Lightning Eagle Sword
|Lightning Eagle Sword|
The swordsman Yakage dreamed of a sword named the Lightning Eagle Sword, which he intended to give to his daughter Minagi. He studied many sciences and swordcrafting arts and acquired Kageba, another sword, which he hoped would advance his research. However, Yakage's dream was threatened when Hishima of the Shima Brothers appeared and threatened to kill Minagi (who had been placed in a healing tank to recover after one of their sparring sessions) unless he surrendered Kageba to him. Yakage had no choice but to allow Hishima to leave with the blade so that his daughter could be safe. He later recorded this experience in his own personal journal.
Years after Yakage's death, Minagi discovered his journal and learned that he had wanted to make the Lightning Eagle Sword for her. Minagi began to blame herself for the theft of Kageba, so one month later, in 150,081 CMT, she tracked down her mother and sister aboard the Bebop II and told them that she wanted to find and reclaim Kageba to honor her father.