The oath of the Red Winds is a tradition passed down from the founding of the village. When a person takes this oath, they bind their “Strongest Arm” to a cause. They may be an expert swordsman, a legendary Staff fighter or archer, or just have a particularly powerful jutsu. When the oath is taken, the ninja swears never to use this “Strongest” of their weapons except in the interest of the chosen cause. Others who have taken this oath are the only ones who know what any given oath taker’s cause is. “Cheating” like naming a technique that is not your strongest, or failing to keep to your oath is strictly frowned on, and although somewhat rare, the oath is taken very seriously still in The Swamp. The weapon is bound with a red ribbon, which is worn proudly, as only the strongest ninja would willingly surrender their best jutsu… and survive.