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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, 7/10/2017 A blood red summer has come. As the Edo Bugei students finish facing off with the ikko forces all across the nation a massive steel ship floats towards Edo Harbor. The final battle between the Ikko Ikki rebels and the Edo Bugei students is about to begin. The lingering question now, just how much of Edo will be left standing once the battle ends?

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 Special Class: The History of Edo Bugei
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 Posted: Aug 16 2017, 09:21 PM
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Edo Bugei Dorms/Early Morning/Spring

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Headmaster Hosokawa sat in the middle of the lounge area of Edo Bugei's dorm building, coffee in one hand and yawning a bit. It was early morning in spring and as he sipped the french vanilla latte slowly he waited for the three students to arrive. The morning was nice and warm, and the sun was bright out. Yet for right now he was waiting to meet the students inside. Leaning back into the comfy couch's nice cushions he looked around. The new dorms certainly looked nice. Having been built after the great earthquake they had spared no expensive on the new building.

He didn't have a clipboard. After all he was headmaster of the academy and knew exactly who had signed up for the class. Truth be told he didn't think anyone would be all that interested in the founding of the school. So much so he had never really expected the class to take off. Yet here it was, and now he was ready to have a comfy chat about the school's founding and everything the Bugei truly represented.

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"Never would have guessed it," Suishoku yawned and stretched in bed. Lighting up the dim room was her phone alarm going off for this morning's lecture. A memo she made to reminder herself to not rush out of the dorms. The reason for taking a slower route today was because there wasn't a need to run out and bee line for the main school building. Of all the places to pick for a lecture, it took her by surprise that it was all confined in the student dorms. The sleepy student rolled out of bed and started getting dressed. The closer work is, an extra minute of sleep in bed; or however that saying went.

She left her hair down today as she rubbed traces of sleep from her eyes as she arrived into the main lobby area by the ding of the elevator door. To greet the spring morning was the most refreshing sight to many students. In the middle of the lounge area of comfy sofas and scattered early birds was their Principal in timely fashion. It was so out of place to see him here that some students would even do a double take. The question of how much free time this man had was better left unsaid as she approached the man and bowed slightly in casual morning greeting. "Morning Headmaster," she spoke with a restrained yawn creeping up. Maybe staying in bed a bit longer wasn't working out after all.

Since she seemed to be the first one here, Suishoku excused herself a moment to hit up the vending machine for some nicely chilled coffee milk. Afterwards she was take a seat near where the Headmaster was in anticipation of learning about the founding of Bugei. It may not have been the most enlightening of courses next to Tactician track students taking Military Organizational Tactics 101 but it was worth learning just how the school came to be. There's got to be more than creating a facility to house Scions.

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It really had been odd to go so long without realizing how little you knew about your school. Todo Shinsuke had been considering an extra class to take ever since the pottery course turned out to be more enlightening than expected. As he'd thought about it he realized he knew very little about Edo Bugei's early history. For him it was something that had simply always been there. Some modern history would be a welcome change of pace from his usual classes, so he'd signed up.

On the day of the class he'd been en route to class itself when his phone had buzzed with a notification. What proceeded from there was a couple minutes of back and forth with Inori about weekend plans. Even telling her he was on the way to a class hadn't stopped her from asking his opinion on what movie a mutual friend of theirs would want to see. That's what he got for telling her to take charge of picking things out since he was going to be a bit busy himself. With a relieved sigh he stepped into the classroom (after putting the phone away first of course).

That was when he noticed that another student was someone he'd met before. Not in his current appearance of course - today it was the boys' uniform with his hair tucked back behind his ears. Concerned she might recognize him, Shinsuke carefully stepped in and bowed to the headmaster. Without a word (she might recognize the voice too!), he took a seat near the door and waited for any other students to appear.

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The course sounded fascinating no matter how you looked at it. Edo Bugei had a long, rich history and the other classmates that signed up for it seemed like solid people. Seeing a slot still open Tagami Yumiko gladly accepted the final position. As she woke up that morning she shifted and turned in bed. She had been sleeping in light blue pajamas with small green frogs all over them. Her short black hair resting against her pillow as the small girl reached out towards her nightstand and looked at her phone. A blue jay appeared on the screen holding a wooden plaque that read her class would start soon. Sitting up the small girl moved the crust from her eyes before reaching into her desk drawer. Figuring it best not to eat in class she ate a strawberry filled rice ball as a light breakfast. She then went about brushing her teeth, showering, and changing into her school uniform. She carefully folded up her pajamas, put her toothbrush away, grabbed her bag, and headed to a fairly unexpected location for a class.

Arriving in the common room of the dorms she was apparently the last to arrive. Seeing Shinsuke and Suishoku she gave a deep bow to both of them before giving an even deeper bow to the headmaster. It seemed like an unusually casual spot for a history lesson, but the headmaster of the academy was well known for having strange tastes.
"Good morning headmaster." she said.

She chose to take a seat next to Suishoku whom she had recently gotten very close to. After all they came from the same hometown, and she had worked very hard to save Yumiko from an extremely deep depression during the winter months after Masumi's death. Yumiko felt incredibly close to her senpai. Not as close as she had felt to Masumi of course, but being in a huge city like Edo and knowing that someone else shared your struggles and came from the same province and town as you was a nice sense of comradeship.

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All three students arrived as Headmaster Hosokawa greeted them with a smile.
"Please, be seated." he said as he pulled out a small case he had with him. As he opened the case the students would see freshly made rice balls and doughnuts. In the middle of the lounge's table was also a small jug of water, and one of green tea, as well as a few plastic cups for if the students got thirsty.

"Take what you would like. I realize this is pretty early morning and I wanted to keep things fairly casual. Have a nice relaxing discussion instead of an extremely formal class for once." and with that he pulled out a yellow file folder that appeared to have various photos in it. Pulling out one sheet that looked like a copy of an extremely old photo it has a small, one story building made of old wood. The building was fairly wide though and appeared to be the mansion of a lord. It had two guards in front, a gate, and what appeared to be beautiful tile on the roof.
"Now, this isn't the starting point of our story, but it is a photo I wanted to start with today."
and with that he ate a small corner of one of the rice balls before continuing.

"This is the very first version of Edo Bugei academy. It use to be located in Western Edo and was actually made on an estate belonging to my Hosokawa clan." he said with a proud smile. For once the headmaster had no pipe with him or even smelled of tobacco or smoke.
"Now before we dive into this building and what it was like, do any of you have particular things you want me to go over in regards to the school's founding before I give you a long tale?"

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She stretched in her chair, more occupied with her coffee drink and making it last as the rest of their class lecture appeared. She bowed a bit only to gingerly wave to Yumiko on sight while the more quiet male didn't grab her attention much but Suishoku nodded at their presence before drinking. Unaware of having met eachother before, Suishoku felt more content with her morning breakfast. When the headmaster brought forth a case of sweet doughnuts and riceballs, her attention was absorbed on this more material meal.

"Thank you very much sir." A sprinkle coated doughnut and one rice ball was taken without a moment's hesitation. Their Headmaster was really going some lengths in being very casual today. Normally Suishoku would be more guarded around such a high authority figure but seeing how this man helped during a certain issue with a fan relic, there was a bit more trust gvien in this situation. Once everyone had gotten their share and maybe felt it ok to grab some coffee or tea while they're at it, class rolled into session for their small circle.

He presented to them a photo of an early Edo Bugei. A very traditional building with a few guards out that did look right at home in its former West Edo location. Her eyes studied the image while it was explained the location to be set on the Hosokawa property. This may be what set the long trend of the school being led by members of the Hosokawa line. "Has the original goal of Edo Bugei been the same since it was first made?" She would ask. "I would like to know what the school was like before it became the way things are or if it has always been this way before and after moving to a larger facility. Have there been extra precautions made over time like, say, who would lead the school if not a Hosokawa clan member or has the school ever been run under a different family at some point in time." The casual nature of the class may have swayed Suishoku to be more open to her questions than usual with this opportunity.

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So the headmaster of the school himself wished for this to be a less formal affair than usual for a special class. He'd brought food and drink for the students and wasn't hesitant to partake in the former himself. Hardly what a boy trained in diplomacy had had in mind for the class, but he wasn't going to complain. There were enough other things to consider without having to worry about intense formality as well. Shinsuke relaxed a bit now that everyone seemed to have arrived and the headmaster showed them an old photograph.

A photograph of Edo Bugei as it had appeared at the beginning of its existence. Far removed from the grand structures which stood now after having been rebuilt at least once. Just as Japan had grown out of small kingdoms long ago, the school itself had expanded quite a bit. He wondered how things had been for students at the time of the school's founding just on a day-to-day basis. How had they been selected from all of the nation's many clans? Such a question seemed to be pretty reasonable as a starting point, and you had to start somewhere.

"I'd like to know more about how students were selected at the beginning, actually. Was it comparable to today?" he asked, totally forgetting his concerns about his voice being recognizable, "Owing to the school's name, was it more focused on training students for fighting at first?"

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Yumiko blinked, a little shocked at how casual the school's headmaster was being in regards to the class. Carefully grabbing a riceball and a cup of water she couldn't help but gaze at the Todo boy. She had seen him only once before. It was during the earthquake when they went to save the caved in school and Masumi had gotten badly hurt. He hadn't been with them long as he had been ordered to take care of a hysterical woman. Still it was good to see he was healthy and doing well.

When the headmaster asked what the students wanted to learn Yumiko naturally let the other two answer first. They both asked primarily about the state of the school back then versus now. How it had been upgraded and how students had been selected. All of which Yumiko had been curious about. When it had finally come time for her to answer she felt that Shinsuke had already taken most of her question, but she decided to ask something very specific.
"When was the poetry and dancing track added?" was her biggest question. After all it was the track she herself was currently on so of course she was curious about it.

She felt a bit embarrassed asking what she viewed as such a self focused question, but still it was the only one she could really think of at the time. She knew Suishoku would hardly judge her for the question, but she didn't know this Todo boy and worried a bit about her opinion of her none the less.

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The Headmaster waited for the students to fill themselves up a bit with the food and drink, though as the three did so a group of students, waking up and looking groggy, suddenly froze to see the headmaster of the school in the central lounge area. Instantly the four boys gave deep bows as the Headmaster waved it off.
"Carry on. Don't mind us." he ordered. Looking at the three he chuckled a bit.
"Sorry, I worry having the class here may spread rumors you three got in trouble. I hope not anyway. I'm just responsible for what happens with the staff and students as a whole, not the rumor mills kids your age start up." and with that he grabbed a doughnut as he listened to the student's questions. Tapping the picture of the large mansion that acted as the first school building he looked at Suishoku.
"Has the original goal of Edo Bugei been the same since it was first made? Good question. The answer to that is complicated. If the question is focused on scions, then no. If the question is focused on raising the future leaders of Japan, then yes." Then he smiled and answered the rest of her question.
"We'll get into how it has changed in a minute. In regards to my own clan though, I don't see a time in which the school isn't run by a Hosokawa. The Tokugawa's current system breaks down the roles of various clans in a pretty rigid format. I suppose it we got wiped out, maybe the Imagawa would rule the school, or the Yagyu though." after all the Imagawa carried out ceremonies for the Shogunate, and the Yagyu had always been leaders of future Shoun's combat training. Everyone would know this, especially with Yagyu-sensei's presence as the school's chief military instructor.

Next he turned to Shinsuke and Yumiko.
"The school has always been a Bugei. Originally yes, it was purely for military purposes. However, as time went on and wars became less and less common, the school was able to focus on more academic based virtues." and with that he pulled out printed copies of the timeline everyone would have in their school introduction books they received on the first day of year 1.

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"If you would all kindly go to the year 1864. Please and thank you." and once the students found that year the lesson would really begin.
"So, to set the stage for you all. The Tokugawa have ruled Japan for about 250 years at this point. The Tokugawa have a system set up in which the lord of a clan must spend half the year, every year, in Edo. Their family, such as wives and heirs, must permanently live in the city of Edo. This system makes it so the Tokugawa can keep an eye on clans, have implied hostages of their wives and children, and also heavily tax clans for maintaining full staff and compounds within Edo. All of this was made to create an extremely difficult situation for clans to rebel, and for the most part it worked. Here is the issue though. At this time the world is also modernizing very quickly. Schools are common place all over the world, and it is clear the having families blatantly be hostages doesn't truly stop a clan from rebelling if they really want." the last words hit a bit of a sigh to them. The timeline would also show the students that at this time war had just ended and the Shogun, plus the Imperial Court, tried very hard to set up ways to bring the country back to a peaceful life style.

""The Edo School for Military and Political Arts." That is what the school would be called." he declared in accordance with the timeline he had handed out.
"The Shogun demanded a school to keep track of the children of provincial lords and charged the Hosokawa with running the thing since our clan is one of the most loyal to the Shogunate, and known for our public education systems. At first the school only had around 100 students. The sons and daughters of each provincial lord would be the only ones allowed to attend the school. With such few numbers the students just walked every day from their families estates to the Hosokawa estate. Usually the classes would be held outside in a large sand garden and the main building would be used to bring food outside. Since the building wasn't that large, classes wouldn't be held on rainy, snowy, or overly hot days. At this time the current Shogun also made it so regional lords didn't have to leave their children and wives in Edo all the time. Though, the children still had to attend the school. So since they already had mansions in the city and the school didn't have dorms yet, many lords just kept their estates. At this time everything took place in Western Edo. Any questions so far?" with that he cleared his throat a bit and took a long drink of water.

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Little did Suishoku would come to notice or realize that among the three of them, they were all members of that rescue effort last summer when the earthquake happened. There is a chance that maybe Yumiko due to their group split up but it was so long ago and they were all in an open lecture of sorts. She tried to listen and eat as quietly as she could of their breakfast with the headmaster himself as he recounted and answered their questions in order. A small cringe tugged at the corners of her mouth at that scary thought. Yagyuu-sensei as the head of the school would have made everything more boot camp as his training.

She drank her tea and glanced at Yumiko for a bit, trying not to be too rude about their question about the arts. Her eyes then shifted to the male student. Something about their voice reminded her of someone or someone sort of familiar. The girl scratched her cheek while thinking where they had heard them before before turning away to face the headmaster to show she wasn't fully ignoring him.


The idea of the hostage tactics have been around for so long. But clans just rebelled anyway. Hmm... She sighed at herself and had to ask since the floor was open. Suishoku tried to keep calm about asking this topic without ending up scaring herself by the answer. "Since clans still rebelled, what became of the wives and children in Edo at the time and what keeps them from trying that again now? If the students and families are fully aware of the situation to be placed in Edo then what caused the school to the moved from the Hosokawa estate to here? Families among clan lords can't be that large. Is the old building still around today or...was it since the earthquake?"

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Shinsuke was fascinated by the way the political system had been organized in the past. Of course he had learned many of the basics in prior schooling - the hostage system to help enforce central power chief among them. No system could last forever without showing its age, though, and the founding of Edo Bugei seemed to reflect general reforms taking place at the time. Possibly of more importance it meant that the families of all the leading families weren't all in the same place at the same time. Should disaster strike or some modernized foreign power arrive to make war, that was for the best. A power vacuum so big seemed as if it'd be impossible to fill.

He politely munched on his food as Hosokawa-sensei explained these changes. It did sting his family pride a little to hear the reference to Hosokawa loyalty being a deciding factor in their administering the school. Not because he disagreed with the family's standing of course. The Todo had been just as loyal so far as he knew, but had not been involved in the prestigious school's founding. Then again they were diplomats, not educators. Better to leave the teaching to those who had more experience in such things.

"What were the main concerns in education at the time of the school's founding? If it was primarily a place for the education of warriors, then was there any modernization in combat techniques to meet the changing world around Japan?" he asked, wondering how quickly the curriculum might have changed compared to government organization.

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Yumiko listened carefully. She didn't feel surprised about the school's founding as a military academy. Even now it was pretty much a military school, but it was still interesting that the fine arts didn't join the curriculum later. To the best of her knowledge true samurai had to be versed in religion, combat, and poetry. Perhaps the samurai had been expected to study the poetry outside of classes? Still it was interesting.

She was a creative girl and couldn't help but imagine the four of them at the Hosokawa clan estate. Studying sword combat outside and being brought a few rice balls by the Hosokawa clans' attendants. Sweat falling to the earth in the mid day sun as the Headmaster shouted orders at them. Obviously the nice and air conditioned training arena downstairs as a much welcome change. Especially since Yumiko's pale skin would easily sunburn or even worse eaten up by all kinds of bugs. She imagined bug bites and burns became fairly common place at the start of each semester for the more inside based students.

She almost wondered what kind of poetry such absolutely combat focused students would produce.
"Did you ever get to see the writings the combat students wrote? Did the scions back then have journals?" she asked curiously.

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The headmaster listened to the student's questions, smiling as they asked. The first up was Suishoku who was quick to think of the families of those that rebelled against the Shogunate in spite of the school.
"Since clans still rebelled, what became of the wives and children in Edo at the time and what keeps them from trying that again now? If the students and families are fully aware of the situation to be placed in Edo then what caused the school to the moved from the Hosokawa estate to here? Families among clan lords can't be that large. Is the old building still around today or...was it since the earthquake?" He thought for a minute of how to phrase things as he took a small sip of water so he wouldn't lose his voice part way.

"Well, the great hope with having families in Edo most of the time is that lords would have to pay for their upkeeping, and with the founding of the Bugei, their new top quality education. Thus lowering a clan's funds and ability to rebel. Obviously, as you stated, that didn't always work. When clans showed signs of rebellion the shogunate put extra patrols near their houses here in Edo, and had clans loyal to the Shogunate, such as the Maeda and Todo, demand conferences with the clan head. When a clan actually did rebel, the clan was put down. Most of the women, children, and attendants within the city's mansion got executed. As well as the clan head. The clan would then lose their province, or the clan would keep the province but a loyal branch family would be installed as the new ruling house." the atmosphere got darker in the room for a moment. It was unpleasant to think of a clan being destroyed, but that was the price for going against the military head of the country. Though the headmaster tried to return to a more positive note.
"Well, in regards to the second part of your question about the new building. This was due to two major reasons. First was that the school began as only for the damiyo's children. However, the Daimyo had other ideas. Soon they found that their education was far above their generals. Which made a lot of the clan's elders either be or feel as though they were, worthless. Due to demands by the various Daimyo it was not only the clan head's children that soon got to attend the Bugei but the children of their top advisers and branch families as well. The idea was to strengthen the clan as a whole. Now in regards to the Hosokawa manor...this particular building isn't. We did have a clan manor here in Edo but sadly it was lost durring the earthquake and then rebuilt. This marks the fourth time it has been rebuilt."

With that he then turned his attention towards Yumiko and Shinsuke.
"Ms. Tagami. We do have writings by the original students during that period. They are in the library and I encourage you to read them. You will find the grammar used to be quite different than the language we use now." and then he looked directly at Shinsuke.
"Now your question will take us into the expansion of the school. As the name Bugei implies the school did indeed start as a place to train combat techniques. However, a warrior must be honed in all things. Poetry, Combat, and etiquette. All these had been taught well, but as the number of students rose so did the need for more faculty, and all of this required a new building. I don't have a picture sadly, however a large area of land in Western Edo was cleared out and a large school building was made. This building had two floors. One for lower level students and one for higher level, as well as an artillery range. At this time all books and records had still been kept at the Hosokawa manor and the library in Western Edo. New faculty was brought in to train the three fundamentals of being samurai, mostly from my own class, but also from the Maeda and Yagyu clans. This phase 2 of Edo Bugei also sought to use Dutch Learning to teach the students about foreign military tactics. Sadly, this wasn't so that the students could benefit from it as Oda Nobunaga may have imagined so long ago. It was instead that if foreign countries invaded Japan, such as China or England, the students would know what to expect. It was done less out of education and unfortunately, far more out of paranoia." it was then that he took his longest bit of water.

"So, right now the school is in phase 2. It teaches etiquette/politics, it teaches combat, and it teaches writing. All of which are needed for a well rounded samurai. However, this is still different than the school we have now. It is small, it doesn't have much space for cavalry. It doesn't have math and sciences, and doesn't teach much foreign language. It also doesn't teach medicine, nor allow the non-elite in. Why you ask? Because none of these have come up yet. No reason exists to allow it. What are reasons you all think this might have become important? What could have changed the school this much?"

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Everything that they were being taught about the evolution of Edo Bugei and its purpose was increasingly fascinating. It probably helped that the man giving the lesson was of the clan that had been entrusted with the school since its founding. In a country such as this very much of day to day life in the modern age was still informed by events and policies of the past. Shinsuke was becoming more and more engaged with the lesson as the potential politics involved became more apparent.

Having gotten to Phase 2 of the school's history Shinsuke gave the headmaster's inquiry some thought. As a Todo he'd been privy to a lot of general information on diplomatic and political developments, though these were wide ranging over several hundred years. Exact details on more recent history (the past 150 years even) were a little more advanced than a pre-teen had been entrusted with. However he did have a bit of talent in making educated guesses about that which he didn't have full details. No sciences, math or much cavalry or medicine, limited parts of the population allowed in. Something dramatic must have occurred for the fundamental change of how the school operated.

"If I were to guess, sensei, it would be some sort of uprising or conflict which forced the school to adapt and expand what was taught. Something that exposed a need for medince, maths and science in order either to deal with a problem or modernize and keep up with the world. Perhaps the Dutch learning wasn't enough to achieve that latter goal," Shinsuke suggested, wondering how accurate his assumption was.

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Her arms folded while listening to the past and trying to keep it there. Hard not to imagine that this was a very controlled method over the other clan families but the purpose weighed more than lives which was grave. They were soon rooted out with a new family installed. She listened more keenly of this phase 2 plan the principal had explained. "How far along are we now from stage 2?" She asked openly with given pause for the man to answer the other's questions. Suishoku's mind kept leaning toward this section of Bugei's history; it's past and methods. She wanted to know what other things were lying in wait that wasn't told to the students openly. What sort of punishments and the like underneath this comfortable guise.

"Principal Hosokawa," her hand raised after the Todo boy spoke. Something felt missing to her in the past recollections. The school was mostly for the Elite and those elite were the main branch families and heirs before slowly opening acceptance to other standings within the family such as future advisers or guards. "Where do Scions fit in all this? Wasn't knowledge of them been around for a long time?" The fact that Scions and Relics exist is an accepted kind that unassumingly has been around for generations now. If the Scions weren't included in the early versions of Edo Bugei then where did the inclusion of Scions come from? "If relics weren't being actively used before then when did this come into play for a school that has been mostly catered toward those within clan families?"

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