It was early in the morning, at the start of the hour of the dragon as a large group of Edo Bugei students, both scions and traditional students, gathered at Edo's docks. The students had gotten a message a few days prior that the Chinese diplomatic group would be arriving today and that the school wanted to have a proper showing. The morning fishing crews had already come in with their catches of various fatty fish far off the coast and had started locking down their boats as crews carried off the fish they would sell later in the day towards warehouses with large coolers in them. The sound of seagulls and ocean waves hitting the shore would block out most sounds as a cold breeze moved between boat and student alike, with the scents of water, fish, and salt filling the student's nostrils.
In the distance a large, wooden boat with four sails. Each sail was beautiful red cloth. Looking at the boat from the shore, Headmaster Hosokawa
smiled."Students, this style of boat is called a Sampan. Though normal sampan aren't usually this large. I see our visitors have decided to arrive in style."
standing next to him two teachers had come with him. The head combat professor, Yagyu-Sensei
and the head foreign language and archery instructor Sato Mizuha, aka Mizuha-sensei
as she prefered to be called. As the boat got closer two Chinese students, around the age of the Bugei students, could be seen gazing at the students.A young man with black hair and a rather uninterested look upon his face.
gazed out at the city in the distance."So this is Edo. I guess it isn't all that different from Shanghai."
said Zihao. He then turned to the woman next to him
, wearing a rather serious face."I simply hope they don't act hostile towards you, lord Zihao."
she said as she seemed to glare at the gathered students on the docks. The man couldn't help but laugh a bit as he backed away from the front of the boat, knowing his guard wouldn't move unless he did."It will be fine, Yiting. Though, I think I want to say hello."
and with that the black haired boy began to glow with a bright blue aura as he held his hand up. A massive amount of energy gathering in his palm as the ball of blue light then left his hand, shooting straight up and exploding in mid air with the symbol."Let them all understand, the inheritor of Cao Cao, first lord of Wei, has arrived upon the land of the rising sun."
he said with a large laugh as he deactivated his relic. Back on the shore Headmaster Hosokawa sighed a bit"The inheritor of Cao Cao, first lord of the kingdom of Wei, during China's Three Kingdoms Era. As well as his bodyguard, Xiahou Dun of Wei."
he told the students."On the mainland, Scions are referred to as "inheritors". Since they "inherit" the abilities of another."
A few minutes later various crew could be heard speaking Chinese as the boat finally docked. First off the boat came a man who looked older than Headmaster Hosokawa. He was a serious looking man who couldn't help but smile when he saw the Headmaster.
he didn't introduce himself yet, instead waiting for the six people he had brought with him to follow. Right behind him stood the two the students had seen a few minutes prior. The smiling black haired boy and his rather serious looking bodyguard. The older gentleman seemed to look at the smiling boy with a glare that clearly told him to settle down.
Following them came two older looking boys. They appeared to be around the age of third or fourth year students. One of them had a white eye-patch and a serious look on his face
. He gave a polite bow to the group from Edo-Bugei as he stood by the group's leader. Following him was another, equally serious boy with spiked hair and holding a large spear.
The boy with the spear also gave a bow to the group.
Finally, the last two came off the boat. Two girls who couldn't be more different if they tried. One of them a girl with red headphones, long black hair, as a curious look on her face. She seemed to be examining each and every student that had gathered.
The other was a pink haired girl in a beautiful red dress, who seemed to be instantly staring at the third and fourth years that had gathered from the school, a slight glare in her eyes as though she was ready to fight them at a moments notice.
As all seven of the delegation had come off the boat the boat's staff began docking and unloading the boat as the group's leader loudly declared."BOW!"
he ordered. All six gave a deep bow as Headmaster Hosokawa looked at the assembled students to do the same. Thuse both groups gave each other a deep bow as the Chinese delegation's leader stepped forward."It is a pleasure to meet you, students of Edo Bugei. My name is Sun Yi Huang. Leader of this expeditionary group and Head Teacher of Beijing Academy."
he then looked at the stuck up boy from earlier who had created the massive symbol in the air. He stepped forward, lookin at the assembled group as though everyone was beneath him excpt the woman next to him."Zihao Men. I am the inheritor of Cao Cao, Lord of Wei."
he said, half expecting those around him to bow. Stepping forward and lightly elbowing him in the ribs the serious looking woman from earlier also bowed."My full name is Yiting Deng. Inheritor of general Xiahou Dun and personal guard to my lord Zihao."
she said as the two quickly backed away from the front. Following that up the two older looking boy. The one with the eye patch who had been polite bowed and smiled at the Bugei students."I am Chao Guang. Pleasure to meet you all. I am the inheritor of lord Liu Bei of Shu."
and with that the boy with the spear also stepped forward."I am his guard, Fai Cheng. Inheritor of the Shu general Zhao Yun."
and with that the two stepped back. The final two girls just side eyed one another, as though daring the other to be the first to step forward. As the two kept glaring the Headmaster, looking slightly irked, pointed at the girl with pink hair and then pointed to the spot the others had been standing at. This caused the pink haired girl to huff a bit and glare harder at the girl with the red headphones as she moved forward."Jiao Meili. Lu Bu."
she said with a fierce glare back at the other girl as she stepped forward, graceful as looking at the assembled Bugei Students with determined eyes."My name is Fangyuan Yen. It is nice to meet you students of Edo Bugei. I am the inheritor of Lu Xun, strategist of the kingdom of Wu. The Sun family extend their condolences for the losses you have suffered at the hands of the rebel monks."
she said and gave the deepest bow of the group as the delegation's Head Teacher stepped forward again, extending his hand to Headmaster Hosokawa.
Edo Bugei's leader shook his hand with a deep smile as he looked back at his own group. The students had been asked to assemble at the docks a few days prior in order to put on a good showing for the Chinese delegation. Every student had been sent a text and they had all arrived by train to Southern Edo before the boat had arrived."I trust you all to introduce yourselves as well."