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"Yes, you have your ideals. But I will have a nation."
―Oda Nobunaga.[src]
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Oda Nobunaga

Oda Nobunaga (23 June 1534 – 21 June 1582) was a powerful daimyo in Japan during the late 16th century who initiated the unification of Japan near the end of the Sengoku period.

When the Assassins made contact with Oda, he was sympathetic to their cause and promised an alliance once he had unified his country. However, after he came into possession of a Sword of Eden, the possibility of an alliance was compromised.

He was subsequently killed by the Assassin Yamauchi Taka on 21 June 1582, when Nobunaga was betrayed and attacked by his vassal Akechi Mitsuhide at Honnō-ji in Kyoto. Taka retrieved the Sword and brought it to Liu Yan, who transported it to China.

After Oda's death, his vassal Toyotomi Hideyoshi took over the mantle of conquering the land.