overview castlist Murder VIII½: Illusion Breaker Set just Murder IX: Right Hand of the Crimson Moon, this small RP counts up events that lead up to Murder IX, detailing the whereabouts of Frank Castle and Rin Tohsaka before the Murder Game. Material depicted here may or may not be subject to retcon. Note: This was originally a PM conversation between BarrenThin and I, before it was brought to this thread by popular demand and thus, I've decided to bring over the posts here as well. Verite Rin Tohsaka Archer Terra of the Left Teitoku Kakine Accelerator Ciel Shirou Emiya Lancer Saber BarrenThin Frank Castle Fuyuki City was an odd place. Once, it was an ordinary, peaceful city just like any other place. However, after the attack on the multiverse that came to be known as the devastating "Akibahara Incident," it became a city that was covered head to toe with normal repairmen who were cleaning up a mess they didn't know the cause of which was. The only people who knew what was behind the Arch Demon's Downfall were those who knew about the phenomenon beforehand, like the participants, or those who were reported of the disturbance, like Joshua, the Mage's Association, the Holy Church, among others. It was an odd place, but it was still a fairly nice place. It was only in the early stages of Winter, but it was still rather cold regardless. At least, in the night. It was bearable during the daytime, but if you were caught without a jacket and a scarf during nighttime, you'd better hope you were close to home. Of course, according to the forecasts, it was bound to get colder even in the daytime anyway. Then again, a mage like Rin Tohsaka did not watch the weather forecasts. Mainly because she wasn't exactly confident in her skills on working a TV and flipping through the channels, hence why she didn't have one in her mansion. The most advanced pieces of technology she had in her mansion were the AC, stove, microwave, and fridge. Tohsaka Estate, a Western-style, relatively small mansion with only two residents; Rin Tohsaka and Frank Castle, who had come with the young girl to her world sometime around the Akibahara Incident. Over the course of the months that had passed since that incident, the two of them had gotten closer, with Frank essentially taking over Kirei Kotomine's role as Rin's official guardian, even though she was nearly 18. Our tale would begin on a morning like any other. It was presumed to be about 7 AM. At least, according to the old grandfather clocks scattered all over the mansion anyway. Stumbling out of her bedroom like a zombie, Rin, still in her pajamas and her hair ribbons nowhere to be found at the moment, dragged herself into the main sitting room, rubbing her eyes like a child. "Mm... Frank, are you up?" She would call out with a yawn. Evidently, she had stayed up late fiddling with her jewels the night before, too absorbed in her work to realize that the next day was a Monday. Such was the fate of inattentive students, it seemed.