The gods of today are but fictions in form. Only a true god can save these desperate times - a true god with true power. And I am the only true power. I alone am capable of unifying this land. There are no more gods for me to revere. The only god that I worship is power itself. Gods large and small, of mountain and wood... I, Shanao, have assumed the power of these deities. Tonight, I have come to assume yours.
Tetsukichi, you used to make swords for warrior monks, didn't you? Yet you abandoned forging for a life of scavenging other's swords.
I couldn't stand seeing my work go to "holy" men. Hypocrites like you... devout in word, yet murderous in deed.
I don't kill men, just demons.
What's that? Monk logic?