following is the story and background for the renowned twin
brothers Sen and So Yukatori.
is known as "The White". This is due to his dedication,
commitment, and general good nature. Sen has black hair
and is always seen dressed in white.
is known as "The Black". He is generally manipulative,
conniving, and has a poor disposition. So has white hair
and is always seen dressed in black.
showed promise in the martial arts at an early age and was
soon accepted at a prestigious school. Sen has remarkable
dedication and unending devotion to continued learning and
development in the arts. Sen excelled in his studies and
graduated with honors.
was not idle during his bother's training. He practiced
in dark circles and in dark arts.
returning home from school, So challenged Sen to a duel.
So felt he was disrespected in the family and wanted to
prove that he was greater than his brother. Sen would not
agree to his brother's challenge and warned So of his advanced
training. So still would not relent and eventually Sen agreed
to fight, only to appease his twin.
started the fight with a few simple moves and was surprised
to find his brother indeed had skill in the martial arts.
Sen continued with more advanced moves and soon found So
was his equal. Sen realized, to his utter amazement, that
even his best attacks were matched by So. The fight continued
for many hours, neither gaining ground on the other until
both were exhausted. Their respect for each other was never
The twins gained fame as they continued to win team tournament
after team tournament. They won the team champions title
their first year. For the next 2 years they continued to
win and earned great sums of money as a result. Soon they
adopted the Sen So symbol (an adaptation of the yin-yang)
and started an arena and school in their local town.
Sen So arena adopted new rules on combat that required equal
opportunities for weapon selections and styles of fighting.
But the key change was the elimination of the "surrender
or die rules". All matches would be based on points
scored and would end based on time limit or maximum points.
These were done at Sen's insistence.
result was that the Sen So arena had greater participants
who stayed healthier and fought more often making it the
largest tournament around. The Sen So arena offered large
prizes and grew to be one of the most popular in the land.
and So are still feared and undefeated in team combat.
has been said to be both amusing and exhilarating to see
the two twins in combat against one another. This rarely
happens beyond the annual school Shuhan competition. It
is often referred to as the "Dance of Mirrors"
where it is said that the real skill lies with Sen, but
the real power lies with So