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Yumiko
Tracker

Name : Yumiko
Epithet : Kamaitachi
Age : 26
Height : 5'5'' / 165 cm
Weight : 128 lbs. / 58 kg
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : First Mate
Devil Fruit : Ita Ita no Mi, Model: Kamaitachi
Haki Level : 4
Hitpoints (HP) : 225
Attack (ATK) : 330
Defense (DEF) : 150
Reflex (RX) : 280
Willpower (WP) : 250
Level : 38
Experience Points : 3840
Quality Score : S
Income Bonus : +13%
Berries Berries : 42,666,800
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Turf : Minion Island;
Posts : 357
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Wed Dec 15, 2021 4:41 pm
ROUND 10
Yumiko is knocked out and recovers 10% HP.


Angry Mob recovers 10% HP.

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Yumiko
Tracker

Name : Yumiko
Epithet : Kamaitachi
Age : 26
Height : 5'5'' / 165 cm
Weight : 128 lbs. / 58 kg
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : First Mate
Devil Fruit : Ita Ita no Mi, Model: Kamaitachi
Haki Level : 4
Hitpoints (HP) : 225
Attack (ATK) : 330
Defense (DEF) : 150
Reflex (RX) : 280
Willpower (WP) : 250
Level : 38
Experience Points : 3840
Quality Score : S
Income Bonus : +13%
Berries Berries : 42,666,800
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Wed Dec 15, 2021 4:47 pm
ROUND 11
Yumiko uses:
[MT] "Have at thee!" on Self
[LT] "Defend Thyself!" on Angry Mob
[LT] Gale Warning on Angry Mob
[UT] on Angry Mob


Angry Mob uses:
[MT] on Yumiko
[LT] on Yumiko
[LT] on Yumiko
[UT] on Yumiko

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RNGesus
RNGesus
Tracker

Age : 0
Haki Level : 0
Hitpoints (HP) : 0
Attack (ATK) : 0
Defense (DEF) : 0
Reflex (RX) : 0
Willpower (WP) : 0
Level : 0
Experience Points : 0
Posts : 327
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Wed Dec 15, 2021 4:47 pm
The member 'Yumiko' has done the following action : Dice Roll


#1 'Reflex Check' : 14, 17, 16

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#2 'Reflex Check' : 11, 6, 11, 18
Yumiko
Tracker

Name : Yumiko
Epithet : Kamaitachi
Age : 26
Height : 5'5'' / 165 cm
Weight : 128 lbs. / 58 kg
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : First Mate
Devil Fruit : Ita Ita no Mi, Model: Kamaitachi
Haki Level : 4
Hitpoints (HP) : 225
Attack (ATK) : 330
Defense (DEF) : 150
Reflex (RX) : 280
Willpower (WP) : 250
Level : 38
Experience Points : 3840
Quality Score : S
Income Bonus : +13%
Berries Berries : 42,666,800
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Wed Dec 15, 2021 5:04 pm
ROUND 12
Yumiko uses:
[Toggle] Mythical Form
[AoE] Eye of the Storm on Angry Mob
[UT] on Angry Mob


Angry Mob uses:
[AoE] on Yumiko
[UT] on Yumiko

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RNGesus
RNGesus
Tracker

Age : 0
Haki Level : 0
Hitpoints (HP) : 0
Attack (ATK) : 0
Defense (DEF) : 0
Reflex (RX) : 0
Willpower (WP) : 0
Level : 0
Experience Points : 0
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Wed Dec 15, 2021 5:04 pm
The member 'Yumiko' has done the following action : Dice Roll


#1 'Reflex Check' : 13, 20

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#2 'Reflex Check' : 15, 20
Yumiko
Tracker

Name : Yumiko
Epithet : Kamaitachi
Age : 26
Height : 5'5'' / 165 cm
Weight : 128 lbs. / 58 kg
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : First Mate
Devil Fruit : Ita Ita no Mi, Model: Kamaitachi
Haki Level : 4
Hitpoints (HP) : 225
Attack (ATK) : 330
Defense (DEF) : 150
Reflex (RX) : 280
Willpower (WP) : 250
Level : 38
Experience Points : 3840
Quality Score : S
Income Bonus : +13%
Berries Berries : 42,666,800
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Wed Dec 15, 2021 5:23 pm
ROUND 13
Yumiko uses:
[MT] Weasel's Fangs on Angry Mob
[LT] Weasel's Tail on Angry Mob
[LT] Sickle Wind on Angry Mob
[UT] on Angry Mob


Angry Mob uses:
[MT] on Yumiko
[LT] on Yumiko
[LT] on Yumiko
[UT] on Yumiko

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COMBAT TRACKERS:


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RNGesus
RNGesus
Tracker

Age : 0
Haki Level : 0
Hitpoints (HP) : 0
Attack (ATK) : 0
Defense (DEF) : 0
Reflex (RX) : 0
Willpower (WP) : 0
Level : 0
Experience Points : 0
Posts : 327
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Wed Dec 15, 2021 5:23 pm
The member 'Yumiko' has done the following action : Dice Roll


#1 'Reflex Check' : 17, 11, 16, 4

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#2 'Reflex Check' : 10, 12, 4, 4
Yumiko
Tracker

Name : Yumiko
Epithet : Kamaitachi
Age : 26
Height : 5'5'' / 165 cm
Weight : 128 lbs. / 58 kg
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : First Mate
Devil Fruit : Ita Ita no Mi, Model: Kamaitachi
Haki Level : 4
Hitpoints (HP) : 225
Attack (ATK) : 330
Defense (DEF) : 150
Reflex (RX) : 280
Willpower (WP) : 250
Level : 38
Experience Points : 3840
Quality Score : S
Income Bonus : +13%
Berries Berries : 42,666,800
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Posts : 357
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Wed Dec 15, 2021 5:36 pm
ROUND 14
Yumiko uses:
Kenbunshoku Haki
[MT] Weasel's Song on Angry Mob
[LT] Storm Chaser on Angry Mob
[LT] Gale Warning on Angry Mob
[UT] on Angry Mob


Angry Mob uses:
[MT] on Yumiko
[LT] on Yumiko
[LT] on Yumiko
[UT] on Yumiko

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COMBAT TRACKERS:


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RNGesus
Tracker

Age : 0
Haki Level : 0
Hitpoints (HP) : 0
Attack (ATK) : 0
Defense (DEF) : 0
Reflex (RX) : 0
Willpower (WP) : 0
Level : 0
Experience Points : 0
Posts : 327
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Wed Dec 15, 2021 5:36 pm
The member 'Yumiko' has done the following action : Dice Roll


#1 'Reflex Check' : 12, 11, 13, 17

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#2 'Reflex Check' : 16, 18, 10, 8
Yumiko
Tracker

Name : Yumiko
Epithet : Kamaitachi
Age : 26
Height : 5'5'' / 165 cm
Weight : 128 lbs. / 58 kg
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : First Mate
Devil Fruit : Ita Ita no Mi, Model: Kamaitachi
Haki Level : 4
Hitpoints (HP) : 225
Attack (ATK) : 330
Defense (DEF) : 150
Reflex (RX) : 280
Willpower (WP) : 250
Level : 38
Experience Points : 3840
Quality Score : S
Income Bonus : +13%
Berries Berries : 42,666,800
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Thu Dec 16, 2021 12:21 pm
Good soldiers followed orders, regardless of personal reservations. Yumiko’s eyes flashed open immediately. ...Only to get a full view of a bust bigger than her head. “Gah...!” She recoiled back with an awkward squeak, managing to get a far too close look of the stranger before her.

A tall and broad woman towered over the visitor. Frizzy, brown hair was kept back by a bandanna. Tiny, black eyes peered at the offender like a pair of particularly angry coals. A lifetime of hoisting heavy cargo had sculpted her muscular frame.

The burly lady clearly followed the latest local fashion trends. Her bikini had a beautiful floral pattern, on what little fabric it actually possessed. In addition, a plump boa was lazily wrapped around her neck, like a living scarf. It shared very little of its owner's fury, rather seeming content just to laze in the sunshine.

In the culture of Kuja, this woman was a veritable beauty.

Compared to the towering stranger, the marine looked like a malnourished scarecrow. Mere sticks and straws wrapped in the cheapest rags. A gorilla...? The aforementioned marine meanwhile wondered, in a moment of accidental rudeness. Thankfully, she was too stunned to actually voice her thoughts.

The stranger removed her work gloves so she could crack her knuckles properly. “Since you are clearly a foreigner, I’ll give you ten seconds to fix your attitude...” She leaned even closer, looming over the pipsqueak. “...’fore I fix it for you.” Crack and crack. A wise person would choose their words very carefully now...

“I refuse.”

Sadly, Yumiko had suppressed her sense of danger years ago. “If mine words have offended thee, I apologise. However, I have told nothing but the truth.” Her words were met with baffled silence. Angry murmurs spread among the crowd like ripples in a pond.

Suddenly, the burly Kuja took a swing at the mouthy marine. The strike could’ve put a sledgehammer to shame, sending the scrawny woman tumbling back. As her limp body kissed the pavement, the crowd cheered wildly.

With a disappointed scoff, the burly woman relaxed her stance and flexed her fingers. “Strength is beauty. And I’m the most beautiful cabbage seller on Amazon Lily.” Agreeing cheers erupted from the crowd. “Yeahhh~! Get her, Petunia~!” They chanted in unison.

However, the voices died down when the small visitor slowly rose back to her feet. A trickle of blood ran down from the corner of her mouth. She didn’t bother to wipe it. With calm, deliberate steps, she approached the stranger again.

“Oh? Gonna fight back?”

The question was shot down immediately. “I shall not.” True enough, she stopped in front of the tall Kuja again, staring unflinchingly into those tiny, black eyes. It was strange enough to pause the whole argument.

“What.”

Yumiko held her head high. “A true samurai only fights for worthy causes.” She glanced at the sheathed sword by her side. Her grip tightened. “Once I have raised mine blade for a foolish grudge... ‘Tis one time too many. Never again.” She was here to learn, not to get dragged into meaningless squabbles.

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Total: 3993


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Ryoichi Ayugai
Tracker

Name : Ryoichi Ayugai
Epithet : The Boxing Bear
Age : 22
Height : 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m)
Weight : 198 lbs (95kg)
Species : Human
Faction : Marines
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : Gunner
Devil Fruit : Kuma-Kuma no Mi (Bear-Bear Fruit) Model: Polar Bear
Haki Level : 6
Hitpoints (HP) : 278
Attack (ATK) : 280
Defense (DEF) : 245
Reflex (RX) : 325
Willpower (WP) : 355
Level : 47
Experience Points : 4714
Quality Score : B
EXP Bonus : +0.20 (to all allies)
Income Bonus : +0.13
Berries Berries : 208,023,400
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Turf : Minion Island;
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Fri Dec 17, 2021 8:40 am
Meanwhile at the other entrance to the city

The successful hunting party entered the city. The initial greeting crowd was not that massive. It was nothing out of ordinary. The hunters, or in the case of Amazon Lily, huntresses were there to do their job, patrol the jungle, and bring in the food. The thin crowd however changed drastically when it was finally seen what they had returned with.

Two of the mighty, tall and toned, Kuja huntresses were walking in first into the city, one in the front, another one a bit in the back, having a small gap between each other. In between them, there was a long and durable wooden pole. Tied to the pole, with the arms and legs while the rest of the body was dangling off, was a man, dressed in the typical marine issued clothing, knocked out cold. The screaming marine escapee had been captured, and his silence was pleasing the ears of the huntresses.

Followed by the two was the second pair of huntresses... This time with the man himself... The completely naked bear! Or well, now, the completely naked man. Dangling the same way from the wooden pole, and the same way, knocked out, however. His knocked-out state however was a bit different. For the marines with who he shares the room, it might've not been anything new, but the man tends to, talk, and laugh as if he was awake... An uneasy sleeper this one is, which is odd, considering the bears should be able to sleep tight and deeply.

At that point, the prey that the huntresses had managed to catch had gathered quite a crowd. Something new? What is that? Those aren't animals. They looked just like the people of Amazon! Just, different, with some body parts missing, and an additional body part being there. Curious eyes were studying the prey. As it was common, most had not met the men of mankind in their life. "Mama, wat ath tho?", a little girl asked, with similar questions coming from the grown-ups even.

The Kuja huntresses silently passed the crowd and took the prey to their designated place... The public jail, where they weren't the only ones captured. Men were untied, and dropped on the ground, right in front of Anton, and the plague doctor. Welcome to your 'temporary' new home?

A rushed picture by one of the little girls witnessing the arrival.:

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Anton La'croix
Tracker

Name : Anton La'croix
Epithet : Screaming Grasshopper
Age : 23
Height : 5'9''
Weight : 186lb
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
World Position : Rear Admiral
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Crew Role : Captain
Devil Fruit : Bug-Bug Fruit, Model: Grasshopper
Haki Level : 7
Hitpoints (HP) : 352
Attack (ATK) : 380
Defense (DEF) : 390
Reflex (RX) : 405
Willpower (WP) : 400
Level : 65
Experience Points : 6500
Quality Score : S
EXP Bonus : +0.20 (to all allies)
Income Bonus : +0.23; +0.20 (to all allies)
Berries Berries : 80,846,300
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Sat Dec 18, 2021 10:50 am
Things were spiraling out of control. Yumiko's oblivious defiance had earned herself one hell of a punch from the tall Kuja. And yet, Yumiko refused to fight back. Anywhere else, this display would have been applauded and yet here, after everything she had said, it was the absolute wrong thing to do.

Melanie's eyes darkened as she stepped forward. "Yumiko!" she spoke sharply, her voice cutting through the air with an edge of authority. Her eyes were giving the 'samurai' a scornful look. "I brought you to this island, so that you may learn perspectives outside of your home. Instead, you not only insult these women's honor by labeling them as weak. And then, when they rightfully try to defend your honor, you feel standing up for your words is unworthy?"

She pointed at Yumiko, "If what you believe is true, then defend it! Defend yourself, 'samurai of Wano'!" There was a murmur of agreement from the crowd. It was time for Yumiko to put up or shut up.

-----@^@-----

Sitting in a jail cell was, oddly, not as bad as Anton thought it would be. There wasn't any torture, or taunting, or anything like that. It seemed the Kuja treated their prisoners well, as long as they behaved. Even now, Doc Black was having a light chat with some of the Kuja through the bars regarding men. And he seemed to be enjoying this lesson a bit more than teaching Yumiko.

They were interupted by the jail cell being opened up, and two familiar, unconscious faces being dumped in. Ryoichi he had expected, but the other. "Bowork..." Anton snarled. He should have known he was the runner. Still, it seemed the Kuja had indeed roughed them both up. Serves them right.

Doc Black looked over at the unconscious Ryoichi. "Why is he nude?" "Don't know. Not in the mood to care," Anton responded flatly. Doc Black shrugged. "Well, since he's here, may as well give these ladies an example of the male anatomy," he grabbed Ryoichi's arm, pulling him over to his group of 'students'. "And while you're over there," Anton instructed, "Ask if there's a magistrate or someone I can talk to."


Post Word Count: 365
Total Word Count: 4371
Yumiko
Tracker

Name : Yumiko
Epithet : Kamaitachi
Age : 26
Height : 5'5'' / 165 cm
Weight : 128 lbs. / 58 kg
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : First Mate
Devil Fruit : Ita Ita no Mi, Model: Kamaitachi
Haki Level : 4
Hitpoints (HP) : 225
Attack (ATK) : 330
Defense (DEF) : 150
Reflex (RX) : 280
Willpower (WP) : 250
Level : 38
Experience Points : 3840
Quality Score : S
Income Bonus : +13%
Berries Berries : 42,666,800
[[baneoftheweak]][[dragonheart]][[childofdestiny]][[dulcetvirtuoso]]
[[atkt4]][[deft3]][[deft1]][[deft1]]
Turf : Minion Island;
Posts : 357
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Sat Dec 18, 2021 12:58 pm
Moving on pure reflex, the Petty Officer clicked her heels together and saluted when she heard her name. “Yes, ma’am?” However, as the actual words sank in, her frigid expression grew ever colder. ...As is thy will, Lieutenant. She responded with all the warmth of a winter storm.

Good soldiers followed orders, no matter what.

Reluctantly Yumiko turned to face her baffled opponent. “Thou remind me of the despicable pirates who lord their strength over others... Spreading their wicked ideals wherever they go...” Her icy words drifted in the breeze. “Since vanity and violence are thy language, I shall put this in a way thou best understand.” Her heartbeat quickened. Strength rushed through her veins.

“Have at thee!”

A chill wind blew across the market square...

Yumiko’s figure blurred and vanished. A heartbeat later, she reappeared behind the towering foe. Her unnatural movement was accompanied by an equally odd sound, a painfully loud smack. With it, a long, flat bruise appeared on the enemy’s bare midriff. The invisible impact knocked the wind out of her, leaving her gasping and reeling.

The samurai focused a cold glare on the woman she was forced to call her superior. “Are thou satisfied now, Lieutenant?” She had followed the order and struck down a civilian. Merely thinking it made her feel filthy.

However, another voice shattered Yumiko’s composure. “...Heh, so you do know how to hit back.” A tall and all too familiar shadow loomed over her. She twisted around, instinctively lifting her still sheathed blade. Soundless questions colored her pale face.

Petunia rubbed the bruise on her gut. “And it actually hurt.” Her painted lips twisted into a cocky smirk. “Not bad, pipsqueak. Now I can get serious.” All around her, the crowd cheered and chanted her name. Now they had a real fight to watch.

The cabbage seller grabbed the snake snoozing on her shoulders. “Wake up, Hammock!” Right on command, the boa sprung awake with a big grin. “Shaa~!” She whipped it at the foe and the snake snapped onto the loose clothing.

“Gotcha!”

With a grunt more for show than actual effort, the powerful Kuja yanked the foe off of her feet. She spun around and round to gather momentum. “Haaaah!” And the crowd went wild for it.

Like a ball at the end of a chain, the samurai got bashed against the surroundings. Walls, stalls, mysteriously tough bystanders... Each impact rattled her skull. Finally she was brought down with enough force to crack stone. A crimson cough painted the pavement.

With the rude foreigner down, the cheering crowd gathered closer to celebrate their cabbage-selling champion. “Yaaaaay~! Go Petunia~! That was so beautiful~!” Petunia basked in the praise, posing and flexing for her adoring fans. Of course, Hammock received plenty of loving pats as well.

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Total: 4458


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Ryoichi Ayugai
Tracker

Name : Ryoichi Ayugai
Epithet : The Boxing Bear
Age : 22
Height : 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m)
Weight : 198 lbs (95kg)
Species : Human
Faction : Marines
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : Gunner
Devil Fruit : Kuma-Kuma no Mi (Bear-Bear Fruit) Model: Polar Bear
Haki Level : 6
Hitpoints (HP) : 278
Attack (ATK) : 280
Defense (DEF) : 245
Reflex (RX) : 325
Willpower (WP) : 355
Level : 47
Experience Points : 4714
Quality Score : B
EXP Bonus : +0.20 (to all allies)
Income Bonus : +0.13
Berries Berries : 208,023,400
[[baneoftheweak]][[childofdestiny]][[punchoutguru]]
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Turf : Minion Island;
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Sat Dec 18, 2021 4:24 pm
"W...What's... This? P...Paradise? Or am I... Dead... In the heaven?" with slightly opened eyes, Ryoichi mumbled to himself when he saw what he saw. Bright light, shining into his eyes, but the more he opened, he began to see shadows, shadows that turned slowly turned into humans... More specifically, women... Maidens! So much beauty and so many of them in the traditional uniform... This certainly was heaven, until Ryoichi had opened his eyes completely, only to see the last piece... Bars.

He blinked as he slowly got up. "Wait... I am... In prison?" he rubbed his eyes as he then slowly stood up. He performed a couple of stretches and then turned around. Yup, he was not alone there. He blinked as their eyes met with each other. It was Anton and an unknown-looking fellow but in a familiar set of clothes. "Oh, hey there.". An informal greeting. Rather suitable for this kind of situation.

It did not long before the elephant in the room was addressed. Yes, Ryoichi was still completely butt naked. He looked down and blinked. Ryoichi himself had completely forgotten that he was missing the clothes. They were still somewhere in the jungle, the mighty jungle. At first, he didn't mind being naked, it was just guys present until he had turned himself to see the audience. His hands immediately moved to cover the one area, but everything else was there to be shown, something that some would call the peak male body! Not Ryoichi of course...

"Oh, hello there, everyone." one hand moved to wave at the audience with the smile, the other hand remained to cover the manly part. An awkward chuckle followed together with who seems to be the unmasked Dr. Plague pulling him closer. "Wait, anatomy lesson, what?". From a boxer to an anatomy doll? What a downgrade...

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Anton La'croix
Tracker

Name : Anton La'croix
Epithet : Screaming Grasshopper
Age : 23
Height : 5'9''
Weight : 186lb
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
World Position : Rear Admiral
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Crew Role : Captain
Devil Fruit : Bug-Bug Fruit, Model: Grasshopper
Haki Level : 7
Hitpoints (HP) : 352
Attack (ATK) : 380
Defense (DEF) : 390
Reflex (RX) : 405
Willpower (WP) : 400
Level : 65
Experience Points : 6500
Quality Score : S
EXP Bonus : +0.20 (to all allies)
Income Bonus : +0.23; +0.20 (to all allies)
Berries Berries : 80,846,300
[[bookworm]][[childofdestiny]]
[[berryprinter]][[punchoutguru]]
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Sun Dec 19, 2021 1:17 pm
If Yumiko had thought this was simply going to be a single stroke battle, she was dead wrong as her opponent recovered quickly, and proceeded to beat the ever loving tar out of her. Under normal circumstances, Melanie would have run to her comrade's aid, but this had been started by Yumiko's delusions and insulting behavior. It was time she got a dose of reality.

Celia almost moved to intervene when Melanie stopped her. "Leave them be." "But she's getting destroyed!" "Don't worry. Yumiko isn't that fragile."

She took a step towards the downed samurai. "I believe I told you that the Kuja are warriors, did I not? Proud fighters who will gladly defend their homes, their families, and their honor." Her eyes narrowed slightly, "And unlike you, they don't feel the need to deny their womanhood to become strong." Yeah, she was still insulted by Yumiko's words, and she was hoping being forced to eat humble pie would hammer the truth into her skull.

-----@^@-----

"Ah, Mr. Ayugai, you're awake." Doc Black said with a smile, "Just in time. You're about to become a bit of a teaching aid for these lovely women here. Consider it your punishment for running off without telling us." "Which will be minor compared to what this idiot's getting when he wakes up," Anton muttered, prodding Bowork with his feet.

"I would be more concerned about your current position." Anton looked up as a woman pushed to the front of the crowd. With long blue hair tied into a bun and glasses, she seemed the sort of woman who would be in a business suit, all strict and rules. In the floral attire of the Kuja, she seemed a little off.

Anton walked up to the bars. "Would I be right in guessing you're a magistrate of some kind?" The woman nodded. "Magistrate Kalea." she glanced at the unconscious man. "Marines? You're aware of the no men law on this island." Anton nodded. "Indeed. This one slipped off the ship against orders." He gestured to the naked Ayugai, "He ran off after him without informing us. And we went off to collect them both. All we want is to return to our ship. We don't wish to cause any trouble."

Kalea gave a nod, writing something down I the book she carried, "Any others on the island?" "Just the women of our crew." The magistrate paused. "Would one of these happen to be a woman with dark hair, carrying a sword?"

Anton felt his stomach knot. "Yes. Why?"

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Yumiko
Tracker

Name : Yumiko
Epithet : Kamaitachi
Age : 26
Height : 5'5'' / 165 cm
Weight : 128 lbs. / 58 kg
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : First Mate
Devil Fruit : Ita Ita no Mi, Model: Kamaitachi
Haki Level : 4
Hitpoints (HP) : 225
Attack (ATK) : 330
Defense (DEF) : 150
Reflex (RX) : 280
Willpower (WP) : 250
Level : 38
Experience Points : 3840
Quality Score : S
Income Bonus : +13%
Berries Berries : 42,666,800
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Sun Dec 19, 2021 3:43 pm
Pain pounded inside the injured samurai’s head, a reality check through the skull. It was the only thing keeping her awake. Crimson splatters stained her lips. Her ribs screamed with every slow and shallow breath. Once again, she had severely underestimated her foe.

Once again... She paid a heavy price.

Yumiko’s barely open eyes wandered onto Melanie. There was no light of understanding in her hazy gaze. At the edges of her vision, the sneering crowd circled closer. Their looming silhouettes wore vicious grins. Mocking whispers and laughter scratched at her hearing.

Each passing second felt like a small eternity. The samurai quietly contemplated the cruel, harsh words swimming inside her head. How had it come to this? She had tried so hard to follow the traditions of her home... Yet here she was, beaten down and treated like trash for sharing her honest beliefs. For answering a question. Why? What had she done wrong?

One figure stomped closer with the swagger of a winner. “Still conscious, huh?” She yanked the limp, lifeless swordswoman up by her ruined kimono. A squashed flask fell from the folds and clattered against the ground. “Got anything to say, before I knock your lights out?” She drew her huge fist back, fingers coiling with anticipation. “If you’re going to beg for forgiveness, now’s your last chance.” Beating the snot out of mouthy punks was oddly therapeutic.

Yumiko’s lips parted. A weak mutter crawled out. “I... recognize thy strength...” It was met with puzzled stares from both the opponent and the audience. Her strained voice continued creeping across the air. “Thou are not a foe I can best whilst holding back like this...” She hadn’t even drawn her blade after all.

Unfortunately, honesty was not always the best policy. The puzzlement flared into indignation again. Petunia’s eyes twitched and fist trembled. “Tch, you REALLY don’t know when to shut up, do you?!” In the background, the angry mob grumbled in agreement. The stupid foreigner was looking down on Petunia, on all Kuja.

However, the samurai didn’t hear any of it. She was lost inside her own head. Her conscience was torn in two. On one hand, there was no honor in spilling blood over a mere disagreement... Senseless bloodshed served no purpose. Yet on the other hand, to these strange women... These warriors... This was a matter of honor. Thus they had the right to defend their honor in combat.

Still, there was no philosophical dilemma that couldn’t be shattered by a punch in the face. It rattled the Marine’s thoughts until they were an unrecognizable mess on the floor of her mind. Her body soon followed the suit, bashed against the pavement again. The angry mob surrounded her. Hits showered her from every direction, as they started taking out their frustration on her. Each strike threatened to snuff out the lights.

Until something inevitably... broke.

It was a quiet, little sound... Imaginary most likely. Like a tiny mirror shattering in a million pieces. With it, the pain was promptly buried beneath a wave of ice. In an instant, Yumiko’s hazy gaze focused. Sharpened.

Suddenly, a heavy gust of wind exploded from the center of the crowd. It pushed people back, sending the shorter and lighter ones stumbling. “So be it...” Slowly, the samurai dragged herself up, reminiscent of a marionette with broken strings. Her icy tone grew darker.

“I shall show thee a monster.”

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Ryoichi Ayugai
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Name : Ryoichi Ayugai
Epithet : The Boxing Bear
Age : 22
Height : 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m)
Weight : 198 lbs (95kg)
Species : Human
Faction : Marines
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : Gunner
Devil Fruit : Kuma-Kuma no Mi (Bear-Bear Fruit) Model: Polar Bear
Haki Level : 6
Hitpoints (HP) : 278
Attack (ATK) : 280
Defense (DEF) : 245
Reflex (RX) : 325
Willpower (WP) : 355
Level : 47
Experience Points : 4714
Quality Score : B
EXP Bonus : +0.20 (to all allies)
Income Bonus : +0.13
Berries Berries : 208,023,400
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Sun Dec 19, 2021 4:14 pm
Certainly a fitting punishment indeed for him who simply performed his duty. The punishment had fallen upon him because of a simple technicality, though a justified one. He should have told them... And now, here he is, a substitute for the anatomy doll. A very lifelike at that. Still, could be worse, at least his flesh isn't stripped down and his bones extracted. Not that his bones would look any different from that of the Kuja tribe. They are all humans after all.

"Right right... But no touching." he accepted his punishment gracefully, well, as gracefully as he could given his naked situation. While Ryoichi was feeling somewhat embarrassed, women, especially those who were of the younger generation of the Kuja tribe, were eating the view with their eyes. A man! In the flesh!  And another man willing to teach them about him. A public lesson!

The lesson began, and DR. Plague began his lecture. Of course, for Ryoichi, it simply went in from one ear and exited from the other. What he did though was observe the audience. A lot of beauty he could see, but what he could also see, was a lot of interest and desire to learn and listen to Dr. Plague. And to that, he couldn't help but smile. It made him happy, that the audience was happy.

To give the audience more to learn about, he decided to flex his muscular body, to showcase it more. Perhaps there was something they had not seen, something different about it aswell. This whole showcase raised a question in his head. What are they taught about the men's kind even? Something he'd wish to ask, but requires a proper time.

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Anton La'croix
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Name : Anton La'croix
Epithet : Screaming Grasshopper
Age : 23
Height : 5'9''
Weight : 186lb
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
World Position : Rear Admiral
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Crew Role : Captain
Devil Fruit : Bug-Bug Fruit, Model: Grasshopper
Haki Level : 7
Hitpoints (HP) : 352
Attack (ATK) : 380
Defense (DEF) : 390
Reflex (RX) : 405
Willpower (WP) : 400
Level : 65
Experience Points : 6500
Quality Score : S
EXP Bonus : +0.20 (to all allies)
Income Bonus : +0.23; +0.20 (to all allies)
Berries Berries : 80,846,300
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Sun Dec 19, 2021 5:59 pm
Kalea glanced through her book. "There was reports of a public disturbance going on in the market place. Something involving a foreigner with a sword. I was going to stop by there after coming here." "Let me out." Kalea looked up at Anton. "What?" She paused upon seeing the look on his face. "Let me out of this cage, right now." His eyes were wide, but his voice was level. The kind of tone that said either she was letting him out, or he was busting his way out.

Kalea thought for a moment. It was probably for the best if she didn't fight him on this. "Alright," she walked to the cage door, unlocking it, "Just don't cause any trouble and head back to your-YIPE!" She jumped back as Anton shot past like a bullet, heading in the direction of the market at lightening speed.

Doc Black looked at where the Rear Admiral had disappeared to. "Well, I guess that ends our lesson for today," he said, giving the Kuja a smile before turning to Ryoichi. "Mr Ayugai, would you mind carrying Mr. Bowork here?" He gave him a moment before jogging out of the cell after their leader, passed a befuddled magistrate.

-----@^@-----

This was getting out of hand. It was bad enough Yumiko was getting into a fight, but now a whole mob was beating down on her. Celia couldn't stand for this any longer. "To hell with this!" she said, reaching under her cloak. Melanie gripped her shoulder. "No." she replied, "If Yumiko won't take them seriously enough to fight back, then she'll learn nothing."

Celia shook herself free. "And she wont learn anything if she's dead either! I don't know what you expected to happen, but it clearly isn't working! I am second in command of this crew, and I will not allow someone under my command to die like this!"

She pulled out a derringer, aiming it into the air to get ready to fire. Suddenly, a burst of wind pushed the mob back, Celia watching with wide eyes as Yumiko rose to her feet. Melanie smiled. "I think, commander, that our dear samurai's starting to take the Kuja seriously."

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Yumiko
Tracker

Name : Yumiko
Epithet : Kamaitachi
Age : 26
Height : 5'5'' / 165 cm
Weight : 128 lbs. / 58 kg
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : First Mate
Devil Fruit : Ita Ita no Mi, Model: Kamaitachi
Haki Level : 4
Hitpoints (HP) : 225
Attack (ATK) : 330
Defense (DEF) : 150
Reflex (RX) : 280
Willpower (WP) : 250
Level : 38
Experience Points : 3840
Quality Score : S
Income Bonus : +13%
Berries Berries : 42,666,800
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Mon Dec 20, 2021 10:19 am
Yumiko slouched, nearly falling over. Her ruined kimono fell away, revealing the pale, bruised skin beneath beneath. Numerous bandages and bindings crisscrossed across her torso. Compared to the Kuja around her, she had nothing to show off, nothing but the red stains of her failures.

Dark fur sprouted all over the broken woman’s body. It rapidly spread across her twisting features. Her face lengthened into a snout and teeth sharpened into beastly fangs. In similar fashion, her entire frame grew larger and longer. The nails on her hands and feet stretched into blades. Finally, a thin tail snaked from between the folds of her skirt.

While the transformation took hold, the wind started whispering... Weeping... Howling! Suddenly, a violent storm erupted around her. Dust danced in a flaring circle around her feet. It painted the raging whirlwind with brownish streaks.

As the cyclone grew, it dragged stones and debris into it. The colorful marquees of the market stalls bulged and billowed in the raging winds. With a strained groan of splintering wood, the closest stalls collapsed one after another. Fruits, vegetables, clothes and jewels alike were scattered into the air.

In the eye of the storm now stood a mythical beast, a monstrous weasel with claws like scythes and a tail like a sword. Only a handful of people in her crew had actually seen the full transformation. Fewer still knew its true name and power.

Faced with sudden havoc caused by a strange beast, even mighty Petunia faltered. Her tiny dot eyes trembled with disbelief. A stammered word died on her lips. “M-m-m-m...” Grasping her frizzy hair, she recoiled with a guttural scream of horror. “My cabbages!!!” Truly a scene no farmer wanted to witness.

Despite the harsh winds, the powerful woman stood tall and proud. Debris bounced off of her muscular frame, as if clashing against an invisible armor. In fact, the crowd around her demonstrated similar sturdiness. Even the lightest warriors were more interested in staying on their feet than seeking shelter.

Petunia cracked her neck from side to side and stomped her foot down. “That does it!” Her stance brought a wrestler to mind. “We have a strict ‘you break it, you buy it’ policy!” Brandishing her snake, she aimed an accusing point at the beast. “And you just made a very expensive mistake!” Her declaration was met with agreeing cheers. And an agreeing hiss from her helper.

Only the wind wailed in response...

Nevertheless, the beautiful cabbage seller intended to fulfill her threat. “Hammock! Ammo!” Right on command, the boa snapped into action “Sha~!” Glancing around, it wrapped around a nearby barrel. She spun it around like a huge slingshot, before launching the bulky projectile at the beast.

However... Just before the barrel could reach its target, countless cuts suddenly tore it apart. Careless attacks couldn’t pierce the vortex. The wind beast rushed through the storm of splinters. She tackled the Kuja and sank her sharp fangs into the meaty shoulder.

The warrior grunted, yet refused to yield. A solid punch to the gut forced the weasel to gag and release her bite. In turn, she flipped back and slashed with her impossibly sharp tail. The invisible armor faltered. A streak of crimson appeared across the warrior’s abs.

Both fighters took a step back, taking a brief moment to consider their next move...

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Total: 5586
Ryoichi Ayugai
Tracker

Name : Ryoichi Ayugai
Epithet : The Boxing Bear
Age : 22
Height : 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m)
Weight : 198 lbs (95kg)
Species : Human
Faction : Marines
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : Gunner
Devil Fruit : Kuma-Kuma no Mi (Bear-Bear Fruit) Model: Polar Bear
Haki Level : 6
Hitpoints (HP) : 278
Attack (ATK) : 280
Defense (DEF) : 245
Reflex (RX) : 325
Willpower (WP) : 355
Level : 47
Experience Points : 4714
Quality Score : B
EXP Bonus : +0.20 (to all allies)
Income Bonus : +0.13
Berries Berries : 208,023,400
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Mon Dec 20, 2021 1:22 pm
"They love me." he couldn't help but mumble to himself. The crowd was eating the anatomy lesson up! It was something that wasn't so easy to pass on, oh no. Ryoichi in fact was so in the action that he did not even hear the conversation that Anton was having with one of the Kuja, seemingly some higher ranking one at that.

But, all good things come to an end. Suddenly, Anton was gone, and Dr. Plague noticed it. "Wait what? It was that easy to leave?" he would blink. It's as if they were just given a jail-free card. "So sorry ladies but seems the anatomy lesson has ended. Thank you for listening and watching!" he would smile and wave at the group as he was gathering the still sleeping marine escapee and followed the rest of the group.

On his way out, he was stopped by a rather tall Kuja woman, so tall in fact Ryoichi himself had to tilt his head back to look up at her. "Hold on just a minute.". He couldn't help but blink. What has he done now? Is he not allowed to leave? Is the marine escapee not allowed to leave?

Thankfully, it wasn't anything so dramatic. The Kuja woman moved her hand behind her back to nudge something, or rather, someone. The small girl came out from behind the woman, and immediately extended a piece of paper out. "Thith for you. I dith have more time to finish.". A pure soul that young lady was, untainted by the rest of the world, though, an interesting sense of humor she had.

The first thing that Ryoichi saw was a rather detailed and even colored version of a face. A face he himself did not even recognize immediately. It was him! Of course, he could not recognize it. It was a face he had not seen himself with. A smile crept on his face as he saw the rest of the drawing. He then understood what she had meant by not managing to finish. It didn't matter, it had put a smile on Ryoichi's face.

"I shall cherish this, I shall even frame it. It is an excellent souvenir from my visit. Young lady, you got a bright future ahead of you!"

A rushed picture handed to Ryoichi:

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Anton La'croix
Tracker

Name : Anton La'croix
Epithet : Screaming Grasshopper
Age : 23
Height : 5'9''
Weight : 186lb
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
World Position : Rear Admiral
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Crew Role : Captain
Devil Fruit : Bug-Bug Fruit, Model: Grasshopper
Haki Level : 7
Hitpoints (HP) : 352
Attack (ATK) : 380
Defense (DEF) : 390
Reflex (RX) : 405
Willpower (WP) : 400
Level : 65
Experience Points : 6500
Quality Score : S
EXP Bonus : +0.20 (to all allies)
Income Bonus : +0.23; +0.20 (to all allies)
Berries Berries : 80,846,300
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Tue Dec 21, 2021 1:09 pm
It hadn't taken Anton too long to find the fight raging in the markets, and in this case that wasn't a good thing. A fight that was hard to find meant it wasn't causing much of an impact. Unfortunately there was no missing the localized storm raging in the city.

As the winds buffeted him, Anton found what he was looking for. A crowd of women, including Melanie and Celia, watching a fight raging between a large Kuja woman, and what had to be the most recognizable giant weasel in the world.

He leaped through the storm, landing behind his crewmates. "What the hell is going on here!?" Both women spun around, surprised to see him. "Anton!?" Celia shouted out over the wind, "What are you doing here?" "I'll explain later," Anton yelled back, "But right now, what the hell is this?"

Melanie regained her composure, turning back to the fight. "Yumiko's getting a taste of how women can actually fight. With any luck, this little encounter will get her to stop and actually think about how the world really is." Anton growled, "And that involves starting a street fight!?" Melanie shrugged, "To be fair, she was the one saying women were weak in the middle of a city of warrior women."

Anton gave a low growl as he looked to the fight. This whole thing was spiraling into insanity. And yet, who knows what would happen if he interfered. This was, by far, the hardest he had seen Yumiko fight. As much as he hated the situation, he would just have to let the fight play out.

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Yumiko
Tracker

Name : Yumiko
Epithet : Kamaitachi
Age : 26
Height : 5'5'' / 165 cm
Weight : 128 lbs. / 58 kg
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : First Mate
Devil Fruit : Ita Ita no Mi, Model: Kamaitachi
Haki Level : 4
Hitpoints (HP) : 225
Attack (ATK) : 330
Defense (DEF) : 150
Reflex (RX) : 280
Willpower (WP) : 250
Level : 38
Experience Points : 3840
Quality Score : S
Income Bonus : +13%
Berries Berries : 42,666,800
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Tue Dec 21, 2021 3:36 pm
Petunia was far quicker to recover. She swept her living whip down low. The snake snapped onto the weasel’s hind leg. “Hrm!” A decisive yank robbed the beast of her balance.

While Yumiko struggled to pick up her aching bones from the pavement, the menacing foe marched through the raging winds. “How...?” Frozen in fear, stared up at the looming shadow. “How are thou strong enough to withstand the storm...?” Her voice wavered with sheer disbelief.

The cabbage seller leaned close. “I am the storm.” She grabbed the weasel by the scruff and drove her knee into her skull. Hard. It would’ve sent a lighter target stumbling, but the weasel wasn’t so lucky. With a mighty heave, the warrior hoisted the furry foe above her head, before slamming her back down. A nasty crack echoed even over the howling winds.

Twinkling stars filled Yumiko’s vision. Her claws scratched against the pavement. She coughed and sputtered more crimson, as her empty lungs refused to draw breath. Splintering agony radiated across her chest. Even one more hit... And she wouldn’t get back up again.

Petunia reeled Hammock back and wrapped it around her shoulders. “Now pay up and get out!” She reached to grab the weasel one last time... But only lightly brushed against her fur. After a puzzled pause, she tried again... And missed by mere inches again.

What was going on?

Slowly, the unsteady monster rose onto her hindlegs. She swayed in place. Strange phantoms danced in her vision, almost like premonitions of the foe’s intentions. She couldn’t make out the specifics though, no... Rather, she felt that staying in a certain spot was dangerous and her reflexes narrowly pulled her out of the way.

She couldn’t explain it either...

Abandoning all reason, the weasel surrendered to her instincts. Wreathed in whistling winds, she charged and slipped past the foe’s grasping hands. The invisible armor finally shattered beneath the power of the full-body tackle. She sent the cabbage seller tumbling backwards, right into her ruined vegetable cart. Dust and shredded cabbage was scattered into the storm.

Only the wailing winds disrupted the stunned silence. The crowd gawked in disbelief, in anger, as their brave champion fell. Lifeless Petunia was sprawled on a bed of cabbages. Those tiny, black eyes swirled in their sockets. Down and out.

Yet the winds still raged...

Yumiko remained in her mythical form. She had won... So why didn’t this feel like a victory? Silently she stared at the warriors around her. None of them were backing down. All of them looked ready to continue fighting. Her fur bristled at the thought.

Inside that rattled head, the wounded woman tried to sort out the shards of her broken thoughts. Why had she struggled so terribly against a humble merchant...? Was this woman just that strong...? Memories of her other foes flashed before her eyes.

...No. These people were not strong.

She was simply too weak.

A pathetic fraud playing pretend.

Like a twisted puzzle, the pieces started coming together. All this time, she had struggled because she had tried to be something she was not. Something she could never be. So what made this fight different? She glanced down at her bloodied claws. The final piece clicked into place. Yeeeesss...

At last, Yumiko noticed a familiar face in the crowd. “Master...” Soft pearls glimmered in the corners of her eyes, as she turned to face him. Something resembling a laugh sputtered from her throat. Zawa... Zawawa... I finally understand...” Yet tears rolled down her furry cheeks. She wasn’t sure what she felt.

With unsteady steps, the weeping weasel crept closer. “Master...” She repeated a little louder. “I see so clearly now... Where I failed... I tried to be something I am not... Chased a foolish dream... When all along...” Her tone teetered between triumph and sorrow, the voice of a broken woman.

“I merely had to cast aside mine HUMANITY.”

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Ryoichi Ayugai
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Name : Ryoichi Ayugai
Epithet : The Boxing Bear
Age : 22
Height : 6 feet 1 inch (1.85m)
Weight : 198 lbs (95kg)
Species : Human
Faction : Marines
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : Gunner
Devil Fruit : Kuma-Kuma no Mi (Bear-Bear Fruit) Model: Polar Bear
Haki Level : 6
Hitpoints (HP) : 278
Attack (ATK) : 280
Defense (DEF) : 245
Reflex (RX) : 325
Willpower (WP) : 355
Level : 47
Experience Points : 4714
Quality Score : B
EXP Bonus : +0.20 (to all allies)
Income Bonus : +0.13
Berries Berries : 208,023,400
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Wed Dec 22, 2021 12:12 pm
And on his way to meet up with his comrades, he finally is. With the sleeping escapee on his right shoulder, the drawing in his left hand. He began to head towards the meet-up location... But where is the meet-up location? The Plague doctor had already taken off aswell, and Ryoichi was too preoccupied with the 'fans' giving him gifts.

No matter. A sniff in the air to get the track of scent should work out just fine. But the moment he sniffed the air around him, he was immediately hit by the mixture of different scents. Food, perfumes, flowers... The number of scents that almost immediately render his ability to pinpoint the scent of the doctor. His only saving grace would be if he had a reference of his scent so he could at least differentiate it from everything else.

Again, no matter, not something he can't handle. That means all he has to do is find them the old-fashioned way, going from street to street and finding them... Except, this city is big and full of women... And men exactly aren't welcome in these parts. Perhaps wandering off isn't the best of plans.

This leaves only one last option, possibly the most logical and wisest of them all. He approached the guard that was guarding the prison cell and asked her. "My deepest apologize. I wish to leave this island but I can't do that without regrouping with my comrades here in the city. Can you point me in the direction where they might be?"

His utmost attempt to be polite luckily bore some fruit. Reluctantly and with some manner of disgust towards the certain gendered person, the guard pointed in the direction, and just when Ryoichi bowed his head and thanked the woman, she followed him. Cannot let the man go wander alone... Who knows what might happen.

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Anton La'croix
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Name : Anton La'croix
Epithet : Screaming Grasshopper
Age : 23
Height : 5'9''
Weight : 186lb
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
World Position : Rear Admiral
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Crew Role : Captain
Devil Fruit : Bug-Bug Fruit, Model: Grasshopper
Haki Level : 7
Hitpoints (HP) : 352
Attack (ATK) : 380
Defense (DEF) : 390
Reflex (RX) : 405
Willpower (WP) : 400
Level : 65
Experience Points : 6500
Quality Score : S
EXP Bonus : +0.20 (to all allies)
Income Bonus : +0.23; +0.20 (to all allies)
Berries Berries : 80,846,300
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Wed Dec 22, 2021 12:56 pm
Anton watched as Yumiko's battle came to an end. At least, the part of the battle that involved violence. But as Anton looked at the mythic zoan, it was clear there was another battle raging in her heart and mind. One that threatened to tear her apart in ways a physical fight never could. As she stood before him, teetering, any sense of anger or frustration drained out of the Rear Admiral, only to be replaced by sadness.

"No Yumiko..." His voice was soft, sad, but full of compassion as well. He stepped towards Yumiko, placing himself right in front of her. He reached out, gently cupping her face in his hands as he looked into her eyes. "You never had to surrender anything. Your humanity, your womanhood. You denied and discarded pieces of yourself, thinking you had to to become strong. But in reality, that's not true at all. You're not weak Yumiko, you never were. You were just lost, confused, trying to twist yourself into other's ideas of strength, without acknowledging your own."

He kept his eyes firmly locked on hers, showing nothing but compassion and honesty to her. "You said women were weak, that women could not be samurai. But you are the living embodiment that that's not true. Despite what people in Wano said, you still desired to become a samurai. To defend others, correct? And to do so you stepped out in a new, strange and frightening world. You even joined up with the marines. You put your life on the line constantly, and no matter how many times you fall, you pull yourself back up. I dare say if the men of Wano can see you, they would weep in shame for how they treated you."

Determination flashed in his eyes, showing the conviction behind his words. "You are not a monster. You are not a failure. And you are not weak. You are Yumiko, the world's first female samurai. And if anyone has a problem with that, they'd better be prepared to pry your blade from your cold, dead hands, because they won't get it a moment sooner!"

And then, Anton pulled her close, wrapping his arms around her in a firm, yet comforting hug. "And I'm very proud of you. I'm only sorry I didn't say this sooner."


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Yumiko
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Name : Yumiko
Epithet : Kamaitachi
Age : 26
Height : 5'5'' / 165 cm
Weight : 128 lbs. / 58 kg
Species : Human
Faction : Marine
Crew : The Guardian Knights
Ship : The Grand Steamer
Marine Rank : Petty Officer
Crew Role : First Mate
Devil Fruit : Ita Ita no Mi, Model: Kamaitachi
Haki Level : 4
Hitpoints (HP) : 225
Attack (ATK) : 330
Defense (DEF) : 150
Reflex (RX) : 280
Willpower (WP) : 250
Level : 38
Experience Points : 3840
Quality Score : S
Income Bonus : +13%
Berries Berries : 42,666,800
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Thu Dec 23, 2021 10:28 am
Doubts and insecurities rooted themselves deep into one’s psyche. Like stubborn weeds, they refused to be pulled out so easily. If they weren’t dug out in their entirety, they would simply break apart and sprout again. It took patience and care to remove them completely, to keep them away for good.

Nobody said that mending a broken mind was easy.

When Anton reached out to cup Yumiko’s furry cheeks, she instinctively bowed her head lower. Her black eyes glimmered with sorrow. “What...?” Confusion shook her already wavering voice. “No, that’s not... I don’t...” She didn’t understand. Just a second ago, everything had felt so clear. Now he dragged her thoughts back into the murky haze of uncertainty.

Weakened by the fight, the weasel couldn’t pull away. She couldn’t simply retreat behind her icy mask. His words crept through her ears... Rummaged inside her mind... Went around pulling out the corks of the bottled up emotions...

Sometimes, honesty could hurt more than any lie. The Rear Admiral’s kindness stabbed deep, clashing against everything the Petty Officer knew. His words were so earnest, so warm and yet... It was painfully clear that he didn’t comprehend the sheer audacity of his outrageous claims.

And how could he have?

Outsiders rarely understood the weight of Wano traditions. Conventions that went back hundreds, perhaps thousands of years were not something to be taken lightly. If one were to rebel against the ancient rules, to rewrite them, then one had better be a shining example of their case. Anything less became a cautionary tale instead.

When Yumiko found herself in a firm, warm hug, her remaining focus finally crumbled. The storm around them died down. Rubble clattered against the street. Dust drifted away. Silence reigned over the market place, disrupted only by the softest sobbing.

“I am... sorry...”

The wounded woman wept. Glimmering pearls trickled down her cheeks. Her paws reached around the man hesitantly, trying not to hurt him. Unfortunately, while seeking comfort, she squeezed far too hard. If he wasn’t ready with his haki, the absurdly sharp scythe claws would cut deep into his flesh.

Yumiko tried and failed to steady her voice. “Thou... Thou are wrong...” She managed to gasp weakly. “I never managed to protect anyone. Thou always had to save me. To clean up mine messes. I am naught but a fraud playing pretend.” She tried her best to explain, for she owed at least that much to anyone who cared to listen anymore.

With a deep and solemn sigh, the weasel continued. “Mine family would be ashamed to see what I have become.” She stared at her claws, stained with the blood of a civilian. “Too weak to be a samurai, too bloody to be a woman. Only mine beasthood remains true.” It was the only aspect she could see clearly anymore. Everything else was shattered into a million pieces.

And she didn’t know how to put the pieces back together...

Weakly the broken woman attempted to push the Rear Admiral away. This kindness, this warmth, a failure such as her deserved none of it. She tried to laugh at the absurdity of it all, but all that came out was a weak cough followed by a bitter mutter.

“This one is... truly... a fool.”

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