Sengoku Horizon

Look towards the Horizon

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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 Mission 2: Upper School Building
Suzu
 Posted: Dec 30 2017, 07:36 AM
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Victory had come at a rough price for Eriko. More so than opening a door or tapping her fingers on the chalkboard, the destruction of the evil Mika's bracelet had left her exhausted. Stopping the doppleganger was the only thing she seemed to capable of doing to help resolve their situation, and it took a lot out of her. As long as the evil Mika continued to struggle and fight, the Yamana clan heiress held her grip as tight as possible. Now that the 'girl' had been reduced to paper.. wait, reduced to paper?!

At first she'd been convinced that all of the things they were experiencing were just illusions created by students and staff. Theater tricks or even Relics couldn't quite explain away how she'd become a ghost.. or how this false Mika had turned into nothing more than shikigami. Eriko knelt down and studied the various charms from a distance while she recuperated. Not unusual for a young lady to have in a charm bracelet, really. Yet that Mika had undoubtedly been their enemy.. or something anyhow. Regardless she wasn't sure how much more she could do. Not until she'd had a bit of time to recover her strength.

"Whoever's doing this is really talented," she reasoned, telling herself this was all somehow just a trick by the students and staff. Otherwise.. no, she wouldn't think of that. Not right now.

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Alida
 Posted: Dec 30 2017, 09:10 AM
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Mika had to climb over the pushed desk to see what was happening. The key fell with the heaviest of thuds so it got her a bit, just a bit mind you, concerned for glasses-san. When she couldn't see must more than just the other girl's legs, she pushed the desk aside to get a better look. By now were traces of shredded paper were floating about in the wake of the desk moving.

"Are you alright, Glasses-san?" Mika asked in all concern enough to call them by their nickname she mentally dubbed the girl this whole time. It wasn't fully apparent to her on what exactly happened but those odd markings on them were gone. If the curse was lifted or just went into hiding, neither of which would be clear to her without seeing some real results.

"And...where might have that key gone to?"

Also a valid question as Mika didn't fully understood that they large and heavy key was made of nothing but paper. After all, the large desk was blocking the way. She placed her hands into the sleeves of her kimono perplexing on where the large key could have gone to and what could have happened just now but it did come down to the fact that now there were two keys in their possession and two rooms they have yet to look into; the science room and the large lecture hall.

"Hmm, I suppose this would leave the lecture hall and the science room where my other self had gone." She sighed softly. "I suppose I can't put off that other being longer as well as much as the lecture hall does require a once over. It's the last room I've yet to search while..." Maybe it's best not to mention leaving Makoto back in the first class room. "checking the others."

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 Posted: Dec 31 2017, 12:41 PM
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It's good to be right, sometimes. Mika had pushed the key off of the desk, presumably so that she could grab it through the cloth of her straightjacket or something, and then...something weird happened. First, the key disintegrated. It became a bunch of disappearing paper talismans. And, as Makoto saw this, she let off a smile, because she knew what would happen next. The weighty curse had been done by paper talismans itself, which meant...yup! The heavy jacket and all were coming right off, allowing her full movement once more.

The other girl leaned over the desk to ask if she was alright, and found her jumping up, going "YES!", before giving her arms and legs a good stretch. She let out a sigh of relief, then, with her hands on her knees as she stood, before straightening up and leaning against the wall by the door.

"I am gonna run so fast after that. Oh, the big key vanished, by the way. That was part of the clue. One of them was to cure the curse, it seems, while the others are clues and - I'm assuming - the opening of ways."

Mika seemed...not so much keen on checking on her other self...but rather more resigned to the inevitability of it all. Makoto nodded at this, saying "I'm sure she's not that bad.", as sort of a hint that she'd gotten over the whole 'curse' thing, before heading over. Once there, though...uhh...no doppelganger. Looking for a reflection to see Eriko in, Makoto addressed the still-invisible girl.

"What happened? She didn't get away, did she?"

In the spirit of her newfound mobility, she had also overlooked the scattered trinkets.

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As Eriko rested and tried to recover she examined the shikigami on the floor. The various pieces of paper had blood seals on them with words like "Mikazuki", "anger", and "fight". It was clearly a well crafted creature to say the least. Likely not something a student could have made. As she examined them it would be none other than a now free Makoto who ran over to ask if she was alright. However, as Makoto did so she would suddenly feel a sharp pain in her foot, as though she had stepped on a large rock in her shoe. Underneath her foot would now be a small treasure chest looking bracelet charm. The charm itself would have something or other rattling inside of it, as well as a clear keyhole.




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At long last things were starting to come together a bit for Eriko. Not that she was any closer to returning to her normal solid state, but things kind of made a little more sense. What remained of the evil Mika was nothing more than well crafted shikigami. Considering their quality this had obviously been a high level illusion, and therefore probably an Elite student or teacher had been responsible. If that were the case she imagined the person responsible might also have been capable of other things that defied explanation. Such as how she seemed to be immaterial, and how Makoto had ended up in a straight jacket. If a false person could be created then it seemed possible that everything else had been set up by that same person or people.

When Makoto arrived totally free of her restraints Eriko felt a great sense of relief. Now there was some quantifiable progress! Evil Mika defeated and Makoto freed, now they just had to get her back to normal and they'd have won. Something about the charms seemed like they might be important - the duplicate Mika had certainly seemed to think so. First, in response to Makoto's question she motioned to the shikigami and scattered charms. That is, just as Makoto stepped on something!

"Please let that be the secret," Eriko thought aloud as she tried standing up now that she'd gotten to rest a bit.

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"Agh!"

She'd stepped on something, something pretty solid that hurt. Makoto picked up her foot again to see what it was, but then noticed Eriko's reflection making gestures to all the loose papers on the ground. She picked one up.

"Made of paper, huh? I could swear I've read this in a story or something. Well, she's finished, so at least we have that. Kinda' expected you to be back in the flesh, though..."

She now found the little box and picked it up, inspecting it closely. It...it was a tiny box. It was a tiny little box that evoked a sudden desire to name it Tim or something, and go on an adventure. Wait... She WAS on an adventure! And wasn't there someone on the internet like that? Also, and more importantly, this was a tiny treasure chest. Hell, you could even hear that there was something inside of it. Needed a key, though... She called back to the hallway now.

"Mika! Bring the keys! I've got a very small che- I mean...a tiny treasure chest!"

What? She wasn't gonna fall for that one...

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Mika trailed behind once Glasses got up and bolted to the science room. Her shoes shuffled with the last two keys remaining in her kimono sleeves. Thankfully nothing all too strange has happened doen the hallway when reuniting with Glasses and their last student. She came up behind Makoto as they yelped about something painful then called to her about a small chest. A small chest? Mika wondered how they found their last treasure box and dug for the tiny key.

“Here,” she handed the locket sized one to them before now taking note that there were other small items in the room. Tiny charms that had her name and anger on it. She quietly took hold of the rustic key from her robes before looking around the room. It was only just her and Glasses, having yet to see their last member, and wanted to search a bit after acknowledging the charms did describe the anger in her. No lies there but interesting that someone has taken note.

“So the last box was here too,” she spoke up from spying the last chest. Mika waited a moment though to see what would happen if the smaller chest opened. Like the heavy key, the smaller key may reverse what befell their invisible student.

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As the smallest key was placed near the tiny chest it suddenly popped open with tremendous force. A series of lights, similar to a legion of fireflies, erupted from the chest touching all manor of things from the students, to the doors, to the walls, and even down the hall. With a brilliant flurry of lights the school lights came on, the deserted classrooms returned to normal, the students acting like zombies down the hall faded away, as well as the gate blocking them from the students. Even the path upstairs was now completely cleared.

With the small chest vanishing, as well as the tiny key, all of the upper building was now returned to normal. Well, almost everything had been returned to normal. In spite of everything returning to normal Eriko was still invisible. Nothing had changed in regards to her. It would be then that Eriko would remember seeing a large chest in the science room earlier as she was wrestling with the evil Mika. As the students looked around they would find the final chest in the science room. It was a large, clunky chest.


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She expected very little about the chest. It was just a trinket size of a 100 yen coin and the Glasses-san used the key to open it up. Her eyes watched as the box popped open in such a way that the room seemed to evaporate. Perhaps evaporate wasn't as accurate but wash away may be better. The dark gloomy set up of the school lifted for its modern style many of them would be more accustomed to. Nothing at all looked like the aged years of dark navy school uniforms and icon men's gokuran punk punk styles but nothing felt all normal.

Only the taller woman and herself remained in the science room. Mika's eyes looked around and briefly she looked down the hallway as if hoping the third person of their group would be around but no one moved in or into the hallway. Not even a sign of those odd children were around either to explain matters to her if this as another unfamiliar game. A pensive sigh left her as she slid the classroom door closed and turned her attention to the large chest. "If this doesn't--," she muttered as though to threaten whoever ran this mysticism show.If the box did something else then it would leave the large lecture hall as the last resort.

There wasn't a need to look to Glasses-san, the person she continued to forget their names at this point, for approval of what to do next when the choice was obvious for Mika. Taking the last key on her, she went to the box and shoved the end into the lock hole and attempted to open it.

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The smallest of the chests being 'opened' was another anticlimactic moment for Eriko. Her strength was still recovering from the battle with Mika's evil twin, so she wasn't about to launch into anything too strenuous. With that said she was getting ever more anxious each time that they attempted something to get her freed from this state, only to see it fail. If things continued this way too much longer she might have a genuinely big problem on her hands. As if being invisible to the naked eye and unable to verbally communicate with others wasn't a big problem in itself.

Whatever had been done to cause this situation she was impressed by its authenticity. And frustrated by the limitations it placed on her. So often she was used to simply doing things herself, taking the lead in difficult situations. Now she just had to wait for the others perform those actions for her since it was trying simply to interact with the real world. Luckily, Mika was going after the final chest with what she could only hope was the appropriate key to unlock it. While she waited to see if that was the case, she looked into her reflection with an apologetic look. She did feel bad about not being able to contribute that much to the overall effort.

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The keys were brought, and the very small one was handed to her. Makoto was about to insert it into the chest when Tiny Box Tim reacted all on his own when it was merely brought near. And from there? Magic. Mystical firelight danced all around them suddenly, and it seemed to wash away all of the spooky elements of the area. It was as if it were some kind of hologram and Picard had said 'End Program'.

The whole spectacle had been an awesome thing to behold. Makoto wondered how it was that they managed to hem them in with this illusion, as well as weigh her down and create an evil fake Mika. Or maybe it wasn't just one feat that did it, but a number of them working alongside one another. Anything was possible, she supposed. However, there was...one issue: A quick check revealed that Eriko had not yet been revealed.

Much like the weights, it seemed unfair that the other girl had been afflicted, thus. The fact that she could still only be seen in the reflection of every glass implement here in the science room bothered Makoto now. That stupid curse... Yeah, they were the ones who messed with it, but the evening might not have progressed, otherwise. You have to get your hands dirty, sometimes. Oh well.

So, after some looking around and indications from the others about the presence of the last chest, they found it, and Mika had the final key in her hands. She looked over at the nnearest Eriko reflection now.

"Well, if this doesn't bring you back, nothing will."

The only thing she couldn't be sure of was it contents...

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