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Tenshi

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a character in “Way of the Ronin”, originally authored by Mazamizari, as played by RolePlayGateway

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May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.



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Age
Appears mid twenties - early thirties

Appearance
Being of average build, standing around 5'4" he is a strapping man. His body is toned and obviously he has spent many hours training it into it's peak condition. When not in his "battlegear" he wears a blue kimono with white hakama pants and Geta sandals. He has long silky brown hair, like a newborn bearcub in spring. His hair is soft and of great quality. He has tanned skin from years of laboring outside, along with his skin he also gained callouses on his hands from the same thing. His hands are though hardened from hard work and toiling for hours on end. The only thing about Tenshi that isn't "manly" is his hair. He exudes wisdom and a calm strength, many people find a sort of sanctuary when they are with him, a calming tranquility washes over them and they feel safe, As they should. His entire body is covered in various scarring, he looks like a weathered piece of cloth that was left out in the elements too long. On his left arm and shoulder he has tattooing, mainly shapes and designs given to him as a gift by an old friend of his.

Likes
Children|Rice balls|Helping others|Training|Meditating|Music

Dislikes
Yokai|Arrogance|Abuse|Rain|Being confined|Nobles

Personality
Honorable|Just|Wise|Soft|Protective|Proud

When someone images a folk hero what do you picture? A man probably, a kind man who looks out for the people of his town. Well when most people think of folk heroes they picture Tenshi. He travels, no, wanders all about Japan and assists those lesser villages and towns. He guards them from bandits and ruffians whenever he can. Because a big part of what makes him who he is, is that he cares for his fellow men. He truly cares for them, he listens to their struggles no one's problem is too trivial. He is the type of man who when a small child approaches him with a missing pet,he will take the day to recover the child's pet, even if he were seriously injured or exhausted he cannot turn away a person in need. He's always been that way.

Although he comes from the humblest of beginnings he has always had a sense of pride and honor that walk hand-in-hand with each other. He cannot allow dishonor to befall him because it would mean all the work he had done for all those people would be tainted by the black stain of dishonor. Of cursed actions that would sour all his good ones from that moment on. Because of that he would never back down from a fight even if he was outmatched. Cowardice is never an option, no fleeing or begging for mercy. Tenshi will fight until the bitter end, even if it means his own death. This in part is also because he is proud and will not lower himself to be seen as lesser than he deserves to be. Granted he is not arrogant, there is a huge difference from being a proud man and being an arrogant man.

With all his strength and ferocity in battle he is also wise and gentle. He knows from his life of experience what works and what doesn't in most situations. Some people who know of him will seek him out for his insights, if he is staying in a village/town at the time that is. He always happily gives his advice and will warn them according to what they wish to know. His gentle side comes into play around children, women, an animals, and the elderly/handicapped. Tenshi gets very enraged if harm comes to any of these that are dear to him, those who cannot defend themselves must be guarded and it is without honor to dispatch them in any fashion or belittle them. At that point the one who truly is low is the one who belittled or fought the helpless.

Relationships
Tenshi has no memory of his actual birth family, just the older couple who took him in. They are elderly rice farmers from a tiny farm outside of a tiny village. Tenshi is incredibly close to these two, although they are very weak now and don't have much time left.

Equipment
He wields twin katanas expertly. They were hand-crafted by a well-known smith and then gifted to Tenshi for his good deeds. There is hardly a better swordsman around than Tenshi, it takes a lot to over come his precise dual-wielding style.

Strengths
Sword-play|Cooking|Physical labor

Weaknesses
Dishonor|Conveying emotions|Women&Children&The helpless

Home
Tenshi has not called a place home in years, although he is welcomed in many smaller villages and towns as if they were his home. A sign of gratitude of things he's done for that village/town in the past or people who have heard of him and wish to aid his cause in any way they can.

History
Include how they came to be the way they are, what job they have or how they make money, and their reputation out there, are they well known or a new kid on the block? this should be four paragraphs minimum in length.

So begins...

Tenshi's Story

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Hamasoki Hiroshi Character Portrait: Ikeda Kojuro Character Portrait: Kohaku Kana Character Portrait: Tenshi Character Portrait: Kagami Koharu Character Portrait: Hara Noa Character Portrait: Atago Sora
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Kohaku K A N A

The cool spring air rustled the hair of three individuals waiting on horseback at the edge of Edo, swords at their hips. Gaining upon their location at a canter rode up four more individuals, when there were only supposed to be three. Kana was particularly proud of herself for finding another ronin, or rather strangely strong foreign medicine man as it were, for their journey. She and ImageKousaka had been at a tea shop, on their way to find pick up the Saburuko they needed when a skirmish happened just outside. Kana couldn’t see how it all had started or anything, though the man was thrown out of an establishment - or kicked by her knew find and before she knew it this foreign medicine man was taking on three armed men with nothing but his hands and feet. Kousaka and she were glued to the scene, they even cheered him on, and afterwards Kana simply had to recruit him. His name was Atago Sora, and he was extremely odd, or rather Kana felt odd around him, she could sense him even when he wasn’t in her sight, as though she were hyper-attuned to his presence. She wondered if it was fear she felt, could that be because of fear? Well it was a good thing he was working with her and not against her in any case. She had asked Kousaka if he felt the same but apparently it was all in her head. Ah well.

And so the party of three traveled together to the ochaya of Seven Pleasures and picked out a suitable Saburuko after informing the madame of who had sent them. They had five women to choose from, each lovelier than the last, but in the end it was decided that the girl with foreigner blood in her would suit them best, as she looked the least like Kana out of the five and held an exotic look that men in Japan would be drawn to. Kana thought her best feature was that flowing fair hair, she had never actually seen anyone with hair the colour of straw, but had heard about foreigners from far west who looked like that, yellow like the sun. And she had nice big breasts too, best to cover their bases, Kana was lacking in that area after all. What Kana did for her mistress Lady Kobayashi could be considered the work of a Saburuko, but to meet actual professionals was something else, it had left Kana impressed and with a high respect for the group of women. They had even helped advise her on who to pick in the end, according to what they needed to do, which was helpful since at the beginning the three of them more or less were just left complementing and staring at the elegant women, unsure what to ask or do. Kana was glad to have experienced an establishment like that. If only she were a man, she’d go there all the time just to sit with those women.

Hara Noa was her name, and she made their group four, the four that was supposed to be three, if only that were the only thing wrong with the party Kana had picked up. Kana adjusted the collar of her riding kimono, it was still slightly chilly. “Here they are.” She said to her party when they got within comfortable hearing distance of Kojuro and his men. "Look what I picked up Kojuro!" She was smiling as she pointed at whom she thought was supposed to be his best friend. "Kousaka-kun you already know, but I also found this really strong man from China, his name is Atago Sora-san, and behind me over here is our Saburuko, the famed Hara Noa." Kana introduced each of her party in quick succession. "I know I wasn't tasked by Natsu-sama with picking up another ronin but Sora-san isn't actually a ronin, he's just really strong. Isn't he Kousaka-kun?" Kana looked expectantly over at Kousaka, expecting a happy reunion between friends and fun banter to ensue.

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Character Portrait: Hamasoki Hiroshi Character Portrait: Ikeda Kojuro Character Portrait: Kohaku Kana Character Portrait: Tenshi Character Portrait: Kagami Koharu Character Portrait: Hara Noa Character Portrait: Atago Sora
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Character Portrait: Hamasoki Hiroshi Character Portrait: Ikeda Kojuro Character Portrait: Kohaku Kana Character Portrait: Tenshi Character Portrait: Kagami Koharu Character Portrait: Hara Noa Character Portrait: Atago Sora
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"Ani-ue." A petulant, almost whining tone.

"Yes, Koharu? What is it?"

The Kagami siblings were outside of their modest home in Odawara, tucked away in a secluded room. This had been where they lived since being cast away from Lady Kobayashi's service, and despite everything, Koharu's been met with some success in providing enough money for them both to live on. As a ronin disguised as a man, Koharu slowly mastered the arts of deception and trickery. Yet, still-

"Ani-ue, do you really think it's okay?" Koharu asked, staring needily at her once capable - now disabled older brother. Her cheeks were puffed up in a slight pout. "Going back and helping Chinatsu- " She quickly shook her head, correcting herself at Kousaka's disapproving frown. "Lady Kobayashi after what she did to you? Why not simply remain as we are? I don't want to part ways with you!"

Kousaka just gave her a sage little smile, slight mischief playing in the corner of his eyes. He was definitely plotting something, and Koharu wasn't sure she was a fan of it at all. She knew that look - but she also knew that no amount of prodding would make him tell her his schemes. Before the crippling injury, Kousaka has been an individual full of wonder and excitement - always going on crazy adventures with another one of the Kobayashi retainers - a certain Ikeda Kojuro - doing things Koharu felt almost excluded from. The little sparkle had been gone from his eyes in the two years since his discharge and the fall of the clan - Kousaka almost falling into what could be called a depression.

It was odd. While Kousaka always seemed to place emphasis on honor and being a samurai, Koharu never really had it stuck in her head the way most children around her had. Sure, she was okay with being loyal and all, but it wasn't as if she truly understood her brother's struggles as he adjusted to his new life in Odawara. He would always be her top priority - he was the only family she truly had left. If there was anyone she could count on, it was him, disabled leg and all.

"Yes." Kousaka gave one look over Koharu's disguise. While anyone who knew Kousaka from before would never have been fooled, she still did look the role of a young, slender man. As long as she was careful, no one would ever find out her true gender. "I believe you should accept Kana-hime's offer."

Koharu was loathe to separate from Kousaka, especially on such a long quest as this one seemed it would be. Yet she couldn't bring herself to deny his almost excited look - the gleam of youthful adventure that had once been his entire life. After being sad for years, she couldn't simply take that away from him. It was her job to protect his smile now, no matter what.

"...Then I shall travel to Edo in your stead, Ani-ue."

Then Kousaka cracked a boyish grin that hadn't been on his face for the longest time. It looked both nostalgic and excited at the same time.

"If you can, see if you can meet up with Kojuro again. And punch him for me for being unable to assassinate Yousuke on his own." Kousaka sported a crafty grin. "Weakling."

And so, Koharu set off, leaving behind her brother for this quest.

Kana-hime was certainly a beauty to behold. The two spoke idly - Koharu certainly didn't know her all that well, given she only saw her face once ever before. Still, it was always nice to travel with someone so attractive, yet somewhat familiar - they were both from Katsunuma, after all, so surely with time, they could form some kind of bond.

Their duo became three when Kana-hime happened upon someone who wasn't meant to have joined them in the first place. She couldn't help but cheer him on as the lone man easily dispatched the three assailants with naught but his own body as a weapon. Surely, Atago-san gave her a strange vibe - how many people were skilled enough to win a fight, outnumbered, weaponless? Kana-hime had asked her, but Koharu denied any oddity - it' be best not to let her inner suspicions leak out for the time being. Whatever the case, she'd keep an eye on the man who was now apparently an ally.

The Ochaya of Seven Pleasures was certainly filled with many pleasures - Koharu had to really focus to keep a blush from her appearing on her cheeks. While Kana-hime was choosing which girl to bring, Koharu could feel the eyes of some of the resident saburako on her, as if boring into her soul. It made her feel a confusing combination of excitement and anxiety that she wasn't sure how to process. Koharu could only hope the Atago-san could feel at least some of the scrutiny. The Saburako they ended up enlisting was said to be the best of Edo, and her reputation didn't do her beauty justice. She held an enigmatic, mysterious sort of aura that Koharu couldn't tear her eyes from. Still, hiding these thoughts, Koharu quickly chirped a friendly welcome, wanting Hara Noa-san to feel at ease with their team. It was almost a shame that Koharu couldn't go and visit the establishment more often - she wasn't really a man, after all.

Yet as she was making these mental notes, Koharu was intent on giving everyone a friendly face - telling jokes that ranged from hilarious to petty, smiling more than necessary, and generally being easy to get along with. Her light hearted grins and calculated laughs were easy to fake, though she subtly wondered if Kana-hime or Noa might've seen through it.

Once they eventually reached Edo, Koharu knew what she had to do. She grinned cheerfully at the tall samurai who said something about honor for a few moments before turning her attention to her old friend. Clearly, he'd been expecting Kousaka. Koharu knew she couldn't let him blow her cover so easily so she took quick steps to her old friend (he seems taller?) and delivered a playful punch to the shoulder.

"Kojuro!" Koharu mimicked the deeper voice of her brother while maintaining the way he'd have inserted excitement and boyish pleasure at seeing such a close friend after so long. "It's good to see you again! You remember me, Kousaka, don't you? You better not have been slacking in your training, else Atago-san will surely outdo you."

Koharu offered Kojuro an almost threateningly venomous wink before returning to a benign playful smirk.

"Of course, I'll also perform better than you." She then clapped her old friend on the back, giving him a bedazzling expression. "Let's have an adventure like we used to, Kojuro!"

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Character Portrait: Hamasoki Hiroshi Character Portrait: Ikeda Kojuro Character Portrait: Kohaku Kana Character Portrait: Tenshi Character Portrait: Kagami Koharu Character Portrait: Hara Noa Character Portrait: Atago Sora
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It was nothing but a routine. That is how a certain Saburuko saw each rising sun and moon for the lost moments of her life. And this specific entertainer of the arts, displayed herself upon the balcony, draped with such fine robes of silk while her hair often compared to that golden threads, hanged like a curtain around her, delivering a silhouette both enticing and mysterious. Her eyes sparkling in amber hues gazed at the people passing by the okiya, and all of them could not help but gaze at her presence. Some pray for their deity to be granted protection from her heretic existence. It was but a normal reaction for someone like her. Yet, one thing was clear. Those eyes of hers endears people to her, as if she has a secret needed to be unfold.

The truth, she was being embroiled in the grassy fields of envy. People would think she was but acting or simply a show of humility. That was not the case as it lays deep within her deepest intentions. She was jealous of how they find mundane things to be relatively worth dying for. She has none of that. There was no difference in her motives or her aspirations. All that made sense to her from the beginning was to strive for her continued existence. Until now, that has not changed and for all the things she had done, there was not even an inkling inside of her to regret or to feel what they call guilt. She had already accepted the act and what would come after it. It is a job, do her part, get paid, then live for another day. That was enough, yes for her.

"Noa-sama." Hearing the name, she raised her body to a straight form as she was leaning at a nearby wooden pillar as she watched the little events on streets beyond the confinements of her room. "I am coming in." That would be her minarai It meant that she has to prepare for this day. She pulled away from the spring air blowing through her opened balcony windows as she closed them, retreating to her world covered in the blissful plays of sweet lies. That indeed reminded her, the Madame had spoke of a job that would require all of the skills which are possessed by the Saburuko of 7 Pleasures. The client would be coming in today and would choose among five of them which included her. She has no complaints and whatever the choice will be. It will simply meant that she would be hired or not.

Just like so, Noa prepared herself with the help of her minarai and was soon escorted to the ochaya where the other four Saburuko were already present. She greeted them with her gentle and cheerful self, a personality they all seemed to be fond of. After a while, the Madame arrived instructing the five of them about the basic sensibilities of the contract. It seemed to be a trip, not the usual ones where they operate within their quaint town. There was also the mention of the client's name, Lady Kobayashi. Her fellow Saburuko seemed to pale at that name and did express their apprehensions. She did not have any and listened as to how the Madame shot down all debilitating queries.

Once, they were all settled. They came in a group of three, Lady Kobayashi's representatives. One of a clear affluent background and pedigree befitting of who Noa had identified as the Lady's famed ward, Kohaku Kana. Her beauty was indeed enchanting, in a different manner. Second, a boy judging by the attire yet has a face of softness like that of a girl, Kagami Kousuka. Three, a sunset-colored man appearing to be of Chinese descent, Atago Sora. The said group indeed comprised of striking personalities on different accords. And by will, she had been hired to be a part of it. She of course accepted it without any resistance. People might say, it was a smooth interaction which also related as they departed for their next location.

Kagami as he is started conversation. That was a chatter seemed welcome by the Lady Kohaku. She obliged as well in an exchange of words aout simple casual and light-hearted matters. A smile, a soft laughter, and the elegant prose of manners awere used by her. She showed enjoyment and then again, she is an experienced conversationalist. Though what could earn her sparkle of interest was a bit of a crack in the atmosphere that Kagami wanted to employ around them. This was not of course influenced by outside factors, more like be the said person's disposition. Yet, it was not her business and was not something vital for her job's parameters. Her course of action, ignore it.

But the one she is now, it would not be an option. They seemed to have met with people that have a degree of familiar relationship with the Lady Kohaku. As the dialogues continued, Noa clarified that they would be working together with these people. That was of course was not a wonderful idea for some people who voiced out opinions. There were clear words of disagreement heard in those statements. Her eyes then glanced at Atago as the Lady Kohaku praised his strength which seemed to a confirmed factor from Kagami. That was an interesting detail to be seen in action, that however is not now.

Next, Noa lifted her attention towards the new individuals she was meeting. There was this man she knew to be a Samurai who has yet to be absent of a Master. He must be a vassal of Lady Kobayashi which explains the Lady Kohaku's familiarity. Then, there was also another one. It was a man with a complexion and features not reminiscent of the predominant populace of this country. From that, she was assured that this person also has foreign blood within, just like her. Last, but not the least, a man hiding his appearance. She has nothing against such things. After all, anonymity would serve one well, moreover for her line of work. Yet, it does go without saying, that these three individuals were more peculiar than the people she had met earlier.

For now, she must let her thoughts be still and introduce herself. That was but a common show of courtesy and manners. Furthermore, she is also a Saburuko and will act as one. She is after all working on the clock. "Good day, I am Hara Noa. It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance." Her voice pilfered with a harmony resembling that of divine lullaby. She then followed that with a preordained bow and an elegant and innocent smile. Everything she had done was inevitably laced with grace and a sophistication despite how trivial her actions could be or is. indeed, she is worthy for her reputation as one of the best Saburuko of Edo.
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Character Portrait: Hamasoki Hiroshi Character Portrait: Ikeda Kojuro Character Portrait: Kohaku Kana Character Portrait: Tenshi Character Portrait: Kagami Koharu Character Portrait: Hara Noa Character Portrait: Atago Sora
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Hamasaki Hiroshi


Hamasaki Hiroshi was man things. He was a runaway, almost-monk, a sharp-eyed haggler, and a foreign-blooded bastard to name just a few. He also was quite fortunate, it seemed. The samurai had found him kneeling down in prayer. It was a small-mission built by Jesuits who he was grateful he had never met before in his life. He thought of the Cathedrals he heard about from the monks. They spoke in wistful tones of grand buildings of stained glass, the equal of even the greatest Shinto and Buddhist shrines in Nihon. It was ironic then that Hiroshi had the ability to travel and see those great buildings where the monks could not leave their monastery on Kyushu. Still, Hiroshi doubted he would ever leave Nihon or the calling that he had answered. The small tabernacle and carved, wooden crucifix was enough.

"Deus meus, ex toto corde pænitet me ómnium meórum peccatórum, éaque detéstor, quia peccándo, non solum pœnas a te iuste statútas proméritus sum, sed præsértim quia offéndi te, summum bonum, ac dignum qui super ómnia diligáris. Ídeo fírmiter propóno, adiuvánte grátia tua, de cétero me non peccatúrum peccandíque occasiónes próximas fugitúrum. Amen."

He had killed seven men on his previous mission. They were wicked men, bandits who had once been ashigaru, but had deserted to prey on the innocent rather than fight in one of many conflicts. He had been taught to feel compassion for such men and perhaps a holier man could have converted them with words alone, but Hiroshi was not such a man. He had a sword and he put it to use.

The samurai, Ikeda Kojuro, was a model of respect and duty. The job he offered was like many he had performed before so, Hiroshi genuflected and made the Sign of the Cross before turning to the samurai and bowing.

"I would protect those you would charge me with with my life."

Thus, he found himself on horseback at the edge of Edo, waiting for the rest of his traveling companions to arrive. The women naturally caught his eye first. One was the picture of classical Nihon beauty, all pale skin and raven locks with a heart-shaped face and high cheekbones and the other was clearly of foreign blood, just like him. He had never seen hair the color of the sun, though he had heard of it from foreigners visiting the monastery on Kyushu. They were both beautiful and such beauty attracted unwanted attention from men who sought to take what could only be given and thus destroy what they sought to possess.

He bowed his head, but could not help but raise an eyebrow at the pale, raven-haired woman's words. It seemed that Ikeda knew the small ronin, Kousaka, and the boy had spoken with great excitement. He could not help but smile at his eagerness.

"It is an honor," he greeted the women and bodyguards they brought with them. He would say no more until Ikeda spoke. It would be a rude otherwise. He had already toed the line by speaking that small sentence before the samurai.

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May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.



Wanderer. That was what he had become. He knew this as fact and fully accepted the title as it suit him well. Adjusting the cloth over his mouth and nose the man approached a town, he had heard of it from the last village he had assisted. This town was under the plague of a renegade group of thugs, lowlifes of the worst type. They claimed to be samurai. The man in the simple armor finally arrived in the town, no one made eye contact, no one even looked up from watching their feet. Something wasn't right. It was as if every single person had been cowed into submission, like they had all given up. Tenshi went up to a woman and tapped her shoulder gently. The woman shook her head slightly and hurried on her way. The man folded his arms, this just didn't sit right with him. Not one bit. Most of these women were bruised and battered. Tenshi felt a cold anger underlying within him. He would find these ruffians and make them leave, by force if need be. He made his way slowly but surely into what appeared to be a bar of sorts. He went in and sat at the bar. There he looked around, music was softly lilting through the air under all the murmuring and the shouting of the big ugly group in the back corner. Tenshi pulled out his scroll and his little charcoal and began writing. He slid the note to the bartender lady. Tenshi noticed she was only around fifteen, but she was more beatup than most and some of her wounds were caused sexually. Now his cold anger was beginning to boil but he remained calm. If he lost his temper nothing would get done.
"Who did this to you?"

The girl looked at him, bandages covered her left eye she slid him a cup of tea and her body trembled as she nodded towards the goons in the back corner. Tenshi took the note and wrote again.
"Remain calm and exit the bar. Now, before you go nod if they are the goons who are tormenting this town. Also point out the leader. I'll rid you of them. Do not fear."

The girl trembled once more and nodded with a gulp and whispered. "Sago." Tenshi nodded and took her hand, she tensed and Tenshi raised his free hand to calm her. She nodded and he helped her outside. He motioned for her to go, to run away. The girl's eyes welled up with tears as she had an overwhelming feeling that this man would do as he said he would and she embraced the stranger with thanks before running off into the town. Tenshi smiled as she went but once she was out of sight his smile vanished and he strolled back in toward the back corner. He pulled up a chair and sat down with his tea. The men who were there all quieted and looked toward Tenshi with hate-filled glances. Tenshi looked up from his tea and smiled wide holding up a hand in the form of greeting. The biggest man in the back snarled trying to intimidate Tenshi.

"An' who the fuck 'er you?" He slurred, obviously drunk. Tenshi winced slightly at the stench of his breath and stood up slowly and bowed pointing to the angel wings insignia on the hilt of his katana. The man let out a loud laugh.

"Angel? You claim to be a fuckin' angel?" His thugs laughed. Tenshi threw a knife right next to the leaders head and his hands went to the hilt of his katana. He moved quickly, jumping onto the wall he free-ran a ways before landing on the table in front of the boss, the twin sheaths of his katana on his back giving him the appearance of an avenging angel Tenshi held the blade up to the boss's throat. All the other thugs drew their various weaponry but Tenshi's eyes never strayed from the leader. Reaching into his pocket and pulling out a note he held it in front of the boss.
"Leave here. Take your goons. Never return. Or I will be forced to kill you all."

The boss's face turned red and he slammed a fist on the table and yelled, causing all the other patrons to flee the establishment.

"Kill this 'Angel'! Kill him! Show 'em what we do to punks who think they can take us on!" All the men began charging at Tenshi at once, he only had a moment to react. Pulling out his second katana Tenshi blocked them above his head as he crouched low and shoved his Katana into the leader's throat. He sputtered and then lay still. The other men only got angrier, the first two began coming in for an attack and Tenshi quickly kicked one out of the way, pushing the other three off him so both katanas were at the ready. He dove and parried and after awhile he had made short work of the thugs. Before exiting the bar he left some money on the bar for the damages and an apology note for not being able to solve it with words. Then he left. Before he got out of the city he was interrupted by a man. He said that he needed Tenshi for a noble cause, after hearing the explanation it seemed like a good deal. So he agreed and went with the man, an Ikeda Kojuro.
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Once they arrived where his fellow new comrades were he was introduced to a woman by the title of "Kana-dono" Tenshi bowed respectfully and then sat cross-legged to observe the further interactions with the rest of the party. They were certainly an odd group but Tenshi figured that this was his destiny. As such he welcomed the change in pace. He thought to himself that this was going to be a wonderful new challenge indeed.