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Tsubaha Mori is a Sapien swordstress who lives in the City of Jiaojing. While the city is home to the Wushu Martial Arts school and it's Famed Jiao-Style, Tsubaha practices the Migrant Ikkikari Sword-style of her family. Known for honestly thinking aloud and having a bit of a short temper. Her sword prowess is often tested by the other sword adherents who look down on her for using the style of a people the rest of the country is at war with.
Wishing to be accepted, Tsubaha takes part in this years' Festival of Swords in order to attain the title of Swordmaster from the King himself. However, she and several other participants are betrayed and left at a disadvantage at the start of the Contest. Will she be able to prove herself worthy of such a title, or will her dreams go down with her hopes of winning the Festival...?
A dancing fox Doven who perhaps joined the Festival of Sword as a mistake. Unaware that it was changed to a duel tournament, she entered the festival thinking that it was still a dance performance in respect of Swordmaster Lee. She knew a lot of traditional dances of the Doven community, and perhaps due to this, one may look at her and thought "What is she even doing here in this tournament?". But make no mistake, her dancing abilities have been adapted into her fighting style. Providing a really nice surprise.
Seeking for love, she wanders around the world. Looking for that fated one, no matter what race he is. As she don't care about the taboo of cross race romantic relationship. Perhaps this wish of her could be achieved in this tournament
Rumiko Mitsurugi hails from the former Tousawn lands, daughter to a tribe from the Crown mountain region, before the Eruption and indeed after the girl was gifted to the Kousen sect because of her potential at a very young age to become a Priestess and given her size even at that time lead to her family having trouble feeding her with the rest of them. Over the following years Rumiko would study the Houten Ryu style, showing great proficiency and acceptance of the teachings, putting her on a path of inner peace and bloodshed, which ultimately in the wake of the Eruption and series of wars lead to her killing her own father and needing to collect her brothers own head for crimes at the time. Given this her relations with her mother and sisters are irrecoverable and she does not speak of them.
A Traveling Woman of Faith and Fist, Rumiko has honed her battled damaged body to points beyond what one may consider human, battling Humans and. In spite of her tower and imposing structure she's shown to be a surprisingly gentle woman that enjoys cooking for others, though a bit stingy. In the think of things she is a strong and dependable frontline fighter that does not shy away from violence or endangerment for the safety and security of others, even if her reward is low, her faith is something she wishes to give to others in this trying time and restore some form of hope and stability for the Tousawa and Shang people. While not a requirement she still likes to be paid for her efforts even if it's just with items to cook with. A gentle Bear of a woman that also conceals claws.
Very strong with her beliefs as with body, she is a Champion of the Weak.
Kei Daidouji is a young man with more than enough knives to shield him from reality. Locked up in prison for four years after supposedly killing a noble, Kei keeps those he trusts at arms' length. His indifference and sarcasm is biting, but seems willing to lend a hand -or knife- to the group. One can often catch him whistling to birds or to himself when in a pleasant mood. Those that catch this glimpse of who he used to be are considered lucky.
His wish is something most people would figure would never get granted, but he's still willing to put everything on the line for it. Killing the Crown Prince of Shang is a tall order, after all. Kei pretends he's up for the challenge, but when push comes to shove, is he really willing to go that far...?
The slaver of innocents. The taker of princesses. The being who owns the flying ship. The immortal mortal. Who stole the heart of the sea queen. Who killed a demon and took it’s whip. Sabaro, The Pirate King.
No one really knows where this Sabaro came from. Just that one day him and his crew started to raid hamlets along the rivers. Soon enough, He became a terror that seemed to destroy and take anything that had the misfortune in his path. The title pirate is also a little ironic, as most of his raids happen to be on land.
Shang nobles were quick to put the identity and blame of Sabaro and his crew on being Tousawa Valley Migrants. This had inadvertently led Saburo to become a bit of a hero to the migrants who fought against the Shang.
Cynics will of course point out that Saburo and his crew seem to attack indiscriminately between the Shang, Migrants, Dovens or Safarians. It’s just that his path had simply led to more Shang residences then others. But this had not stopped both sides from placing the opinions on the Pirate.
One infamous incident that placed Sabaro on the very top of the Shang’s wanted list is the ‘Shebu Robbery’. A large town placed on a distributary of the western river. The head of the town, a notable noble in the shang kingdom. Proudly remarked during a speech that if he was the head of the defence force. He would have taken less then a week to find and capture the Pirate King.
The story goes, that a week later during a stormy night. Sabaro had somehow piloted his large ship up the small distributary only big enough for small fishing rowboats. Rammed right up onto the town’s dock. Went straight to the castle and taken the Noble’s daughter. Then gone back to his ship with the girl and somehow gotten out of sight in mere minutes. The fishermen and guards remarked that the only that could have been possible would have been if the ship could fly. This gave to the rumour that Sabaro had a flying boat.
Meanwhile, The noble found a note the next morning on his daughter’s bedside table from Sabaro. It read,
“Seven days to catch me. Or your child shall forever belong to me
Your lovely King, Sabaro.”
The Noble never caught him, and never saw his daughter again.
It was an embarrassment to the Shang Kingdom, it showed weakness. That a Pirate could just rock up and kidnap someone of noble blood just like that.
His rain of terror went on.
Until one day, news was brought to the nobles and townspeople. Sabaro had been caught. The Pirate King found and imprisoned just like that. The news spread like wildfire. The Shang had his man.
So there lied Sabaro in Shang jail. One thing to note however. This person in jail was Sabaro Shanzhai. Who, much to his displeasure. Has somehow been assumed to be the pirate king. Whatever reasons the guards had were lost to Sabaro.
He had first started off with screaming that he wasn’t the man they were looking for. But the Shang guards were being hounded to find the Pirate King. And worse for him, The Pirate King and his crew suddenly disappeared as soon as he was imprisoned. All signs led to him being the Pirate King.
His death by execution seemed to be imminent. Until one night, Sabaro heard a guard outside his cell talk about the Pirate’s famous treasure hove. This sparked an idea in his head.
He had a message for the guards, let him free. And he would lead them straight to that treasure. And, he added. That stupid noble’s daughter and all others he had kidnapped. Who Sabaro had claimed, were all still alive. For now, as who knew what would happen if he was gone for too long to keep order?
Problem was for the guards, there would be an outrage from the public if he was just released like that. And after a very quick conversation where Sabaro discussed the faults of torture and how it was a totally bad idea and they shouldn’t even try. An agreement was had. He would be allowed to enter the festival in a few weeks, as any prisoner could.
There, he would win his freedom. Then lead the guards to all his possessions. And that Shebu’s noble daughter who was still totally alive and well. Winning would be easy of course, since he was the pirate king after all…
And such is Sabaro’s situation. Having to live a role for any chance to survive. If his role doesn’t kill him first.
TLDR: Provided by Rithas
Noriko is a Sapien swordsman who lives in the City of Jiaojing. Despite being a member of the acclaimed Jiaojing Wushu School, Noriko practices the Nagareruha Sword Style, taught to him by his "master" before she disappeared. While being recognized as possibly the friendliest individual in Jiaojing, many of veteran students in the Wushu School have come to dislike him after he pulled the mother of all pranks that caused the school to shut down for an entire week in the past. They are also wary of his mysterious origins as they know next to nothing about him aside from the fact that he was a former Tousawa Migrant that was brought to the school by an Exiled Tousa swordstress. His particular sword style is often ridiculed and challenged by the students because it belonged to a woman who was seen as a disgrace even by the enemy.
Noriko joined the Festival of Swords hoping to find out any clues about the whereabouts of his master. If anything, the King should know about most of the things that happen within his territory, right? But that wish of his seems to be more out of reach now after he and several other participants are betrayed and left at a significant disadvantage. And with the ghosts of his past threatening to come back with a vengeance, will he be able to find his master and finally enjoy a peaceful life?
As the cherry blossom of the Hanejima family, Tsubaki was highly looked upon due to her gentle personality, her above-average mastery in the Hanejima Iaijutsu and her stern principles in life. Everything was laid out for her, until a tragic incident destroyed everything and deeply scarred her forever.
Now, the white-haired, timid martial pacifist traveled with the klutzy Doven dancer Runara Blazeheart, after she saved her from an ambush, caused by a group of bandits. Owing her life and freedom to the Dancer, Tsubaki made the oath of servant, promising that she will protect her life until Runara decides to settle down. Due to a string of events, the disgraced Hanejima noble found herself as an unlikely participant of Kenno Matsuri, the annual
Festival of Swords.
Will Tsubaki, who is reluctant to shed blood to save herself and Runara from enemies that are more than willing to make dinner out of them, able to survive the deadly battle royale, both physically and mentally unscathed
Known by his honorary monk name, "Rizen of Jiaojing Wushu", Rizen is a wanderer who left his hometown Jiaojing 2 years ago. He is cheerful, honest, outspoken, and overall a good-natured boy. His hot-bloodedness and loud voice might be a turn off for some people, but he is undeniably the one who sets the mood of the party, a beacon for their morale.
The Jiaojing native was once a regular face of the local Wushu school, ridiculously talented and considered the next torchbearer of modern Lee Wushu. He displays strange affinity towards the wind, often "hearing" it "sing", and an uncanny aptitude of adapting to his opponents. However, a crushing defeat in his Festival debut 2 years ago made him left his hometown on a warrior's pilgrimage, embarking on a journey to temper his spirit and complete his self-styled Rizen-ryuu.
Fast forward to present day Jiaojing, another fateful chapter is unfolding as he made a hometown return for the events of Ken no Matsuri. The current Rizen is as cheerful as ever, but he drastically changes whenever he enters a combat, with eyes that look dark and menacing.
What has spurred his return? Can Rizen complete his quest?
The local sleepyhead of Haschou Valley. Lazy, uninterested, and sweet, one might be lured into thinking Kiri is a kind, noble lady, but a well-told legend foretells a future of betrayal and murder. Will history repeat itself here in this memory world, or will these paths diverge into something new?
A former brigand hailing from the former lands of Tousawan Mountain region, born to a tribe of bandits. As the only other man in the household aside from his father, Kuroi was taken under his wing despite being described as a runt. Striving for years to make his father proud and do what he thought he needed to to take care of his family, that all came to an end when a certain priestess took it upon herself to rid the land of the highwaymen and chasing Kuroi out of his home within an inch of his life.
Entering into hiding, he trained for years, loathing the weakness and insecurity he showed as a boy. Honing his skill with a blade and the element of wind, much as he could in isolation, Kuroi caught wind of the Festival of Swords and decided the time was nigh to show how much he had improved. He would enter this tournament, this one final fight, and acquire what he and the remnants of his family deserve.
Originally a timid, fearful boy, Kuroi only shows remnants of this persona in certain situations with specific people present. One could say that fateful day did him a favor, scaring him away from a life of crime and suffering. However, it could be also argued that it only made him that much more morbid. At one point, he at least held a conscious and cared for others; showing mercy when he could and being rather disgusted with some actions of his group. Now however, his sense of sympathy has become desensitized.
He is a survivor, but one who has tired of simply surviving. Now, he will live
Iris Darkfield is a simple country girl who grew up in a farmer's village on the outskirts of Moonsky. She is known for her hunting skills around the countryside, and has put it to good use while on the run.
After being accused of kidnapping princess Runara, Iris gradually loses hope when the princess's mysterious disappearance draws out. She takes part in the Festival of Swords in the hopes that she can clear her name, however, life had other surprises for her.
Will she finally be able to provide the proof to clear her name?
From the earliest he can remember, Yuan Liwei was just an ordinary boy living in a village on the outskirts of Shang. As the skirmishes between the Tousa Valley migrants and the Shang Kingdom intensified, the village was caught in the crossfire from one of these battles and was utterly razed. Many of the villagers were slain, and the rest fled the village, leaving it behind forever. Hours after the battle, the young boy found himself waking up in the ruins of his home, having been missed as a survivor by those villagers who fled. Unfortunately, he was also the only one. Lost and lonely, Yuan rose to his feet, limping out of the ruins of his village and into the wilds in search of someone. Anyone. After two days of following the river with no signs of human contact whatsoever, Yuan collapsed, believing he'd die there. Cold, starving, and alone.
The next he woke, Yuan found himself staring into the face of a scarred old man. He'd been saved. After a meal and a rest to regain his strength, Yuan watched the old man as he sat down in front of the boy, explaining who he was. The full story of the progenitor of the Tianlong Style wouldn't be told to him for years to come, but for the moment, all the old man told him was that he was a swordsman and hermit in exile. As payment for being saved, Yuan would learn the Tianlong Style and carry on his legacy. The boy eagerly agreed.
Years passed. Yuan trained under the old master and grew strong. As an penniless exile, the old man was often forced to resort to banditry to feed himself and his apprentice, waylaying travelers and taking their goods and money. Considering that he'd been very young when he'd been taken in, Yuan saw nothing wrong with this from the beginning and eventually joined in to take his master's place on days his health failed him. On the eve of his eighteenth birthday, Yuan learned the final technique of the Tianlong Style. Satisfied with the man he had shaped, the old master told Yuan to draw his sword.
"What, boy? Did you expect for me to send you on your way, like some doting father? No. You will duel me, and you will win. This body of mine is failing. Allow me to die on my feet, as a man should. Come, Yuan! Face me!"
The battle was hard-fought, even considering the master's advanced age, but Yuan eventually triumphed, driving his sword through his chest. As his master fell to the ground, smiling, Yuan finally understood. Vowing to carry on the legacy of the man who had raised him, Yuan set off, in search of compatriots he could call his own. Knowing no other life than one of assault and robbery, Yuan fell in with a group of bandits.
A dutiful young lady of the Tousawa Valley, displaced by the eruption but hopeful of the future. She easily took on jobs within the field of hospitality, being naturally caring and diligent. Wielding a naginata and the style her late grandfather taught her, she seeks to win her wish in the Festival of Swords; to rebuild the dojo burned by the eruption and continue the legacy of her family's spear style.
Houhou, Nanami was born in Emergent Kingdom of Tousa, hailing from the Ikkikari Tribe. Originally, she and her family was a part of it, but she was the only daughter her father had. Their mother died to an illness when she was very young. Though to some dispute in the Ikkikari tribe because of her father, they eventually left the tribe. They did not see eye to eye with her father, and probably were against his wish to expand the Ikkikari Tribe with more fighting styles than what they presently had.
Nanami had a sweet and caring father. He taught her about honor and dignity. He taught her the way of the blade. Passing down his continued-developed style to her. Though, she never really knew what was going on behind locked doors. Her father was in the middle of something, and that alone was the reason for his death. She was however, not present in their home when he fought for his life. She only returned when he was taking his last breath.
His dying wish was for her to hone her strength and skills, and to help correct his wrongdoings. Passing down the burden he carried to her, other than just the Heaven's Riches Divine Style. It was a traumatic event, but Nanami overcame it, remembering her father's words. She searched his room, and found notes written down by her father. The notes told her about the men who wanted to steal the Heaven's Riches Divine Style and much more. In her quest to correct his mistakes, she killed more than one person who likely had something to do with his death, directly or indirectly. However, she was one step behind the next target, who framed her for a murder she actually did not commit. Despite her hidden crimes, she was imprisoned for something she did not do.
The quieter and more timid twin sister of Ran Yiban, Lan has a shockingly disturbed past, and similarly dismal future of lifelong imprisonment. Though the details of her crime are hazy and distorted by rumors, most accounts - including Lan's own confession - agree that she murdered her abusive mother in a rage-induced fit. Though she seems to lack confidence on all levels, Lan is resolute in fighting for her wish to attain freedom.
Ran, the older sister of the Yiban-twins, seems to be a woman of many talents. Having done street performances since young age Ran is often seen smiling, and not hard to approach. A mask that only crumbles around, or about, her sister Lan. Some people think of her as a siscon, but Ran doesn't seem to care.
Black is a Doven fighter from a tribe hidden in the treetops. From a young age Black has been lost, adopted by family and mistreated by his own species, he has long searched for an outlet to unleash his anger. With the acquisition of a family knife and a promise of a large sum of money, he found his way out, but treads a path of blood and regret. With his own brute force and creative combat style he intends to carve a new name for himself and bury his past.
However, the fool lacks direction once again and steers himself toward the Festival of Swords to compete in the fights and showcase his strength simply to prove to himself that he is the best. The title could mean less to him. With a shattered past and severe sleeping disorder, can this wanderer rise to the top and prove his mettle?
Abandoned on the snowy streets of Jiaojing as an infant and raised by contract killers, Yu Ri is a trained assassin of the elusive Hui Yun Order, known for her skill with steel wires and her voracious appetite. One of the youngest members to be recognized as a fully-fledged assassin, the combination of her youth and her diminutive size has enabled her to approach her work at angles practically impossible for others. In the Shang Kingdom’s underworld, she is known in certain circles as the ‘Blue Robin’, both for her delicate appearance and her ability to easily traverse from rooftop to rooftop.
Less renowned is her interest in poetry and her terrible table manners, as a professional veneer is something that Yu Ri can keep up quite easily amongst her clients. Her latest contract, to slay a talented martial artist, has brought her to the Shang Kingdom’s Festival of Swords. It is amidst the carnage that her task shall be complete, and perhaps, amidst the carnage, this Blue Robin will find something more?
The second son in this generation of the RInko family, Haruki has never had a sense for commerce or any real interest in taking up his own part in the family's expanding trade empire. Instead, he devoted most of his atention to the classes with his self-defense instructor and often skipped out on other instructions in order to spend more time learning from them. Eventually this led to their dismissal though as their presence was deemed too disruptive to the lifestyle the family wanted from one of their heirs. Naturally, Haruki did not take such a response well and has since been at odds with the majority of his extended family.
Still, he now faces an ultimatum handed down from those above his father. Prove himself at the Sword's Festival. Show them that he is more than the riff raff whose skills can be purchased with sufficient wealth. Prove that he is one of the few who can truly stand above others, just like the Rinko family rose above their station, and they will accept his decision to forgo what has placed them in the higher echelons of society. Fail and they will cut off all ties with him and strip him of his family name. If he wants to go against the flow then so be it, but they will not support him mindlessly nor simply because he is "family".