A rōnin (浪人, "drifter" or "wanderer") was a samurai without a lord or master during the feudal period (1185–1868) of Japan. A samurai became masterless from the death or fall of his master, or after the loss of his master's favor or privilege. According to the Bushido Shoshinshu (the Code of the Samurai), a samurai was supposed to commit seppuku (also "hara kiri" — ritual suicide) upon the loss of his master. One who chose not to honor the code was "on his own" and was meant to suffer great shame. The undesirability of rōnin status was mainly a discrimination imposed by other samurai and by daimyō, the feudal lords.
Like other samurai, rōnin wore two swords. Because the former samurai could not legally take up a new trade, or because of pride were loath to do so, many rōnin looked for other ways to make a living with their swords. Those rōnin who desired steady, legal employment became mercenaries that guarded trade caravans, or bodyguards for wealthy merchants.
The Lonely Ronin figure from Wolfking features realistic sculpting and is dressed in custom-tailored clothing. The figure stands about 12 inches tall and includes several interchangeable hands as well as two types of swords. Also features: Lonely Ronin figure, 3 Pairs of hands, 2 Swords, Truss, Underwear, Short top, Coat, Culottes, Flagon, Sandals
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Estimated Release Date: 4th Quarter 2018