Nobody knows Edgemaster's real name, when or where he was born or
how he became the great master of the Ling Sheng Su Temple. Each new chief
of the temple simply knows that he is well versed in almost every weapon
known to man. He descends from the mountains to initiate the successors of
the three treasures and teach them the secret arts of the temple. These
facts show that Edgemaster had lived an extremely long time, but none of the
previous chiefs or successors of the treasures know the truth about him
because he never talks about himself.
The person who probably knew the most about him was
Kilik. After the destruction of the temple,
Edgemaster took Kilik in and taught him to supress the Evil Seed which had
inhabited his body. He trained Kilik for three years, and the bright young
man mastered most of the secret arts of the Ling Sheng Su Style rod. As a
final trial to test Kilik's skill and to help him resist the Evil Seed,
Edgemaster sent Kilik west to find Soul Edge. After Kilik left, the master
devoted his mind to deep meditation. He had always believed in destiny,
but something stirred in him. It might be worth challenging the stream of
history again, he thought, to cut his own path through destiny and create the
future. But, for reasons known only to himself, Edgemaster knew this was
not his place and awaited Kilik's return. Once the Soul Edge was destroyed,
he would finally be able to rest.
Kilik returned after Soul Edge was destroyed. Edgemaster was glad
to see that the warrior had been up to the challenge, but he still had one
test left for him. Edgemaster attacked Kilik using evil energy to teach
Kilik how to master evil by using it. Kilik successfully defended himself,
and thus passed Edgemaster's final test.
Was there some connection between Edgemaster and the Soul Edge? We
may never really know.