|'Eight and a Half Tales'|
Eight-and-a-Half-Tails was arguably the most experienced mortal on the whole of Kamigawa when it came to spiritual world. Upon the request of daimyo Konda, he did extensive research on the kakuriyo. Before handing the results to Konda, he realized that the rituals that Konda asked for could be used to breach the barrier between mortal and spirit world. A shadow went through his mind, but he banished it and assured himself that Konda was no madman who would attempt to meddle with such things and abuse them. By doing this, he became indirectly responsible for Konda's crime and the Kami War - and also for the death of one of his best students, a priest named Iron-Claw, who decided to leave the clergy when the war erupted to join the fight. Iron-Claw would later perish in a battle with the kami.
When the kitsune elder Nine Tails realized all these things, he decided that he had no right to wear his nine tails as a sign of honor. As penance for his crime, he cut off half of one of his tails with a ceremonial knife. Since that day, Nine-Tails was no more, and Eight-and-a-Half-Tails was born.
Story appearances[edit | edit source]
|Title||Author||Publishing date||Set||Setting (plane)||Featuring|
|Eight and a Half Tales||Rei Nakazawa||2004-10-01||Champions of Kamigawa||Kamigawa||Eight-and-a-Half-Tails, Pearl-Ear|
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