- Mission Info:
- Name: Building the Arena
Type: Plot Mission (leads to future plot event)
Reward: Solo: 20 EXP, 20 Ryo
Group: 25 EXP, 40 Ryo
Location: Village of Debon
Details: The village of Debon is in need of people to help them build a new fighting arena. The village's rage pits have been such a hit that they are looking to augment the line-up and could use all the help that they can get. They are willing to pay for people to come out and help them lay foundation, build stands, or just about anything to help get the arena finished and working.
Requirements: Solo must make a 600 word post.
Group- Each person must post at least twice, with a 1000 word count total.
He had heard that they were constructing a mighty arena in Debon and so he was off and away to setup the new home of what would become a mighty testing ground for him and his art, as well as a great place to network so he could be more effective at what it was he actually wanted to do. He yearned for a place that he could see all sorts of martial forms and fight against the strongest that were around. He needed such a place to keep testing himself and growing as a fighter.
Tournaments and arenas were the lifeblood of a martial artist if they wanted to truly master their art and self. He had a certain liveliness in his steps as he made for the Debon plains that he didn't know he had in him at this point unless he was around Ami. With everything else going on in his personal life this was a great escape for him to jump on.
As he ventured on his way towards Debon he had come upon another traveling band of martial artists all hoping to help in the construction of the great arena that was purported to be built there.The excitement rippling off them in waves of joy and exuberance. There were six men that were traveling there with him.
An older man in his late sixties who went by the name of Shujin, he was lithe and practitioner of the katars, a long forgotten weapon that mixed Bukijutsu and Taijutsu together into a beautiful dance of blade and fist. It was a style based on quick repetitive strikes on organs and soft spots of the body to tear down the opponent while keeping yourself quick and with little energy used.
Then there was Chogu who was a monk of Gekkousato and was a master practitioner with the monk spade, he seemed to prefer slow and strong strikes that utilized the sharpened spade head to target joints.
There was Reikomaru who was a younger man of maybe sixteen, he used a kusarigama and with expert skill for someone so young, being a fan of a two bladed kusarigama.
Then there were the brothers Mikari and Sujimaru who were users of the axe, a weapon much loved by the forest tribes of baulder, they usually fought in tandem and were known as powerful brutes.
Lastly there was Kaeda who was a practitioner of the three sectioned staff and nunchaku by extension. She was fast and determined and twice as strogn as any of them.
It was quite refreshing to have come across such interesting and accomplished warriors like himself, and their conversations made the travel much easier, after arriving at Debon they were quickly put to work on constructing the arena and its massive walls and stands.
When they weren't constructing the arena, or preparing the various businesses begin installed into it, they were training themselves and the new recruits that were to participate in the filler matches every day.
The training would quickly become a competition between them as they all fought to do better then each other, only Shujin taking a side lined approached as he served as more of an elderly advisor to the rest of them, guiding them and instruction them with his expertise.
Chogu gave sermons and guided the men forward in their personal journeys of discovery here. the weeks that he had spent in helping to construct this arena as he would venture here every so often had begun to shape him and his martial prowess with each new visit. He was glad that he had decided to answer the call and join up with them.
This was the greatest experience of self discovery he could have gone on at this point in his life and it proved to be transformative for him, as his own style had begun to change now becoming closer to its own unique and distinct martial art and not just a re skinned version of the Mari-Blade style he practiced because of his family, adapting more weapons' and their techniques into his own repertoire.