The Nine Maxims of the Ninja

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{This is an excerpt from Black Ninja Handbook, by the Dark Lords.}

The Nine Maxims of the Ninja are the central guiding principles of the Black Ninja. Study them well and live by them.

  1. Strengthen the body; it is your foundation.

  2. Stay in the shadows and be silent.

  3. Endure all hardships; overcome all adversity.

  4. Control your mind; discipline your desires.

  5. Affiliate with a Clan and obey its rules.

  6. Think outside all boxes.

  7. Be mindful of your surroundings.

  8. Make war by way of deception.

  9. Be like the wind—a formless, invisible force.