Birth of the emperor :
The Death of The emperor :
The Sensei :
- They generally don't know their origin until they're taught by another sensei or rise up as a sensei themselves.
Funny how this all makes me think about something else :
You can also note that in the "Lost and the damned" book, the Illuminati are a brotherhood of people knowing all the secrets of the emperor and the sensei who seek to sacrifice the sensei to make the starchild gain its full power and to see the birth of a new man.
In the "Slaves to Darkness" tome, the Illuminati are those who have been possessed by a demon but who managed to survive the experience thanks to their strong willpower.
The 2 versions are totally compatible though so no big issue here.
Now with all this little fluff (I can only strongly advise you to go get the tomes and read the original text), how can I use this to forge a warband?
Well the name Sensei is a hint in itself. It's japanese and it describes someone who has authority over a specific field like a teacher.
Japonese origins you say?, that's funny because if I look at the model or the picture taken form the Realm of chaos book :
I see some kind of echoes of something I know well which is Kendo suit (Japanese fencing meaning "the way of the blade")
Oh, isn't the little guy on the left familiar? How lucky would I be having a painted version of him already?
I now have a band led by a Japon-inspired knight of the future who is so charismatic he can even evil beings into good fellows.
What more could I want?
Well maybe this :