Yo, so I'm about a hundred turns in, and I've conquered over half of Japan I started as the Shimazu, took over Kyushu, the southern tail end, to Kyoto, and the little island where the Chosokabe started. I just took Ise, and I see some rad looking ninja with a red mask, commanded by the Tokugawa. I think he was a level 6, my highest level ninja being 4. Do all ninjas get the awesome red mask when they get to that level?
Mad respect to CA for this, he looked like a BEAST and thwarted my 5 assassination attempts.