Name: Yamanaka Clan
Philosophy: The Yamanaka are an intelligent and quizzical group of people, who value analyzing a situation over quick and rash choices. Most of them work as advisors, intelligence officers or spies, and are very good and reading a situation. They boast some of the higher iq's in the village, and use this to their advantage. They are a proud people who believe in honor and knowledge, and that the more you know, the stronger you are. To them, a dumb enemy, is a weak enemy.
Location: Nikkousato | Sun Village
The Yamanaka clan started as a simple group of ninja, who operated in the time before the great war, and before chakra was introduced into the world. They were elite assassins who excelled at information gathering and espionage. They worked for feudal lords and village chiefs, tracking down criminals and interrogating those who had valuable information. As the world began to progress, and shinobi tactics became more advanced, the Yamanaka advanced their skills with the introduction of Chakra. They began to create jutsu and abilities that made their information gathering easier, and made them even more deadly.
The head of the Family, Yala Yamanaka, was renowned for taking the Yamanaka into the new age of ninja. She created many techniques that are still used today, established a structured clan and made alliances that propelled the family forward. As the brothers split, and the two hidden villages were created, Yala decided to align herself with the Sun village, and vowed to serve the leader. The Yamanaka became a house hold name among shinobi, as most of them worked for the kage as advisors or key information gatherers. In addition to their capacity for knowledge, they were sneaky spies who knew how to infiltrate the enemy line, obtaining key information and valuable knowledge. Know an established family, they hold a lot of prestige in the village, with many of its members earning high ranking roles in the villages hierarchy.