Philosophy: The Akumu clan is known for its involvement in the afterlife. Whenever an ally clan wants to pay respects to a fallen comrade, they head to the Akumu clan for help. They have dedicated rituals for protecting and honoring the dead. They are also known for worshipping a goddess of balance. No one has communicated with her directly until Karite.
History: Asura Akumu founded the clan many years ago believing that death was not something to be feared, but respected. She designed many of the traditional burial rites that the Akumu clan use today in honoring the dead.
About 100 years after the founding of the Clan, the clans of the age were spread out and were almost constantly warring. It was into this world that Baiko Akumu was born. His parents were of the Akumu clan. The Akumu clan was known for its involvement in the afterlife. Whenever an ally clan wanted to pay respects to a fallen comrade, they would head to the Akumu clan for help. When Baiko was born, his sharp red eyes drew marvel from everyone. They knew that he would do their clan well.
As Baiko grew older, he began to learn the sacred techniques of his clan. Baiko became extremely adept at using these techniques. By the time he was five, he mastered most of the basic techniques. His clan began to grow fearful of the other clans in the Moon Country. The Akumu clan felt that if the other clans knew of Baiko, that the other clans would attack them. This caused them to become fearful of Baiko as well. Knowing the strength of Baiko and what he could do if properly trained, they order him caged. Unfortunately for Baiko, his parents obliged.
Baiko grew stressed of the occasion and began to plot his way out of this jam. Finding a way out of the cage was easy as he merely burned his way out with corpse candles. He began sneaking around, taking food and supplies for his goals. Stealing the Akumu forbidden techniques scroll, he began to read every inch of the scroll. He learned forbidden techniques and ancient truths that the Akumu clan had hidden away for years. Baiko had become the strongest Akumu to live and he was only a young boy. Using this, he began an uprising on his own clan, summoning a hundred wraiths. This is where the story of Baiko Akumu truly began, the destruction of the Akumu Clan.
He attacked the clan with an army of a hundred wraiths. The charge ended with the slaughter of the most powerful of the clan. Baiko's parents and the leader of the clan still stood ready for battle in the leader's house. Baiko entered the house where the three were held up. There.....was the epic showdown between Baiko and his parents. The battle lasted what seemed like ages, but in the end, nothing could stop Baiko from his destiny. Baiko challenged the leader to a showdown that lasted two days. At the end, neither had very much chakra left, which seemed like a miracle to see them both drained so much. Baiko made one last move to end the leader's life. Unfortunately, it succeeded. the leader and Baiko both collapsed; Baiko, from exhaustion; and the leader; from death.
A few hours later, Baiko walked out of the clan leader's house and announced his victory. The remaining members of the village and the head priestess walked out to meet him. The priestess named him the head of the clan.
When he was about twenty, he took a test to prove his maturity. He passed the first test with ease. During the second test however, a mystery being with two scythes appeared before him. The being explained to Baiko that he, the being, was a reaper and that he had come to give Baiko the chance of a life time. He promised to grant him immortality, however, Baiko would have to give his first son to the reaper to allow the reaper to transform him into a reaper like himself. The reaper helped him finish the second part of the exam and gave him the second scythe that was on his back. He then sealed a wraith within Baiko, granting him immunity to disease and ageless life. He taught the ritual to the head priestess who vowed to continue on the tradition for his bloodline.
Baiko disappeared with his wife about fifty years later. They have yet to be seen again. The Clan has kept up the traditions of old and the teachings that Baiko had introduced.