The compound resembles a traditional Japanese temple or castle, with a largely-open floor plan, wide courtyards, and wooden designs on the walls and columns. Aside from a few electric lights and other conveniences, the clan lives the same traditional lifestyle as they have for centuries.
After Azai stole military-grade gear from Hessian Services, the mercenaries assaulted the compound and killed many of the acolytes who lived there. The Marked Ninja rescued Azai, who set him on a mission to hunt down the mercenaries that attacked them and kill their leaders, Corporal Kelly and Count Karajan. After his final mission is completed, the ninja returns home to find out the truth of why Hessian attacked them.
The first level of the game, Ink & Dreams, takes place at Hisomu-jo. The Marked Ninja comes home in The Return, wherein he ousts Azai and the rogue ninja who have sided with him, and makes the final decision whether to fulfill his vow or return honor to his clan in a Moonlit Garden.
|Mark of the Ninja Levels|
| Outset: Hisomu-jo, Home of the Hisomu Clan|
Ink & Dreams