A set of ornate Ninja chainmail designed for stealth and speed. Once used by a great Hero of Abyssea, the true potential of this Empyrean armor was sealed but has now been fully unleashed by completing the Trials of the Magians.

This is the +2, or HQ2, version of this Empyrean armor set.

Number of Pieces: 5
Cost to store: Not storable with armor depository NPC.
Storage Slip: Moogle Storage Slip 10


Hume male in full Iga garb.

Level Armor Piece Upgrade Piece
85 Iga Zukin +2 AugmentedRareExclusive

[Head] All Races
DEF: 37 DEX +10 Haste +6%
Enhances "Dual Wield" effect
Augments "Innin" effect
Set: Augments "Dual Wield"
Lv. 85 NIN

x6 Coin of Vision
89 Iga Ningi +2 AugmentedRareExclusive

[Body] All Races
DEF: 62 STR +12 DEX +12 Accuracy +17
Attack +17 Critical Hit Rate +5%
Enhances Migawari effect
Set: Augments "Dual Wield"
Lv. 89 NIN

x9 Stone of Ardor
87 Iga Tekko +2 AugmentedRareExclusive

[Hands] All Races
DEF: 27 DEX +10 AGI +10
Accuracy +8 Evasion +8
Increases elemental ninjutsu damage
Enhances Futae effect
Set: Augments "Dual Wield"
Lv. 87 NIN

x6 Card of Wieldance
83 Iga Hakama +2 AugmentedRareExclusive

[Legs] All Races
DEF: 48 Accuracy +8 Katana Skill +5
Haste +7% Augments "Yonin"
Set: Augments "Dual Wield"
Lv. 83 NIN

x6 Stone of Balance
81 Iga Kyahan +2 AugmentedRareExclusive

[Feet] All Races
DEF: 23 STR+5 DEX +5 Haste +4%
Enhances "Tactical Parry" effect
Enhances "Utsusemi" effect
Set: Augments "Dual Wield"
Lv. 81 NIN

x6 Card of Voyage

Additional Pieces

Armor Piece
Iga Erimaki RareExclusive

[Neck] All Races
Accuracy +7 Evasion +7 Increases Critical Hit Damage
Lv. 80 NIN

Iga Mimikazari RareExclusive

[Earrings] All Races
Evasion +5 Enhances Dual Wield effect
Lv. 90 NIN

Iga Dochugappa RareExclusive

[Back] All Races
DEX +5 Critical Hit Rate +3% Store TP +5
Lv. 84 NIN

Set Summary

Historical Background

Iga-ryū 伊賀流 (literally “the Iga School”) is a school of ninjutsu. It became one of the two most well-known ninja schools in Japan, along with the Kōga-ryū. The Iga-ryū originated in the Iga Province in the area around the towns of Iga and Ueno (modern Iga City in Mie Prefecture). Iga-mono is a synonym for Iga ninja.

Since the Nara period, the Iga district had supplied lumber to jisha (寺社 the generic term of Japanese religious construction and tribe[clarification needed]). But in the Kamakura period, jisha declined in influence while shugo (governors) and jito (manor administrators) grew dominant. The power of these functionaries then waned in Iga while that of bushi (warriors) rose instead. Iga was divided in to local jizamurai regions locked in guerrilla war for which Iga warriors developed specialized skills and tactics. The Kōga-ryū school began in a similar way. During the early Muromachi period, the people of Iga became independent of their feudal overlords and established a kind of republic--Iga Sokoku Ikki (伊賀惣国一揆) in Japanese. Iga-mono 伊賀者 (Iga men) first appear in historical records in 1487 when the Shogun Ashikaga Yoshihisa attacked Rokkaku Takayori, the daimyo of southern Omi Province from the Rokkaku clan. Both Iga and Koga ninja fought on the side of Rokkaku, helping to successfully repel the shogun's attack. In 1579, warlord Oda Nobunaga's son Oda Nobukatsu launched an unsuccessful attack against the Iga Republic. In 1581, Oda Nobunaga himself attacked Iga from six directions with a force of 40 to 60 thousand men, about a ten to one advantage, and slaugtered many Iga ninja and their families.[1] The Iga held only two castles when Nobunaga declared a ceasefire and allowed some of the ninja to escape. In 1582, during the turmoil following Oda Nobunaga's death, Hattori Hanzo advised Tokugawa Ieyasu to escape to Mikawa through the Kōga and Iga regions. Ieyasu, when he became the shogun, employed ninja to guard Edo Castle--the headquarters of the Tokugawa shogunate--and to supply intelligence. He settled 200 men from the Iga-ryū in the Yotsuya neighbourhood of Edo (Tokyo). Hanzo's Gate in Edo Castle took its name from the nearby residence of the Hattori clan. Hattori Hanzo’s son Hattori Masanari commanded the castle's Iga guards but proved a less successful leader than his father. In 1606, the Iga men rebelled due to harsh treatment. They continued to serve the shogunate until Tokugawa Yoshimune (ruled 1716-1745) dismissed all ninja from his intelligence network and replaced them with people from Kii province.

Iga ninja were trained in disguise, escape, concealment, explosives, medicines, poisons, unarmed combat, and a multitude of weaponry. They used scaling hooks for climbing and supposedly employed special water-walking shoes (displayed at the Iga-ryu Ninja Museum). The ninja of the Iga-ryū were divided into three classes: high ninjas (jonin), middle ninjas (chunin) and low ninjas (genin).

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