[Day 25, LA] A Test of Mettle (Private)

A series of tatami floored rooms ring the dojo. At any given time, wooden and bamboo practice swords can be heard clacking or the sensei lecturing students. Peculiarly enough, compared to most dojo, these sensei speak with more questions than orders. Here, one corner of the ground floor has been reserved for guests to practice their own martial arts. At the center, a larger tatami floor spreads against a short conclave of bleachers. The east wall is occupied by a trio of shrines to Mirumoto, Shinsei and Togashi. A single stone at the base marks the grave of Mirumoto Hojatsu. Akin to the shrine in the village, a banner hangs with the words "Neither Will I."
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Re: [Day 25, LA] A Test of Mettle (Private)

Postby Utaku Yamada » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:00 am

Yamada sat down in seiza on the floor of the tatami mat and watched.
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Re: [Day 25, LA] A Test of Mettle (Private)

Postby Haihime » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:42 am

Haihime took a random bokken from the wall and weighed it in her hand. Satisfied with its grip and balance, she performed a quick kata and approached the Sensei. She paid him a bow and brought the wooden blade parallel to her face in a defensive ko gasumi stance. Her deftness was elegant, but her form was clearly that of a novice wielder.
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Postby Utaku Yamada » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:44 am

He's going to cut right through her. The surprise to her will be what happens after. Will I get a turn?
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Re: [Day 25, LA] A Test of Mettle (Private)

Postby Fukurokujin » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:13 am

(OCC - Shahai and I are coordinating a series of posts for this next part. Once we get going, you can intersperse your reactions between posts until a pause comes. This may take a while. You'll see it.)
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Re: [Day 25, LA] A Test of Mettle (Private)

Postby Daigotsu Yukari » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:52 am

Yukari took a seat, and waited.

Getting to watch the Mirumoto sensei's technique was a privilege she was unlikely to get repeated at such close quarters.
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Re: [Day 25, LA] A Test of Mettle (Private)

Postby Utaku Yamada » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:02 am

Yamada looked across at Yukari and gave her a smile.
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