Danjo is an NPC in Nioh. NPCs are characters that can be interacted with or are shown in the game. NPCs are characters that add contrast to the game's lore where they provide information, some are categorized as quest givers, while others are categorized as Merchants whom you can trade with or request for certain services.
Matsunaga Hisahide was a general based in Yamato province. He was commonly known as "Danjo", and took control of much of central Japan through sheer brutality, from killing the head of the Miyoshi clan he supposedly served to driving the Ashikaga shogunate from Kyoto.
When Oda Nobunaga took Kyoto, Hisahide entered his service, but instead of helping Nobunaga, Hisahide used his newfound influence to purge his enemies during the westward advance. Despite repeated betrayals, he always managed to talk his way out of punishment until finally Nobunaga attacked his base of operations and finished him. Hisahide was an evil schemer who did not hesitate to turn on those who trusted him, but also a devotee of the tea ceremony who built a collection of expensive and valuable utensils he had discovered.
Nobunaga was repeatedly betrayed by Hisahide, but they shared an interest in the tea ceremony and Nobunaga is said to have had a respect for Hisahide's skill at building castles. Even after Hisahide's third betrayal, Nobunaga offered to spare his life in exchange for the legendary Hiragumo kettle. However, Hisahide refused the offer and is said to have used gunpowder to blow up the Hiragumo along with himself.
Hisahide's parentage remains unclear, but his genius first became apparent in the service of Miyoshi Nagayoshi. As the Miyoshi clan's power grew, so too did Hisahide's influence within it. Finally, as the Miyoshi clan began to totter, Hisahide seized control of it from below - but he saved his rebellion for after the death of Nagayoshi, who had always had affection for Hisahide
To eliminate the tree Miyoshi generals who held the most power in the clan, Hisahide set fire to Todaiji temple, where their forces had taken refuge, and burned down the Hall of the Great Buddha. However, the Shosoin and its countless treasures escaped desctruction. As a devotee of the tea ceremony, Hisahide was also reluctant to see the neighbouring tea room, the Juko Zashiki destroyed in battle, and is said to have slipped in before his forces advanced to rescue the valuable items it contained.
- You can find Danjo in the Hidden Teahouse which becomes available after completing the Spider Nest Castle.
- Via the Hidden Teahouse, you can join one of the game's Clans to engage in Clan Battles, transform yourself with Skins, and exchange Glory for various goods.
"Nobunaga...you never understood the true value of things..."
"That must be what gave birth to all the devilishness in this place..."
"Even though you can see the same things as I... all you ever saw were appearances..."
"Nobunaga... I will never let you use it as a trophy to grow your power..."
"My Hiragumo... let us shower them with the sparks of our death and begin our last journey to hell... together!"