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Hard Times Come

Hard Times Come

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It is the year 927 in Japan. The southern provinces persecute the demons and because of a weakened government outlaws run loose. It is up to samurai to strengthen the enforcement of law and prevent the collapse of the empire.

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Introduction

It is the year 927 in Japan. The governmental control is weak and law enforcement is failing, especially in the southern provinces. Demons are being persecuted and no one is spared. Outlaws roam the land and pillage villages everywhere. It is only up to a handful of samurai to restore order in Japan and prevent the collapse of the empire into small feudal states. Many policemen have become corrupt, food has become hard to find because of a recent drought and the monarchy had to cut short on military due to shortage of money. Some samurai are willing to fight for good while others only will fight for their own purposes. Who will prevail?

Demons: Most demons are humanoid. They are persecuted in many regions because humans blame them for the drought and poisoning of wells. Most demons are simple farmers or traders. Few are warriors. Some are even outlaws. They can be dangerous if they know how to fight since devils and similar demons are stronger than humans.


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#, as written by jung567
Saito noticed Mamimi was lost in thought and saw her wince in pain.

"Morning," he said to her, "You okay?"

He was concerned and curious. As he dried his hair a little, he walked over to her side.

"Did you have a good dream?" he asked her.

"Mmmph..." muttered Sakura as she sat up at the bench, "Where am I...?"

"By the well," Saito responded almost immediately, "Did you have a good dream too?"

The girl nodded.

"I see..." Saito commented.

(Post is short... Sorry.... I'll make it longer next time! >_<)

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Mamimi snapped out of her trance-like state when she heard Saitos voice. "Morning" he said.........before asking her if she was okay. She noticed the curious concern on his face as he dried his hair and then sat beside her.......which made her smile softly at him. "Me? Oh i'm fine.....just.....lost in thought i suppose." she said as convincingly as she could muster at the moment.
He then asked: "Did you have a good dream?"
Mamimi slightly shrugged her shoulders, "You have to be asleep to dream.....and i'm afraid i didn't sleep a wink" she responded a bit dejectedly, before noticing Sakura awaking beside her.
"Where am I...?" the girl asked groggily.
Saito then asked if she too had a pleasant dream, to which she nodded 'Yes'

Mamimi smiled and removed her arm from her waist - placing her hand on the top of Sakuras head. "I apologize for dragging you out here.......i just wished to keep an eye on you. I hope the bench was some-what comfortable." she said to Sakura before going to stand - a sharp pain shooting up her body, just to disappear as she stood straight up.
"Would you like to wash your hair before we leave this place?" Mamimi suggested as she tilted her head towards the creek.
She knew it wouldn't take long for the others to make their way back to the front of the temple, but she figured if Sakura washed her hair it might wake her up some......and perhaps make her smile, which is all she wanted at the moment.

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Behind the temple Misaki found the right herbs to make a healing cream. She then came back to the front of the temple to go to Mamimi. She then crushed the herbs and made the cream out of it. "Mamimi. Put this on your wounds, if you have any. Otherwise eat it and it should help some." Misaki said as she held out the greenish cream. She noticed that Sakura was finally awake. "Did you sleep well Sakura? As soon as I find a way to get my family back, you will have a play mate. My daughter may be a bit younger but I think you two will understand each other greatly." Misaki said to Sakura and smiled with a friendly grin.

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Before Sakura could respond, Misaki and company came from the back of the temple.

Misaki then walked up to Mamimi and whispered "Put this on your wounds, if you have any."
Mamimi took the herbs and handed them to Sakura. "Here, carry this on you in case of emergency since i don't need them at the moment" Mamimi said to the girl, as she placed the herbs inside the girls pants pocket and then grabbed her hand. "I suppose we should be heading out now.......the sooner we can get to Kumamoto, the better - right?" she said, before walking up to the top of the hill towards the edge of the village with Sakura & Saito - giving Misaki a moment to say goodbye, before they hit the road.

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Mamimi told Sakura to carry the herbs with her since she didnt need the at the moment. Then they got ready and started walking uphill towards Kumamoto. Misaki stayed for a couple minutes to say goodbye to the ghosts of her family. "Okasan! You going already? Please stay a bit longer." The ghost of her daughter said. Then Misaki said: "Dont worry Sakura. I will be back in maybe a week. Then maybe I can at least bring you back from the dead and embrace you." She then turned to her sensei and the people from the temple. "Thanks for the stay. It was nice seeing everybody again. I shall be back no later than the end of this month." She got up and blew her daughter and her sensei a kiss. Misaki then ran to catch up with the others. "Wait for me."

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Character Portrait: Misaki Ichizumaru
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Usagi, Rokugo

He is Misakis foster son.

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Hiraga Tessai

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Risa Yamashita

Risa is a student under the guidance of Saito Sengoku.......she hopes to one day become just as strong and skillful as him.

Character Portrait: Kokoro Tamamito
Kokoro Tamamito

Kokoro is a student of Misaki and very troublesome.

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Sakura Minami

Recently Orphaned Girl About To Be Raped...

Character Portrait: Mamimi Sugiyama
Mamimi Sugiyama

A wondering Demon-Mercenary in Feudal Japan.........a woman who makes a living off of killing and stealing, while deep in her heart longing for a time peace, and someone to share it with.

Character Portrait: Sengoku Saito
Sengoku Saito

A wandering samurai

Character Portrait: Misaki Ichizumaru
Misaki Ichizumaru

Misaki is a demon samurai who only fights for demons.

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Character Portrait: Risa Yamashita
Risa Yamashita

Risa is a student under the guidance of Saito Sengoku.......she hopes to one day become just as strong and skillful as him.

Character Portrait: Mamimi Sugiyama
Mamimi Sugiyama

A wondering Demon-Mercenary in Feudal Japan.........a woman who makes a living off of killing and stealing, while deep in her heart longing for a time peace, and someone to share it with.

Character Portrait: Misaki Ichizumaru
Misaki Ichizumaru

Misaki is a demon samurai who only fights for demons.

Character Portrait: Usagi, Rokugo
Usagi, Rokugo

He is Misakis foster son.

Character Portrait: Sengoku Saito
Sengoku Saito

A wandering samurai

Character Portrait: Sakura Minami
Sakura Minami

Recently Orphaned Girl About To Be Raped...

Character Portrait: Hiraga Tessai
Hiraga Tessai

A chill teenager

Character Portrait: Kokoro Tamamito
Kokoro Tamamito

Kokoro is a student of Misaki and very troublesome.

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Character Portrait: Misaki Ichizumaru
Misaki Ichizumaru

Misaki is a demon samurai who only fights for demons.

Character Portrait: Mamimi Sugiyama
Mamimi Sugiyama

A wondering Demon-Mercenary in Feudal Japan.........a woman who makes a living off of killing and stealing, while deep in her heart longing for a time peace, and someone to share it with.

Character Portrait: Usagi, Rokugo
Usagi, Rokugo

He is Misakis foster son.

Character Portrait: Sakura Minami
Sakura Minami

Recently Orphaned Girl About To Be Raped...

Character Portrait: Sengoku Saito
Sengoku Saito

A wandering samurai

Character Portrait: Kokoro Tamamito
Kokoro Tamamito

Kokoro is a student of Misaki and very troublesome.

Character Portrait: Risa Yamashita
Risa Yamashita

Risa is a student under the guidance of Saito Sengoku.......she hopes to one day become just as strong and skillful as him.

Character Portrait: Hiraga Tessai
Hiraga Tessai

A chill teenager


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