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An ancient roaming Onikuma trained in the ways of Iaido.

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a character in “Winterburg Inn”, as played by Lazyscreename


Name: Biwa

Age: Claims to be 33, actually over 2000

Gender: Male

Species: Onikuma (yokai bear)

Occupation: Backpacker, Drifter, and Swordsman

Nationality: Japanese, but technically has no official nationality.

Eye Colour: Yellow

Fur Colour: Black

Height: 6'7 ft

Appearance: Biwa is a rather small for an Onikuma, seeming to have been shriveled and shrunk in old age, standing at roughly the same height as a tall human adult, though as broad and muscular as you would expect from a bear. He is covered in fur as expected of a bear like creature, with sunken old eyes dwarfed by his ridiculously long and bushy brows to the extent they mimic mustaches, their further edges seeming grow down and hang like fuzzy vines up to the bottom of his face and has a pair of rounded ears much like that on a teddy bear. His skin, as seen on his rounded snout and paws, is of a light beige colour, while his nose is of the purest black, and his jaws containing surprising bright white fangs and teeth. He tends to dress in a simple red loincloth with a huge blue generic and faded backpack to carry any few possessions he was, and a leather strap to hold the hilt of his shinken sword when not in use.

Voice: He has a light soothing voice, as if he is trying to tell a story to children, or recite a poem.

Personality: Biwa is a rather soft spoken and gentle soul, often acting as polite and kind as he can to those he meets, treating most people the in the same courtesy and often tries to avoid conflict due to finding aggressive and perilous situations immensely stressful, wishing to be left to wander around in peace. Due to his passive nature, he often also avoids staying anywhere for too long, having quite the wander lust as proven by how far he is from his homeland, and as a result, often avoids making much contact with people he has met in the past, though doesn't appear to feel lonely or be bothered by it much, and also has a habit of wandering around if left on his own. He also tends to act as the neutral party in any arguments or conflicts aorund him, essentially wanting to do with the issue as little as possible. He has a habit of pestering horse owner's for their trusty steeds, often offering his services and whatever he is carrying at the time, due to being extremely fond of horses. Unfortunately, in the sense of that he finds them delicious. He also has a habit of acting un-normally aggressive when starved, going on a rampage for the nearest source of food to him. He's also becoming very forgetful in his old age, sometimes straining to remember names and places very well, isn't exactly the smartest yokai in the world, and finds modern technology immensely frustrating and confusing. He is also short sighted but stubbornly refuses to wear glasses and has a fondness for napping.

Family: His 'wife' and children and grandchildren have long been deceased. He is completely unaware if he has any living descendants.

Favorite food & drink: Horse meat & Honeyed Tea

Favorite Tune: Skulls of the Shogun - Winter

Weapon: A typical Shinken sword

Abilities: He is adept in Iaido swordsmanship, and also has inhuman strength and surprisingly good athletic speed, and a keen sense of smell.

Weaknesses: He suffers from terrible agility and balance, is quite dim and forgetful, terrible with technology, and tends to wander off easily, and bad eyesight.

History: Many years ago, in ancient Japan, Biwa, who had no name back then, was just a simple ordinary bear, wandering the forests in a daily routine of sleeping, hunting, eating, fighting, and repeating. By bear standards, things were going well for him, he had a mate, his own cubs, and prey was bountiful, as well as no other bears or predators seemed to dare take his territory, so well in fact, something surprising happened. He managed to outlive his own children, still somehow alive and well despite his age, in the wild having left his grandchildren long ago, who they themselves were fully grown now.

As he continued wandering along down the forest, after one day accidentally stumbling over an old log, his senses dulled and much past their prime, he found himself walking on only two legs, much to his befuddlement, but found he had a liking to it and continued to do so, walking along until he came across a small village. Ordinarily he would never go anywhere near humans, strange bald apes that had a habit of hunting down any animal that tickled their fancy in big noisy groups and building settlements from the trees most beasts called home, but something drawed him towards the place, and before he even realized anything he started wandering towards the place. Suddenly he was standing in front of some understandably startled humans, staring at him agape before screaming that there was a bear at their home which the bear itself was even more startled that he understood what they were saying and growled back for them to stay back, the approaching guards and villagers froze up once more, it seemed they understood what he said. As he and the village's protectors squared off for a few moments warily, before one asked where he came from, and he simply replied from the forest. They continued to talk until the bear asked if he could stay in the village. Believing him to be a forest spirit, and that showing him hospitality would bring them good fortune, the humans let him stay in their village a while.

So the Onikuma stayed, and enjoyed the feasting and entertainment they supplied, happily divulging in any offers of food, drink and entertainment they gave, warmly accepting their generous hospitality, seeming oblivious of them fully believing he was a benevolent spirit, often demanding for horse meat, as it was his favorite meal. During one of these instances, he curiously asked what one small stringed instrument that one of the musicians held was called, and replied it was a Biwa. The onikuma toyed with the word a few times, finding it fun to say, before loudly announcing he would now be also referred to as Biwa, the villagers nervously complying. One day, he wandered to the nearby blacksmith, who happened to be a former samurai, building a shiny new sword which drew Biwa's interest. He pestered the former swordsman for his latest creation, who after tiring of the onikuma's constant instance, announced he would refuse to give him the sword unless he learnt how to wield it. Believing the issue to be resolved, the blacksmith was met by more pestering by by Biwa to train him to use the sword. With a heavy sigh of reluctance, he agreed to train him, showing him the ways of Iaido, a sword style where one would quickly unsheathe the sword to strike before sheathing it again, which Biwa surprisingly took to it quickly.

As training was going well, and his welcome was overstayed, the village's shrine maiden returned after a long pilgrimage to see Biwa, where she revealed to the villager she was no forest spirit at all, but a onikuma, a bear having become a yokai due to it's long life. The former generous behavior of the villagers turned to fury, believing Biwa having tricked them into free food and entertainment, where the yokai bear fled hastily, bringing only a sack of food and his shinken sword with him. He has been wandering the world ever since, honing his swordsmanship skills and scrounging whatever fund she can to look after himself and continue traveling.

So begins...

Biwa's Story

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Biwa gave a colossal sheepish yawn as he continued to trundle along in the forest, gazing about in boredom, as he scratched his great hairy stomach, following the beaten dirt path. He had been trekking through the wilderness for some time now, and although he was enjoying the scenery at first and happy to wander through a forest once again, but now he was beginning to loose interest. Probably why he wandered around so much really, he could never get back to his old ways of living in a forest. He rubbed his eyes and smacked his chops before seeing an inn in the middle of the wilderness and stared for a few moments, furrowing his brow and wrinkling his nose in deep thought.

Had he been here before? The place certainly seemed familiar, but his memories eluded him if it was the case, something about it seemed to nag at him. He gave a defeated sigh before heading over to the building among the wilds, looking up to see some gargoyles guarding the place loyal from their posts, which Biwa gave a polite nod of acknowledgement to. He hadn't seen many of their kind, only around some rather fancy towns in France, which he was never able to stay in long due to the fact of him being a yokai bear. As he got closer he realized the doors were left wide open, where he was met with the sight of the ever busy staff of the inn, where one colourless woman scribbling at the desk, along with a large man made of muscle and stitches with bolts in his neck, and a blue skin and finned ears was welcoming a pair of ordinary looking young human women who appeared to arrive a little before he had. They were also being greeted by a young woman, who guessing by her outfit, was a witch, and a rather furious cat behind her and the an amazed looking young girl clutching a rabbit in her arms. Deciding it would be rude to interrupt anyone since it seems they were talking already, Biwa stood outside the doors patiently, before deciding to sit on the ground instead with a thud, his paws hanging lazily in front of him with legs left stretching out straight. He gave a quite friendly bow of the head to any that stared, patiently awaiting for the younger guests to finish their business first, though couldn't help but stare at the rabbit and cat. He must of been getting hungry of that trek.

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Jye had been wandering around the cold mountains for a while now, no real goal or idea of where he wanted to go or even where he was going. He was tall, pale, had odd facial features, black messy hair, lifeless pale grey eyes and looked poorly dressed for such cold weather. Even though the weather currently wasn't nearly as cold as how it could get, people still rugged up. Whereas Jye simply wore thin clothing, black pants tucked into calf high boots, no shirt only a over sized, black long coat wrapped around him, his arms were not in the sleeves and it simply clung onto his shoulders. A thin rope or thread was all that stopped the coat from falling off as it was attached from one side of the collar to the other. Slung over his shoulder was a satchel, black leather bag. Inside it was mainly clothes, food and water, that was all. He carried no funds.

The unknown species could hear voices in the distance. He could also faintly sense the people up ahead but unintentionally. Whenever his brain or mind decided to just do the weirdest things out of his control, it gave him an annoying headache. Everything around him went bury for a moment and turned to a faint haze of red. It was a most uncomfortable feeling and made him think his eyes were bleeding or something to cause such an odd vision. Still he pushed forward, entangling his long fingers in his mess of hair, clutching, holding the pain back as he liked to imagine it. It slowly passed as he finally reached the voices and people and let out a sigh of relief as his hand fell back to the side of his body.

At this point the man couldn't help but feel a little awkward, he couldn't remember ever being at this unfamiliar place before but it looked welcoming, so did the people at the front of the building. His eye unintentionally twitched suddenly and he felt his heart skip a beat for a moment. This usually meant he had actually in fact been here before. You see, Jye's memories were taken from him. His whole being and purpose in life now unknown to him. He cannot even remember who or what caused these memories to be taken but what he did know was that he did have memories that he wished to be returned very badly. With no memory of who you were or what you were, made Jye feel empty, dead, a husk.

"Um.." Jye was about to speak up but as he did he found himself struggling to do so. Perhaps it was a bit rude to interrupt the conversation. The was when he noticed another sitting by the entrance. He hadn't seen anyone like them before and he felt a bit curious all of a sudden. They seemed approachable and so he almost cautiously made his way around the female's and to the animal hybrid looking man. Well he was assuming he was a man anyway. From all he could see was that the guy looked like a humanised bear. Of sorts. "Hey I was wondering if you could be so kind as to tell me where I am?" Jye asked a bit timidly, he was not good at socialising, a very socially awkward person he was. He rubbed the back of his head feeling a little stupid for asking the question. Jye hadn't even really studied the area well enough yet, perhaps he was just impatient.

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Biwa looked up curiously at the girl who announced herself as Dani, who also announced she was in fact a vampire. The yokai bear looked on confused for a few moments having been almost definitely certain vampires couldn't walk in the sun, or was that gargoyles? It seemed the case was neither for both had been happily in the sun for some time. Perhaps he was thinking of trolls? There had been far too many creatures of the night over the years for the aging demon beast to remember, but one thing he could remember for certain, vampires were not too keen on garlic or organised religion, that much he could muster from his unreliable memory.

His train of though came to a screeching halt as he heard the timid and shy voice of what appeared to be another human, but this one a young man with scraggly black hair with baggy black coat wrapped around him without a shirt on. Biwa was surprised he wasn't shivering with the flu right now, it was turning into a cold evening for sure. Humans really were fragile creatures, like deer, or was he getting confused again? Now wasn't the time for being puzzled on the traits of races though, the young man asked him a question.

"Good evening fellow traveler, are you perhaps lost? I am Biwa, roamer of lands and onikuma of old. Pleasure to make your acquaintance. Unfortunately I believe I too do not know this place. Well perhaps I do, i am afraid my memory is not what it used to be. It seems awfully familiar, and a homely inn indeed. Though I have wandered to many an inn, and they do change a bit over the centuries. I believe there is a sign hanging up there, but i'm afraid my eyes are also a bit stubborn in old age.", Biwa chattered softly to the black clad stranger after giving a bow in greeting, his human words seeming strange in coming from his bear jaws, as he pointed towards the hanging sign of the inn with one lazy paw, squinting fruitlessly at it. He smacked his chops a little before turning his attention to the young man and asking with an apologetic smile; "I am sorry to bother you with such a frivolous task requested by an old yokai, but per chance could you read the sign for me if it is not too much trouble?"

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Elsa was almost overwhelmed with the amount of attention her inn was receiving. Usually the most that entered at once was one or two but here near the entry was a witch whom she didn't know and gave a subtle wave to her and her bunny through the crack in the door; a raven haired gentleman whom didn't have a clue where he was at, a demon in a bear form, and what appeared to be another human. Her fingers counted to see if she had missed anyone other than Dani whom seemed a bit shy. A gentile smile graced her lips as she clicked her heels. In one swoop she curtsied before out stretching her arms.

"Welcome to Winterburg Inn! Here we accept all those travelers from all walks of life. We make it our mission to cater to the needs of many and ensure a good night's sleep. We also accept various sorts of payment including gold bullion, gold coins, silver, and copper. If one doesn't have the cash, we also have plenty of openings for both full time and part time staff. Just please be wary of the swamps and the cemetery. We do have the occasional zombie wondering through and many have stayed in the natural heated areas. To your delight, we also feature natural hot springs upon the board walk in the rear. Just please be respectful towards one another."

Elsa tried to keep her voice to a little higher level so any new comers would hear. Especially the witch already inside. Since the party was closely together and her inside already, it would be a little awkward if she had to repeat herself. "Now if everyone would like to follow me, I'll get everyone signed in and write down any special needs you may want to inform me. Some vampires can not go in daylight, some can... Then we have some demons who can't eat certain things and others who need a bed to sleep under rather than on top. We also have the occasional mummy visit from Egypt who like baked scarabs."

Elsa turned on her heels, the tiny witch pushed heavy wooden doors further open revealing all that was inside, apart from the initial gathering of staff. Large chandeliers hung from the ceiling, low fire lit lamps on the walls illuminated the area for those sensitive to the light. "I might add, be careful of hunters. I am not a security tight haven and once in a while one will slip in. Many do obey the rules but some do not. It comes with the territory I guess." The young woman shrugged as she walked further in to allow those around her to look about.

"In the back, near the grand dining hall is full bar. The bartender is rather something else. You'll know what I mean when you speak with him." Elsa offered a warm smile to the group before heading to the front desk. The blonde male with electrodes protruding from his neck line gave a nod before walking off. Elsa pulled out a large book. "Everyone, please sign your name and inform one of us three if you have any special needs or cravings. I know from experience some vampires particularly enjoy certain types of blood while some ogres and trolls enjoy certain type of sleeping arrangements."

The little witch pulled out a pin for everyone while setting up her new guests with rooms and cards to fill out later. While she was busy a certain feline brushed up against Charlotte's leg. His emerald eyes appeared upward. Something sly came across his gaze. "Well, if it isn't another cupcake", he spoke with a slight naughty tone. The smell of alcohol wafted from the feline. Elsa's creamy orbs shot up and with a snap of her fingers his hair stood on end and began to smoke some. The sound of static hitting him would pop in the ears of anyone close.

"Damn it woman", the black cat cursed. "H..u..j..a..! Stop harassing my customers, you alcoholic fuzz ball or I'll hit you with a lightening bolt next time!" Elsa was blistered red in the cheeks as her anger rose as the female raised her fist at him. Her familiar just sighed. "Well my pink little cupcake, I see the hag is angry. Gotta go!" The cat took off at full speed, straight in the direction of the bar. The woman was beside herself while the Atlantis dweller and spirit covered their mouths and snickered.

The female pinched her nose as she excused herself a moment from Dani and the others. The young woman went over to the other witch's side and apologized with a slight bow. "I'm really sorry about that. My name is Elsa, if there is anything I can do please tell me." The brunette didn't know what to think. Huja had a way of making her blood boil and screwing around despite her tight schedule.

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Charlotte's mind was deeply engulfed in her surroundings, the scenery that is; "Ooo! look, Clarice, the bannisters have carvings! And Oh! There's red carpeting on the stairs!" the young, ecstatic witch girl buzzed about, practically hopping from place to place as she pointed out almost each and every minute detail about the place. In the meantime, it seemed there was quite the gathering going on - more and more individuals were entering, Charlotte would have beamed a bright smile and given them all a wave by now if she wasn't lost in the fantasy of maybe this building having once belonged to Dracula himself.

Clarice rolled his eyes, knowing not much could bring his owner out of her giddy state. Charlotte had countless fairy tales since she was able to read, and even before that her Mother was a big help in influencing the imaginative, free-spirited witch stood in the grande hall of the inn, twirling around on the spot with her head tilted back to look up to the rafters. "Miss Charlotte. I hate to intervene, but the others seem to be signing in. Shall we see what this is all about?" the rabbit's voice came clear, yet hushed, as he still wasn't sure what kind of establishment this was and so didn't want to reveal his identity just yet. Fortunately, the rabbit's voice seemed to get through to Charlotte, who was mumbling quickly about how old the drapery must be before she was brought to her senses once again, "What? Oh, yes. Perhaps I can ask the owner about the history of this place, I wonder i-" Charlotte paused and froze as she felt something brush up against her leg, though was quickly relieved to see that it was just a cat, and not some large hairy spider of some sort, "Cupcake?" she repeated the feline's words, scrunching up her nose as a waft of alcohol hit her sense.

Then came a zap, and the cat's fur began buzzing with static, "Oh my" Charlotte's eyes widened, watching the cat for a moment to ensure he was alright before she was quickly joined by the one she assumed to be the owner, who seemed to be apologizing for the cat's behaviour, "O-oh, no it's quite alright. He gave me a bit of a fright, but it's fine. I think he may have been drinking quite a bit, though.." her voice lowered, she didn't want to offend the cat, but being of magical folk (given his ability to speak) he'd likely hear her anyway. "Oh! Where are my manners. My name is Charlotte." she returned the short bow out of respect and straightened up again, "And this is my familiar, Clarice." Charlotte smiled, giving the white rabbit in her arms a gentle stroke, "Might I ask; what kind of establishment is this? My teleportation spell is a little rusty, so I'm not quite sure where I ended up." a humble smile fell upon the girl's lips.

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Dani was awkwardly aware of the others approaching. She turned to take notice of those who approached. There was what appeared to be a human mostly dressed in black. Mostly dressed. He had pants, boots, and... A cape? Wait. Are those sleeves? Next to the odd man in black was a humanoid that strongly resembled a bear. The two seemed to be speaking with one another. Another female approached. She appeared to be human, wearing black leggings and dark purple blouse. They all appeared to be curious about the rather large and unusual building before them. It interested Dani as well. She had never seen anything like it outside a movie.

Dani turned back toward the girl who had gladly introduced herself as Elsa and faced away from the other newcomers. They haven't been here long enough to hear me tell Elsa I'm a vampire, have they? She was too nervous to really focus on her senses. She counted herself lucky that she was able to have a conversation with Elsa. Though, the girl did give off a very open and welcoming vibe that was hard to ignore.

As Elsa regarded the rest of the group, Dani lost a little bit of the tension she had been holding. Her introduction of the place gave her exactly what she wanted to know. This was the mysterious place she had been looking for. She was even glad to hear that she could take up employment as a form of payment. That was exactly what she needed.

The witch girl fully opened the doors to the inn. The inside looked even more grand than the outside, which was very impressive. Before they were led inside, Elsa mentioned that an occasional hunter gets in. Dani paused and self-consciously looked around at the rest of the group. Maybe she was overly paranoid, but she felt she had every right to be. A hunter had killed her mother when she was eight-years-old. She was able to get away with the distraction her mother provided, but it had left her an orphan for a short period of time before she was adopted by a family of humans. All that led her to the inn.

Every time Elsa started explaining more about how the inn worked, Dani learned of a new species. So there are vampires, mummies, zombies, trolls, ogres, and more? Working here is going to give me one heck of a culture lesson. While Elsa' attention was drawn to a mischievous cat, Dani made her way to the front desk to sign herself in. She looked at the blue fish lady. "Hi, I'm a vampire who requires blood, but I could also use a job. Do I need to talk to Elsa about that?" she asked, her voice a little quiet. She was still conscious of the other beings around her.

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Jye gave a small sigh of relief as the man seemed friendly. They seemed to have more in common than he thought though. They both didn't seem to know where they were and their memory was not the best, well, Jye had no memory what so ever of his past but still it was something in common. "Uh yes I guess you could say I'm lost." He wasn't unintentionally lost, as he had just been wandering around with no clue of where to go, it seemed naturally his mind had told him to go this way and it was a good thing too.

The bear- no wait the man... uh Biwa, roamer of lands and onikuma of old seemed to have an interesting way of talking, he sounded wise in Jye's opinion, he looked like the kind of person who would have many stories to tell, experiences to share, advice and so on. Although it was clear he was not human, and most would feel threatened by that, Biwa gave off a good vibe, a welcoming, warm feeling projected of the traveller. "It's a pleasure to meet you Biwa, I'm Jye." Jye gave a small nod in reply to Biwa's polite, short bow. Jye was glad he had approached someone as kind as him. But then again not everyone was what they seemed. For now he would trust Biwa though.

So Jye now knew he was a Yokai, who then asked him to look at the sign and read it for him. Jye smiled "Of course! I feel a bit daft for not noticing the sign in the first place ha ha..." Followed by a short, awkward laugh. He stepped back and looked up at the sign. "It says... Winterburg I-"

"Welcome to Winterburg Inn!"

A female voice cut him off and he turned to see the Witch explaining things about the Inn. So she must be the one who tool care of guests here? Or maybe she owned the place, he had no idea. She looked a bit young to own it but anything was possible here. "Uh yeah it says that. Winterburg Inn." Jye finished as he turned back to the Yokai with a sheepish smile, scratching his cheek for a moment in thought. He moved out of the entrance as the Witch led the others who had just noticed properly now, into the Inn. "Shall we follow? I think we can get some answers inside." Jye thought that perhaps that was a bit too obvious for him to comment on. This social anxiety of his was what made him so quiet usually, he thought everything he said came out sounding stupid.

Feeling slightly embarrassed, he followed the others inside. As soon as he entered he felt a large amount of heat engulf his body and instantly cringed in reaction to the warmth. For most it was nice but for him, it was boiling! He quickly undid the string securing his jacket on his shoulders, and let it slide off his pale, slender yet muscular arms. He held it under his arm and sighed, a bit flustered and irritated by the heat as his cheeks turned a light red, the only colour on him at that moment. The Witch further explained ways of payment, food, accommodation and signing in along with other details.

Everyone seemed to be lining up now to sign in. Shortly after the Blonde female had signed in, it was his turn to sign. He noticed that people had written first, last names as well as date and other details. He felt a bit panicked at this as he couldn't remember his last name, the date, where he was why he was there or even the time. So all he wrote was his first name and made up some poorly written signature and hurried out of the line. That was when he noticed the Witch speaking with an awfully familiar looking female with a rabbit familiar. A sudden throbbing pain from his head caused Jye to hold his head in attempts to calm the throbbing. His eyes squinted and he cringed, trying to get a better look at the girl, but it only caused his vision to blur like earlier. He quickly forced himself to look away, even though he wanted to pet the Rabbit well, never mind the cat had suddenly been fried and ran off.

The Inn was quite crowded and he didn't want to question anyone just yet, he had lost sight of Biwa unfortunately from his dizziness and blurred vision, the way he walked made him look a tad intoxicated as he went to the nearest booth with a quite nice looking wooden table in the centre and sat down with a sigh. Gradually the throbbing stopped and his vision was normal again. He sighed relieved and let his worn out body sink into the comfortable cushioning of the booth seats.

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As the polite young man replied, Biwa continued to wear his polite smile, seeming quite pleased with the stranger's friendly demeanor. Although he seemed extremely flustered, especially when he admitted he had lost his hearing, he seemed good mannered and good natured enough, and certainly meant no harm.
"Jye you say? What a nice name, sounds very fitting my friend.", Biwa commented softly before spotting another newcomer, yet another humanoid young woman, dressed in some well fitting leggings and blouse and a pair of heels. She had an air of danger around her though Biwa couldn't put a finger on why.

Remembering it was rude to stare, and that Jye was kindly reading the sign for him, Biwa turned his attention back to the young man in the baggy coat before the witch that was working at the establishment suddenly interrupted him with welcoming everyone, and apparently with what Jye read anyways.
"Thank you nonetheless Jye-san, my query has been solved, and it was most kind of you to help out on old yokai such as myself.", he told his new acquaintance cheerfully and reassuringly, before tuning into the witch's words again. Whether she was the owner or a servant, it mattered not to Biwa, for she was taking the time to greet visitors and explain the inn's services in full to them all, and at least deserved full attention.

The little witch enthusiastically announced the staff would be willing and happy to fulfill any special demands such as special sleeping arrangements, types of meals, and any other request the guests would wish to ask, which always good for a patron to hear. She also mentioned they are willing to take pretty much any currency, which relieved Biwa since all he carried at the moment was heavily outdated yen and a few Swedish euros from his last visit. It was quite a nice stay at those troll caverns and although a cheerful lot, the trolls there were a bit too rowdy for Biwa's love of peace and quiet. Still it was an enjoyable change of pace.
She also warned them that a number of zombies had a habit of wandering in the swamps and cemetery and Biwa made a mental note to avoid those place. He wasn't one for unneeded strife. He was much more pleased to hear about the hot springs, which he would just love to soak his old bones in, perhaps take a nice long nap too with some honeyed tea to one side.
She also pleaded for them all to keep a respectable manner around each-other, to which Biwa was always happy to comply with. She then requested for the guests to follow her and give any special requirements to the staff, some that she mentioned that puzzled Biwa. Now, why on earth would a British mother enjoy eating baked scarabs? And weren't all vampires badly effected by sunlight? Despite his age, it was clear Biwa had much to learn.

As the witch turned to open some large oak doors, Jye asked if he wanted to follow along, saying they would probably get more answers inside. He seemed quite nervous the poor lad, probably due to being near a talking bear and a number of strangers.
"A wise decision Jye-san. Let us do as the young miss asks for now. I do hope the hot springs are still open.", Biwa replied warmly, seeming quite keen on getting to those pool of naturally heated water. He also noticed Jye seeming to be bothered by the change in heat which Biwa found odd, since if it was truly that warm, he himself would be sweating buckets.

As the witch warned them of the possibility of hunters managing to wander into the place, a grim prospect indeed, Biwa noticed one of the young ladies wandering around energetically with a rather panicked looking rabbit following after her, the pink haired girl seeming completely infatuated with the inn's decor and inner structure, while her pet seemed much less interested, to which he gave a soft smile to see someone so excited about the place.
The cat from earlier suddenly wandered over to her and for some reason apparently was convinced she was bakery confectionery for some reason, probably due to the alcohol the cat reeked of Biwa reckoned. The yokai bear jolted in surprise however as the flirtatious feline suddenly hit by some static in a bad way, his fur standing on end as he and the witch that seemed to in fact be the owner argued before Huja scarpered away, much to the other two members of staff's amusement.

The witch then wandered over an apologized to the girl with the rabbit, who it seemed was also a witch apparently, and Biwa made a mental note of their names, Elsa who seemed to run the place, and Charlotte who brought her familiar along with her, Clarice.
He then turned his attention to the line that was forming in front of the registration desk, to which he realized Jye had wandered off elsewhere, seeing the anxious Dani discussing some arrangements with the aquatic looking staff member, his old sunken eyes then scanning around the room for the young chap to find him looking quite groggy at one of the tables, most likely worn down from his travels. Biwa though against bothering the man, reasoning Jye needed some rest and quiet to himself, as anyone would after a day trekking in a forest. He turned his attention back to the queue he was in, before quietly stepping out of it and politely telling the lady behind him; "Excuse me young miss, would you prefer to register before I do? I have no real qualms in waiting, but I would most likely take a bit of time possibly in requesting something diffrent to sign my details due to my rather unwieldy paws.", giving yet another polite bow before addressing her, awaiting her reply as he gave his usual soft smile, before being distracted by his thought, realizing he could request horse meat and honeyed tea easily, which definitely wide his grin widen.