Kuroda Nagamasa is an NPC in Nioh.
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Kuroda Nagamasa is an NPC in Nioh. Kuroda Nagamasa excels in military prowess. A big hearted man with a sweet nature, he always thinks of what's best for his people. He met William when William drifted down to Usuki, which is close to Nagamasa's territory Nakatsu in Bizen Province.
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Kuroda Nagamasa Lore & History
- Kuroda Nagamasa, sometimes known as "Kichibei," was a general under the Toyotomi clan. The son of Kuroda Kanbei, Nagamasa was entrusted to Hideyoshi as a child hostage. When Kanbei was captured by enemy forces, however, Oda Nobunaga suspected him of treachery and ordered Nagamasa killed. It was only quick thinking on the part of Takenaka Hanbei that saved him. After coming of age, Nagamasa made his name fighting alongside his father for Hideyoshi at Shizugatake and during the conquest of Kyushu. As a leader on the front lines, his opinions often clash with those of Ishida Mitsunari, who provided support from the rear. Since he also believes that his father's removal from the center of power was due to slander by Mitsunari, he bears a grudge against him.
- Nagamasa is a good person who wears his heart on his sleeve, and gets along well with new people. He does have some of his father's political genius, being involved in the plotting of the Mohri clan, but he prefers to face his enemies face—to—face like a warrior. He is driven by a constant, urgent desire to live up to the expectations of his father and earn his approval through great deads.
- At the Battle of Sekigahara, Nagamasa wore an unusual "Ichinotani" helmet instead of his usual horned design. nIchinotanin refers to the battlefield of yore where Minamoto no Yoshitsune's surprise attack defeated the Heike. Nagamasa's helmet evoked it with a striking design in a prayer for victory. It was said to have been designed by Takenaka Hanbei, the man who saved Nagamasa's life, and Nagamasa apparently wore it to symbolize his vow to Takenaka that he would be victorious.
- Nagamasa and Mitsunari were at odds for a long time, but when Mitsunari lost and was captured after the Battle of Sekigahara, Nagamasa had no words of abuse or contempt for him. When Mitsunari was sentenced to death, Nagamasa is said to have recognized the man's depth of feeling and acceptance of his fate, placing his own coat on Mitsunari's shoulders as a gesture from one warrior to another. Nagamasa himself was granted a vast fiefdom by Tokugawa I eyasu for his unparalleled service at the Battle of Sekigahara he had finally lived up to his father's expectations.