I have never known freedom. Living in the Compound everyday of your life, how everything- including your name and the clothes you wear- is controlled by one woman. Mistress. She enjoys having us fight to the death in matches against people of different houses to gain their rank up. Oh, yes, even the people you are with is controlled. We girls (it is a girls only compound- breeding would be a hassle, you see) are divided accourding to whichever Chinese Zodiac House we fit into. It is quite enjoyable. Really. So enjoyable, in fact, that a young girl named 390 and i run away together after meeting some interesting ninja that caught a runaway. I now owe one of them a match. So, both 390 and i run. For our lives. Or at least, we try.