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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!

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 Keeping Track... (Close'd), Makoto meets Reika
Moby Dick
 Posted: Mar 10 2018, 02:59 PM
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It was a ritual that she had started for herself, one so often that she decided there was no reason not to join a club for it, because at this rate...she might just be good at it. Somewhere between her injuries from the earthquake and that moment where she was weighed down by a curse during the Halloween event...she'd gotten to really like her mobility.

So, Makoto Shiyo had joined the Track Club.

The young lady was athletic and trim enough, a brown-haired girl with glasses, currently wearing a green track suit for the occasion. It was not only useful for the endeavour - since, you know, running is what it was designed for - but it also covered up her scars, which...were an unfortunate consequence of the earthquake. Long story. Don't worry about it. She is actually getting over that rough patch in her life.

She came onto the field area - with its track lines surrounding the open sporty field used by annything from horses to normal players - with her gymbag dangling from her Relic. Yeah, Makoto used her main weapon like a hobo stick. What about it? She put them both down on the bench - more leaning the weapon than just it being the bench proper - and does some stretches. Makoto is listening to music on her phone at the same time, so she also can't hear anyone approach, for the moment.

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 Posted: Mar 12 2018, 07:30 PM
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Reika came out of the changing room and stretched her arms. The young...person, was wearing her hair pulled into tail and tucked into the gym shirt. She was wearing the provided school gym uniform, and tugged on it a bit. It wasn't exactly ill fitting, it just wasn't her style. Though she was at least happy it wasn't something that had been worn by someone else previously. She started stretching her legs a bit, when she noticed someone else.

She glowered at that. The track club was just a passing fling to her really. She wasn't any kind of star, not as far as speed was concerned. Long distance running...yeah, if only from pure stamina. She hated having to really do anything with the rest of the club, or even spending much time with anyone else on the track. It was the one thing she didn't have to have teamwork to be good at here. Either way, it didn't seem like she was going to have the track to herself today.

She found her position on the track, and began to run. Not a full on sprint, again...not much of a sprinter. But it was a quick pace, and one she wouldn't have any issue keeping up for an extended period of time. She ran past the other girl, and gave her a kind of bump. Reika didn't even look back at her either, she kept on going. It was a tap, but one really to tell the other girl to leave. She smiled at her little antic, pleased like any bully would be with such a petty and small thing accomplished.

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Kagutsu, Reika - Demon of the Abyssal Sword
"They are rage, brutal, without mercy. But you. You will be worse. Rip and tear, until it is done."
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 Posted: Mar 13 2018, 07:58 AM
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For her part, Makoto was blending alot of her exercises around her activities. Track Club would feed into mmartial arts practice, which would feed into spear-fighting, which would feed into Relic use, which would feed into power stamina training, which would lead into her wanting to exercise more...and so on. She was really getting into this. So...you know how irritating it is for someone to break flow when you're in the zone? That's what happened when someone bumped her.

"Hey, watch it!"

No apology, no look-back, no nothing. Someone really ought to teach her some manners. Hmmm... Okay...why not? She was ready for a run. If someone was going to play the rabbit, she could give it a chase. Makoto hit a button on her phone as she took her starting stance...



...and she was off! Because she didn't begin from an actual starting point, she needed a bit of orientation to get in a column of her own, but otherwise she was golden. Her aim? Ah, nothing serious. Just catch up and give her a poke in the ribs while making a comical raspberry sound, and keep on going. Wouldn't be that hard on an inside track, which was of course shorter on the curves, you see.

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 Posted: Mar 14 2018, 08:55 AM
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Reika had just continued her run, not even thinking of the other girl. She figured the girl would either put up with it, or just leave. She hadn't even considered the girl would even try and get back at her. But she did! She pulled up on the inside track and poked her in the ribs and gave her a raspberry. While it was childish, Reika just couldn't allow someone to get the better of her. She pushed herself to catch up, and gave her a slight shove.

This time, however, she didn't speed up. She ran with the other girl, keeping pace and pushing herself to go faster if necessary. Anyone could chew up stamina to go faster than they normally would, and in this case Reika was willing to do that. She moved closer to the inside track, nearly running in the same lane as the other girl. She wouldn't put up with this kind of thing. Not from some bean sprout.

She gave the girl a glare, but kept on running.

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"They are rage, brutal, without mercy. But you. You will be worse. Rip and tear, until it is done."
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 Posted: Mar 14 2018, 01:39 PM
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Makoto was actually expecting some kind of retaliation to her move there, but because she was listening to music, she was limited to being poised to react to it, rather than actively trying to deflect it. She got the shove, put her leg out to quickly recover, and then did so. This left her running alongside the other girl, who was now making no attempt to speed past her, just remain at her current speed.

I kinda' wish I had a fountain pen I could spritz at her or something.

This wasn't an episode of The Three Stooges, though, so no luck there. The two of them were probably sizing each other up, about now. Makoto now figured the other girl was waiting for her to reach out and do something again. She would now be prepared for that, right? Makes sense. However, what happened instead was...on a bend...Makoto proceeded to keep moving straight and into a shoulder check before correcting with an "Oops!", and then a smirk when she was back on her line.

It was on.

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 Posted: Mar 16 2018, 07:12 PM
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Reika kept up her pace. When the girl tried to shoulder check her, she stopped. Instead of hitting a running target, the girl would run smack dab into her instead. All 175 lbs, and 71 inches of her. She'd collide with her, in a stance meant not to be moved. Most likely she'd bounce off and onto her ass. There, Reika would look down on her with a look of pure...well of barely restrained violence. It was look like a challenge.

"Are you trying to get on my nerves?" She stated it like she hadn't started this whole thing to begin with. Her hands clenched into fists, and then relaxed. Over and over again, there was some popping in the knuckles, but it was definitely more like she was trying to decide whether she should just start punching or not. Sweat dappled her skin, and she breathed heavily. Everything about her body posture screamed that she was tensed up.

"Well...princess?!"

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 Posted: Mar 17 2018, 05:15 AM
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No no no no... People who impact other people are transfering force from one to the other. It doesn't bounce back unless the recipient is literally capable of bouncing people off of their stomach OR using an actual counter-force. Just holding your ground means that the person knocking into you gets pushed back a little, rather than a total rebound of force. Besides, the two of them were both lean, mean, and even close in height. The only real appreciable different between the two was probably about two inches of height.

So, Makoto was stopped, but it was a small matter of a quick re-position of footing to remain balanced as she stepped back. Now, even funnier, she watched as the other girl was shouting at her. We say watched, because she was still listening to music and was having a little trouble hearing what was actually being said. True, it was kind of obvious that Reika was complaining about Makoto giving her comeuppance, but consider Makoto's position for a moment. She hasn't done much lately that wasn't kind of like work, and she's been looking to enjoy herself a little more, especially after pinpointing the source of so many of her frustrations...

Well, you can't blame her for deciding to play the fool here. Therefore, her attempts to understand Reika being futile at this time, she gave off a look of confusion and spoke up, a little loud.

"What?"

Oh, she was going right for the last nerve, alright. No, she didn't hear Reika's question, per se, but it is pretty much what was planned, in this case. And with that in mind, she was waiting for the other girl to attack now.

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 Posted: Mar 18 2018, 08:02 PM
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Reika scowled. Here was this little piss-ant bothering her. Admittedly, she had started it, but that was lost to her at the moment. This person was infuriating her to the absolute maximum. How could someone do that so easily, without thinking they might get hurt. Reika narrowed her eyes now. She really didn't like being made a fool. This was definitely not something she was going to stand for. She went to grab the girl by the collar of her shirt, and hoist her off her feet.

"Listen you little shit. I am not going to put up with someone trying to make a fool out of me." She snapped out loud. She didn't like most of the people at the school. She didn't honestly like the school either. Too many rich kids. Too many of them thinking the things they'd been through in the last year were just these super terrible things. That they weren't, somewhat, a taste of what anyone who wasn't born into a magnificent family faced. She knew some where like her, sort of. Some came from a very poor life. Some where not here by choice. But...she hadn't found anyone like her, yet.

"So...what's your deal!?"

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 Posted: Mar 19 2018, 01:52 AM
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That'll be a swing and a miss, since Makoto was waiting for just such a move, right then. All that training really pays off. She basically hopped back out of reach when Reika moved to grab her, no longer able to hide the smirk at this point. Well, she had it coming, didn't she? Mind you, there was no longer a need to keep it going, so as the other girl began to complain at her, she removed her earphones to hear her properly.

She was came in at 'someone trying to make a fool out of me'.

Okay, she got this girl steaming mad, apparently. It was hard to gauge just how pissed off she was while the music was playing in her ears. A little quick to anger, maybe. Hmmm. Ironic, that, given that Makoto's own patience as of late had cut in half, and that she was more confrontational, herself. Truth is, someone like Reika would've been like 'Meh' before the time of the earthquake. The old Makoto was a bit more passive. Waking up to being a Scion had changed all that. Fortunately FOR people like Reika, she'd also had a bit of a revelation on WHY she had a temper, thus putting in some perspective for her. If this came to a fight, she was going to be the one in control of herself.

That said, we now have this girl ready to throw down now.

"My deal? Maybe you shouldn't jab people. And before you give me the 'accident' speech in your hysterical voice...don't kid me. I wasn't even on the field proper yet. So then..."

Makoto's eyes narrowed slightly.

"...what's your deal?"

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 Posted: Mar 19 2018, 08:21 AM
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Reika stumbled a bit forward. She had expected to nab the girl, and her footing was a bit off. She hadn't fallen, since it wasn't hard to catch her momentum. Still she was a little put off by the situation. She clenched her fists and pulled herself up. She glared hard at the girl, hoping she'd understand the depths of her anger at this moment. A little part of her was telling her she was being completely petty about this. But it was a small part, that she had long ago stopped listening to. Her teeth grit against each other.

"...what's your deal?"

Her lips parted slightly in a snarl. "You people are! Freaking nobles. Trained from birth to be these great warriors or some such. I'm sure the training has been intense. Yet I'm sure you go and have a nice full meal, or some other thing. Nice baths, mentors teaching you everything." Her fist clenched tighter.

"And now...I'm trapped in here with you people. Locked in this place. Shit...I'm starting to wish to have been thrown in prison, or executed instead. There is enough stuffyness in this place, even out here." She took a step forward. It was definitely an aggressive move.

"I just want to beat something. At least while running I can, usually, be left alone from you...princes and princesses."

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Makoto's eyebrow arched noticeably at 'You people'. And even though she clarified with her next words, Reika's words were a bit confusing. Why was she bringing clans into this? This was the Bugei. They were all students. They were all important here. Wasn't the entire point of Edo Bugei's prestige that every single person who graduated from here would go on to do great things with their skills?

We're all mad here. Even you. Otherwise, you wouldn't be here.

But that's another rabbit hole, entirely. Reika was apparently feeling left out because she was not in the high class, and then even more resentful of those of noble birth because she was also roped into their midst. It was kind of like Bu, except that Bu took this alot better. She was nicer, even for a rough-around-the-edges girl. This girl? She was just rough, period. And she assumed everyone but her was pampered.

Boy, if she only had a clue.

The glasses girl was of a mind to show her all of the scars she had. none of it was from battle, of course, but it might make her realize that she wasn't the only one with bad luck. Frankly, Makoto didn't want to talk clans, because her life would be worse off than Reika's right now, if she hadn't had their backing, or at least harder to manage.

"Well, to me, all students here are just students here, rank not applying. I mean, unless you're senior or something. I have a friend who's just an artist that gets nobles calling him Senpai."

True fact. Roshi Bento was accorded this sort of thing because of school procedure. Naturally, he didn't worry over rank either. He was just a humble, crazy artist.

"Anyway, this is Track Club time and I assume you're here for that, as well, so it's not like either of us don't belong here. There's no sense getting irritated over it."

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"Not getting irritated over IT. I'm getting irritated by you!" Reika fumed. And fumed. And she couldn't hold it anymore. She got up on Makoto and took a swing at her. Right hand clenched in a fist, she'd try to go for a gut-shot, directly for the solar-plexis. She'd try to drop her in one blow. She knew this wouldn't end well for her. Not because she thought she couldn't take this twerp. No. Because she knew that she'd most likely get hauled into the Headmaster's place and lectured. Probably would end up with a bunch of those irritating ninjas on her too. And what was worse...her relic was in the locker changing room. Couldn't even rely on that for back up.

And she could clearly see Makoto's over at the bench. Reika had to keep her here, fighting her instead of rushing off to pick up that thing. That would really tip any kind of scales they had here. But her blood was pumping, and she was excited. Someone to fight, someone to take this boredom and aggression out on. She didn't care if they all thought she was nothing more than a violent thug, because in reality...she really was. No honor, just a drive to draw blood from as much of the world as possible.

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The girl wasn't even interested in being reasonable. Makoto hhated people like that. Shhe was just using her as a scapegoat for her own problems, merely because she was there. Oh, and she was also taking a swing at her. That wasn't so much as a surprise, as something more of an 'Ah shit'. As soon as she saw that in motion, Makoto jumped to side, moving away from the side the punch had come from...and then immediately tried a quick kick to the other girl's knee-pit.

"And there's no sense blaming me when it's your fault!"

She wasn't even going for her weapon or really thinking about it, right now. Yeah, she could probably put a stop to it instantly because the other girl was unarmed, but uhh...she was unarmed. That was like a cat versus a mouse. The mouse doesn't stand a chance, no matter how sharp its teeth are. The cat's got paws at least as big as its head, with mounted claws, a serious advantage. Makoto didn't want a weapon involved here unless the other girl had one on her, or a small Relic that was concealed like Bu's.

Instead, she was planning to wear her down.

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