Early MemoriesEditShiiki is the lone,abandoned child of Reikan Shougi (冷観 瀞儀),then heir, and Shuue Sara (襲笑 注等),who fled the heavily policed and isolated compound of the Shougi House just days after her birth. Their plan of escape was futile and ended in failure as they were captured later sentenced to death by the solemn edict of Shiiki's grandfather,Kuruo Shougi(狂皇 瀞儀),the then known patriarch, on the grounds of disgraceful misconduct and disobedience. In the dead of night,they both perished in silence. Shiiki was raised in a cruel fashion.At age 5, she alone was left standing in an expanse of dead carcasses,numbed by the repulsive fragrance of putrescent dead flesh. Faces obscured by blood and gashes, of family once intimately known.Kuruo, accustomed to bloodshed and butchery of a scale much more extensive that the tableau now before him, gently cast his black coat over Shiiki's stiff stature.He slowly took Shiiki's besmirched palms in his callous ones, Kuruo's calm,phlegmatic and stolid pools of onyx, bottomless gulfs devoid of emotion reflected her smeared visage.His placid words rung loud and pristine in the hollow clearing, it threw Shiiki into a violent spasm of sobs.
"There is no family."Kuruo's large hands gently caressed her smooth cheek, they slowly reeled back and snapped forward, returning in the form of a severe and brusque slap, echoing again.Shiiki's sobs abated, her diminutive physique still quivering as her turned cheek throbbed and swelled.Shiiki fell quiet as she was led away by this estranged and inhumane grandfather of hers, teetering time and time again due to his brisk stride.
This massacre being the crucial threshold of election of the Shougi Heir,an extermination of subordinates loyal to the heir before,elimination of competition and the unworthy,only the one survivor shall thrive.It was tradition to extract blood of the vanquished to dye the attire of the Heir on the day of enthronement,preparing the chosen for a journey of even worse suffering and gruelling education.
It is called the Ceremony of First Blood.