There are not many clans left in this world. As the Western ideology has spread across the globe, the people who have followed the true, ancient, honorable ways have begun fading away. Instead of banding together, the few left have maintained feuds that have stretched on for generations. Living outside conventional law, taking matters into their own hands, living as their families have for centuries. There is little need for a police force when revenge is easily and quietly served.
Flames continued roaring around the ninjutsu master as he listened quietly. A whimper, a cry. It was there, very evident. His hardened face began to soften as he glanced at the body below his feet. The living cries were not coming from the deceased, no, they were coming from underneath it. Bending down, the man grabbed the body’s shoulders, grimacing at the loss of precious life. The terrified face was staring back at him, frozen in fear.