Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

Reply to this topicStart new topic
> A Daimyo's Briefing
post Feb 28 2018, 12:49 PM
Post #1


Group: Members
Posts: 142
Joined: 29-January 17
From: London
Member No.: 5,213

Riding up to the gates, two guards stood prominent under the flags of the Crane. The gates flung open as he sped on through, the riders pace never faltering. The guards stood to attention as he flew by and then they scurried round and closed the doors after him. He pulled up outside a grand building of grey stone lined with banners. He dismounted, someone bowed, took the reigns to his horse and led it away. He barely noticed being so focussed on the task at hand, but returned a short bow as he walked off.

He made his way through a grand courtyard, usually filled with the hustle and bustle of people coming and going but today it was empty. He headed into the garden at the rear of the house. The Garden was meticulously designed. In the corner, built with perfection, was a rock formation waterfall, the water crashing was softly breaking the silence. The winding stone path cutting through the grass was adorned with blossom trees giving him the much needed shade he craved.

As he made his way down the path, Lady Dansu could be seen positioned in the middle of the gazebo, deep in meditation. The fusion of incense with the scent of blossom became an intoxicating smell the closer he got and he could feel the power radiating from her.

He made his way to the bottom of the steps, dropped to one knee, placed his swords on the floor next to him and bowed his head low. Suddenly everything seemed to stop, the radiately power, the light breeze in the trees, the repetitive water crashing on the rocks…… it felt like an eternity and the hairs stood up on the back of his neck. A shockwave ripped out which knocked him back slightly and rippled through the branches. Blossom petals fell onto the path below.

Dansu opened her eyes to see her first lieutenant kneeling before her. “Yōkoso Kato Sama”

“Kon'nichiwa Lady Dansu” he replied never lifting his head.

Lady Dansu stood, poised herself and made her way down the steps. “Come Kato sama, let us take tea and you can tell me what troubles you so that you have sought me out”

“Arigatōgozaimashita Lady Dansu” He collected his blades and followed her into the house. A servant scurried down the corridor ahead of them with a tray in hand to ensure the room was prepared before they entered. The place felt empty, it was clear Toshimoko was missed.

Kato began to explain all that had happened at the Shrine, the rider from the Snake clan and the note. Dansu asked him if he stood by his words about the last outing and whether or not he felt that this offer to work together felt genuine.

After giving his short and humble opinion, Dansu smiled. “Arigatōgozaimashita Kato Sama, please, allow me to reflect on all that has happened. Feel free to stay in the grounds or make you way into the town, I know there are those with whom you trained that would be pleased to see. You shall have your orders by the morning.”

Kato bowed and left.
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:


Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 20th February 2020 - 03:33 AM
Original Darkness Skin Created by Danellis
Converted by Mdgshorty of New Horizon Skins