Shigen is one
of the four guardians of "Hell's Gate". He represents Byakko, the White
Tiger. Shigen was once a gentle, peaceful man, however he has been sealed in
stone for ten years by his friend, Shinnosuke
saw him to be
a threat in his plan for opening the Hell's Gate. Shigen's hatred and agony have driven him over the edge,
and all he can think of is revenge against the one who locked him away.
During the storyline
of Last Blade 2, Shigen regains his senses and remembers that he had a
daughter. To atone for his ten year absence, he travels to the mountains to
spend time with her while training. During this timeframe, he notices the evil
aura that emanated from the opened "Hell’s Gate". As one of its
guardians, he set out to close it, leaving his sleeping daughter in the
darkness of night. However, he was initially unaware that his daughter knew of
his departure and that she was following him at a distance.