20 Light, Noise, and Litter Discipline The traditions of the ancient shinobi say you should lock the doors before you have a look at the enemy with fire.

If you have to steal in as a shinobi when it is snowing, the first thing you must be careful about is your footsteps.

—Yoshimori Hyakushu #53

Avoiding unwanted attention was a core discipline of their trade, and shinobi trained diligently on being stealthy. If lanterns emitted light that disturbed animals, footsteps echoed and woke a sleeping target, or food waste alerted a guard to the presence of an intruder, then a shinobi put their mission—if not their life—in jeopardy. As such, the scrolls provide substantial guidance around moving and operating tactically while maintaining light, ...

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