries
Clans - Member of a family, some of which possess bloodline affinities
Hidden Village – The Capital of a country
HISTORY / TIMELINE:
Year ???: Wars driven by resources has been going on for as long as man can remember. Feudal lords were known for their practice of renting out mercenaries to carry out war deeds. These swordsmen were known as Samurai.
Year 000: An unnamed Sage uncovers teachings of Hachiman from a higher power through enlightenment. This gives birth to the art of Ninjutsu and his disciples: the first Shinobi.
Year 100: As the teachings of Ninjutsu spread across the lands, bloodline affinities are discovered. As Feudal lords began to realise the power of the Shinobi, they begin to hire them as mercenaries to fight in their wars. This causes conflict between The Shinobi and Samurai.
Year 200: During the ongoing war between the Shinobi and Samurai, discrimination across the Continent's prominent families - now know as clans - causes them to slowly re-segregate themselves. Before long, clans rebuild settlements for their kin within the lands owned by their respective hirers- the Feudal lords.
Uchiha - Moon Country
Uzumaki - Whirlpool Country
Jetsuki - Iron Country
Senju - Forest Country
Akimichi - Restaurant Country
Aburame - Hive Country
Nara - Forest Country
Kaguya - Earth Country
Arumaze - The text is faded...
Yuki - Water Country
Inuzuka - Herb Country
Hyuuga - balance Country
Year 300: After many years of clans fighting for the best Feudal lord contracts, a leader amongst the Uchiha Clan declares war upon the Senju Clan as a means to eliminate competition.
Year 312: After 12 years of war, the Uchiha leader is defeated by the Senju leader. Not much information was documented during this war. The reason why is unknown. The war is ended, but the feud continues.
Year 400: Capitals of countries -known as hidden villages - emerge in Fire country and Wind. These capitals broker missions coming from the Feudal lord, rich men, organizations and businesses. The abundance of work attracts interest from many clans.
Year 500: Clans have learnt to coexist in Hidden Villages found in now Fire, Wind, Lightning, Water and Earth countries. The two world powers are now known as Fire and Wind. Shinobi Kages are appointed to lead the villages and the Disciples of Hachiman/Temple of Omoikane religion is adopted and practiced in both villages. The smaller villages still mostly practice the teachings of Amatsu.
Year 550: The Feudal Lords of Wind and Fire grow jealous of each other's riches and declare war. The villages serve their respective Lord and adds fuel to the conflict.
Year 600 (NOW): The war, having lasted for 50 years, is eventually denounced by Konohagakure and Sunagakure and their obligation to the Feudal lords are lifted as the villages hold more military power now than the countries themselves. Feudal Lords diplomatically concede to remain allied with Hidden Villages.
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