Also known as "Deviant Blades," the Klesha Bringers are twelves weapons of extraordinary power.
Each is fearsomely powerful and while referred to as katanas throughout the series, all are not actually swords. Initially, the swords are thought to possess poison or some form of magic which made them incredibly powerful. The actual reason behind the sword's strength is that Shikizaki Kiki was actually a master soothsayer who used the technologies and techniques that he saw in his visions to craft weapons more advanced than what current technologies could produce. Examples of this would be Entou Jyuu, a pistol and a revolver; Bito Kanzashi, a fully automated robot; and Seitou Hakari, a sword focused on using psychology to create inner peace and foster self-discovery in the user rather than actually causing direct physical harm.
Near the end of his journey as a swordsmith, Kiki developed the Kyotouryuu fighting style. Upon destroying the other twelve, a Kyotouryuu user becomes a Completed Deviant Blade.
|Concept Name||Klesha Bringers|
|Aliases||Shikizaki Kiki's Twelve Deviant Blades|
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