Iwagakure is a village surround by high cliffs and mountains. Its sole ruler is the Tsuchikage and the village being infamous for its various wars with other villages as well as internal affairs such as coup d etat, assasinations and civil wars. Its notable for having no monarchy or council and is a authorian state ruled solely by a Tsuchikage. The Hun Clan is known for its use of the Explosive Blood Limit. One of its most valued secrets is the Iwagakure Kinjutsu developed by the Third Tsuchikage. At One point the Fifth Tsuchikage ambush a troop of kohana soldiers including Shu until the future Fourth Hokage intervened figthing off the tshuchikage as the Third Kazekage at some time.