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It was a cold evening. Emperor Hiroshima of the Hiroshima empire was awake. He was drinking sake to bless the full moon in between the blossoming peach trees. Hiroshima's eyes seemed to reflect that he knew something. He was in his forties and only had one son. A ten year old boy. Hiroshima moved his head when he heard the footsteps coming from his left side.
"I knew you were to be coming," Hiroshima said, "Sit."
Hiroshima stared at the masked figured, he took out another sake cup and poured some sake.
"A drink?" Hiroshima asked.
"The only drink I need is from your body,"
"As I expected," Hiroshima said, "Do it quickly if you have to."
The figure took out a dagger and did as Hiroshima asked. Hiroshima seemed to smile in his death.
"Thank you," was his last word.
The figure disappeared into the shadows.
The body of Hiroshima was discovered only a few hours after the assassin had come. One of the guards noticed Hiroshima wasn't in his room. They knew where he would be as well. The east side, peach garden. When the body was discovered a large crowd of royal guards and some nobles surrounded the body. Conversing on what was going to happen to the Hiroshima empire. Meanwhile in Hiroshima's son's room,Bellius, a man in his twenties sat on the floor with a piece of paper. He had Bellius close to him and he had a brush in his other hand. He was staring at a girl in some priest clothes as well.
Emperor Hiroshima died tonight. They believe it to be an assassin. I'm not sure exactly. All I know is that this is an attack on the Hiroshima village. And even the mountains. I blame the Ryudon empire for this. I believe they to have sent the assassins. The young naive leader of the Ryudon had already complained about how old Hiroshima was. Hiroshima's youngest is only ten to young for any throne. And these villagers need help. I'm sending this young priestess in hopes to help the villager. I'm hoping you as the successor of the Kiroki teaching can help her find people just like you. Remember to look for the schools under the names Mirugane and Uryou.
I must now flee with the child, do not try to contact me Zawara. Do not.
~From one who still owes you the debt of their life
The young man grabbed the hand of the child.
"I know you don't understand what is going on," he said, "But Bellius oji you must come with me before anyone comes in here...we need to leave now."
The child only nodded. And he stared at the girl and handed her the letter.
"No one else, other then Zawara you understand," he told her.
"Yes, I do," the girl said.
The man and the boy walked out of the room. The girl stuffed the letter in her sleeves and walked out of the room going the opposite way of them.
The morning has brought news that Hiroshima is dead. The police force, Shinsengumi, are forced to keep the villagers from panic. A young girl slips off out of the village despite it being quarantined off with barricades. She is to find Zawara a legendary swordsman from the Kiroki clan dojo. An ancient and dying skill.
To other clans that stand stronger are the Mirugane and the Uryou.
What students of these teachings will come to this Zawara's aid? And what dojos will fall under the spell of a secret power?
Time to explain some things.
This RPG takes place in May 1534, Spring time in Japan.
The RPG doesn't take place in any sort of historical setting. This takes place on a island that was one of the known islands of Japan. Part of a new plan to create a better world. The island is coated with thick most forest and there are two capitals.
Ryudon is the capital of the Ryudon empire. The Ryudon empire is known for their sea trade. They usually deal with foreign trade and spread amongst their trade towards the Hiroshima empire. Ryudon in most cases takes care of the foreign and trade policies.
Hiroshima is close to the mountains that provide protection of the whole island. Hiroshima is the capital of the Hiroshima empire and it specializes in farming and provides agricultural goods to the Ryudon.
Hiroshima takes care of the taxes and the agricultural policies.
The island is an experiment on a type of government called Two Power Services. Where two different governments come together to control one province.
The name of the island itself is Tortoise Shell[whomever wants to translate Tortoise Shell in Japanese can, that would be nice].
Characters are grounded to a certain reality. No chi based attacks. Though there will be super secret techniques that work unrealistically. Not to unrealistically, but just enough.
The reason the death of Emperor Hiroshima is very important is because his wife died well giving birth. And Hiroshima refused to marry anyone else, so until Bellius is old enough to take the throne the throne is empty. Leaving the people out of order.
Gain the throne of the Hiroshima empire, gain the power of the mountains.
The Mirugane and Uryou groups are up for grab. If you want to be a leader of the one of these two groups, then just post it in the sign up thread. In detail tell us the style your dojo is teaching. Bye style I mean acrobatic sword fighters, samurai sword fighters, maybe even a foreign style like a rapier or something.
The Shinsengumi in this case are very busy. They are taking care of villager riots and villager issues. They have no time in finding the assassin that killed Hiroshima and someone who can take the throne in the mean time.
Name: [Name of your character]
Age: [How old is your character?]
Gender: [Male or female]
Affiliation: [Are you of one the three teachings, a rogue Shinsengumi, a lone swordsman. State here]
Appearance: [What do they look like?]
Personality: [How do they behave?]
History: [The background of the character.]
Weapons: [Katana, kunai, hidden dagger, etc.]
Style: [Are you more flare crazy whirlwinds, or are you more down to earth kind of person]
Other abilities: [cooking, sewing, etc.]
For the two secret dojos, this is the sheet you need to fill out:
Name of Dojo: [Mirugane and Uryou]
Style of teaching: [Acrobatic like(think ninjas), special secret samurai style, etc.]
Goals of Dojo: [what are the goals of the dojo? doesn't have to deal with the empire or the emperors death. But simple. Wants to teach young me to defend themselves, wants to become popular, etc.]
History of Dojo: [give us a little history on the dojo]
Leader of Dojo: [who is the leader of the dojo?]
Affliation: Kiroki swordsman style
Appearance: Zawara Reference
Except that he is bald and wears a more typical samurai outfit.
Personality: Straightforward, smart, and generous. Bitter at times
History: Nothing is known about his past. Only his current events. Becoming successor of the Kiroki style. Being the only known one to use all the successful techniques of the Kiroki. A legend, everyone has heard of him.
Weapon: Sword in Picture
Style: Typical samurai, down to earth, some forceful techniques
Other abilities: No, only deals with swords.
Legendary Name: Sakura Dancer
Affiliation: None-Physician and lives in a forest planting herbs
Appearance: Kazuki Reference...his face lookes like that almost
His face is very feminine and looks very female. He doesn't wear the outfit in the picture instead he wears two clothes. He even carries a box a medicine seller would carry.
He has a very slender body and looks more like a woman then a man. He wears kimonos to confuse his enemies. His hair is much longer and his outfits are:
Wardrobe 2-and this picture shows the length of his hair, but he wears it in a high ponytail like in the picture above the reference picture...his hair isn't blue
Personality: Kazuki has many layers. He tends to be friendly smiles and is very gentle. When he attacks enemies though his expression changes from friendly to cold, emotionless. Kazuki also pretends to be very seductive and can confuse enemies.
History: Born to a family of medical experts Kazuki traveled with them a lot. During a very small civil war Kazuki was a physician for the army. He helped his parents out a lot. Kazuki even taught himself sword techniques while watching the battles. Kazuki was born with a weak heart and gets exhausted easily. But he can be cunningly beautiful as well as cruel.
Weapon: A blade reference and an upclose to his face, just use imagination and see the more feminine side of this. He uses a long blade. He taught himself.
Kazuki also has hidden in his kimono a small hidden dagger
As well as uses a poison powder, and that is where he gets his name Sakura Dancer...the powder is a red sort of powder, but mixed with it to confuse enemies are sakura petals.
Style: Poison Long Blade....this style is a very old dramatic style. Where the opponent is attacked by beautiful moves of the long blade as well as poison.
Other abilities: Is a physician and can heal wounds well.
Style of Teaching: Tortoise Rock....basically a very hardened samurai. They are a bit slow moving. Waiting for enemies to attack them before counter with deadly blows.
Goals of Dojo: Manufacturing the Perfect Samurai
History of Dojo: An old man once took down one of the famous leaders in history. And this old man was known as Kiroki Hiro. He established a school where he taught his students how to be still and slow like a tortoise. But attack with blows harder then a shell. Like a rock. Kiroki died but passed the dojo down to his greatest students. The dojo has been running for 10 years now. But is slowly becoming the more dying of the dojos...only because of how much patient and practice you have to learn.
Leader of Dojo: Suzuki, a blind warrior who uses Sound Tortoise Rock style. He waits and listens for sound before striking like a rock.
The true leader is Zawar, but because Zawara felt like he had failed the dojo he passed the dojo to Suzuki the youngest of the disciples
Characters I Need Someone to Take
I need someone to be the young Emperor Ryudon...you can make him any way you want. He can look whatever he wants.
And the priestess girl whom is looking for Zawara. Her name is Haruka, and I would like you use this image.
The reason I ask this of people is that I cannot take on 5 characters. That would be way to much.
For now please only have a two character limit. Thanks.