The guards group near the campfire. None of them wants to leave the warm flames, yet someone has to go to make the patrol along the border. Of course, in this situation, the youngest of them is the one that must do the duty. He picks up a torch and leaves the others behind.

Nearly a half league away he finds something strange: as his torch casts light on the wall, seemingly random words appear in front of his eyes:

Silk            Origami     Bug track       King

Colored crown   Cross       Piety           Barbary

Avengers        Widow       Construction    Cannibalism

Feather         Apex        Red Lily        Circus

He has no idea what this could mean, but he is determined to not go back to the elders without a theory: who could have left these marks and what are they saying?

What are the four categories hidden in these words and who is the guard?

(The rules of a standard connect wall apply: you have to find 4 categories, each containing 4 connected word. The 4 categories are also connected, and help you find the final answer.)

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    $\begingroup$ just want to confirm that 'Avangers' is not supposed to be 'Avengers' $\endgroup$
    – Nobody
    Mar 25, 2019 at 9:50
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, it was supposed to be - I always make this mistake in it's spelling. $\endgroup$
    – Annosz
    Mar 25, 2019 at 9:53

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Partial answer that could be far from correct:

bug track (Mantis is a bug tracking software)
avengers (Mantis is a member of the Avengers)
cannibalism (the praying mantis eats the head of the male after intercourse)
piety (piety is religious devotion, often exhibited through praying)

origami (cranes are one of the most popular origami designs)
feather (cranes are birds with feathers)
colored crown (they can have colored crowns, such as the red-crowned crane)
construction (a crane is also a piece of machinery used for construction)

king (as in The Lion King)
barbary (the barbary lion is an extinct species)
circus (many circuses feature lions)
apex (lions are apex predators)

widow (black widows are spiders)
red lily (the red spider lily is a species of lily)
silk (spiders build their webs with silk)
cross (cross spiders apparently exist).

This leads me to clans in Legend of the Five Rings. The wall in question would be the Kaiu Kabe, making the guard a member of the Crab Clan.

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    $\begingroup$ All 3 categories are correct! It won't be hard to find the 4th from here :) $\endgroup$
    – Annosz
    Mar 25, 2019 at 11:23
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    $\begingroup$ Everything is correct - to be able to identify the guards, just read a little about the "Wall" in the game, and you will find the 5th category, and get the well-deserved tick. $\endgroup$
    – Annosz
    Mar 25, 2019 at 12:22

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