[Day 30 EM] Bokkens Before Breakfast - Final Day!

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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[Day 30 EM] Bokkens Before Breakfast - Final Day!

Postby Utaku Yamada » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:08 pm

On the last day before they left the mountains, Yamada entered the dojo. She didn't know when she'd have the opportunity to train in one again, and it had almost become as familiar as the Unicorn camp.

Glad to be the first, she starts practicing skates,'prefer to exercise her body rather than her mind.
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Postby Shiba Michio » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:58 pm

Sitting in the corner is an old scroll satchel, filled almost to bursting with scrolls.
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Wearing a band of old cloth (the sling of the yojimbo of the first lord of the Suzume) around his wrist.

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Postby Utaku Yamada » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:00 pm

Finishing her kata, Yamada goes over to the satchel. Opening it and examining the contents carefully. Bad things could happen if you opened scrolls and you didn't know what they did.
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Postby Shiba Michio » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:10 pm

Five sets of five scrolls - iaido waza, the five man kata, the five shite-uke waza pairs, the exercises done over the last thirty days, all neatly organized and written in calligraphy that looks like a swordsman practicing his strokes.

With them comes a note.

Brothers and Sisters,

Please remember our time together in this sacred place in service to the Way of the Sword.

Yours in Service,
Shiba Michio

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"This is a start."

Wearing a band of old cloth (the sling of the yojimbo of the first lord of the Suzume) around his wrist.

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Postby Utaku Yamada » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:12 pm

Yamada looked over the scrolls then read his note again.

"He has gone then," said Yamada softly, "until we meet again."
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Postby Kakita Karasu » Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:31 pm

Karasu arrives solemnly.

This will be my last time here for a long time.
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Postby Suzume Kenichi » Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:40 pm

Suzume Kenichi arrives as Yamada and Karasu are reading the note.

One last look around. I have grown rather fond of the dojo here, perhaps because of the good company I have kept in it.

"Kakita-sama, Utaku-sama, good morning to you both." He bows. Not that it could be much of a good morning for Yamada, all things considered, but conventions must be observed. It is only two days hence. She does well to steel herself.
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Postby Kakita Karasu » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:43 pm

Karasu says "good morning Kenichi-San. You come to see our second home one last time as well?"
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Re: [Day 30 EM] Bokkens Before Breakfast - Final Day!

Postby Haihime » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:08 pm

The Princess of Ashes stepped in, fully dressed for a long journey. The Lord of the Mirumoto had seen fit that she train with the Taoist swordsmen for the next and she was in for a very arduous travel. In the meantime, she had left a few items in the dojo, including her bisento. From the corner of her eye, she spotted Yamada and thought it was best to say good bye. "Yamada-san, the time has been educational."
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Postby Kakita Kyoumi » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:11 pm

Once the sun has fully risen, Kakita Kyoumi enters the dojo from the courtyard where she had watched the sun rise.
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