Trippy, but really cool style and story. This thread's been on a roll so far.>Vandeerer>To improve>World's End>Ronin no. 1, Sinkane>vs Everyone, in descending order from n. 11 to the inevitable n. 1, to whom I will presumably die.
This is a journey of self-improvement. Senseless murder was never my style; I do what I do to become a better person. Every death is justified in light of developing and preserving the skills and feelings necessary to defeat the next opponent. Courage, patience, kindness, empathy, curiosity, happiness, comradeship... These emotions are both the reason and drive behind my murderous climb to the top. Of course, to seek self-betterment through the violent denial of others' is inevitably a one-way street, and one that can only end in blood. When the time comes that I must cross blades with the final Ronin, my long-time partner in these fights, perhaps it may serve as a small relief that at least I have fought tooth and nail to remain the best I can possibly be. At least this way I can close the current cycle by being fully aware of the weight of my actions.