Legends tell of the time when Heaven and Hell warred for the world. From this conflict the world received two great treasures of the gods called “Ten to Chi to.” One fell from Heaven like lightning: Tenkagote, “The Five Hands descended from Heaven.” One the ground spat out in repulsion: Yonyoukaiken, “The Four Demon Fist.” It is said that one can learn the five martial disciplines of Heaven from Tenkagote, and the four savage forms of Hell from Yonyoukaiken. Throughout the ages men have sought these two artifacts, seeking to possess one or both to achieve supreme power. For it is said that by learning all nine forms of heaven and hell, one can make their chi blaze with the fire of a thousand suns and rival the gods in power. It is the modern day and for most the legends of the two artifact are forgotten. But a few elite schools were invited to bring three representatives to a competition called the Gyatso tournament, with a grand prize so outlandish that it caught the world’s attention: the fabled Ten to Chi to. Any style of martial arts is permitted, but only students are permitted to participate in the tournament and it is to take place “on the rooftop of the world after the death of ten moons.” No one is certain about the credibility of the mysterious proclamation, but none are willing to be unprepared for the opportunity of a lifetime. To hold the power of the gods in their hands, school Grandmasters the world over prepare their finest students. In the bustling city of Shibara are two ancient, feuding clans more eager than most to acquire the legendary items: the Muteki clan and the Ichimonji clan. The two clans are feared and respected for their unique fighting styles, the Muteki God Fist and the Ichimonji Demon Palm. From a young age their children are taught their martial tradition and are expected to attend the prestigious Tenchi Daigaku (Tendai), Shibara’s highly acclaimed international school. It is widely regarded as one of the finest private martial and academic institutions in the world, cultivating mind and body to high levels in equal measures. Both clans seek the prestige of winning the tournament, and lay claim to the artifacts for themselves. As a victory over their rival, and for themselves. In order to prepare for Gyatso, Tendai is hosting a tournament amongst its students to pick three who will represent the school. The feud between the two clans has heated to the point that the Ichimonji clan has even resorted to opening its doors to foreigners for the first time. This has produced an influx of talent that gives them an advantageous position to win the Tendai tournament. Yet the Muteki clan stands fast by their two representatives and keeps their door shut to foreigners. Though there are many competitors in the school, most are certain that the top three will be drawn from the two warring clans. It is here where the story begins... who will succeed in claiming Ten to Chi to? ----- Hello! I’ve been wanting to do a 1x1 martial arts RP that has a little bit of fantasy, action, adventure and romance. I have a few inspirations for this, notably Yu Yu Hakusho and a manhwa called Zen Martial arts academy. I don’t really have grand schemes planned in detail for the future (that is something we can work on when the time comes), but I have a vague idea of the main arcs. I’m thinking the first arc will be a bit of school life and our characters getting selected as the representatives of Tendai to the Gyatso tournament. The second will be training for the tournament. (Maybe we could have a training journey or something...) Then the finale could be the tournament itself... or it could keep going if we feel like it. The fantasy element in this comes from the fact that a small number people can use chi to enhance their combat ability. I’m not entirely sure yet what kind of limitation I want to impose on this, so I’m leaving it open. Right now I’m thinking it is more at the level of what Shaolin monks and other such demonstrators pull off, such as having “iron skin.” It’s just empowering one’s body in general. I will be playing the Muteki clan’s representative and I would like for someone else to play either: (a male character) -an “elite genius” type, the Ichimonji representative (he can be from the clan itself or a foreigner. Foreigners won’t know the Demon Palm) -or a “dead last” type, a student initially without chi. While set in “Japan,” I don’t want to restrict our development by making this game too concerned with realistic details. I want to play it by the rule of cool, but without going overboard. So just call it “fantasy Japan" for now. Also, feel free to make a character from any nation. Just because we’re in fantasy Japan doesn’t mean we’re restricted to being fantasy japanese. I just chose that for my character due to who she was. I’d prefer to find someone who strives for quality and isn’t concerned about word count. But as long as we can work off of each other’s writing and make something enjoyable for both of us, I’d be extremely happy. Anyway, if you have questions. Please ask!