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WhenTheSunGoesDown

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Nobuto Yue's journal and scrolls
« on: August 23, 2018, 03:31:24 PM »

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[[Her journal might be tricky to read since it's written from right to left, vertically, with a use of a japanese style font. The pages content can be viewed in spoilers.]]


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Re: Nobuto Yue's journal and scrolls
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2018, 03:32:57 PM »

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Swirling mists take
Prey in a merciless grasp
Leaving in the Jigoku
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Aimless I wander
No longer a swift arrow
A leaf on a wind.
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Duty failed, path lost
Honor demands to end it
Hope urges to go on.
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Alara-chan:
Eyes of a scared doe
Tormented soul of caged birds
Sword becomes human
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Maren-san:
Hair of dying fire
Lips whispering songs of spring
A confident step


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Re: Nobuto Yue's journal and scrolls
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2018, 03:34:36 PM »

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Shoji:
How much time have passed
Weeks or two years? I can't tell
Feels like decades, son.
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Steel chains hold firmly
Pride and honor are chains too
Chains I will not shed
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Alara-chan:
The songbird is lost
On the path with thick mist. Fills
My heart with worry


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Re: Nobuto Yue's journal and scrolls
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2018, 01:06:05 PM »

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Strange land, stranger men
An old bear can comfort you
Or sink fangs in you
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Please don't die today
When the sun rises you'll find
You have made it through
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Samurai doing
Peasants work. What a disgrace
A means to survive
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Tenshin san:
Kindness in his words
Wisdom gained through long years
I bow with reverence


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Re: Nobuto Yue's journal and scrolls
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2018, 06:52:14 PM »

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Dark dangerous land
Like a hen over her chicks
I worry for friends
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Fox-chan:
Red hair and sly looks
Elf with a soul of a fox
Stabs in backs and flees
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A life fades like dew
Leaving more dew in the eyes
Of those who remain
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Zolas-san:
A motherly smile
Concealed beneath the veil just
Like her past, hidden
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Shoji:
My soul is alone
Even among friends. Thinking
About you, my son


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Re: Nobuto Yue's journal and scrolls
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2018, 05:49:42 PM »

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Study 1: vampires

Weaknesses:
Wooden stakes - immobilize them
Sunlight
Silver, platinum weapons
Divine energy, Fire
Holy water, Hallowed ground
Running water (acts like acid)
Drained during daytime
Mirrors - repel them. Vampires have no reflection
Garlic  - repels them
Holy symbols - repel them if faith is involved

Dwelling:
Hide their coffins in caves, sewers, crypts, catacombs, attics, abandoned buildings, cellars, often under protection of other monsters.
Most will find home in caverns at roads well traveled or villages with a weak lookout. Some even blend into society.

Appearance:
Pale skin, red eyes. Males, females of a humanoid race. They can eat normal food to keep up appearances, though it grants them no sustainance.

Abilities:
They can dominate one's thoughts with a glance
Supernatural speed
Regeneration
Typical resistances of undeads, including physical resilience
Resiliant to a priest's rebuke
Shapeshifting into a bat, gas (vampires go into gas form to flee). Some sources speak of shapeshifting wolves, rats, cats, snakes or ravens

Abilities:
Healing in their coffins, over a period of time.
Dark sorcery, weakening or draining.

Servants:
Thralls (feeding on vampire's blood), mind controlled, other undead, animated corpses of their victims, constructs.

Fighting:
Staking a vampire when they rest in their coffins
Destroying a coffin to give them no place to retreat to
beheading or smiting
Immunity against negative energy and mind protection are a must
Bring them into sunlight
Bring them onto hallowed ground

Notes:
They are unlikely going to leave their coffin for too long so will remain in a days walk from one if not closer.
Cannot enter a house without permission the first time.
Can enter public areas as it's considered to automatically be an invitation.
Negative energy heals them.


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Re: Nobuto Yue's journal and scrolls
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2018, 07:07:48 PM »

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Matsuhara-sama:
The snowy mountain
Does not bend to the harsh winds
Bravely facing them
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Effie-san:
With an easy smile
A shadow dances past me
Blink, and it is gone
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Forbidden knowledge
Tempts to unveil more secrets
A mask of silence
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Through the open door
Darkness creeps in, bringing dread
Leaving hands shaking
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Re: Nobuto Yue's journal and scrolls
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2018, 07:11:02 PM »

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Grey and blue, feels odd
To still wear the Crab hues and
Try to be the Wall

Shoji:
Your first sword, first hunt
Your first victory. I won't
be there to see it

Sirus-san:
Whispers of monsters
A wounded soul behind walls
Jade stays untainted

Burden of knowledge
Lifts curtains of ignorance
Leaves hungry for more

Leomont-san:
Gazer into mists
A silver sword in his hand
Paints the world in green


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Re: Nobuto Yue's journal and scrolls
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2019, 10:18:11 AM »

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The mark on my face
Your reminder of danger
I will not forget
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Vashan:
Prowling in the night
Voices whispering your name
Men closing their eyes
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My house is empty
Friends traveling their roads
Fortunes keep them safe
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Re: Nobuto Yue's journal and scrolls
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2019, 12:36:28 PM »

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Hypatia sama:
A healing hand works
To relight all stolen stars
No more... Stars shed tears
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The bitter-sweet feeling
Brothers from my home long gone
Are strangers now too
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Walls of misery
One step into the darkness
And it surrounds you
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Wild cherry blossoms
Cannot resist the moonlight
Falling to the ground


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Re: Nobuto Yue's journal and scrolls
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2019, 03:09:38 AM »

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Nightmares come. Faces
Of children yokai. Dreading to
See your face, my son
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Weeks, months, seasons, years.
Birds grow to accept their cage.
Am I surrendering?
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Sparks of interest,
Longing, doubts, choosing a path -
Oni mask conceals all
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Aeli-san:
A brave little soul
Of a stubborn silly child
Always in trouble
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Shoji:
Your fifth birthday comes
When wild cherry ends blooming
All my thoughts are with you


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Re: Nobuto Yue's journal and scrolls
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2019, 07:28:14 PM »

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Leomont:
The rock of Ezra
The heart large as a mountain
The soul of a jade
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Shoji:
Last chains are broken
Winds play with ashes of hope
I can't return, son
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A new harsh lesson
The old oni mask is ruined
But the Wall stands tall
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Hunters hunt their prey
Eyes watching from the darkness
Prey becomes hunters
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A face of the enemy
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Re: Nobuto Yue's journal and scrolls
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2019, 04:54:53 PM »

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Zivon san's poem:
I pray for dawn
Drowned in blood
Cold and naked and heavyset
With the misery of change

A great beast is slain
Blood upon the wet rain
Who bellows the wish
Of an end to the wasted farse

The Lion whispers
More than he ever roars
And the Hound near his flank
Hears more than what she speaks

I pray for dusk
Draped in silence
Peaceful and quiet and lean
With its sprawling repose, at last
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Blessed be Ezra, Our Guardian in the Mists.
She who sacrificed Herself to fill the Hollow. Healer of the sick, protector of the weak, guide to the lost.
To You we pray. Watch over us, Your people, take us under Your protection. Show us the light when we are lost in the darkness. Defend us when the Legions draw near.
Lead us to our place in the Grand Scheme and deliver us through the night to the shelter of peace. Amen.


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Re: Nobuto Yue's journal and scrolls
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2019, 04:59:54 PM »

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As if in mourning
A cloak of snow hugs the ground
My spring has begun
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Shoji:
A voice from the mist
A prayer for your safety
You are not alone
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Drums are mute, masks shed
To honor their stolen flame
Actors live their roles
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Running with the pack
Climbing sewers, roaming woods
Bloodhued night vigils
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The city of lights
A rotten core lays beneath
A mask of beauty


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Re: Nobuto Yue's journal and scrolls
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2019, 06:10:37 PM »

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A pursuit for strength
Is not a destination
It is a journey
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Zivon san:
Losing a brother
He does not look back, leaving
My poor heart fractured
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Peacemaker's folly
Using words instead of steel
A job for a Crane
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Leomont:
Danger is awating
If I fall, please rest assured
I died with honor
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Hunter:
Eyes of a human
Upon the muzzle of the beast
The full moon's captive
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Re: Nobuto Yue's journal and scrolls
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2019, 09:03:22 AM »

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Victory, defeat
In the end we're nothing but
A sum of our scars
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Shoji:
I wish you were here
To bring light to my darkness...
I'm glad you're not here
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Blue armor, green cape
White dress, Red wolf and dark nights
Colours of my life
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Templar's Oath.
Be without fear in the face of your enemies, Be brave and upright, that Ezra may love thee.
Follow the truth, always, even if it leads to your death.
Safeguard the faithful. That is your Oath.
Ezra your Sword, Shield, and Truth, Eternally.
Amen.
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