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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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Apr 18 2017, 06:22 AM
OOC - Using NPC to help me out with my idea.

Yesterday

*Knock* *Knock* *Knock*

The great Kanto Earthquake is almost forgotten from people's memory now, and he's honestly glad. Nothing like that should be remembered for good, the great loss suffered by everyone - it must be something truly unbearable. He had helped around as much as he can, especially with rites and mournings, prior to attending again. Matsu stayed behind on school ground after the classes have ended. Apparently principal Hosokawa had something to talk to him about, what could it be? What did he need to discuss with him? He awaits for response from inside of the room. He didn't mean to eavesdrop, so he stands a good distance away from the door.

He will find out eventually when he is allowed to enter.

From inside he can hear the principal's voice indicating him to enter the room. He moved closer towards the door and grabbed the handle. "Please come in, " other than the principal's voice, he can also hear another person inside. But the dialect, it's not Japanese. A foreigner? Perhaps. He was right, as he opened the door he can see a golden hair, blue-eyed lady sitting on the opposite side, facing the principal. A genuine foreigner, who appears to be here for some sort of business. She looked at Matsushina for a good minute, from his head down and then meeting his gaze. She smiled and waved her hand at him, almost as if to signify for him to get closer to her, in response he would wave back at her as he close the door behind him. He blinked twice at the scene he is currently observing, it was a rare sight, for a foreigner to be at the principal's office. He will never get used to it.

"I think he is just suitable". He recognized that she was speaking in English. And, from her accent, she is definitely from England. This comes from his oversea experience, his father often takes him to Great Britain for diplomatic travels in his childhood, which serve to deepen the relation between the Shogunate with European imperials and monarchies. It was after all his duty as ambassador to make alliance with other countries.

She continued to speak to the principal with sudden enthusiasm. And, the Principal too issued that he come closer to her. Matsushina would walk over towards them while paying attention to the folders laid out before the two, on top of the guest table. What could be inside them, maybe some sort of special documents, but why are they laid out so messily. He looked at them eagerly, enough that he remain stationary for a good minute.

It isn't rare for him to probe around whenever the principal invite him over.

"Matsu, would you come closer to us? Let her see your face."

He would move forward as asked, standing just beside the lady. Matsushina would make a polite gesture, placing his left hand on his abdomen and his right by the back, which function to create the image of a butler as he can recall. Her hand would move to caress his face and hair, it wasn't done in a hurry but it was quite haste, she would then retract hand back and looked at the principal. "What do you think? Principal, can I have this boy?"

"Well, Lady Margaret, why don't you ask the boy himself?"

They were speaking in English, he didn't expect the principal to speak so fluently, he was taken aback by the fact. Something that he really did not expect, very impressive of the principal. And, his accent was notably clear, he is way better than most Japanese people in the English language articulation.

Noticing that it was his turn to speak, Matsu would place his arms by his sides and he looked at the principal before speaking on his turn. He braced and resolved himself to respond in the most appropriate way

"I will be glad to work with you, what is it that I need to do?" He was speaking English in response.

"I was right he is definitely suitable. Mr. Principal, would you brief the boy on what he needs to do?" She looked ready to leave the room at any minute. The principal held and gathered the documents that was laid about, placing them back inside the file folder. He handed them to Matsushina with a rather curious expression.

"Read this document for the remainder of today and be ready to meet her tomorrow."

He bobbed his head to nod at the instruction, he received the document file and opened the door for the lady as she headed out immediately, she would hug and lightly kisses him on both cheeks before she leave. Matsushina bowed his head in the direction of the principal before he too left the school premise to head to the dorms.

Today

He looked at the time, he was early. He was garbed in his work uniform, it was stylish, so to speak. But appearance isn't an issue to him. He moved along the train station to wait for the train that heads to Southern Edo. He showed his ticket and walked inside, trying to find his seat. After searching he finally sit himself down on seat 506. It didn't really take long for the train to arrive at it's destination.

People were looking at him, native and foreigners alike. The same was happening inside the train, but unfortunately he is conveniently oblivious to the stares of people around him.

He made sure to bring a piece of the document that detail out the location of the foreigner restaurant. He was searching the area for almost ten minutes now, but checking his wrist watch, he still has plenty time to look around for it. He asked people nearby to help him find the place. And, he eventually reached the restaurant, he read the sign at the top: "Margaret's House & Lounge". The space was so spacious and lavish, a luxury restaurant.

"This must be the place". He knocked on the door, it seems that no one is here yet. He unlocked the door, and suddenly someone patted him on the shoulder, just as he was about to enter the premise.

"Who are you?" Said a voice that comes from behind him.

Matsushina turned around to look at the one who patted his shoulder. Much to their surprise.

"A new girl?" Said the foreigner girl, this one appears to be Dutch.

"[b]But I'm a boy"[/b], said Matsushina in Dutch.

"You're what!?... You look like a Japanese person, but you can speak Dutch, very impressive." She grabbed Matsushina by the arm, despite briefly baffled by his statement. She quickly peeped at the clock inside "Come now, let's go inside, it's almost time for us to open up." Matsushina looked at the booths and finally he saw the lady that he met in the principal's office yesterday. She would wave her hand for the two of them to come and face her.

"Hello there, Matsushina-kun". To his surprise, she is able to speak in fluent Japanese. She put her hands on both of his shoulders. "So, how are you feeling today, are you looking forward to your job?" He would nod his head.

"Yes, I am looking forward to it, ma'am."

"Oh, come on, no need to be so tense around me. Hosokawa trusted me to take care of you, I'm not going to discipline or work you to the bone." She would put a black apron over him and tied it behind his back. "You're ready now. " She looked at the girl next to Matsu. "Make sure to take care of him, look after him."

The girl nodded his head and grabbed Matsu by the arm, leading him to the kitchen and gave him the run around on the restaurants inside and out. It didn't take too long for him to get adjusted. They opened and people started coming in, mostly foreigners. Matsu was asked to work partly as helper in the kitchen and waiter. Some of the long-time customers talked to Margaret about him. "Who is he? A Japanese kid, is he new?"

Said a man who appears to be in his fifties, who seemed to be well-acquainted to the restaurant owner.

"Oh yes, he is a new hand, I hand picked him myself... He seems to be quite capable". She chided him for asking such a question with a tone that almost doubted her for her choice.

"Is that so. "

The girl who was with him earlier moved towards the lady, asking if they can speak in private. But Matsu was nearby that he can hear everything. He was quite apprehensive of the sudden talk about the late coming of the band that was supposed to perform. He was just about finished with cleaning the kitchen.

"What should we do? They're not here yet for the concert- "

"Worry not, sweetheart. We can say that they're late.. Hm."

He honestly doesn't know if what he's about to do is the right choice, but he opened the door, acting as if didn't overhear. But with what he is going to say, they will definitely know that he eavesdropped.

"How about I go on stage as a substitute?"

The girl was again baffled by his statement. "Huh, you?"

Margaret looked at him and a wide smile appeared over her face, her expression almost saying "Eureka". "Of course! Can you sing darling? I'll make sure to set the stage. " She looked at him intently. "I'm not confident, but I can sing, I have practiced before. " He looked at her reassuringly, for her to be eased of her worried mind.

"Good, let's get you up there then. " She would lead him over the stage, he wasn't about to get a stage fright. The way she's holding his hand reminds him of his own mother. He steeled himself for the sudden performance that he himself suggested. He was glad there is a screen that shows what song he should be singing. Some of the audience appears to be tired of waiting and a bit disappointed that the performer isn't as promised. Matsuhina would bow and announce himself as a new worker. Most of the audience thought he's cute.

"So, he's on stage. Shame he will probably embarrass himself". Said the man who was talking to the lady earlier, who was watching at the very back, on his empty spacy booth. All occupied by himself.

All I Am - Heatwave

In the background the instrumental can be heard, the light is turned off and strobe light peered over the lounge. Flickering lights would dye the whole building and his figure, Matsu would then grab the microphone and begin to sing, the song is western pop. Even though he made a slight mistake, as he started singing a bit late, it was a perfect cover and performance on his part, throughout his singing people was giving him loud applauses. Every one of the audience are surprised. The man appeared as if his jaw dropped right to the floor, even his co-worker and the lady was very surprised. The two of them cheered for him in the background.

"Well, I'll be damned... I underestimated that Japanese kid."

Matsushina thought working here isn't so bad after all.

He smiled and bowed his head as he steps down.
Apr 17 2017, 06:22 AM
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~Character~

<br><br>Maeda Kana

<br><br>~Timeline~

<br><br>2015/2016 Winter Celebration (Opening Thread)<br>
2016/2017 A Very Edo New Year (New Opening Thread)

<br><br>
~OOC Goals~
  • 1 Develop and improve Kana.
  • 2 Use Kana more often than previously.
  • 3 Explore her character.
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    ~IC Ambitions~
    • 1 To help protect the country.
    • 2 To become the greatest strategist ever.
    • 3 To lead the Maeda clan as expected of her.
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    • ~Group Bonds~
      • Bugei Club
      • Tea Ceremony Club - Deemed able by the club in the practice of tea ceremony
      • Maeda Clan - She is known as the "Elven Princess" for her beauty and status as the next head of the Maeda Clan. She is one of the "Triumvirate", the three noble heir at Edo Bugei, which also includes Honda Matsushina and Tokugawa Kenji. Due to her position as the heir of Maeda family, her beauty and her exceptional scion ability is considered to be one of the "veritable rising stars among blue bloods."
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        • RPC NAME - CONNECTION TO THEM
        • RPC NAME - CONNECTION TO THEM
        • RPC NAME - CONNECTION TO THEM
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            Apr 17 2017, 06:21 AM
            Chapter 1: Prologue.

            Staying in Edo for the new year isn't such a bad thing after all. I have been able to do quite a lot in the mean time, since I wasn't summoned back home. Helping out with the family delegates to deal with Shogunate matters isn't as bad as I originally thought, is this what the Honda clan's heir have to deal with as well? I suppose I can handle this. But the world of adults, it reeks of something I don't like.

            So, that's how the adults deal with matters.

            -------
            (Will write more later)

            Kana Maeda
            First Year
            Apr 17 2017, 05:39 AM
            The last few months since new year have been eventful. Especially after the Earthquake. I have been summoned to remain in Shinano province, after the pilgrimage where our company was ambushed by a dozen Ikko devout as we arrived at the shrine.

            I personally feel ashamed and deep regret of what had happened.

            Cursing my powerlessness and inability to resolve the situation.

            However, instead of wallowing in regrets, I made a vow to do better next time, given the chance. I will not allow such a situation to happen again. To anyone else, especially member of the Shogun's family. It is the long-time duty of the Honda to protect.

            Not only the Tokugawa, but also the country.
            -----

            (Will write more soon).

            First Year; Matsushina Honda, Prologue.
            Apr 17 2017, 01:38 AM
            I'm sorry guys my last return was delayed by a couple of months. These past few months were the most hectic time of my life, I had taken more jobs and I got a girlfriend as well as dealing with college.

            But seeing how I end up in the hospital - I was hospitalized for 2 months - I decided to give up on the jobs, and because of some complications, I had to break up with my girlfriend. Now I'm able to sort out my personal life and have so much more free time than the time I've been MIA from Sengoku.

            It's really great to be back here. Thank you Jason, Aiden and Alida for the very warm talk, despite the short time we spent in the chat. And, it's nice to see one of the new member as well.

            Hopefully we may be able to role-play and thread together soon!

            See you all around.

            I love you all.

            - Matsu.
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