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The Warring States Period: Fierce warlords fought for control of Japan, and many would perish. When a warrior falls, where does the passion they once held go? Possibly into something dear such as a favorite weapon or heirloom. These heirlooms have been labeled as “relics”, and those that carry them are labeled as “Scions." Recently more and more of these special relics have been activating, signaling the start of a great change as ancient power meets the modern world!

Now For The Local News, 11/01/2017 The dust has cleared after a fierce clash against the rebel Ikko Ikki monks. Now, as a tense period of calm spread over the island nation of Japan the students of Edo Bugei must figure out how to proceed in life after experience such intense conflicts and such deep loss.

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 Changes For Hana, A long coming revamp
UKIYO
 Posted: Dec 22 2017, 04:35 PM
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Character Name: SANADA HANA
Link to Character in archives: http://sengokuhorizon.jcink.net/index.php?showtopic=2727
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HAIR: As a child, her hair was traditionally black and fell to her knees. However, as she grew older she has learned to cut it in a manner where it could not be used against her. Currently, she bleaches her hair pure white to emulate her mother.

EYES: Her eyes appear to show a variety of red, from carmine to bright scarlet.

HEIGHT: 5’6”

BODY TYPE: Muscular but very feminine regardless, mostly due to an emphasized hourglass figure.

STYLE: Hana tends to prefer streetwear over ceremonial robes. When out of uniform you're more like to see her in jeans, sweaters and crop tops. For special events, however, she will wear Jūnihitoe for the sake of tradition.

OTHER: Has an assortment of scars all over her body an often feels insecure about them when it comes unto formal events. Takes special measures to conceal and remove them from her arms, legs, chest, and face. Has a beauty mark on the right side of her face, just underneath her eye.

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TRAITS


Encountering Hana can lead to a lot of things, and because of that, there's much to assume about her. But there are shards in her personality that are unforgettable to her entirety. With her status at hand, she's immensely honorable- often being orderly and appreciative where respect is due. But she can also live with near total inhibition, leaving her cheery, carefree, fearless and confident. Of course, she's also adaptable, inquisitive and loyal to her closest family and friends.

Unfortunately, her slate is not as clean and pristine when more sinister trademarks are intertwined with them. Tainted with dominance and aggression, you'll find that pushing her to the edge means total control and in some cases violence. Of course, this isn't a side of her that she wishes for anyone to see, but it surfaces regardless of moments of intense conflict.

Thankfully her cheery nature and adaptability are what she’s admired for. Those close to her frequently count on this and her discretion when they're feeling down, and it may come in handy when on a mission.

Of course, Hana still has less desirable traits, whereas she snarky and calculating- not in terms of cunningness, however, as her witty comebacks and thoughtfulness give her enemies a hard time and her friends a good-natured spirit. Her argumentativeness doesn't make for the greatest company even at the best of times, however. Fortunately, her fun-loving temperament helps lighten the blows and moods when needed.


STRENGTHS:
Empathetic
Can appear emotionally and physically tough
As disciplined as she is humourful
Extremely dedicated to her cause and loved ones

WEAKNESSES:
Heated temper
Harsh critic
Can be insensitive
Cruel Fighting Nature

LIKES:
Having a good time with good people
Sparring
Music
Freedom of Expression
Completing tasks and getting them right

DISLIKES:
Not being fairly traditional
Being Afraid
Not being able to understand a concept or situation
Selfish Acts
Not being able to make a difference in an accident or occurrence

AMBITIONS:
A personal issue that has bothered her all her life, she feels that she is incapable of appeasing her family's expectations no matter what amount of training or expertise she develops. Thus, she wants to not only prove to them and outsiders alike but to herself that she can be just as efficient a leader as her father. Most importantly, she doesn't want to dishonour her father's belief in her.


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WEAPON Chidori Jūmonji yari; two great spears, with noticeably obsidian hued blades, usually strapped to the back or carried in the hand due to their sheer size. If they are not in use she will resort to a mixture of Jujitsu and Shotokan style Karate.

However, as a princess of the Sanada Clan, she has learned to utilize other weapons. She is able to use all three wakizashi, nodachi, and kodachi in absence of her weapons. Due to the clan's history with its Twelve Braves, Hana is also familiar with shuriken and kusarigama combat.

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FAMILY:
• Father; Sanada Yukihiro [Current Head of the Sanada Clan, a wise man, with a temper of equal caliber. At first glance he is calm and collected, but easily loses his cool if he's rubbed the wrong way.]

• Mother; Sanada Megohime [Fierce Onna-Bugeisha of the Fukushima Clan; The Lady Sanada rules over the Kozuke province with an iron fist in her husband's absence- resulting in her being in full control majority of the time. In regards to her children, she will watch them suffer, she will watch them burn. But her love will remain as unconditional as it is difficult.]


• Sibling(s);
Sanada Megumi [Incredibly competitive with a violent superiority complex. Has deeply mixed feelings for her older sister- her reasons are unknown. Currently fourteen years of age.]

Sanada Daisuke [Has no use for the politics of his family and simply enjoys fighting and subsequently mauling his opponents. Also age fourteen]

Sanada Hinata [Youngest child and by far the most naïve. However, her prowess is strangely subtle and ominous, especially for a child her age. Current age eight.]

• Mentor; Yoshida Kyohei [A young samurai master who supposedly defeated all his mentors and opponents with little ease. What could’ve caused such a man is currently unknown. He was Hana’s master for four years and is now training Sanada Hinata.]


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BACKGROUND: Sanada Hana; Princess of The Sanada Clan and current holder of the legendary Yari of Sanada Yukimura.


Born to Fukushima Megohime and Family Head Sanada Yukihiro, Hana was not allowed to see her parents and was raised by a plethora of strict handmaiden and famous tutors instead. Due to her status as their eldest child, Hana was ensured of etiquette, poise, and charm that were not only exceptional but would also earn her high favour in society. However, her physical training was not to be neglected. Due to her status, it was tradition that she inherited one of the most important heirlooms of the family. In such a feat she was to face her father in a ceremonial series of combat and defeat him. Hana, despite being only six years old, had been weighed down with the urge for both intellectual and physical superiority to other rivaling clans. Having her life completely devoted to these two things- resulted in her being proficient in at least two martial arts and highly educated at a young age. Unfortunately, her self-worth had taken an irreparable amount of damage. Her adult peers praised her- a gifted child who had no trouble learning so many things in remarkable time... A gifted child who would never see herself good enough for anything or anyone ever again.


At age nine, she’d been relocated to the province of Kozuke where she would live with her parents. Though they loved her unconditionally for her prowess and intellect, they also ensured that this was where her grueling training would truly begin. Her parents were not monstrous in relations to her, but they were more oppressing than actual parents and were ruthless to her when she was most vulnerable, most forgetful.
After the introduction of her younger siblings, her parents abdicated from sparring with her. Unfortunately, her siblings seemed far crueler than her, mostly out of malicious intent and the principle of competition drilled into their brains. Still, her ladyship was never neglected, and she was expected to treat her loved ones with the utmost respect and to cherish and protect her younger siblings. Frankly, outside of training they got along quite well and had very close bonds to one another.

Unfortunately, the mental weight that came with this was too much for a child and Hana was removed from her training for a total of five months. During this period of time, she had received many visits from her mother- who, for the first time- had become wary of her daughter’s condition.
In this short time, Megohime had become the unsuspected idol and heroine of Hana’s life. At such a tender age she was sure that not even one hundred tutors could teach her what her mother had over this course. Upon resuming training, her worth had been fairly restored, she was far from good enough, but she’d come too far to be berated by children. It appeared that avoiding the fight had made her a stronger warrior.

As she grew, so did the demand for a capable leader. With the ceremony fast approaching, she was handed over to a young master on her mother's request. The hours of her training dwarfed the hours of her rest. And her master's routines remained as rigorous as ever. In this time, she began training with the Yari and had learned fairly quickly. With this knowledge, her master trained her- watched her suffer and grow in retaliation. She had become something akin to her namesake, but if she was going to bloom any further, she needed the fire to take her.


For four long years, he'd brought her up to the day of her birth. The day that would truly determine her worth. The ceremony was solemn, in black robes, she was to await both death and her father. Yet what had truly happened in their encounter lasted throughout the night and into the dawn. Away from the eyes of onlookers, what was exchanged between the two remained a mystery that steered her clear on the path of her destiny. Upon succeeding her father, he had not been met with a child, not even someone else, but something entirely different. He could not have been anymore thankful that this was the child who would transcend his rule. Who was he to deny the terrifying awakening of his own daughter? In her eyes, he could see the rage and war lust of the old lord. She was still herself, but something else stirred just beneath the surface of everything she was.


Due to the complicated conditions of her victory, she was expected to attend the Edo Bugei as soon as possible, or her clan would face unbecoming consequences. With the ultimatum at hand, the girl had become a woman at the price of oblivion and was more than willing to agree with the offer. While not being the best spearwoman, she has bonded quite well with her relics- and there seems to, at last, be hope for her future as a Clan Leader. Hana had grown immensely over the course of her life, but beautifully will never be what comes to mind. She has conquered her pwn piece of hell, and what has become of her will always reflect that.


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Azai Nobuyori
The stuck up clan lord who defends the people.

Tagami Yumiko
The adorable poet girl who hates war.

Katayama, Masato
A strategist bent on changing the world.
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