|Occupation||Samurai, "redeemed" Ronin|
|Height||180 cm (5'10)|
|Weight||70.76kg (156 lbs)|
|Land of Origin||Land of Storms|
|Affiliation||Land of Storms, formerly none|
'Hazai Kugosashi (ハザイ久郷寺市; Kugosashi Hazai) was a redeemed Seieibushi ronin samurai that fought in the Second Great Samurai War. Although a ronin via exile at the time, Hazai was promised by the Arashishogun himself freedom from the oppressive laws of the exiled ronin and the his rule. The exact circumstances of Hazai's exile and ronin status remains ambiguous, though it involved a particular samurai's public execution. Hazai Kugosashi was the protagonist of Samurai Rising: Crescent Moon.
Personality and traits
Hazai was largely silent, rarely speaking unless necessary, and even then, his spoke seldom words. He is unsympathetic, callous, and detests the Arashishogun. However, he has a strict personal moral code that, in his judgment, overrules the code of the samurai. It was suggested that this self-code was a contributing reason for his exile. Hazai also believed in honor above all, even in the heat of battle, and expected the same attitude from others, they be enemy or ally.