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Shigetomo
08/11/2007 9:30 AM

Basically my idea that I would like some feedback on is this, the setting is medieval japan during the period known as the era of the country at war wich lasted more than 100 years(1478-1605). Please also note that one and probably more characters from Nobuhiro Watsuki's story Crescent moon over the warring states will be used. Basically this will be semi-historical, semi-made up, It will take place in japan obviously and pretty much everything else will be the same except for somethings. There will be two warring city-states, the large and powerfull Shibuya led by the warlord Otaku. The second faction will be the smaller semi-royal city state of Chidan led by princess Natsu. After several years of war the talks of peace finally begin between the two, as a sign of his willingness to end the war Otaku marries princess Natsu, however, as soon as he does he immediately orders his troops to continue the war. Desperate to finally put and end to the war and save princess Natsu, the small area of Chidan decides to rely on it's last hope, The master swordsman and palace fencing instructor Hiko Seijuro. You could play a person on either side, just let me know if you are interested.

Wyxz
08/11/2007 10:07 AM

Hmm what kind of weapons we can use? There will be magic or something like that? Can we be ronins or mercenaries that were hired or we can choose only these two factions? I would like to know more :)

[Edited by Wyxz on Saturday, August 11, 2007 10:08 AM]

Shigetomo
08/11/2007 10:09 AM

no there wont be any magic or anything like that, as for weapons you can use pretty much anything the Japaneses had availible at the time primitive rifles,swords,wakizashi's etc

Shigetomo
08/11/2007 10:13 AM

yeah I guess you could be ronin or mercs

Wyxz
08/11/2007 10:17 AM

Well then i'm interested :)

Shigetomo
08/11/2007 10:18 AM

sweet

Darthwedge
08/11/2007 10:37 AM

Hmm, Maybe, post a character sheet and more information. Im not really the most knowledgeable of Japanese culture, (check that) im not knowledgeable at all. lol

I might, like I said, put a character sheet and We'll see.

Shigetomo
08/11/2007 11:01 AM

Its ok If you dont know alot about it, ill take care of all the historical stuff

Name: Hiko Seijuro

Age: 28

Gender: Male

Orientation(Chidan,Shibuya or merc/ronin): Chidan

Weapons: Shirisaya sword with matching wakizashi

Specialities: God like speed, quick thinking

Description of character: Tall for an asian person, he carries himself with the pride and self confidence that comes from being a master of the blade. He wears no armor but does wear a white cape with red border. The collar of this cape raises up over his head and the color scheme matches the rest of the cape. The cape has weights on the inside of the shoulders weighing twenty pounds each, this keeps him from using his full strength on extremely weak opponents. A person of large build his muscles can be well hidden beneath the folds of his cape or shown openly as he pleases. His silky black hair extends down past his shoulders and two thick strands of hair fall from behind his ears over to the front of his chest. For clothing he chooses to wear a short sleeved kimono shirt of a grey color and black Hakama pants, the ends of which are covered by heavy boots. Finally he wears armored gloves made of thick leather and covered by a thin layer of laqer. These gloves extend up his arm halfway between the wrist and elbow and are fingerless.

Bio: Born into the samurai class he soon gained a reputation of being a good fighter, he trained for years in several different styles of swordsmanship and finally developed his own unique style he named Hiten Mitsurugi-Ryu(Hiten Mitsurugi Style). This style implements an enormous amount of speed to be able to perform correctly. There is a certain amount of power required that the average person wouldn't find difficult but because of Hiko's large body he is able to perform them exceptionally well. After developing this style which soon made it's user legendary he was asked by the royal family of his home city-state to be the fencing instructor to the royal family. While being very carefull not to teach the royals anything of his legendary style he did teach them the basics of sword fighting along with techniques common to every style of swordsmanship. While teaching at the palace he fell deeply in love with princess Natsu who promised that secretly she would return his love(unions between royals and people of lesser status were forbidden). Since her capture he has vowed that even if it cost him his life he would rescue the princess.

Hows that for a bio and description

TheCritch
08/11/2007 11:40 AM

I'm sorry. I know nobody likes to be criticized but I feel that it's rather wanting in this particular thread.

Your entire Hiko character is a complete and total rip-off of the Hiko from "Rurouni Kenshin". (also as a sidenote:

Born into the samurai class he soon gained a reputation of being a good fighter, he trained for years in several different styles of swordsmanship and finally developed his own unique style he named Hiten Mitsurugi-Ryu(Hiten Mitsurugi Style).

Even in Kenshin the first and original Hiko Seijuro who created Hiten Mitsurugi Ryu was dead for centuries, long before the era of the warring city states, and thus it is impossible for him to be present in this RP without the aid of timetravel, and because the story of "Rurouni Kenshin" is the only reference one could have on Hiko Seijuro then it stands to reason that he could not attend this period in history, considering that "Rurouni Kenshin" is a work of fiction in the first place.

Also it should be mentioned that it is not known if Hiten Mitsurugi was ever even a real martial art, not to mention that there never was such a Hiko Seijuro in existence that knew such a form of kenjutsu.

And During the warring city-states era in Japan there were far more than just two fighting city-states at any time, usually there were many fighting over the same land and resources. Thus your concept of there only being two city-states at war is highly unlikely.


the large and powerfull Shibuya led by the warlord Otaku


In case you didn't know, Otaku means "fool" or "crazy/demented fool" in Japanese and is considered an insult to whomever it is called. It's rather odd that a mighty warlord would have this name.

[Edited by TheCritch on Saturday, August 11, 2007 11:51 AM]

Darthwedge
08/11/2007 12:03 PM

Critch, you do know that he said that this was semi made up and semi not. Not everything has to be cannon. Now, I for one, have NO idea what the hell you were saying lol. I kinda get jist of it though, everything you say is "wrong" can be justified as "right".

Anyway, I have a idea for a character. Still thinking though....

TheCritch
08/11/2007 12:13 PM


Critch, you do know that he said that this was semi made up and semi not. Not everything has to be cannon. Now, I for one, have NO idea what the hell you were saying lol. I kinda get jist of it though, everything you say is "wrong" can be justified as "right".


Yes I understand that, but he should adopt more original characters if he doesn't what to get heckled by those who deem his representations insulting to the original material. I have nothing against Shig and wish him all the best in his threads, but I do wish he'd actually role-play by using characters that don't actually already exist in some other work of fiction. After all, one of the most rewarding things about RPing is creating and developing one's own character. I'd like to see Shig participate in this kind of behavior more, it would make his involvement in other threads and his own more enjoyable. I know he has the creative ability to do these things. Hopefully in the future he will express greater originality.

Wyxz
08/11/2007 4:01 PM


Yes I understand that, but he should adopt more original characters if he doesn't what to get heckled by those who deem his representations insulting to the original material. I have nothing against Shig and wish him all the best in his threads, but I do wish he'd actually role-play by using characters that don't actually already exist in some other work of fiction. After all, one of the most rewarding things about RPing is creating and developing one's own character. I'd like to see Shig participate in this kind of behavior more, it would make his involvement in other threads and his own more enjoyable. I know he has the creative ability to do these things. Hopefully in the future he will express greater originality.


I agree with this one. I love RP because you can make unique character.

And Shig ronin and merc are two different types :)

infamously_delirious
08/11/2007 8:21 PM

I am leaning towards interested. Is this going to be an all-fighting thread, though?

Shigetomo
08/12/2007 4:21 AM

look, in the sixth volume of the rurouni kenshin book series(I believe it was the sixth one, ill have to check) at the end there is a little mini story called crescent moon over the warring states. This story takes place in the warring states period and has the original Hiko Seijuro in it. I understand that the design for that character was completely different from the present Hiko Seijuro found in the book series but I prefer the buff Hiko, and I understand that this is not an original idea but it came to me one day while driving from Clare to Galway that seeing as I love that story so much why not RP it? Actually now that I think about it they never gave the Hiko Seijuro in that story a number like the did with the present one so I cant be sure that it is the original one but im going to assume that he is. I can see where Critch is comming from and I am trying to make more original characters and ideas but for this one I would like to keep it the way it is please.

and also, do you want it to be an all fighting thread? it could be but I thought it would be more of a quest kinda.

Shigetomo
08/13/2007 9:24 AM

so im guessing that not alot of people are interested in this one then?

raikoh
08/16/2007 12:05 PM

i might be intrested in this. give it time.

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