- Allied Clans: Mar Clan, Dail Clan
- Country of Origin: Land of Lightning
- Notable Members: Terra, Jothon, Raikov
- Affiliation: Sons of the Shadows
- Kekkei Genkai: Sougan
The Ruki Clan is one of three clans that make of the group of mercenaries Sons of the Shadows. The Ruki are the main reconnaissance ninja in the group due to their Kekkei Genkai. Their main family is under constant shift due to assassinations.
The Ruki Clan were once of affiliated the Hidden Cloud Village. They were highly respected for their impressive eye sight. However once the Hidden Leaf Village took in the Hyuga and Uchiha Clans the Ruki were considered second rate. Disgraced the Ruki left the Cloud Village and began to do mercanary work. They also felt that the strongest of them all should be the leader so they would often challenge the currant leader to make sure he/she was still in his prime, if he/she wasn't he/she was permenantly replaced.
After two generations the Ruki encountered the Mar Clan. The Ruki first considered them as animals. As such there was a little clan war, with the Ruki ambushing the Mar picking them off from a distance. However as soon as the Mar got close enough to fight the Ruki were outmatched. Eventually the two clans realized that they would benefit from a partnership. So they formed the Sons of the Shadows.
Sons of the Shadows
The Ruki and Mar clans argued over which clan would be dominant in the alliance. The two clans were almost at the point of war again when a mysterious man known only as The Shadow appeared and nearly wiped out both clans single handedly. The Shadow then decared himself the ruler of the two clans, claiming they were his "sons". The Ruki quickly realized that if they were to survive they would have to please The Shadow. In a matter of hours the Ruki and Mar had both agreed to follow The Shadow.
Once the Sons of the Shadows encountered the Dail they quickly asked if they would join them. The Dail refused to join do to them not liking authority over them. The Sons of the Shadows however didn't want to take no for an answer so they made this offer. "Join us or be EXTERMINATED." The Dail responded violently to this. The Dail fought valiently they were however quickly defeated. The Ruki welcomed the Dail with open arms.
- Uchiha: Most members still bear a deep hatered of the Uchiha (When they heard the entire Uchiha Clan was wiped out by on of their own they practically threw a wild party.)
- Hyuga: Most members still bear a deep hatered of the Hyuga
- Mar: The Ruki have grown to respect the Mar for their physical prowess
- Dail: The Ruki respect the Dail for their affinity with medical ninjutsu