Born in the village of Tatara, Gosuke spent his youth being groomed for the position of Murage (Master Blacksmith). After enduring vicious raids on his village, Gosuke decides he must protect his people. He sets forth to become a samurai. After terrifying battlefield experience with the Oda Army, grim encounters with the new technology of guns and bloodshed following personal betrayal by a trusted adviser, Gosuke realizes that the true essence of a samurai, honor and compassion, was within him all along. He concludes that as the Murage, he can do more for his village than would be possible by wielding weaponry.