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# Jan 31 2007 at 1:09 PM Rating: Excellent
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# Feb 20 2007 at 9:13 PM Rating: Decent
Picture broke!
# Feb 20 2006 at 11:50 PM Rating: Good
The epitome of classical Japanese literature, Hakkenden, is actually a story concerning the katana Murasame. While the story has never been fully translated into English, and given it's length it probably never will, it was turned into an anime series called "The Legend of the Dog Warriors." Not a widely circulated story, it's a somewhat sad tale, but still a good watch. I highly recomend it for anyone who wants some more interesting tales about Murasame.
# Nov 11 2005 at 10:13 PM Rating: Decent
Murasame means "Village Rain", which explains its watery properties.
# Sep 06 2005 at 1:06 PM Rating: Decent
Dragon thalon seems to be a 100% drop from this thing.
# Jul 05 2005 at 3:16 PM Rating: Good
155 posts
well if you watch Gundam Seed Destiny, the production type of mobil suits from Orb is called Murasame, which is a simplified design of Freedom.

As for the katana itself, Murasame is the "good" one, while Muramasa is the evil twin, much like the previous poster said.

I haven't heard a lot of stories about Murasame so I dont really know about it, but Muramasa is belived to have killed many many people and its blade is eager to taste the blood, anyone who carries it will be mind-controlled by it and becomes evil and blood-thirsty.

Just a little side info. ^^;

It is believed that Murasame's blade will spring water when it's drawn and it will clean the blade itself when it's used to kill someone.

However, Murasame is a sword only exists in lengend, while Muramasa is a real blade, or maybe we shall call it "real blades". Because there is not only one Muramasa, it is only a label of the their craftsman, at least 3 or 4 people were using the same label at the time(they were all father/son kind of relationship).

Muramasa was not that "evil" until Ieiyasu anounced so, because 3 generations of Ieiyasu's were killed/heavily injured by Muramasa blades(not sure if they were the same ones, most likely not)

Murasame is also _rumored_ to be the same blade as Muramasa, when Murasame is used to kill 1000 people, a curse(or something like that) will be activated, its blade will covered by water and will become black in color.

Yah I know the above sounds complicated and confusing, but that's the what the japanese history/legend books say, not the official ones though.

There are also other legendary blades but I doubt they are in game yet, for example:
The blade that was found in a evil god-monster, 八岐大蛇, is called 天业云剑 or 草薙剑.

As for real katanas, the following are either collection of the Emporor of Japan or exhibited in museum:
名物大典太光世, 数珠丸恒次, ç«¥ååˆ‡å®‰çº², 三日月宗近, 鬼丸国纲

I'm sorry I don't know how to translate them to english, please help me if you can. Thank you. ^^

Edited, Tue Jul 5 16:57:47 2005
RE: Murasame
# Oct 21 2005 at 9:11 AM Rating: Decent
The only "legend" I've heard of involving Masamune and Muramasa was that if you place a Muramasa blade in a shallow stream, a leaf that flows down the stream will be cut cleanly in half by the sword. But if you place a Masamune blade in the stream, a leaf will go around the blade to the right out of respect for the blade. It also has something to do with the blade's respect for life. Different between good and evil and all that. This has nothing to do with Murasame, but yeah. Interesting nonetheless.
RE: Murasame
# Feb 12 2006 at 6:02 PM Rating: Decent
It was the Masamune that diverted the leaf out of the sword's respect for life, not the murasame.
RE: Murasame
# Oct 10 2005 at 10:11 PM Rating: Decent
Gundam SEED Destiny was great. But the ending was rushed...
# May 09 2005 at 7:31 AM Rating: Decent
We got this GK from ash dragon and gave it to our SAM. I haven't seen him use it yet so I don't know if it has additional effects. If it does, I will post it here. I'll ask him to use it sometime and test it out...He's also lvl 75 thf and plays thf most of the time...So I haven't had a chance to see him use it.
The Sword
# Mar 27 2005 at 4:10 PM Rating: Decent
What does the sword actually do? are there any hidden elements? How often does the water damage kick in? There must be something we are missing about this sword.

Other Items that have -5% hp are awesome. Why is this so bad? I wonder If it either constantly adds water damage, or it has some amazing hidden effect that has to do with healing rain.

Edited, Wed Mar 30 00:09:48 2005
Holy Rain
# Feb 05 2005 at 12:18 PM Rating: Good
Murasame is japanese for a divine healing rain.
This is also evident in FFT,because the Murasame skill was a bloody rain animation that healed everyone around you for 320 HP.

The evil rival swordsmith your thinking of that rivaled Masamune was Muramasa.
sephiroth's sword!
# Jan 27 2005 at 8:34 AM Rating: Default
can i ask 1 thing. Is there Sephiroth's sword on this game and if there is what is it called i though it was the murasme???? (^0^)
RE: sephiroth's sword!
# Mar 30 2005 at 2:59 AM Rating: Decent
Sephiroths sword is called Masamune. You can get it in FF7 from that weird shooting roller coaster game in Golden Saucer, but you cant use it ;;
mmm could be better
# Jan 18 2005 at 7:42 PM Rating: Decent
LOL ppl fight a 85 dragon in cauldron to get this GK ... and its not the best GK ive seen
RE: mmm could be better
# Jan 26 2005 at 6:17 PM Rating: Decent
I'm sure that them fighting the dragon has a bit more to do with the dragon's heart and blood and then people that want the GK can lot on it... could just be a guess...
Masamune & Muramasa
# Jan 07 2005 at 11:04 PM Rating: Excellent
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Ok, Masamune of the Soshu style is the most influential swordsmith in Japanese history. The basis of the katana is the "ha" or blade needs to be a hard steel to maintain the edge and cut, while the "mune" or back of the sword needs to be soft to bend so the sword does not easily break. (The mighty oak breaks from a strong wind, but the bamboo sways and moves with the wind) The soshu style of swordmaking that Masamune founded was a revolutionary 7 fold technique where all sides of the blade were a hard steel to protect the blade, but the core was soft to allow it to bend and not break.

Now Muramasa lived a few hundred years later than Masamune and got the "Evil" wrap from Tokugawa Ieyasu the shogun. See several of his relatives were killed by Muramasa swords and supposedly he cut himself on one or something so he forbade all his men from ever carrying them...A few hundred years later the are made legendary by the stories being made into "Tall Tales" (Anyone see Big Fish?)

So also understand that with both of these guys there is no "one" Masamune or Muramasa, there were several made, probably more Muramasa blades out there now than Masamune ones. But I think there is a Masamune on display in a museum in Japan somewhere.

Now Murasame...I really don't know what Murasame is... I've looked around all the nihon-to forums and can't find anything on it and my sensei has never heard of "Murasame" Perhaps it is a single sword made by some legendary smith... There are other legendary swordsmiths besides Masamune and Muramasa, such as Osafune, Bizen, Koutetsu. Some of them are the smiths, and some of them are the school of smithing. The best thing would be to ask some Japanese guy who studies swordsmanship.

Check these out
Testing Sharpness of a sword "Tameshigiri"

here you can see what I mean about the 7 folds in the blade.

Muramasa sword "White Cloud"
One of the Muramasa swords

My Style "Edo Yagyu Shinkage Ryu"

Hope that helps guys.

Pal'Drem Milbereth
#REDACTED, Posted: Jan 07 2005 at 2:17 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) i think this should be a regular katana and they should introduce the masamune.
Its all for the name
# Dec 24 2004 at 12:13 PM Rating: Decent
O_o Murasame and Masamune sound cool... ^____^;
so its worth it for its name!!!
Hidden Effects?
# Nov 19 2004 at 1:31 AM Rating: Decent
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Um, being as this GKT drops off a rather annoying HNM to kill and it has worse damage than some RARE/EX GKTs that drop off of sky NMs or Amikiri, does anyone know if this had any hidden effects? For instance, how Harpe does full damage to undead types? I just don't see why it only does 72 damage when it should have like 82+? Anyone agree with me? :/
RE: Hidden Effects?
# Dec 02 2004 at 4:53 AM Rating: Decent
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I doubt it. Ash Dragon is probably the only HNM I know that no one gives a damn about and will be up... well, practically always because no one claims him.
RE: Hidden Effects?
# Jan 11 2005 at 3:29 PM Rating: Default
SE has probably given it another drop too, it's just that we all know it's such a ****** drop from a ****** (annoying) NM, that no one even gives a crap to what it does in it's little corner over there.
# Nov 16 2004 at 5:21 PM Rating: Default
ok if (warrior) can equip this it might just make it worth lvlin war from 35 to 75
# Nov 03 2004 at 6:04 PM Rating: Default
Major Myth lesson RIGHT HERE ppl RIGHT HERE!
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 10 2004 at 2:36 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
RE: warrior?! WTF?!
# Jul 10 2004 at 2:37 PM Rating: Default
(ignore this post)

Edited, Sat Jul 10 15:38:31 2004
sam/nin - not war
# Jun 28 2004 at 2:26 PM Rating: Default
RE: sam/nin - not war
# Jun 28 2004 at 2:28 PM Rating: Default
sorry about that, not really used to the forums and hit enter -.-... anyways, the gkt's are only for use w/ sam and the uchigatana's are available to sam/nin...this gkt is an uchigatana, so it is available to sam/nin, but not warrior.
# Jun 28 2004 at 7:42 AM Rating: Decent
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my two cents ;)
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#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 12 2004 at 10:34 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Wow this sounds like the Swords of Inuyasha One Sword could only heal other could only Destroy hmm maybe there was some thing else In this japanese Legend about 2 brothers.. but thats a long shot so probley just me talking on and on and on and on and on and on...
RE: this legends sounds like some thing off Inuyasha
# Aug 08 2004 at 1:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Off topic, but just helping the guy:

InuYasha's Sword; The Tetsaiga. :\
RE: this legends sounds like some thing off Inuyasha
# Jan 08 2005 at 4:22 PM Rating: Decent
Spelling error. =P

Tetsusaiga - Inu-Yasha's Sword.
Tenseiga - Sesshoumaru's Sword.
# May 25 2004 at 3:04 PM Rating: Decent
72 posts
This sword is Sam/Nin and is not rare/ex because it is listed on the AH.
Murasame is the cursed sword?
# May 20 2004 at 8:27 PM Rating: Decent
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I always thought that the "demon" sword was the Muramasa, not Murasame...
RE: Murasame is the cursed sword?
# Jun 06 2004 at 10:11 AM Rating: Decent
There are two swords, Murasama and Masamune
# Apr 20 2004 at 8:15 PM Rating: Excellent
17 posts
The Murasame was also rumored to have the ability to condense water in the air around the blade, hence the additional water effect placed on the GK in game.
# Apr 08 2004 at 9:57 PM Rating: Good
I also heard a rumor that some hacker once looked at the weapon files and found a level 80 greatsword called the Ultima sword. Interesting dont you aggree. That was said by one of my ls members though so i havent seen the primary source. Can anyone say about it?
RE: UltimaSword
# Sep 28 2004 at 1:21 AM Rating: Decent
im not sure if it was the ultima sword but i know u could turn a really high level greatsword with damage:1(cant remember the name) and do some quest to turn it into something.
once again not sure of this.
RE: UltimaSword
# Jun 10 2004 at 7:29 PM Rating: Default
Well since there is no one lvl 80 atm, I think that the rumor is full of crap. Plus, it would be pointless to have a weapon that no one could equip.
RE: UltimaSword
# May 30 2004 at 3:01 AM Rating: Decent
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As much as I'd like it to be true, I wouldn't believe everything you hear. There will always be the myth of an UltimateSword just past someone's reach.
RE: UltimaSword
# Aug 26 2004 at 3:52 AM Rating: Default
Two words:

Sage Sundi

I saw a pic of him as a lv81DRK/40NIN

He had some Equip we couldn't wear if we wanted to...i'll look it up (*^-^)b
RE: UltimaSword
# Jan 15 2005 at 11:57 PM Rating: Decent
Sage Sundi is FFXI'S Online Service Manager. I have seen pictures of him in some interesting equipment lol. He had lv 81 Adaman Cuirass (and the whole Adaman set)----yes, I said lv 81. He also had a lv 70 Balmug (G sword) I have yet to see or hear of a pic of him with an Ultima Sword. The pic was taken in Beta. It's obvious that the stats for certain items have changed since then. Now Adaman Cuirass is lv 73, and has 52 def, 8 mp, 4 vit, 4 mnd, and 3 enmity. His was lv 81 and had 48 def with no other attributes. Looked the same though....If I see the "Ultima Sword" (assuming it exists), then I will obviously post it on every forum known to mankind.
RE: UltimaSword
# Dec 05 2004 at 10:42 PM Rating: Decent
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im not sure if it was the ultima sword but i know u could turn a really high level greatsword with damage:1(cant remember the name) and do some quest to turn it into something.
once again not sure of this.
your prolly referring to a relic blade or GS. You get that in certain dynamis's (Dynamis: in short terms a place for very high lv ppl 0_0) then you go on a quest spending MILLIONS of gil to make it a very strong weapon (sword,axe,etc.) and get a nifty new WS with it^^
# Mar 19 2004 at 9:58 PM Rating: Decent
interesting that this lists warior as being able to use it when warrior can't use great katanas
RE: warrior?
# May 01 2004 at 8:27 PM Rating: Good
726 posts
Some weapons break the rules.

Example, the alchemy club, whatever it's name is. It's a club weapon but it can be used by all jobs.
RE: warrior?
# May 06 2004 at 5:05 PM Rating: Good
819 posts
Yeah, some weapons do break the rules. There's a *Lance* that is able to be used by WAR, PLD, SAM, and DRG...that's the ONLY Lance that's not Dragoon Exclusive.
RE: warrior?
# Jun 01 2004 at 7:18 PM Rating: Default
there is a great sword that black mages can equip at lv 70. Can't remember what its called though. Tell you what, hold your breath and I'll run home from work and check it out!
RE: warrior?
# Aug 26 2004 at 4:02 AM Rating: Decent

Perhaps you're thinking of these?
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