Nobody seems to know what this man's real name is, nor where he hailed from. Those who question him about these things, or any personal matter, simply receive a silent shake of the head. One day, shortly after the war between the Hashinara
, he appeared in Wakayama
and silently began to rebuild. To the people who had lost their homes, their livelihoods, everything that they had owned under the Forsaken
assault, he became a sign of hope. The common people began calling him "Master" as a sign of respect, and when he did not contradict them, the moniker stuck.
"Master" does not possess inhuman speed or dexterity. It takes him as much time to nail a plank as any other man. Somehow, he seems to always know exactly how the pieces of any structure should best fit together, and works tirelessly through the day and night until it's done. It is not "Master" alone who rebuilt the city, but without his stolid, reassuring figure always at work somewhere in Wakayama, the rest of the town would not have risen against the disaster as they did.
Now, this grey-haired craftsman has left Wakayama in as good a state as it was before the attack, if not better. He's made his way to Wakigami
, and his reputation proceeds him. Even now, Tōdaisen Nobuhara
and others are putting together bids, arranging projects, and reaching out in the hope that this legend among builders will agree to take on more projects to help the people of the Hashinara.