“Ken” is the third son of Hida Saigo and Hida Shiori. Hida Saigo is a current captain of one of the many posts, and has had that position for many years, ever since he and his squad made a raid into the Shadowlands. What was suppose to be a small skirmish against goblins turned into a ambush led by an Oni named Kotodama. The battle waged on for hours, the Crab squad suffered many loses, but in time, Saigo struck the finally blow to the Oni using his Tetsubo. The day was won, but was bitter sweet in that only he and a few other samurai returned.
Needless to say, growing up with such a father meant having high expectations, especially for the third son, which Kengetsu was. The household was strict, and his older brothers, Hida Choguro and Hida Sanosuke, bullied him constantly for being the youngest. As the boys grew older, they sparred with Ken if only to use him as a punching bag. Throughout school, it showed that he was more capable with his fists rather than a weapon. It was there that he learned Juijistu and Sumai, using the size and strength of his body to the fullest. Where his brothers excelled in weaponry, he excelled in hand to hand. In his studies of the martial arts, he trained endlessly to make his fists into bludgeons that could fell the mightiest ogre. Even after class, he would go to the Kaiu Wall, and strike at it as long as he could before he was caught. It is for this reason he gained the nick-name Wall-Knuckled Kengetsu.
Years passed, and Ken finally had proven himself to his brothers and father, by taking down an ogre with two other bushi that were in his squad. One had struck the at the beasts stomach, the other at its chest, while Ken drove his naginata into the Ogre’s skull. Its goblin followers ran off, and Ken rejoiced in his first true kill. This success is what granted him a master, from whom he learned a great many things. It was because of his family and his master that Ken has made as far as he has, and he places them above most other things when it comes to his duty as a samurai.