An elite crop of mythical shieldmaidens who fought alongside soldiers in battle. She is a fearsome thing to behold, a woman of great victory. Translated from an Anglo-Saxon metrical charm based on taming honey bees, to mean “victorious woman” considering that bees swarm and sting. Some scholars have suggested the term is but a mere metaphor for “victorious sword”.
(koo-noy-chee). A female ninja specially trained in psychology. They were to seduce the enemy for a clever assassination! Some would disguise themselves as Geisha to deceive their unsuspecting target. There are two types of kunoichi:
"Shimma kunoichi" is a member of the ninja family, trained for her specific role. She typically worked under a kantokusha, or a commander, who usually tried to give her the impression she was his only kunoichi. Due to their highly emotionally sensitive natures, the kunoichi needed to be carefully handled so as not to fall in love with the target or lose sight of the goals.
"Karima kunoichi" were usually hired only for a specific job, acting as a spy within the enemy's walls. These women, usually maids, mistresses, or entertainers with access to the house may be purchased for the right price.