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Doji
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Name : Asakura Doji
Epithet : Cemetery Ghoul
Age : 18
Height : 17'7
Weight : 1,777 lb
Species : Human-Giant-Oni Crossbred
Faction : Pirates
Crew : Solo
Ship : Old Sutured Sail
Crew Role : Blind Navigator
Haki Level : 0
Hitpoints (HP) : 143
Attack (ATK) : 50
Defense (DEF) : 25
Reflex (RX) : 65
Willpower (WP) : 85
Level : 1
Experience Points : 100
Berries Berries : 1,050,000
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[Arc] [Part 2] The Grave Robber - Trouble on the Countryside Empty [Arc] [Part 2] The Grave Robber - Trouble on the Countryside

Sat Jul 09, 2022 9:00 pm
Part 1:

It was a rainy evening on Lvneel, droplets streaked down from the heavens as though mourning those who had lost their lives in the island’s civil war. As the winds of change had been ushered in, so too was the breeze of quietus. Families mourned their lost loved ones as new burial sites were founded to accommodate the dead; it seems that even now the people’s strife had not reached its end, for alongside the war’s conclusion it seems a monster had arrived.

Despite the utility that death served in the graverobber’s life he never saw it as something to revel in; to fight and to kill was a noble and visceral pleasure in itself, but the ensuing result? A corpse was no better than a withered crop, a vessel vacated of its purpose and bereft of any beauty it may have once carried. Nonetheless, Doji could not simply overlook news of a war, if the man he was looking for was already dead then his journey would be in vain.

Under the cover of the evening’s caliginous clouds Old Sutured Sail arrived at the island of Lvneel, its captain beaching the vessel before dropping anchor. The giant figure jumped down from the ship’s deck, clumps of wet sand flying from the impact of his landing. The hyateal drizzle fell upon the yokai’s face as for a moment he merely savored his surroundings; perhaps it was fitting that this mantle of rain would be worn by those who trafficked in death.

Some ways away heavy rainfall buffeted against the window of a strategy room. Streaking down its surface like the tears of a sobbing mother.

Doji made his way through the lush foliage of the kingdom’s edges, the branches of the island’s coniferous trees brushed through his hair as he strode through its glenns and grottos. In his romp through the brush the giant terrified many woodland creatures, surely this forest would carry a vendetta against the Asakura clan for the rest of its days. As Doji made his way to the edges of a settlement thunder cracked from the sky, and a bright white flash illuminated the clouds above.

A red tailed hawk fell from the above as though smote by a god of lightning. The smell of cooked bird filled the air as Doji crouched close to the ground and began running for shelter.

The Lerévérend family was enjoying dinner that evening as the calamity upon their house hurriedly approached. “You know Marguerite? I think Nicolas should start studying his scripture, the boy has a way with words! He’d be an even better priest than I am!”

“Dad?” The astute boy was all but paralyzed in fear. His parents continued on with their argument.

“Oh no! Somebody in this family needs to make some real money, Franc!” The mother of the household sneered at her husband, a pathetic man who only barely supported his family through his work as a priest.

“Mom?” The boy, now shuddering with fear, hoped that his mother would notice his meek call for help.

“I’ve been making berri hand over fist Marguerite!” Franc shouted.

“Only because of the war Franc! I don’t think a good reverend should relish death just cause it makes him a couple bucks!” Marguerite countered.

“Mom! Dad! Look!” The young Nicolas screamed at his bickering parents pointing to the window.

A bizarre monster had pressed its face against the windowpane, lashing its tongue out like a snake, and bulging its eyes in a comical fashion. The creature’s horns and long red hair signaled clearly to the pious family that a devil was upon them. The family gawked at the terrifying figure for a moment before the father nervously shouted towards it:
“Back foul demon! I compel you!”

“Yo-ka-ka-ka-ka-iii! Yahoo! Yo-ka-ka-ka-iii!” Doji cackled uproariously at the holyman’s meek evocation, had prayers been enough to dispel the oni he would have never made it this far. “Oh how adorable. You think you can ward me away? If it’s any help I’m simply a stranger in need of a place to stay.” The giant smiled for a moment before unleashing a kick strong enough to break a large hole in the wooden wall separating him from shelter.

Franc Lerévérend, a coward but a man who would fight when backed into a corner, picked up one of the sharper pieces of lumber that had been scattered from his house’s broken wall, and charged towards the monster that had invaded his home. With inhuman swiftness the lanky creature, crawling on hands and knees, skittered out of the way of the man’s attack before twisting its head to face the mother and her child.

“Would you two mind leaving?” The pallid monster, with it’s bizarrely human face, spoke down to Nicolas and Marguerite. The two left their house screaming, causing many of the citizens of Hibiscus town to rise from their slumber and investigate the source of the racket.

In short order a mob was formed, led by the town’s militiamen to discover the fate of the reverend Franc and the monster that plagued his house. Upon arriving the men were shocked by the wreckage of the home, the demon had torn the floorboards from the building’s second floor in order to sit comfortably upon a pile of rubble and bedding. An unconscious Franc lay strewn out on his house’s floor, a large slash ran horizontally through both of the man’s eyes, and all of his limbs had been crushed.

“This everybody?” The oni asked the mob, counting less than thirty men present.

“Foul monster! In the name of the Queen I demand you submit!”  The leader of the militia: Perceval LeClerc shouted up to the devil.

“And is it people such as you who enforce your Queen’s will? She must be in dire straits.” Doji mused further “If you insist on throwing your lives away I wont stop you, but if you are incapable of forging your own destiny then I assure you that you're incapable of fighting against mine.”

With this provocation most of the men charged, and were all met with Doji’s retort. The giant oni raked his hook swords through the rubble of the house shoving it forwards, catching the charging men in a wave of wreckage. In this single attack the fight was finished and the men of the mob were left shattered in a heap of debris.

Doji slept peacefully that night within the frame of the Lerévérend house, as even those men who awoke and managed to pry themselves from the rubble were unwilling to attempt another attack on the monster. That evening most of the guardsmen of Hibiscus Town were critically injured, suffering many broken bones amongst their ranks. Fortunately only one casualty was suffered that evening in the form of the town’s reverend Franc.

The next morning Asakura Doji awoke as the roof of the house caved in over his head. After freeing himself Doji investigated the town’s cemetery before making for the countryside and beginning his tour de Lvneel.

Post Word Count: 1,175
Total Word Count: 3,120


Last edited by Doji on Wed Jul 20, 2022 4:30 pm; edited 2 times in total
Doji
Tracker

Name : Asakura Doji
Epithet : Cemetery Ghoul
Age : 18
Height : 17'7
Weight : 1,777 lb
Species : Human-Giant-Oni Crossbred
Faction : Pirates
Crew : Solo
Ship : Old Sutured Sail
Crew Role : Blind Navigator
Haki Level : 0
Hitpoints (HP) : 143
Attack (ATK) : 50
Defense (DEF) : 25
Reflex (RX) : 65
Willpower (WP) : 85
Level : 1
Experience Points : 100
Berries Berries : 1,050,000
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Mon Jul 11, 2022 4:37 am

Round 1: Travelling Swordsman


Doji activates toggle Swaying Breeze
Doji uses AoE Heavenly Song: Melody of Zephyr's Guidance to buff self
Doji uses UT against Travelling Swordsman

Traveling Swordsman uses LT against Doji
Traveling Swordsman uses LT against Doji
Traveling Swordsman uses LT against Doji
Traveling Swordsman uses UT against Doji

COMBAT TRACKERS:


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Age : 0
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Hitpoints (HP) : 0
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Mon Jul 11, 2022 4:37 am
The member 'Doji' has done the following action : Dice Roll


#1 'Reflex Check' : 16

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#2 'Reflex Check' : 5, 18, 8, 3
Doji
Tracker

Name : Asakura Doji
Epithet : Cemetery Ghoul
Age : 18
Height : 17'7
Weight : 1,777 lb
Species : Human-Giant-Oni Crossbred
Faction : Pirates
Crew : Solo
Ship : Old Sutured Sail
Crew Role : Blind Navigator
Haki Level : 0
Hitpoints (HP) : 143
Attack (ATK) : 50
Defense (DEF) : 25
Reflex (RX) : 65
Willpower (WP) : 85
Level : 1
Experience Points : 100
Berries Berries : 1,050,000
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Mon Jul 11, 2022 4:54 am

Round 2: Travelling Swordsman


Doji uses HT Sunlight's Sixteenth Ray against Travelling Swordsman
Doji uses LT Horrid Hook against Travelling Swordsman
Doji uses UT against Travelling Swordsman

Traveling Swordsman uses LT against Doji
Traveling Swordsman uses LT against Doji
Traveling Swordsman uses LT against Doji
Traveling Swordsman uses UT against Doji

COMBAT TRACKERS:


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Age : 0
Haki Level : 0
Hitpoints (HP) : 0
Attack (ATK) : 0
Defense (DEF) : 0
Reflex (RX) : 0
Willpower (WP) : 0
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Experience Points : 0
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Mon Jul 11, 2022 4:54 am
The member 'Doji' has done the following action : Dice Roll


#1 'Reflex Check' : 1, 6, 14

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#2 'Reflex Check' : 6, 17, 20, 5
Doji
Tracker

Name : Asakura Doji
Epithet : Cemetery Ghoul
Age : 18
Height : 17'7
Weight : 1,777 lb
Species : Human-Giant-Oni Crossbred
Faction : Pirates
Crew : Solo
Ship : Old Sutured Sail
Crew Role : Blind Navigator
Haki Level : 0
Hitpoints (HP) : 143
Attack (ATK) : 50
Defense (DEF) : 25
Reflex (RX) : 65
Willpower (WP) : 85
Level : 1
Experience Points : 100
Berries Berries : 1,050,000
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Mon Jul 11, 2022 5:06 am

Round 3: Travelling Swordsman


Doji uses MT Seventh Star Slice against Travelling Swordsman
Doji uses LT Hilt of Tilled Earth against Travelling Swordsman
Doji uses LT Two Heavens Reversed against Travelling Swordsman
Doji uses UT against Travelling Swordsman

Traveling Swordsman uses MT against Doji
Traveling Swordsman uses LT against Doji
Traveling Swordsman uses LT against Doji
Traveling Swordsman uses UT against Doji

COMBAT TRACKERS:


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Age : 0
Haki Level : 0
Hitpoints (HP) : 0
Attack (ATK) : 0
Defense (DEF) : 0
Reflex (RX) : 0
Willpower (WP) : 0
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Mon Jul 11, 2022 5:06 am
The member 'Doji' has done the following action : Dice Roll


#1 'Reflex Check' : 14, 18, 6, 14

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#2 'Reflex Check' : 5, 6, 2, 8
Doji
Tracker

Name : Asakura Doji
Epithet : Cemetery Ghoul
Age : 18
Height : 17'7
Weight : 1,777 lb
Species : Human-Giant-Oni Crossbred
Faction : Pirates
Crew : Solo
Ship : Old Sutured Sail
Crew Role : Blind Navigator
Haki Level : 0
Hitpoints (HP) : 143
Attack (ATK) : 50
Defense (DEF) : 25
Reflex (RX) : 65
Willpower (WP) : 85
Level : 1
Experience Points : 100
Berries Berries : 1,050,000
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Mon Jul 11, 2022 5:18 am

Round 4: Travelling Swordsman


Travelling Swordsman is defeated.

Doji uses LT Horrid Hook against Travelling Swordsman
Doji uses LT Monastery Slash against Travelling Swordsman
Doji uses LT Waning Crescent's Arc against Travelling Swordsman
Doji uses UT against Travelling Swordsman

Traveling Swordsman uses LT against Doji
Traveling Swordsman uses LT against Doji
Traveling Swordsman uses LT against Doji
Traveling Swordsman uses UT against Doji

COMBAT TRACKERS:


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Age : 0
Haki Level : 0
Hitpoints (HP) : 0
Attack (ATK) : 0
Defense (DEF) : 0
Reflex (RX) : 0
Willpower (WP) : 0
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Experience Points : 0
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Mon Jul 11, 2022 5:18 am
The member 'Doji' has done the following action : Dice Roll


#1 'Reflex Check' : 4, 12, 17, 14

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#2 'Reflex Check' : 5, 20, 20, 9
Doji
Tracker

Name : Asakura Doji
Epithet : Cemetery Ghoul
Age : 18
Height : 17'7
Weight : 1,777 lb
Species : Human-Giant-Oni Crossbred
Faction : Pirates
Crew : Solo
Ship : Old Sutured Sail
Crew Role : Blind Navigator
Haki Level : 0
Hitpoints (HP) : 143
Attack (ATK) : 50
Defense (DEF) : 25
Reflex (RX) : 65
Willpower (WP) : 85
Level : 1
Experience Points : 100
Berries Berries : 1,050,000
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Mon Jul 11, 2022 2:01 pm

Round 1: Inquisitors


Doji activates toggle Swaying Breeze
Doi uses HT Haunting Visage against Inquisitors
Doji uses UT against Inquisitors

Inquisitors use LT against Doji
Inquisitors use LT against Doji
Inquisitors use LT against Doji
Inquisitors use UT against Doji

COMBAT TRACKERS:


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Age : 0
Haki Level : 0
Hitpoints (HP) : 0
Attack (ATK) : 0
Defense (DEF) : 0
Reflex (RX) : 0
Willpower (WP) : 0
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Experience Points : 0
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Mon Jul 11, 2022 2:01 pm
The member 'Doji' has done the following action : Dice Roll


'Reflex Check' : 13, 18
Doji
Tracker

Name : Asakura Doji
Epithet : Cemetery Ghoul
Age : 18
Height : 17'7
Weight : 1,777 lb
Species : Human-Giant-Oni Crossbred
Faction : Pirates
Crew : Solo
Ship : Old Sutured Sail
Crew Role : Blind Navigator
Haki Level : 0
Hitpoints (HP) : 143
Attack (ATK) : 50
Defense (DEF) : 25
Reflex (RX) : 65
Willpower (WP) : 85
Level : 1
Experience Points : 100
Berries Berries : 1,050,000
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Mon Jul 11, 2022 2:12 pm

Round 1: Inquisitors Cont.


Apologies, I misread charts and assumed I hadn't rolled enough earlier so I converted those failed rolls into the start of this combat. Because of how I misread things I'll now need to roll the attacks for the Inquisitors.
RNGesus
RNGesus
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Age : 0
Haki Level : 0
Hitpoints (HP) : 0
Attack (ATK) : 0
Defense (DEF) : 0
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Willpower (WP) : 0
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Mon Jul 11, 2022 2:12 pm
The member 'Doji' has done the following action : Dice Roll


'Reflex Check' : 5, 9, 14, 18
Doji
Tracker

Name : Asakura Doji
Epithet : Cemetery Ghoul
Age : 18
Height : 17'7
Weight : 1,777 lb
Species : Human-Giant-Oni Crossbred
Faction : Pirates
Crew : Solo
Ship : Old Sutured Sail
Crew Role : Blind Navigator
Haki Level : 0
Hitpoints (HP) : 143
Attack (ATK) : 50
Defense (DEF) : 25
Reflex (RX) : 65
Willpower (WP) : 85
Level : 1
Experience Points : 100
Berries Berries : 1,050,000
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Mon Jul 11, 2022 2:30 pm

Round 2: Inquisitors


Doji uses MT Seventh Star Slice to buff self and damage Inquisitors
Doi uses LT Horrid Hook against Inquisitors
Doi uses LT Hilt of Tilled Earth against Inquisitors
Doji uses UT against Inquisitors

Inquisitors use LT against Doji
Inquisitors use LT against Doji
Inquisitors use LT against Doji
Inquisitors use UT against Doji

COMBAT TRACKERS:


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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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Mon Jul 11, 2022 2:30 pm
The member 'Doji' has done the following action : Dice Roll


#1 'Reflex Check' : 15, 5, 5, 14

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#2 'Reflex Check' : 12, 19, 17, 13
Doji
Tracker

Name : Asakura Doji
Epithet : Cemetery Ghoul
Age : 18
Height : 17'7
Weight : 1,777 lb
Species : Human-Giant-Oni Crossbred
Faction : Pirates
Crew : Solo
Ship : Old Sutured Sail
Crew Role : Blind Navigator
Haki Level : 0
Hitpoints (HP) : 143
Attack (ATK) : 50
Defense (DEF) : 25
Reflex (RX) : 65
Willpower (WP) : 85
Level : 1
Experience Points : 100
Berries Berries : 1,050,000
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Mon Jul 11, 2022 2:43 pm

Round 3: Inquisitors


Inquisitors are defeated.

Doji uses LT Monastery Slash against Inquisitors
Doi uses LT Two Heavens Reversed against Inquisitors
Doi uses LT Waning Crescent's Arc against Inquisitors
Doji uses UT against Inquisitors

Inquisitors use MT against Doji
Inquisitors use LT against Doji
Inquisitors use LT against Doji
Inquisitors use UT against Doji

COMBAT TRACKERS:


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Tracker

Age : 0
Haki Level : 0
Hitpoints (HP) : 0
Attack (ATK) : 0
Defense (DEF) : 0
Reflex (RX) : 0
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Mon Jul 11, 2022 2:43 pm
The member 'Doji' has done the following action : Dice Roll


#1 'Reflex Check' : 3, 6, 12, 9

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#2 'Reflex Check' : 8, 18, 12, 16
Castor O. Nox
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Tracker

Name : Castor O. Nox
Epithet : Sanpaku | The Azure Pheasant | Duke Of Lvneel
Age : 25
Height : 5'9"
Weight : 175lbs
Species : Three-Eye Tribesman
Faction : Pirate
World Position : Blockbuster
Alliance : Nox Prime
Crew : Nox Pirates
Ship : The Wailing Calamity
Crew Role : Captain | Navigator | Book Collector | Pride Sin
Devil Fruit : Goro Goro no Mi
Haki Level : 9
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Hitpoints (HP) : 525
Attack (ATK) : 495
Defense (DEF) : 450
Reflex (RX) : 560
Willpower (WP) : 500
Level : 80
Experience Points : 8000
Bounty : 500,000,000
Quality Score : S
EXP Bonus : +0.10
Income Bonus : +0.24
Shop Discount : -20%
Berries Berries : 150,000,000
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Mon Jul 11, 2022 3:40 pm







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An Oni On Tour

It'd be around nightfall before word of the attack on Hibiscus Town reached the capital of Rose. The Crown had been dealing with an insurgence of robberies over the past few days.

With help from the Nox Pirates, they were able to quell all the minor uprisings from agents of other lands and local kingpins who didn't want to see the installation of a new monarchy.

Sitting in the Castle's garden area, Castor and his wife Annabelle have a meeting over tea.

"T-Thank you for your help with the upstarts. I understand that my incompetence has delayed you from setting sail." Annabelle declared disheartened.

"You're still focusing on the wrong things Anna. The only goal you should have laser focus on is becoming a better leader. That entails learning about the people you're trying to lead." Castor responded, taking a sip of the Earl Grey blend.

"I'm trying! Ya'll are the ones who sprung this position on me! Before this, I was just another political tool in my father's pocket to be sold off to the highest bid!" Annabelle shouted in frustration.

Her face flushed pink in embarrassment, she'd been trained since young to never reveal her true emotions to anyone, even among her brothers.

"Gashi Gashi... I never thought I'd see the day you'd grow a backbone. Anna. Being viewed as incompetent isn't a bad position to be in. It means your enemies will underestimate you. Once that happens, that's half the battle is won." Castor responded calmly sipping his tea.

"Aha. I'm sorry. I got a bit flustered there. There's been a lot going on since I took over the Crown. " Annabelle stated, bowing her head constantly in apology. "Use their perception of me to my advantage but how?" Annabelle pondered internally.

"I get it. You're not alone. Sir Bearington is a capable man. Your brothers... Eh. Well. They love you dearly.

But I digress. You need to stop thinking of yourself as incompetent. Find ways to add value to your reign. The people are hungry for someone to believe in. After years of being left in the dark by the Montblanc.

I'll be your shadow. When it comes to the dirty work, leave that to us.

Be their light, Anna."
Castor stated after finishing his tea, getting up from the table as he peeped the rumblings of the incoming troops to the garden.

"Sir!" The posse declared barging through the door. "Yes. What is it? Can't you see you are interrupting me and the Queen's privacy?" Castor casually inquired, causing Annabelle's face to be flushed in embarrassment once again.

"It's Hibiscus Town. It's been raided. I believe it's the same grave robber who ransacked Miss Jules and the burial site in the cathedral on Flevance!" The group of rambunctious knights reported.


Word Count: 464


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Notes: N/A




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Doji
Tracker

Name : Asakura Doji
Epithet : Cemetery Ghoul
Age : 18
Height : 17'7
Weight : 1,777 lb
Species : Human-Giant-Oni Crossbred
Faction : Pirates
Crew : Solo
Ship : Old Sutured Sail
Crew Role : Blind Navigator
Haki Level : 0
Hitpoints (HP) : 143
Attack (ATK) : 50
Defense (DEF) : 25
Reflex (RX) : 65
Willpower (WP) : 85
Level : 1
Experience Points : 100
Berries Berries : 1,050,000
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Tue Jul 19, 2022 9:32 pm
Departing from the terrified populace of Hibiscus town in the morning Doji intended to head towards the province of Jewel, figuring that if nothing else such a settlement would have lucrative riches to plunder from its cemeteries. With his destination in mind Doji found his way to the crossing leading out of the town, reaching down for a road sign the blind giant felt for the direction he would travel along; in truth he had a very loose grasp on the concept of road signs, and with his misunderstanding he began walking the road to Aube.

The rolling fields of the provincial island glowed that afternoon, freshly watered by the rain of the prior night’s thunderstorm, and basking beneath the sun that shone down through the island’s parted clouds. The nightingales and ravens of the island chattered from the brush, the corvids picking over the scattered scenes of conflict left over from the war. The giant was oblivious to the beauty and tragedy that he strode past, simply trying to quiet his nerves by tuning into the pleasant song of the nightingale.

Doji’s mind was occupied by thoughts of his fateful night at Flevance, of that shadowy figure that had duped him into denying a warrior his rightful death. Perhaps humanity was right to cast this monster out of its ranks. It would be a long and arduous road to redeem the honor of the Asakura.

Some time later…

Making his way from Aube a small and elderly man carried with him a collection of stolen journals and documents taken from the Duke’s chambers; in the months prior the man had served as a loyal vizier to the Duke of Aube, helping the novice ruler understand the nature of his position. In truth it was all a ruse, one of Saint Dax’s many hidden servants. Now he had begun his escape, traveling down towards the coast nearest Aube where he was scheduled to rendezvous with his contact and deliver his blackmail material.

As the man made his way across the hilly roads he seemed to see something that he could hardly believe: horns jutted from the head of some giant creature, striding in long steps across the landscape with uncanny grace. This monster was heading up the path leading down to the waterfront; he needed to get down quickly, it would only be a matter of time before the Duke returned and noticed his missing possessions. Stuck between a rock and a hard place the vizier astutely noticed the monster’s clouded eyes, figuring him blind, the man began walking on tip toes down the hill, trying to sneak by unheard.

“Hey gramps, am I headed the right way to Jewel?” The creature asked casually. Pointing up the hill with a quizzical expression.

The elder was both surprised that the creature had noticed him and upon doing so it had reacted in such a civil fashion. “How did you…? Nevermind. And no, you’re headed up the way to Aube, friend.” He answered curtly, wishing to get a move on.

“Hah friend? I’ll never get used to you weird little people that try to appease me. Thank you for answering me stranger. Seems I’ve gotten myself off course, would you mind telling me a bit about Aube before we part ways?” Doji further inquired of the hurrying vizier.

The elder grimaced, not excited at the prospect of trying to escape this giant thing. The Duke could send his men as soon as he discovered the items missing from his study, but this horned demon could become violent at any moment if he didn’t comply with it. He would stay and suffer its inquisition, at least for a little longer.

“And you were wondering how I knew you were here right?” Doji asked pointedly, knowing where the elder’s cut-off question was going, and that the man had been trying to sneak past him. “I guess it was just a change in the wind. Yahoo!” Doji smiled with a short laugh as a serendipitous gust of wind caused his yukata to billow like a sail.

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An Oni On Tour


Reports came flooding in from the countryside of the seventeen-footer's tour across the roads from Hibiscus Town to Aube. The spritely behemoth's trod was a spectacle even to the citizens of the war-torn lands, barren of joy and stability.

Sitting in the strategy room, the Knights argue with each other about the best course of action in dealing with the graverobber's presence. The undertones of fear hung on their voice, many of them were beginning to believe Lvneel to be cursed after these supernatural beings kept descending upon the island one after the other.

Slamming his hand on the table, "Ah! It's been an hour now! None of you have come up with a useful decision." Castor declared digging into his ear with his pinky finger. "Put up barricades around the exits of Aube. Let him enter into the Providence freely and evacuate the citizens to the outer towns near the border of Jewels and Nilf." Castor ordered.

"Gashi Gashi... My men should already be in position." Nox concluded, leaning back in the chair. On the war table, a map of the entire landscape was set up, and small wax figurines sat across the map as marker points for the Oni and Castor's troops' positions.

Aube | The Providence of Vineyard's & The Lawless


Poverty had struck the Providence of Aube the worst. Most of the land had been repossessed by the Crown as agricultural land, forcing many of the natives to either move out or switch occupations to continue living on their land.

The unfair trade-off would be low wages and long hours, the excuse being stated as a sacrifice to build a new industry. However, the people were hungry now and often committed crimes in the Capital of Rose, bringing the spoils back to the farmland hicks as an early Christmas lick.

The sound of the soldier's horses galloping into the Capital of Aube - Cossia dug up trauma for many of the citizens of Aube. At the side of the rideable rodes, a row of orphans stood with straw baskets, begging the nobles for stay change or food. It was safe to say, of all the newly reformed Providences, Aube was indeed the worse.

On horseback, three junior knights assigned to Duke Castor's guard by Bearington rushed ahead of the main forces to chase after the Oni's head in pursuit of glory. "Shall I offer the lads a song?" The horseback knight who carried a flute around his neck inquired.

"Sure. A tune for the road should boost our morale. Hopefully, we can slay the monster before the old crones arrive to hog our glory." Another of the Knights declared in disgust. The final knight froze in fear at the gigantic shadow that loomed in the distance. As the beast moved and grooved, the birds and various surrounding fauna darted away for dear life.


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Wed Jul 20, 2022 4:32 pm
Though the elderly man had just told him that he was lost, but at least on the path to one of the country’s provinces, the oni was truly a hopeless navigator when it came to foot travel. He immediately veered onto a branching path as soon as one became available to him. As Doji strode along the dirt road he was oblivious to the beginnings of vineyards that surrounded him; this was certainly not the way into the city. As the demon approached a nearby cottage a young man watched from his window, gathering his nerve to confront the imposing figure.

David dreamed of becoming a knight, if he could serve Queen Annabelle and make a name for himself he might live a life worth living; he could provide for his mother, be free from the torment of both criminals and the town’s guard, he and his family could even live a life of relative luxury. All that stood in his way was the monster gliding towards his doorstep, god had given him his chance.

The boy fetched his sling, the only weapon he could afford to fashion for himself, from his wall before running through the cottage’s small dining room for the door. David’s mother pleaded he stop, praying the devil would pass and that their god would provide safe haven for them. The boy was undeterred, his god had offered him providence, not protection.

Doji was surprised that only a single small human had come to meet him at the border of this settlement, in broad daylight he was accustomed to being swarmed by mobs. “Hey little fella. Tell me, Aube is supposed to be a thriving city right? If I understand correctly this country has been flourishing since you all got done with your war, yes?”

David was incensed by the fiend’s thoughtless talk of a struggle he obviously knew nothing of. “My name is David Granger, son of bailiff Napoleon Granger! By the hand of my god I shall smite thee!” With a wild look in his eye the boy hurled a large rock from his sling towards the large devil’s forehead.

The sharp clangor of metal rang out across the fields of rooting and transplanted vines. A rock fell to the ground with a thud.

“Shini-hi-hi… you people invoke your god so freely. I wonder if he ever tires of your begging.” Doji scooped a mound of fertile mud upon the flat of his hooked sword.

The oni slinged the soil down on David, muddying his clothes with the foul smelling substance. “Your idle delusions will never change the will to which you truly submit. Call on your god as much as you want, he can never change your place in the world!” Doji hesitated for a moment looking down at the brooding young man.

“Tell me why you really want to kill me.”

The boy who aspired for knighthood choked back his fear and anger. “I want something better! If I can’t take your head then things will never be better!”

“If that's how you think then they wouldn’t have anyways.” Doji responded coldly. “If you’re holding yourself back waiting for a better life to fall into your lap then you were doomed from the start. If you really want something you have to force the world to give it to you!”

Doji raised his sword, preparing to knock the boy unconscious with its flat before David’s mother ran from the house and pleaded for the giant’s mercy. The monster obliged the mother’s supplication before speaking back to David.

“Go ahead and throw another stone if you want. Hell, throw as many as you want.” Doji wished to see this boy keep trying. Dealing him a crushing defeat in this moment would leave him as another faceless name, lost to the tide of history.

As the giant oni blundered his way back to the path to Aube’s city David the anklebiter continued to pelt him with stones from the road. Doji dodged and danced his head out of the way of David’s rocks, and took the brunt of the stones that hit his body quite easily with his large frame. Making their way further along the path the pair of young men heard the sound of fluting in the distance.

“Yahoo! Hey David, would you mind giving me a moment? I’ll give ya a free shot at my head!” The oni smiled arrogantly as the smaller adolescent shot up a scornful look. Nonetheless the boy lowered his sling for the moment.

Doji excitedly fetched his shakuhachi from his belt and began playing an ominous yet upbeat tune, striding towards the other musicians with monstrous speed. The devil seemed to fly over the rough road to Aube, drawing closer to the 3 men by the moment.

One of the scouts’ horses was spooked by the large figure approaching the trio and so, struggling to hold onto the bucking creature the guardsman atop it steered the equine the other direction where it began to run. “You two see if you can draw it back towards the encampment! I’ll get us backup!”

The other two, awestruck, their eyes bulging and their mouths wide open watched as their cowardly compatriot fled, before turning back to face the horrifying monster that had now made its way directly in front of them. Both men screamed in terror. The oni laughed uproariously at the chaos that had begun to unfold. “Yo-ka-ka-ka-iiii!”

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[Arc] [Part 2] The Grave Robber - Trouble on the Countryside G7UGK6I
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An Oni On Tour


The untimely natural disaster that was the Oni descended upon the party much like that of whimsical summer rain. One of the knights retreated to signal to the local army of the Oni's appearance, while the other two men were discharged from their horses due to the majestic creatures' heightened fright.

The musician took the flank, allowing the youngest and most talented Knight, a man who went by the Title of Sword Bearer, Alister, the Twin Blade user. Drawing a mighty long sword and a short sword, the Knight shuffled sideways, sizing up the goliath's position.

From the way he'd charged the men, the swordsman already knew that his height and size were a deception, as the beast was truly nimble for a man of his stature. Nonetheless, "Play us a merry tune - Pierre." Alister signed with his hands. "My pleasure." The bard responded with a mischievous grin. Fluttering around with notes, suddenly the once cheerful tune was now paced faster, like wildly so.

It sounded more like a cacophony than music at this stage but it was indeed intentional. From the fields, hoards of rats came scurrying towards the Oni, circling his feet dancing to the distorted rhythm of the piper's tune. Entering the fray, the man seemingly flew into mid-air, attempting to swing at the Oni's knees.

Aube | Cossia


Riding into the town, the horseback rider alerted the citizens and the Knights of the Oni's arrival. Rushing through the city's gates, disobeying the instructions from the Duke, the acting Commander on the ground of Cossia, prepared an army of fifty fledglings to pursue the Oni.

In pairs of four, the soldiers pushed wooden wheelbarrows filled with a flammable concoction, stored in wine barrels. Six in total, the remainder of the army marched on the outskirts, the horseback rider Adonis cursed at the Commander's decision.

"I alerted you to prepare your men at the walls! Why are you marching towards the Beast? My party has their orders to lead the man towards Cossia! Your job is to evacuate the citizens!" Adonis yelped.

"My job is to use my discretion. You city boys might all have that pirate's prick shoved down your throat but in Aube, I answer only to our resident Duke.

A Three Eye Monster who has an appetite for premature brats cannot give us orders on war! March!

The proud guard of Aube! Once known as Alf and Jotun will restore glory to our name! I, Napoleon Granger swear this!"
The Commander barked, swerving Adonis, gallantly marching into battle.

"Peons! I must alert Lord Castor of these developments. Alister. Pierre. Hang in there!" Adonis murmured to himself, proceeding to ride through the streets of Cossia, following through with Castor's plan to evacuate the citizens.

With the Duke's Royal Crest abreast, Adonis was able to somewhat salvage Castor's plans of trapping the Oni in the border's walls. The senior knights who didn't quite approve of Granger's ways and had seen the Lord Duke Nox on the battlefield knew firsthand his shrewdness.

Meanwhile, on the outskirts of Cossia, the Deaf Knight and Bard fought for their lives, without making it too obvious, guiding the Oni towards the Providence Capital City.


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Fri Jul 22, 2022 3:15 pm
Alister lept bravely into battle, his attack on the titan barely missing as the monster shifted into a low stance. Doji smiled bizarrely at the little soldier before whispering menacingly: “No one will make me kneel.” The proclamation falling largely on deaf ears.

Alister stared condescendingly up at the monster, knowing this creature to be lower than any knight or ruler of Lvneel. Alister growled in retaliation before leaping further into the air, landing on the crouched demon’s back.

“Gotcha! Yahoo!” The oni laughed as he quickly flung himself back to full height, using the lever of his back as a catapult to launch the young knight into a nearby tree. Birds and Squirrels chittered as their home was disturbed. A robin’s nest was shattered.

Wiping the egg from his face Alister snarled in frustration before poking his head from the branches and signing his command. It was time to unleash the rats.

The swarm of furry critters snapped to attention, standing at the ready like a furry warband. "Are you sure Alister?!"

Alister growled again, throwing out a thumbs up after a brief moment of hesitation. Once the rats were unleashed there was no stopping them until they'd had their fill of flesh.

With his comrade's command Pierre began playing the rat's patter song, prattling its lyrics apprehensively.

"Little rats, today's your day!" The rats turned their heads up, chittering at the song's beginning. "To run amok and roughly play." The chittering intensified. "Cats have gone and come what may, Little rats today's your day."

Pierre continued singing and piping the rest of the song's riveting lyrics and melody. With the completion of its first verse the rats were unleashed, bearing their jagged front teeth before charging for Doji.

The little creatures charged for Doji, scampering up the length of his modified tabi and knee armor, but being shaken and brushed off beyond that point. This gave Alister the perfect opportunity to strike. The fallatist paused to cheer on his deaf ally.

“With your head Alister shall ascend the royal knights! Die Fiend!”

Doji, fully occupied, and caught off guard by the deaf knight, thought of what it would be like to have his head chopped off, almost seeming to see it flash before his vacant eyes.

The crack of a rock hitting firmly against a skull echoed through the field. The giant oni toppled to his knees with the impact, causing Alister to miss his decapitation attempt.

“Cheap shot redeemed jumbo!” David shouted to Doji “And what was that about not being brought to your knees?”

David still had a chance to get the kill for himself.

A massive lump had formed on Doji’s head, he struggled to remain conscious, but the red haired demon would not be put down. Mumbling down to himself "I was speaking figuratively..."

Following his tumultuous sense of direction the creature began dancing blindly and uncontrollably, but nonetheless did so with his swords drawn. Raining terror upon the rats and the earth beneath, as though the prior evening’s torrent had returned.

Alister made the mistake of letting out a loud effort as he dove in for his next attempt at the kill. He was at home amidst the battle of braggarts and glory seeking loudmouths. “Graaah!”

The clashing of metal soon gave way to the sound of swords whirling through the air, followed shortly thereafter by the sound of the blades thudding and clattering to the earth below. The sound of Alister’s screaming followed shortly thereafter.

“You think so lowly of me, like a beast to hunt.” Doji spoke with a sinister softness to his voice, savoring the bloody aftermath of the punishment he had doled. “Even if you are just a human, I can still understand your nature.” The knight collapsed to the ground, agonizing over his missing forearm. “I still see you for what you are, Alister was it?” Doji picked the knight up with his remaining arm. “I know what it’s like being uncouth as a warrior. I respect that you can harm me. But to sink to the depths of dishonor? To fight like a little rat, to hardly speak a word to a blind opponent?” The monster threw the little knight by his arm like a ragdoll.“Disgraceful.”

The irony of the blind monster claiming to understand him was not lost on Alister. This red haired devil could not hope to comprehend what he had inflicted upon the deaf knight; perhaps the two were fated by heaven not to understand one another.

The egg-faced knight thudded to the ground, disarmed in more ways than one, and likely unable to hold even one sword in his condition. Despite this Alister was hardly the sort to give up, a stubborn and prideful man, he had to respond to this foul devil’s grievous insult and injury however he could. He would lead the monster into the trap, he quickly sprinted over to his flautist ally. The two quietly conversed for a moment before seeming to come to an agreement; the bardic knight, the craftier of the two men was well practiced in the use of a grappling hook, and used this ability to snag the giant monster’s gourd and Mask before the two began running for the walls of Cossia.

The longstrider followed the thieving knights, still sore and dizzy from the rock that had struck his skull. In suit the little slinger wannabe and a gaggle of persistent rats followed after the brobdingnagian.

Aube | Outside Cossia
It was not long before the sprinting men had led the stumbling giant back to their allies. Overseeing the march of fledgling knights was the Bailiff Knight and Lieutenant Valet to the Duke of Aube. It was the duty of Napoleon, David’s father, to serve and direct knights and commoners at any cost. Due to the man’s perpetual servitude and meager salary he could in fact hardly care for his wife and son, who were both made to live in a cottage and “oversee the vineyards,” in actuality needing to work amongst the commoners to eke out a meager living.

Napoleon knew that this monster traveled the islands it visited very quickly, likely a factor of the creature’s long legs and purported “inhuman movement.” The lieutenant knew that it was only a matter of time before this demon reached the city, with his men Napoleon would hold the creature back; affording as much time as he could for the knights to complete the evacuation of Cossia.

The Bailiff Knight was startled to see the disarmed Alister along with one of the other scouts.

“Alister! Take the man to triage good god!” Alister and the Piper Knight scrambled past the men’s ranks, and back towards the walls of Cossia.

He was further upset upon seeing his son chasing after the monster, throwing rocks for its head and back to no avail. The man was terrified at the prospect of his son being caught in the fray of battle.

“David! Get back!” The boy’s father shouted.

“Dad! If I can kill him then mom and I can move to the city with you! Maybe we could even live in the capitol!” David called back, excited to see his father for the first time in months.

“Nonsense! That thing will kill you boy! Fall back to Cossia, you can still be evacuated!” Napoleon cried desperately to his son.

David showed no sign of stopping his assault, or of retreat. The Lieutenant put his palm to his face and growled at the boy’s insolence before ordering two of the fledgling knights to capture his son. As the two cautiously approached the fiend immediately made his presence known.

“Now what’s the problem with giving David a chance pops?” Doji spoke condescendingly down to the mob.

The giant oni swept away David’s pursuers with monstrous efficacy, throwing them to the roadside with his hooks like toy soldiers.

“Plus…” The oni smiled down superciliously to the remaining knights. The men readied their halberds and lucernes. “He’s the only one who truly stands a chance! Yo-ka-ka-ka-ka-iii!”

Doji began catching and shattering spears with his hooks, rampaging through the inexperienced knights with the strength of a demon that had trained its entire life for this moment. The giant devil rampaged through the fledgling men with ease as they charged him, without a clever tactic the little men were doomed, and the bailiff could hardly be called a clever tactician.

As Napoleon assessed the tides of battle he realized that Adonis was right; marching the men forwards had been a terrible mistake. He hoped that none of the fledglings had been mortally wounded as he called for retreat. “Fall back men! Lead it to the gates!”

The maddened creature continued to laugh as it gave chase to the fleeing men, it was only a matter of time before they had come to the gate’s portcullis. At it’s edge stood Alister and the Piper Knight, begging the men above to let them in. The men above would not raise the gates, no matter how desperately the deaf knight signed.

As the ranks of the fledgling knights came to the road ahead of the gate their lieutenant shouted an order. “Disperse!” All men but the frantic Alister heard and obeyed this command, Napoleon didn’t even notice the man signing behind him as he readied his own hand signal for Adonis.

“Have at thee devil!” The Bailiff Knight Granger challenged the giant oni. The creature lurched forwards to attack, falling directly into his trap.

However David too had followed. Napoleon was unwilling to see his son burned, and so hesitated a moment with his signal raised before screaming at the boy.

“David! Get away this instant!” The boy heeded his father’s stern and frantic command.

“Eh? What would happen to David? I thought we were set to duel?” Doji inquired with a confused look on his face before Napoleon threw his hand down, completing the signal.

In that moment barrels of a flammable wine concoction and cauldrons of boiling hot sand were poured from above the gates. Napoleon leaping out of the way of the falling substances, and Doji following suit having instantly understood what was going on when his opponent started running. Though the giant oni’s hakama and the sleeves of his yukata were still splashed by the flammable liquid.

The only man who had suffered the full brunt of the siege defense was Alister. Who fell to the ground agonizing as the boiling sand scarred his face and filtered itself into the recesses of his armor. This day would mark the beginnings of Black Knight Alister, the Iron hand, and the vendetta that he would hold against Aube’s Lieutenant Valet and the monstrous Cemetery Ghoul Doji.

Doji quickly clambered up the walls using his hook swords before turning to face the men atop it. Adonis glowered towards the giant fiend, channeling his anger at Napoleon’s actions into the initiation of his contingency plan.

This had better work. The man thought to himself.

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An Oni On Tour


Rose | The Queen's Castle | Strategy Room


The Lords who oversaw wartime activities sat confused at Castor's decision to lure the Oni into Aube. With Bearington off to Flevance, their usual go-between was missing in action and though many feared Nox as a warrior, his chops as a strategist had yet to be tested.

The Queen also sat in the room puzzled, staring at the map's layout and its pieces trying to discover the reason herself. Almost without much thought, "I don't get it... Why Aube? When Jewels and Nilf have better-fortified defenses." Annabelle's inquiry brought an immediate silence to the room. Instantly, the idle chatter had subsided and all eyes were glued on the Duke for a response.

All of the Lords internally praised the Queen's bravery.

Without even batting an eye, "The soil." Nox responded simply.

Clearing his throat, "Your lordship... Beg my eagerness but could you expand on that? I'm much like the Queen. Truly lost." One of the Lords declared, using the Queen's bravery to dive in.

"Aube is pretty much the old Musspell. Known for its swamps and fog. It's by far the hardest Providence to fight in and combined in its borders is the old Alf which was pretty much lawless before.

Meaning, less infrastructure to be damaged. Based on the Hibiscus Town report, he has a knack for causing collateral damage. Our budgets definitely can't handle that."
Nox stated.

The Lords and the Lady 'ooh' and 'aah' at the Duke's analysis.

"It's the least developed of the Four Providences. Also, the soil. It's hard to traverse. It's the main reason carriages can only be ridden on paved roads there.

What happens when a seventeen-footman goes running around on the outskirts of Aube with no guide?"
Castor posed the question.

Annabelle snapped her fingers as if the answer struck her like a bolt of Nox's lightning.

"The mud pits! If the citizens have been evacuated to Jewels... The only path from Cossia will be through the swamplands! We've placed our best archers to block the other paths." Annabelle reckoned.

"Exactly. There's only one way out of Aube from Cossia... East towards Jewels border city which is back by its an army or North to the swamplands where the chances of being trapped in the pits at his size... is very possible.

From the records, in 1826, a random hoard of bulls went rampaging through those same fields and they all sunk to their demise. It's worse than quicksand due to the texture of the mud. The average bull is roughly 500kg and they all sunk bricks in open water."
Castor explained.

"And if he makes it out of the swamps my lord?" Another idle lord chimed in worried.

"Have faith in my Knights. Alister. Pierre. Adonis. I selected them for specific reasons. They might be rough around the edges but there some of the best knights in training. I'd be an insult to send Lvneel's Elite to swat a fly." Nox concluded.

"Besides... Many of our elder knights are still gravely wounded from the civil war. I can't risk their lives over this." Castor pondered.

Meanwhile, in Flevance, Bearington arrived at the sight of the cathedral robbery. Inspecting the tomb, the revelation that dawned upon him struck terror in his heart.

"I must inform the Queen and Duke of this injustice. Once Nox finds out that Jules's gravesite has been defiled... I fear for the Oni. No. For us all. His rampage will be... I don't even want to think about it." Bearington declared with a slight shiver.



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[Arc] [Part 2] The Grave Robber - Trouble on the Countryside Empty Re: [Arc] [Part 2] The Grave Robber - Trouble on the Countryside

Tue Jul 26, 2022 5:22 am
From atop Cossia’s walls the dank stench of the bog combined with the pleasant scent of grapes surrounding the giant like a miasma of sewage and sauvignon.

The last of the city’s populace had just been evacuated by the time the giant oni arrived. The knights directed their safe passage through the ravenous swampland that surrounded the settlement. As the last family made their way through the gates the knights began barricading and sealing the city’s exit, a little boy spoke to one of the busy knights.

“Mister knight, are you gonna kill da monster? If you see my bear, would you bring him back?” The boy spoke with a slight lisp. He had dropped his toy bear in the city as his large family was ushered out of their house at the city’s edge.

The knight initially felt slight irritation, and felt an urge to remind the commoner of his place. However the chavalier suppressed this cruel instinct, before choking out a reassuring response with a half-hearted smile. “Of course we’ll get him, boy!”

The knight, swallowing his fears, spoke down to the lad with a confident grin and a comedically dutiful tone to his voice. “I’ll tell the men to search for your bear post haste sir!”

Unbeheld by Doji was the sorry state of this struggling province. Its sodden dirt roads had kept carts, livestock, and personal effects alike from being evacuated from the city alongside their owners. Its worn cobblestone fortifications served more as deterrents than protection. A sullen and mud-stained stuffed bear almost seemed to stare up at the figure on the wall, its expressionless beaded eyes glinting beneath the faint sunlight; this single abandoned toy would be Doji’s #1 fan as his ordeal in Cossia began.

Adonis glared towards the creature with a cunning and condescending look in his eye before lighting his cigar and tossing his match to a nearby line of gunpowder. The powder lit and began sparking like a fuse to its end point; a stash of explosive barrels hidden within the rampart. The first contingency plan of the Strategic Knight Adonis was afoot.

In an instant a plume of explosive fire erupted from the wall, engulfing the massive figure in a sweet-smelling conflagration. For a moment the smoke obscured the results of the man’s strategy.

“Yokhoo!” The giant coughed and sputtered out the sweet flaming substance. “Gyah! What is this shit?”

Adonis stared in confusion for a moment before recollecting himself and answering smugly. “Zinfandel Black. Vinohoho…” The strategist chuckled to himself before indulging himself, if nobody was present to savor his genius Adonis was more than happy to monologue to his enemies. “Wine, gunpowder, and a bit of reagent to bring it all together. Guaranteed to splatter and burn any man to a crisp!”

“Well it smells terrible, isn’t wine your people’s sake? It’s supposed to be bitter! Ykhoo!” The thick skinned demon spat out a mouthful of the smoldering substance before brushing the remainder from his skin and hair. The oni sneered down towards the knight, his skin singed, his clothing alight, and a foul sweet taste in his mouth; the bitterness of the burn tasted better to the demon than the rich and cloying sweetness of the wine.

The swift giant lept towards the cunning knight, who ran further back into the fortification to begin the next step of his plan. On one wall of the portcullis’ operating room was a set of stairs leading up to the top of the rampart, the knight hurriedly gave his command to the men in the room:

“Spearmen, place the barricade and hold the door! Claude, ready the net! You two come with me!” Adonis grabbed two of the remaining men, each equipped with crossbows, and rushed up the stairs.

As the giant charged for the wall of the room to begin tearing it apart he was stabbed in the knees by the spearmen.

Doji crouched and scowled into the room disappointedly like a bratty teenager.

“Hey.” The giant spoke bluntly. “Get outta that little room and fight me like warriors.”

The men looked at one another before chuckling to themselves at the monster’s blunt command.  

Adonis and his two men were followed by Claude to the structure’s roof. The crossbowmen were able to ready their shots undisturbed and Claude too was able to prepare to toss his net onto the monster. Finally Adonis moved into position, and trained his ballista on the creature's head.

“Hey where’d the smoking guy go?” Doji sniffed at the air, placing the scent of the still-lit cigar above him. “Oh is that what you're doing? You’re just gonna keep running around and hiding? So boring.”

A net was thrown and poured itself into a pile at Doji’s feet. Adonis shot Claude an exasperated look as the chaos began. The giant was upon them.

Upon figuring Adonis’ location Doji leapt to the building’s top, it’s foundation shaking beneath the heavy monster’s weight. In no short order the Strategic Knight found himself dangled from atop the wall, his compatriots knocked unconscious.

“Wait wait wait! Please don’t drop me!” The terrified knight cried back to his captor.

“Eh? Why not? You and those guys were gonna stab and shoot me.”

Adonis stammered, looking down the 30 foot drop to the ground below, and trying to think of a reason that would compel this red-haired devil not to drop him.

The flautist called up to Doji. “I have your mask! And your booze too!”

Alister growled from his agonistic spot on the ground, still bleeding and burning as his ally solicited a deal with the devil.

“Oh! Well that’ll do it! You give me my stuff I'll give you yours! Yaha!” Doji held Adonis casually as he took the knight for a terrifying ride, leaping down from the building to the road below. Upon landing the oni stuck out his unoccupied hand and beckoned the little knight to give him his possessions back. The two made their trade, with Doji gently setting Adonis down after his possessions were returned, and hopping back over the wall and into the city.

The knights shortly ceded the wall of Cossia to the giant before filtering down to the city below and taking up tactical and stealthy positions amongst the derelict ville.

As Doji descended into the city the area seemed vacant, almost peaceful. This single moment of peace was quickly broken by the firing of a crossbow bolt past the giant’s nose.

“Woo! Oh so that’s how it is.” The giant murmured to himself before jumping high into the air, sending a tremor through the soft soil of the city’s streets with the impact of his landing. This served as the perfect moment for the knight’s attack, as the monster had effectively surrounded itself and amongst the stout buildings of Aube was out in the open.

Vollies of bolts shot towards the devil from the recesses of the city, each man had set a course for their bolt to impale the creature’s vitals. It was only by chance in this moment that the monster had reason to duck, he had assumed that he’d escaped his enemy’s range; however these crossbowmen were not  to be trifled with. Doji had stepped on something soft, and enjoying its texture he reached down to pick it up.

As the giant stood back to full height, still oblivious to his opponent’s line of fire, he held the little stuffed bear aloft, dangling the toy by one of its arms just as he had Alister.

“The little things we leave behind…” The giant seemed to show more compassion for this inanimate object than he had any of the knight’s he’d left broken. “If only there was somebody to save you.”

What perfect timing. The stuffy’s savior had arrived.

The Caitiff Knight Sacha? What was this fledgling doing standing before the mammoth demon? The firing squad was taken aback, and ceased their volley awaiting their commander’s orders.

Sacha couldn’t believe he’d gotten himself into this. How could he have such terrible fortune that the devil itself held the toy he was hunting?

“Hear me now, red-haired giant!” The fledgling coward summoned all of his courage to confront the creature, belting his words out like a banshee trying its best not to shriek. “Spare that bear from your reign of terror!”

The firing squad gawked, displeased and surprised by their peer’s frivolous interruption.

The relentless Adonis returned back to the battlefield, a command ready for the city knights “Spare no bear! End this devil’s reign of terror!” The merciless and furious Adonis raised his hand to the air as he screamed his order, signaling all the men to open fire on Doji. With the flautist knight’s aid Adonis had been able to find a broken down part of the wall and clamber back into the city.

“Sorry sir but he’s coming with me.” Doji spoke with cordiality to this man, as Sacha had not explicitly insulted or threatened him in his address. In that moment the giant leapt back into the air, sweeping the incoming crossbow bolts just off their course with the gale of his jump.

In leaping and sprinting through Cossia Doji was quickly able to surmise that the city had no graveyard for its commoners, the sole mausoleum being that of the city’s nobility. The giant had neither time or desire to plunder another noble crypt. Such a crumbling city likely offered little even amongst the hands of generations passed.

It was not long before Doji came to the evacuation effort’s barricade. A sturdy wall of uprooted cypress trees formed an imposition against the giant that forced him to risk impalement, or brave the swamp. The monster quickly came to the latter option as crossbow and ballista fire continued raining on him from afar.

Used to nature giving way to his trampling the ogre simply strode into the thick and hungering depths of the swamp. In no short order Doji was up to his waist in water and muck.

The aspiring royal knights chased after their quarry relentlessly, each wishing to claim the creature’s head for themselves. Riding atop a beautiful white horse David and his father Napoleon chased along a hidden path amongst the swamp, Sacha chased after the stolen bear piloting a raft, Adonis hitched a ride with his contemptible ally firing at the creature with his light ballista.

The giant stranded in the mud was helpless for a moment, catching a bolt to the shoulder before thrashing against the impudent swamp. Would the abyssal swamp swallow the dreams of those amongst it?

Civilians were directed dutifully by the knight’s tasked with Cossia’s evacuation, briskly walking through the scarcely trodden road leading North of Aube; this path was a winding and treacherous dirt road soaked by the bog surrounding it. Nonetheless the knights had so far managed to avoid losing anybody to the mire.

Of course it was time for the swamp to eat it’s fill. To devour the ambitions and bodies of any it could sink into its cadaverous maw.

The ambition of Doji would not be scoffed so easily. And though the swamp’s silt seemed to sink faster and faster the giant was able to thrash free from its silt and hook himself onto one of the thick trunked cypresses that rooted themselves amongst the bog.

The giant’s motion had thrown Sacha and Adonis from their raft, and congruently, sunken the sidepath that David and Napoleon rode their beautiful horse Alexandre upon.

Sacha had landed next to the tree and stuck himself onto it using a hunting knife, the knight took aim for the giant’s left sword-arm where the stuffed toy flopped dangerously close to the blade of the hooked sword, hurling a throwing knife towards the oni as he collected himself.

Adonis had sunk only to his waist, and thus continued firing his ballista at Doji, missing his shots because of the giant creature’s thrashing motions. Frustrated with the failure of plan after plan for the monster’s capture, he would not stop firing until the swamp had consumed him up to his chest.

“Ack!” he exclaimed, his face now just above the muddied water’s surface “Sacha! Help me!”

The Caitiff Knight looked down in horror at the peril of his superior. Becoming instantly aware of the urgency of the situation, though he had nailed the toy bear to a nearby tree with his shot, Sacha thrusted his hand down to Adonis. The crestfallen strategist accepted his foolhardy ally’s saving grace, and though caked in mud, was able to cling to the branches of the nearby tree.

The little stuffy had been through a lot today, spilling it’s cotton insides from its injured paw as it had been nailed into a far off cypress’ bark.

As Alexandre galloped into the mud Napoleon prevented he and his son’s impending demise by grabbing the boy around the waist and diving off of the horse into the mud nearest the road. The father scrambled to the road as his boy David grasped the reins of the now mired white horse.

“We’re not leaving him! Alexandre!” David shouted to the sinking horse, jerking on the reins and attempted to pull the equine back towards the road.

“You’ll be swallowed too boy! We can’t hold onto him, countless oxen have sunken into this quagmire!” The man looked down to his miserable son before speaking more solemnly. “If you hold onto him you’ll only sink yourself.”

The white horse sank deeper into the mud, now up to its chest. “Alexandre!” David shouted the horse’s name over and over as the creature sunk into the depths of the swamp.

In the end only the dream of a beautiful horse would be claimed by the swamp this day.

Doji snatched up the stuffed animal once more before swinging through the trees. It was not long until the giant heard the voices and shuffling of many footsteps through the mud; perhaps this would be his way out of the marsh.

The shout of a boy broke the terrified silence of the evacuating civilians. “Hey monster! Can I have my bear back?”

The monster slammed into the path ahead of the masses, splattering part of the road into the marsh below. Gasps, chattering, and screams could be heard from amongst the crowd.

“Are you sure I can’t keep it? Who’s going to get it back for ya? Any of you knights?” Doji had heard the clattering of the men’s armor, and felt inclined to poke at their pride.

The knights were silent, none of the guard’s best and brightest had been tasked with the evacuation, these men were simply present to guide the civilians through the swamp.

“No you can’t keep him!” The boy cried out to the monster. In this moment, the youngster was willing to defy the demon if it meant any chance at being reunited with his fuzzy companion.

Doji cracked a sharp grin, seemingly just keeping himself from bursting out laughing. “Yahoo! Alright kid! He’s yours!” The jovial oni hurled the little teddy bear down towards the boy with unwarranted force.

The toy would be terrified if it could be, but instead the inanimate object simply crashed into the mud of the road in front of the kid.

David, Napoleon, Adonis, and Sacha had all straggled and climbed their way to the main road out of Cossia, and were present as the monster said its last farewell to the people of Aube.

“Someday you people better build a graveyard! Why wait to etch your mark on the annals of history?” The people were rather confused by the monster’s encouraging words, but in the following months this phrase stuck with them. In the following months Aube would begin to flourish, it’s local wine trade burgeoning into a proper industry, owing primarily to the competent rule of Queen Annabelle and her closest counsel.

With his business finished the giant set out along the path leading out from the swamp, galavanting blindly along the road that unbeknownst to Doji, actually led to Jewel!

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