The Six Stars of RG Veda
Taishakuten, the god of thunder, rebelled and took over the Heavenly Kingdom three hundred years ago. He killed Ashura-ō, the guardian god, and began a cruel reign as a new Emporer. Kuyo, the true stargazer, gave a prophecy (the full prophecy is listed below) to Ashura-ō and then later to Yasha-ō.
Prophecy as said by Kuyo:
“Six stars will fall to this plane. The dark stars that will defy the Heavens. And you shall undertake a journey. One that begins when you find the child of a vanished race. I cannot discern the child’s alignment. I only know that it is he alone who can turn the wheels of Tenkai’s destiny. For it is by Heavenly Mandate that through this child, the Six Stars shall begin to gather. And then someone shall appear from the shadows. Even my powers cannot clearly make out his figure, but he knows the future and can manipulate both evil and heavenly stars. A roaring flame shall raze the wicked. Six stars will overpower all others. And inevitably, they will be the schism that splits the Heavens.”
WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS FOLLOW
To follow the prophecy, Yasha-ō awakened Ashura after three hundred years of slumber. The two set out to gather the Six Stars. Once they gather each one, Ashura shows a much darker side than his usual kind childlike side. He kills his mother and takes the seal from her. He merges it with his sword, Shura-tō, and awakens the true Ashura (god of flame, blood, and war) and begins to destroy the world. The Six Stars are his sacrifice to complete his awakening. He absorbs their powers as he kills them, making himself even stronger.
Taishakuten knew of the true horror behind the prophecy and awakening of the true Ashura. He came up with a plot to attempt to stop this prophecy from becoming true with Ashura-ō.
The Six Stars
Clan: Dragon Tribe of the West
Clan: Kendappa in the East
Clan: Karura Tribe
Clan: Soma Tribe