|ID No.||187||Rarity||★★★★ SR|
|ATK Lv.1||1,666||HP Lv.1||1,781|
|ATK Lv.80||9,999||HP Lv.80||11,135|
|ATK Lv.100||12,107||HP Lv.100||13,501|
|Max ATK + Fou||14,107||Max HP + Fou||15,501|
|One of the strongest swordsmen of the Edo Yagyuu.|
A demon of rationality that gaze at everything with a reasoning of ice, unswayed by emotion.
Methodology equals rationality; in other words, by mastering the sword, everything will naturally be fulfilled without any futility───
Never speaking of his passions, he does not become impetuous or impatient.
Thoroughly carries out the optimal, shortest measures in order to achieve an objective with the utmost coolness. A man of ice and steel who is reliable as an ally, but extremely terrifying once he becomes an enemy.
|Height & Weight||181cm ・ 71kg||Alignment||Lawful Neutral|
|Comment||It has been recorded that the Third Shogun, Iemitsu, would call Munenori by the nickname ｢Ryutan｣. A nickname formed by taking one kanji character each from ｢Yagyuu｣ and ｢Munenori｣.|
|A genius of the sword known as the child of Yagyuu Sekishuusai and the father of Yagyuu Jubei.|
It has been said that, during the siege of Osaka (1615 AD), he protected the Shogun Hidetada by cutting down seven warriors in an instant.
After his death, Shogun Iemitsu extolled him as ｢peerless in swordsmanship｣.
A strategist and politician. Not only he instructed many daimyou and their younger relatives in the Shinkage-ryuu, but also sent his disciples to serve influential daimyou as swordsmanship instructors.
In historical novels and historical plays, he is often regarded as an extraordinary plotter.
This is probably out of the notion that, in the early Edo period, it would be impossible to raise the Yagyuu clan up to a social position of a daimyou with 12,500 koku just by being honest and upright.
|With excellent foresight, it has been said that he quickly saw through the expansion of the Shimabara Rebellion.|
In the 14th year of the Kan'ei era (1637 AD), right after news of a rebellion by Christian believers arrived, Munenori frantically tried to hold back Itakura ｢Naizen-no-Kami｣ Shigemasa, who was tasked with leading a punitive expedition. It has been said that, when asked why by Shogun Iemitsu, Munenori answered ｢religious wars are always a serious matter｣ and ｢Mr. Shigemasa will likely die in battle｣.
The situation progressed as Munenori predicted. Shigemasa - a daimyou of 15,000 koku - was lacking in strength despite leading all the western daimyou and found himself forced into a hard fight as a result. As he saw the situation turn grimmer, Shogun Iemitsu dispatched his chief vassal, Matsudaira Nobutsuna, to act as supreme commander, but Shigemasa became impatient upon learning that and attempted an assault on the enemy camp before Nobutsuna arrived, dying tragically in the process.
Has completely studied the secrets of the Yagyuu Shinkage-ryuu.
From infancy until he was 24 years old, Munenori was raised while learning about the sword directly from his father, Munetoshi (Sekishuusai).
Being endowed with over A Rank in this skill, Munenori possesses not only sword techniques, but also resistance to mental attacks. An expert of the Shinkage-ryuu - which views zen meditation as indispensable - has no doubts nor hesitates.
A secret elucidated by Yagyuu Sekishuusai, first deviced by the master swordsman Kamiizumi Nobutsuna.
It is said that, even without holding a blade, an expert of the Shinkage-ryuu wins over an armed opponent.
Peerless Swordsmanship: Sword and Zen As One
Maximum Targets: 1 person
|Be free while possessing an unshakable heart───|
The deepest level of the sword that Takuan Souhou once spoke of have, finally, achieved perfection within Yagyuu Menenori.
A sword shows its true worth in the threshold of life and death, while Zen reaches enlightenment during meditation.
The single sword brandish of kenzen ichinyo, released from a state of being free from worldly thoughts, accomplishes sure-kill while being just a single attack.
|There are anecdotes of Munenori having criticized Musashi’s existence during his lifetime. He said things such as ｢Musashi is a member of the Western Army｣ and ｢an enemy of Tokugawa｣.|
In his lifetime, Munenori never clashed with nor even met Musashi, but was in fact mindful about him───
or so has been established in this work. Thus, he was fixated with showdown with Musashi during the ｢Seven Contests of Master Swordsmen Heroic Spirits｣. Despite knowing that she was a different person than the ｢Miyamoto Musashi｣ from his own world.
The Munenori who was summoned to Chaldea as a Heroic Spirit has recognized Musashi’s skills and way of being. As for what he thinks of the ｢Miyamoto Musashi｣ of his own world... that remains unknown for now.
Skill Enhancement Materials
Maximum Bond Craft Essence
|9||100||100||When equipped to Yagyuu Munenori (Saber) only
Increase Arts Card effectiveness & NP Gain of all allies by 10% while on the field