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[EVENT] [Week 26, Day 1]

World Shift Event

[Week 26, Day 1]

(July 11th – 13th)

Welcome to Edo Japan, courtesy of Blade of the Immortal!


When the characters wake on Day 7, it’s to an early morning mist, if an almost familiar setting. Whether they wake in a cart of hay, a rice patty, a house, a merchants quarters, or even Edo Castle itself, they will all received the message on the Hitomi hinting at the fact that the world has changed the moment they wake.

The bigger hint is that all of the characters will wake to find a katana and either a wakizashi or a tanto beside their Hitomi.

The biggest hint, however, is the fact that they are all now in the same city – and no matter what they try, be it teleportation, on the backs of a Duel Monster, or any other form of sorcery, magic, or ability, they cannot leave this city. Should they step or fly into the Mist that surrounds the City roughly 1 kilometer from the gates, they shall simply step back into the City where they tried to leave. Should they attempt to teleport, they’ll simply reappear in the same spot.

The Itto-ryu, in BotI, is a “sword-school” in the form of a gang -- led by one Anotsu Kagehisa. Anotsu’s proclaimed aim is to reform the way of the sword itself, and to do this, he has resolved to unify all sword schools of Edo, possibly Japan, under his rule. His reasoning is that, since peace was established in Japan by Tokugawa Ieyasu two centuries prior, the art of the sword has gone stale, and mostly something for bored samurai to spend their time with. Anotsu insists to get things up to speed and remind people that they carry a sword to fight and win with it. He goes so far as to say winning is the only criterion by which entry into the Itto-ryu is granted or denied. Everything else, including moral character, doesn’t count.

So, what does this mean for you?

Well, our dear friend Anotsu is not at all above using force to reach his goal. Which means that you’re arriving just in time to find he’s going around with his gang conquering dojos, putting dojo headmasters before a decision of surrender or die, sowing unrest and in some cases, enabling fights to break out in the very streets!

Since he’s trying to convert by force, there is the ever present resistance to such forceful change, which means there are both unnamed Itto-ryu fighters and resistant samurai as this world’s NPCs.They may be on a mission or they may have time off and just be doing their thing. And “their thing” may be just about anything! These are people from all walks of life, but honestly... mostly not so high with the social standing, and not so exact with the moral standards either. Some of them. Point is, there’s a certain room for variety here.

Mod Team Note:

All canon weapons, cards, skill, and abilities remain intact for the characters.  If they die by a celestial 'native' they will reappear in the Palace Temple within the hour. There will be a post for each day of the event, broken down into the sections: Throughout the City, The Merchant District, and the Entertainment District. Feel free to create additional threads and comment spam away! Please tag any logs outside this with: world shift: BotI


Jul. 15th, 2011 11:41 pm (UTC)
[Yeah, guess who just so happens to be passing by?

Rin's been doing a lot of walking the city streets these past few days. For various, interrelated reasons: to test how exact a replica it is; to find out where the differences are, how it was made to fit the world of Kannagara. To question the citizens. To get reacquainted with the place and commit it to memory.

Considering no one she knows, except for scarcely-acquainted neighbors, has showed up since yesterday, she is not prepared. Walking down the street with every other kind of suspicion in her head, suddenly that voice hits her ears --

And she freezes instantly. Oh, does she ever know that voice, even after a whole year's absence from home.

She'll never forget that voice.

And the whole implications this has for the greater picture? Things she'll think about later, maybe. For now, her mind is swept clear and empty, a strange wind howling through it maybe, and she feels as intensely focused as she hasn't in a long, long time. It's almost like being fourteen again.

Rin turns toward the source of the voice and calmly, but decisively pushes on through the crowd.]
Jul. 16th, 2011 06:50 pm (UTC)
[It takes a very short time. By the time Rin emerges from the crowd, the man will already be lying dead by Anotsu's feet and he'll be cleaning his blade from blood.

And he has no intention to stay; after all, he had business to do before he got intercepted. So, he turns swiftly, just in the right direction to see Rin.

Jul. 16th, 2011 06:54 pm (UTC)
[Turns out seeing him is still something else than hearing him, so for a moment Rin just stands there, eyes fixated on him, almost like she can't believe what she's seeing.

Then she lifts her hand and points at him.]

A... Ano...
Jul. 17th, 2011 12:33 pm (UTC)

[Oh geez.

Really, he still has things to do, so while she stands there pointing and generally being a child, as usual, he's just going to continue on with his business. Like an adult.

Nothing (much) against Rin and all, but he really doesn't quite have time for this.]
Jul. 17th, 2011 01:13 pm (UTC)
[Oh no, sir. You are NOT just willfully ignoring and getting away from her.

She starts going after him.]

Hey! WAIT!
Jul. 17th, 2011 01:31 pm (UTC)
[But, oh, he wishes he could alright.

Should have expected this, of course. But fine. He'll actually stop and turn around to look at Rin. Noticed his mark yet?]

Yes? I'm busy.
Jul. 17th, 2011 02:24 pm (UTC)
[Okay, uhm.

What is that.

Rin's been sort of getting used to everyone here having the ajna, but for some reason, she didn't think Anotsu would have one. For whatever reason. Intuition?

So she just gapes.]

What's up... with your forehead?
Jul. 17th, 2011 05:10 pm (UTC)

[You know. Now that he takes a closer look...

He raises an eyebrow, stares at Rin for a moment as if she has gone insane. What.]

I could ask you the same.
Jul. 17th, 2011 05:14 pm (UTC)
[Bliiink, blink. She's not quite following you here.]

Excuse me?
Jul. 17th, 2011 06:51 pm (UTC)
[Slowly, calmly, he raises a hand to point at his own forehead, at the mark.]

Where is yours? Did you cover it? That seems a little unwise, unless you want to attract attention. Friendly tip.
Jul. 17th, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
[Excuse her while she laughs very, very dryly.]

Friendly. Right.

-- say, is "Kannagara" a name of a place to you?
Jul. 18th, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
[This girl is making less and less sense.]

That's where we live, isn't it? Are you alright?
Jul. 18th, 2011 07:13 pm (UTC)
[Okay, just. Staring for a moment. 'Scuse her, she's trying to hold her brain together.


There, now it'll work. Maybe.]

I -- I'm fine.

[Another blink, then her usual snark slooowly returns.]

What concern of yours is it, anyway?
Jul. 19th, 2011 06:02 pm (UTC)
It is a little disconcerting to see someone you know suddenly acting as if insane.

[Really. Sigh.]
Jul. 19th, 2011 08:55 pm (UTC)

Twitch, twitch.

You get haughty mode.]

I'm not insane, nor am I acting like it! Rather, I wonder what's up with you!
(no subject) - classisalie - Jul. 22nd, 2011 12:45 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - revengeisalie - Jul. 22nd, 2011 12:48 pm (UTC) - Expand
LMAO I'm sorry about the delay - classisalie - Aug. 12th, 2011 11:03 am (UTC) - Expand
No problem! - revengeisalie - Aug. 12th, 2011 04:48 pm (UTC) - Expand
/o/ - classisalie - Aug. 13th, 2011 11:31 am (UTC) - Expand


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